Robert Milli

Robert A. Milli (March 15, 1933 – July 18, 2019)[1] was an American television actor.

Early years

Milli was born in Brooklyn, New York, and studied theater at Catholic University and the University of Maryland.[2]


Milli was perhaps best known for his long-running portrayal of Adam Thorpe on the CBS soap Guiding Light, a role he played from 1972-1981, briefly reprising the role on numerous occasions during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He originated the role of Dr. Jim Craig on the ABC soap One Life to Live, playing the role from 1968 to 1969, and also appeared on a number of other soaps, including Another World, Somerset, All My Children, and Love is a Many Splendored Thing. He also played Horatio in Richard Burton's Hamlet, and had a small part in Klute. He has also guest starred in the series Spenser for Hire, and Law & Order.

Milli's Broadway credits include The Front Page (1969), A Severed Head (1964), Hamlet (1964), The Rehearsal (1963), Ross (1961), and Write Me a Murder (1961).[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1962The SeducersRobert Wells
1964The Curse of the Living CorpseBruce Sinclair
1971KluteTom Gruneman
1986Playing for KeepsCromwell


  1. "Robert A. Milli". Legacy. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  2. Morse, Steve (November 1, 1983). "An actor's conscience". The Boston Globe. Massachusetts, Boston. p. 46. Retrieved 26 August 2019 via
  3. "Robert Milli". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.

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