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Theodore Roberts the actor is not to be confused with author Theodore Goodridge Roberts, 1877–1953, who wrote "The Harbor Master".


Roberts, Theodore was born on October 8, 1861 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Martin R. and Mary E. (Newlin) Roberts.


Educational public schools, San Francisco, and California Military Academy, Oakland.


First appearance on stage, Baldwin Theatre, San Francisco, as “Barabas” in “Richelieu,” May 1, 1880. Went to New York with Robson and Crane, 1881. Spent 2½ years at sea as captain of schooner S. E. Perry, on Pacific coast, 1885-1888.

Returned to stage and supported Fanny Davenport, through 5 seasons. Later appeared in “Ye Earlie Trouble,” 1891. “The Girl I Left Behind Me,” 1892.

“Gismonda,” 1893; “The Squaw Man”. “The Bird of Paradise”. “The Right of Way”; “The Barrier”.

“The Merry Wives of Windsor,” New Theatre, New York, 1910, etc. Progressive. Unitarian.


Married Miss Clyde Harron, 1890.

Martin R. Roberts

Mary E. (Newlin) Roberts

Miss Clyde Harron