A warm welcome to the Robert Dowdell web pages. Popular actor in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, little has been seen of Robert in recent years, much to the sadness of his legions of fans around the world. Robert also featured in other Irwin Allen productions, Land of the Giants and Outrage. As we find more movie and television material on Robert we will share it with you here on this site. If you would like to help, please contact us through IANN.





Robert Dowdell as Lt. Commander Chip Morton in the classic TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea


A very, very sad start to the new year with the passing on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 of one of the most popular stars of Irwin Allen's television productions, Robert Dowdell, who was best known for his role of Lt. Commander Chip Morton in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Much loved around the globe, Chip was often the straight guy to several other comedic characters in the show, and he played the role superbly. Irwin Allen also featured Robert in two of his made for television movies, City Beneath the Sea (1971) and Outrage (1986). He will be sorely missed by his legion of fans and will live on through his work and the love that engendered. Our thoughts at this time are with all of his family, friends, and fans.


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