He was forever endeared to sci-fi fans when a bobbing,
glowing brain with eyes dispatched him with a telepathic
ray in the bowels of Bronson Canyon. That role in The
Brain From Planet Arous, opposite John Agar, was
a big break for former stuntman/extra Robert Fuller,
one that carried him, not only to film fame, but to
lasting prominence in prime-time TV. As the actor explains,
it was a career path that started, logically enough,
on Hollywood Boulevard.
"I was assistant manager of Graumann's Chinese
Theater. I started out there as the doorman wearing
a Chinese outfit. I was there maybe six months when
the assistant manager left and they gave me the job.
I was 17-years-old. I wore a suit and tie in the daytime
and a tuxedo at night. I was in charge of all the usherettes.
We had 20 usherettes on staff in 1951. It was a great
job. I had a good time."