Robert Walden is an American actor and writer best known for his starring television roles as Joe Rossi on Lou Grant (1977-1982), as Joe Waters on Brothers (1984-1989) and as Glen Newman on Happily Divorced, from 2011-2013.
Walden was born in New York City on 25 September, 1943 as Robert Wolkowitz. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York City College. He has worked in both television and film and is also a prolific stage actor. Walden has written for TV series such as The Twilight Zone and Who's the Boss, among other productions.
Walden received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1979, 1980 and 1981 for his performance on Lou Grant.
He has played a variety of characters throughout his career, beginning in 1970 with his role in Bloody Mama, a gangster film directed by Roger Corman. He played a doctor in the TV series The Bold Ones and in the movies The Hospital and Blue Sunshine.
Later in his career, Walden took on historical roles, like Donald Segretti in All the President's Men and J. Robert Oppenheimer in Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb, a TV movie which aired in 1980.
Walden also acted in the Brothers on Showtime from 1984 to 1989. As one of the first American sitcoms that featured openly gay characters, Brothers blazed the trail for dealing with homosexuality on TV.
Walden has also been very involved in live theatre. He has performed with a variety of companies, including the Pasadena Playhouse. His role in its production of Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting earned him a Dramalogue Award for Best Actor.
Walden studied, taught and directed at The Beverly Hills Playhouse, and he won an L.A. Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award for directing a production of Dylan, one of his first directing ventures. He also teaches at The New School for Drama in New York City.
In June 2011 Walden began starring alongside Fran Drescher and Rita Moreno in Happily Divorced, a sitcom on TV Land. He plays Glen, Drescher's TV father and Moreno's husband.