Robert House Peters, Jr. (January 12, 1916 – October 1, 2008) was an American character actor most noted for his roles in 1950s B movies and westerns. He is perhaps best remembered as the face and body of Mr. Clean in the Procter and Gamble cleaning product commercials of the era.
Peters was born in New Rochelle, New York to actors Robert House Peters, Sr., and Mae King. In a career that spanned 1935-1967, he appeared in many films, primarily as the "heavy," or villain. He appeared in television series including Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone and Lassie.
From the late 1950s into the 1960s, Peters Jr. played Mr. Clean in television commercials for the product.
|1936||Flash Gordon||Shark Man||Chapters 3-4|
|1949||Batman and Robin||Henchman Earl||Chapter 7-15|
|1951||The Day the Earth Stood Still||MP captain||Uncredited|
|1952||Red Planet Mars||Dr. Boulting||Uncredited|
|1953||Port Sinister||Jim Garry||Alternative title: Beast of Paradise Isle|
|1964||Rio Conchos||Major Johnson|
|1965||The Great Sioux Massacre||Reporter|
|1950||The Gene Autry Show||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1950-1957||The Lone Ranger||Various roles||12 episodes|
|1951-1953||The Range Rider||Various roles||6 episodes|
|1954-1956||Annie Oakley||Various roles||4 episodes|
|1955||The Adventures of Champion||Ote Bledsoe||1 episode|
|The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp||Dave Bennett||4 episodes|
|You are There||Bruce Greeves||1 episodes|
|1957||The Gray Ghost||Hollingshead||1 episode|
|1958||Broken Arrow||Captain Rowan||1 episode|
|1959||Buckskin||Pat Devlin||1 episode|
|1961||Lawman||Joe Poole||1 episode|
|1962||77 Sunset Strip||Sheriff Goodson||1 episode|
|1956-1966||Lassie||Sheriff Jim Billings||12 episodes|