Bob Elkins

Bob Elkins

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: August 15, 1932
Date of Passing: April 27, 2022
Birthplace: Mount Hope, West Virginia

Bob Elkins was an American actor.

He began acting professionally in plays and television commercials. In 1980, he landed his first role in a major motion picture, playing Bobby Day, the DJ in the Academy Award-winning Coal Miner's Daughter, starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.

Elkins appeared in other movies and television productions through the years, including Tattered Angel with Lynda Carter.

He received a best actor award from the Dublin Film and Music Festival in Ireland for his portrayal of a homeless man in the independent short film Homefree (2002).

Bob Elkins was an American actor.

He began acting professionally in plays and television commercials. In 1980, he landed his first role in a major motion picture, playing Bobby Day, the DJ in the Academy Award-winning Coal Miner's Daughter, starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.

Elkins appeared in other movies and television productions through the years, including Tattered Angel with Lynda Carter.

He received a best actor award from the Dublin Film and Music Festival in Ireland for his portrayal of a homeless man in the independent short film Homefree (2002).

Also in 2002, he played the father of a trapped coal miner in the ABC telefilm The Pennsylvania Miners' Story and a German admiral in James Cameron's Expedition: Bismarck for the Discovery Channel. Later, he appeared on a 2011 episode of Showtime's Homeland.

Elkins died April 27, 2022, in Cold Spring, Kentucky. He was 89.

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