Robert Dowdell

Mar 10, 1932 – Jan 23, 2018 (Age 85)


March 10, 1932
January 23, 2018


Robert Dowdell, actor known for his role as Chip Morton on the 1960's TV series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," has died at 85, according to The Hollywood Reporter. For full coverage and obituary from, click here.

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My first love as a girl. Saturdays Chip and I spent
a wonder hour together.
Thanks Mr Dowdell for creating that wonderful
guy "Lt Commander Chip
Morton" Sir!!

I'm very sad. He was an enourmus actor. I will remember him for the rest of muy life.

Chip Morton the Exec, Admiral Nelson, Captain Crane. What great characters, what great actors, what enjoyment I get from watching "Voyage" on DVD! RIP Commander Chip!

Thank you for being a great role model.

My sincere condolences to the family for your loss,

Please take comfort from the promise found at
Job 33:25.
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

I was very close to Robert in the years he was at the Pasadena Playhouse. And then after both of us moved to Hollywood. He was a handsome talented man. May he rest in peace. Sorry to hear of his passing.

I never get tired of watching Robert Dowdell on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Sometimes I would have a difficult time taking orders at my job. But watching Chip Morton and the rest of the crew always puts me back on track. Thank you Bob for having such a strong positive influence in my life. You were a most talented actor who I think was born to play Chip Morton. May you rest in peace!