|Date of birth||13 July 1941|
|Origin||Rochester, NY, USA|
Robert Forster is the American actor who portrays Arthur Petrelli.
Forster is an accomplished actor with more than 40 years of acting experience. In 1998, Forster received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. His other credits include Desperate Housewives, Grampa's Cabin, Cleaner, Rise, Wild Seven, Numb3rs, Lucky Number Slevin, Like Mike, Firewall. and Justice League. He is also credited with being an executive producer of Diamond Men, and a producer of Hollywood Harry, which he also directed. Following Heroes, Forster went on to work in such projects as The Descendants, CSI: NY, and Alcatraz with Santiago Cabrera.
- Forster is the father of four children, including actress Kate Forster.
- Robert's mother, Grace Dorothy Foster, divorced his father in 1949 and committed suicide in 1966.
- Robert's daughter, Kare, played his niece in the movie Hollywood Harry
- Robert once worked as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman.