Where is Robert Blake Now? Latest 2022 Info!

Actor Michael Baretta went from TV star to tabloid obsession after the murder of his second wife Bonny Lee Bakley in 2001.

In a television interview with police in 2019, Blake revealed that he is “beaten to hell” but “still here.” Now, on January 23 at 9 p.m. EST, he will be the focus of a new Reelz special titled Murder in the Family: Robert Blake.

Following is an account of Blake’s professional life, criminal trial, and current personal history.

Who is Robert Blake?

Retired American actor Robert Blake is best remembered for his parts in In Cold Blood (1967) and Baretta (1970).

Blake’s first acting role was as the lead in one of the final years (1939–1944) of the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short film series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In addition, he was a kid actor in the series’ 22 installments.

The Italian-American actor frequently played American Indian and Latino roles in the Red Ryder series and in his adult appearances. Following his service in the U.S. Army, Blake resumed his acting career in film and television.

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Even after the release of the 1997 film Lost Highway, Blake remained active in the industry. Author Michael Newton dubbed Blake’s career “one of the longest in Hollywood history” because he was one of the first child actors to successfully move to mature parts as an adult.

Where is Robert Blake?

US actor Robert Blake is free from jail time as of the year 2022. All murder accusations against him were dropped in 2005. His current whereabouts are unknown. Despite owing over $3 million in back taxes and court fees, Blake has stayed out of the spotlight ever since he was acquitted and filed for bankruptcy.

Blake has said he may go back into acting again someday to make ends meet in light of his legal troubles. On April 9, 2010, the state of California lodged a tax lien on Blake for $111,088 in unpaid taxes.


The 88-year-old actor has given numerous interviews over the previous few years, but he has never once addressed the murder of his wife.

Robert Blake’s Film and Tv Career

In the late 1930s, Blake began his acting career in Hollywood with the role of Mickey in the Our Gang short film series. In the following decade, he played Little Beaver in the Red Ryder film series.

The role of real-life killer Perry Smith in the 1967 film adaptation of the Truman Capote novel of the same name was his breakout role as an adult. In addition, he earned an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1975 for his role as the main character of the ABC detective series Baretta, in which he appeared from 1975 until 1978.

He played a transit captain in the 1990s action-thriller Money Train and a “mystery man” in the 2000s neo-noir film Lost Highway.

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