Brooklyn-born Bob Hastings is, understandably, best known as an actor and voice artist, with a long succession of memorable roles. On radio from the 1940s, he was Archie Andrews in an NBC network adaptation of Archie Comics, and on television in the 1950s, among numerous other roles, he worked in the small-screen version of No Time for Sergeants and spent four seasons as Lieutenant Carpenter on McHale's Navy before moving on to play Bert Ramsey on the daytime drama General Hospital. He was also Kelsey the tavern owner on All in the Family in the 1970s, with a few movies interspersed, and he later moved on to voice work in cartoons. But he has also recorded at least one full-length LP, Bob Hastings Sings for the Family, on which he sang a mix of folk songs, popular standards, children's songs, and traditional Irish songs.
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