Although probably most remembered as the robot baseball player in the Twilight Zone episode, The Mighty Casey, his best work was in television westerns such as Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Bonanza, Daniel Boone, Lancer, Kung Fu and Death Valley Days. And although Robert Sorrells guest starred in other shows like The Waltons, Judd for the Defense and Cannon, as westerns faded from television, so did this wonderful actor.
Smaller roles in films like Bound for Glory and Fletch would follow, but by 1990 his very busy career had come to a stand still. Then on July 24, 2004, after an earlier argument, Robert Sorrells walked into a bar and opened fire, killing one man and seriously wounding another. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.
Robert Sorrells is remembered these days as a murderer, and will most likely be forgotten as the fine actor he once was. A sad legacy for a talented man.