- Date of Birth:
- February 22, 1944
- 5' 5"
- Los Angeles
Robert Kardashian (born Robert George Karadashian on February 22, 1944 in Los Angeles, California) was an American attorney and businessman. While Robert grew up in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles, he attended Dorsey High School and the University of Southern California. He graduated in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Robert earned his law degree from the University of San Diego and practiced for ten years. He left the law world to go into business during the 1970s, co-founding the trade publication Radio & Records. During that time, Robert became friends with then-football star O.J. Simpson. Following the June 12, 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, O.J. stayed at Robert’s house. When O.J. didn’t turn himself in on June 17, 1994, Robert read a letter by O.J. to the media. Choosing to represent O.J. during his historic trial, Robert had to reactivate his license to practice law in California. Robert was a visible presence in the case, sitting by O.J. throughout the trial, up until O.J. was found not guilty. Robert was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2003. Eight weeks after the discovery, he passed away. He was 59. In the American Crime Story version of the O.J. Simpson case, Robert was portrayed by Friends star, David Schwimmer.
Best Known For:
Robert Kardashian was best known as one of the lawyers during the O.J. Simpson murder trial and the father of the four Kardashian children.
Robert is the father of most of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians family. Robert married Kris Jenner in 1978. Together, they had four children: Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and son, Rob Kardashian. They divorced in March 1991, but remained close up until his death. Robert married Denice Shakarian Halicki in 1991. They divorced, and Robert then married Jan Ashley in 1998. They ended the marriage in annulment. Robert married Ellen Pierson six weeks before his death in 2003.