Robert A. Karnes (June 19, 1917 – December 4, 1979) was a prolific television actor who also appeared in some films early in his career, including mostly uncredited parts in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950), and From Here to Eternity (1953). He was a costar with James Gregory in the NBC crime drama The Lawless Years, having appeared as Max Fields in fifteen episodes between 1959 and 1961. The program, set during the Roaring 20s preceded the more successful The Untouchables by a half-season. Karnes even appeared twice on The Untouchables. He appeared eight times on the half-hour or hour-long versions of the Alfred Hitchcock program on CBS.