Robert Mandan (1932-2018) was an actor who starred as the philandering Chester Tate on the sitcom Soap. He made a cameo appearance in The Muppets Go Hollywood, along with Soap co-star Richard Mulligan, and can be seen in several dance scenes, notably behind Rita Moreno and Floyd Pepper.

Mandan's other TV credits include regular roles on the soap operas From These Roots and Search for Tomorrow and guest spots on The Love Boat, Barney Miller, The Rockford Files, The Facts of Life (as the man who marries Charlotte Rae in the series finale), Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, and ER. Occasional films included MacArthur and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

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