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Henry Brandon (I) (1912–1990)


German-born Henry Brandon was a character actor in American films, most often seen in villainous roles. His parents emigrated to the US shortly after his birth. His early interest in acting led him to study at the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse. He landed the lead villain role in the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy film Babes in Toyland (1934)... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Abel Gorcey
- Crossed Up (1987) ... Abel Gorcey
 1984 E/R (TV Series)
Mr. Pavlic
- Say It Ain't So (1984) ... Mr. Pavlic
 1983 To Be or Not to Be
Nazi Officer
 1983 Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (TV Movie)
Otis Wagner
 1981 Evita Peron (TV Movie)
Gen. Pedro Ramirez
 1979 Hard Knocks
Curley
 1978 Bud and Lou (TV Movie)
 1978 The Next Step Beyond (TV Series)
The Prosecuting Attorney
- Key to Yesterday (1978)
- Out of Body (1978) ... The Prosecuting Attorney
 1977 Run for the Roses
Jeff
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Doug Shore
- The Voice of Thunder (1975) ... Doug Shore
 1975 The Manhandlers
Carlo
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
The Man
- The Trevi Collection (1975) ... The Man
 1973 So Long, Blue Boy
Buck
 1973 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
Vereker
- The Doll of Death (1973) ... Vereker
 1973 Gentle Savage
Holy Man
 1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Ham Jason
- Operation: Lady Luck (1972) ... Ham Jason
 1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Farid
- The Brothers (1969) ... Farid
 1965-1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Belasco / Zukor
- Pheasant Under Glass (1969) ... Belasco
- School Days (1965) ... Zukor
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Fire Cloud
- Breakout (1967) ... Fire Cloud
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Herman von Brock
- Harley and the Killer (1967) ... Herman von Brock
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Swift Wolf
- Yesterday's Timepiece (1967) ... Swift Wolf
 1964-1966 Combat! (TV Series)
Hans / German Lt.
- A Child's Game (1966) ... Hans
- Mountain Man (1964) ... German Lt.
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Quahada
- Miracle at Massacre Mission (1966) ... Quahada
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Lije Moody
- The Deserter (1966) ... Lije Moody
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Cleve
- Fill No Glass for Me: Part 1 (1965) ... Cleve
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Alexander Sebastian
- A Matter of Wife and Death (1965) ... Alexander Sebastian
 1965 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Derek
- Spies Strike Back (1965) ... Derek
- Coldfinger (1965) ... Derek
 1965 F Troop (TV Series)
Indian Chief (Shug)
- Scourge of the West (1965) ... Indian Chief (Shug)
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
General Crawford
- The Chameleon (1964) ... General Crawford
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
German Major
- Grindl, Girl Wac (1964) ... German Major
 1964 Temple Houston (TV Series)
 1963 Captain Sindbad
Col. Kabar
 1960-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Benin / Darius
- The Diplomatic Caper (1962) ... Benin
- Trouble in the Middle East (1960) ... Darius
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Totani / Kahuna
- The Assassins (1961) ... Totani
- Angel of Death (1961) ... Kahuna
 1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
- Re: Fifi (1961)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Rex Denton / J. Burton Hamilton
- The Mortal Coil (1961) ... Rex Denton / J. Burton Hamilton
 1961 Two Rode Together
Chief Quanah Parker
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
Two Bows
- The Death of Yellow Singer (1961) ... Two Bows
 1960-1961 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Quick Knife / Major Hundington
- Stolen Horses (1961) ... Quick Knife
- The Deserter (1960) ... Major Hundington
 1957-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Chief Dark Eagle / Chief Fire Cloud / Ute Indian Chief / ...
- The Patience Miller Story (1961) ... Chief Dark Eagle
- The St. Nicholas Story (1959) ... Ute Indian Chief
- The Martha Barham Story (1959) ... Black Panther
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
Otto
- Best Laid Plans (1961) ... Otto
- Hostage (1961)
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Rand Storm
- A Bullet for the Teacher (1960) ... Rand Storm
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Chato / Yellow Moon
- Winter Kill (1960) ... Chato
- Legacy of Twisted Creek (1960) ... Yellow Moon
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Trigg Bronson
- The Fabulous Fiddle (1960) ... Trigg Bronson
 1960 Captain Brassbound's Conversion (TV Movie)
Sheik Sidi El Assif
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Anchior
- The Story of Judith (1960) ... Anchior
 1959-1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Tall Horse / Joshua Haney aka Many Horses
- To Capture the West (1960) ... Tall Horse
- The Last Man (1959) ... Joshua Haney aka Many Horses
 1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
John Buckley
- Mrs. Minton (1960) ... John Buckley
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Running Wolf
- Gold Seeker (1960) ... Running Wolf
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Johnny Kellso
- A Reputation (1960) ... Johnny Kellso
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Whit Ransome
- The Ghost (1959) ... Whit Ransome
 1959 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Mendy Hymar
- The Joe Angelo Story (1959) ... Mendy Hymar
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Johnny Ringo
- The Big Four (1959) ... Johnny Ringo
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Gator Joe
- Woman in the River (1959) ... Gator Joe
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Jason
- Medea (1959) ... Jason
 1959 The Big Fisherman
Menicus
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Crowley
- The Man Hater (1959) ... Crowley
 1959 Okefenokee
Joe Kalhari
 1958 Auntie Mame
Acacius Page
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Williams
- The Case for Dr. Mudd (1958) ... Williams
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Frank Dawson
- The Tall Man (1958) ... Frank Dawson
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Elder
- The Outcasts (1958) ... Elder
 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Chief Gerada
- The Yuma Treasure (1957) ... Chief Gerada
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Jim Thompson
- The Jim Thompson Case (1957) ... Jim Thompson
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Colonel Torezano
- The Flight (1957) ... Colonel Torezano
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Tracer Givens
- The New Sheriff (1957) ... Tracer Givens
 1957 M Squad (TV Series)
Bert Fallon
- The Golden Look (1957) ... Bert Fallon
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Quint Oxley
- Epitaph for an Indian (1957) ... Quint Oxley
 1957 Omar Khayyam
Commander
 1957 The Land Unknown
Dr. Carl Hunter
 1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Victoria Regina (1957)
 1956 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Judd Buckley
- Passage Deferred (1956) ... Judd Buckley
 1956 Bandido
Gunther
 1956 Comanche
Black Cloud
 1956 Silent Fear
Cliff Sutton
 1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry
Bejac (uncredited)
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Ki Yang
- The Greatest Beast (1955) ... Ki Yang
 1955 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Nate Champion aka Joe Baker
- Nate Champion (1955) ... Nate Champion aka Joe Baker
 1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series)
Rinkman
- Pirates of Prah: Chapter III (1954) ... Rinkman (uncredited)
- Pirates of Prah: Chapter II (1954) ... Rinkman (uncredited)
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Capt. Rugello
 1954 Knock on Wood
Second Trenchcoat Man
 1953 War Arrow
Maygro
 1953 The Caddy
Mr. Preen
 1953 The War of the Worlds
Cop at Crash Site
 1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil
M'Tara, Locopo Chief
 1953 Raiders of the Seven Seas
Captain Goiti
 1953 Pony Express
Joe Cooper
 1953 Scared Stiff
Pierre
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Koblen (1952)
 1952 The Schaefer Century Theatre (TV Series)
- Portfolio Twelve (1952)
 1952 Hurricane Smith
Sam
 1952 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Poor Richard (1952)
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- Out of the Dark (1952)
- Counterplot (1952)
 1952 Wagons West
Clay Cook
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Pierre
 1952 Harem Girl
Hassan Ali
 1951 Flame of Araby
Malik
 1951 The Golden Horde
Juchi, Son of Genghis Khan
 1951 Cattle Drive
Jim Currie
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Riverman (1950)
 1949 Suspense (TV Series)
Dr. Douglas Stone
- The Case of Lady Sannox (1949) ... Dr. Douglas Stone
 1949 The Clock (TV Series)
- Wrong Woman Mad (1949)
 1949 The Fighting O'Flynn
Lt. Corpe
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Kurinua (uncredited)
 1948 The Paleface
Wapato (medicine man)
 1948 Hollow Triumph
Big Boy (uncredited)
 1948 Canon City
Freeman
 1948 Old Los Angeles
Larry Stockton
 1947 Northwest Outpost
Chinese Junk Captain (uncredited)
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Maj. Ruck (uncredited)
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Croupier (uncredited)
 1941 The Corsican Brothers
Marquis de Raveneau (uncredited)
 1941 Bad Man of Deadwood
Ted Carver
 1941 Hurricane Smith
Sam Carson (as Harry Brandon)
 1941 The Shepherd of the Hills
Bald Knobber (uncredited)
 1941 Two in a Taxi
Professor
 1941 Underground
Josef Rolf, Underground Member Shot by Gestapo
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
Lt. Schultz
 1940 Dark Streets of Cairo
Hussien
 1940 Under Texas Skies
Tom Blackton
 1940 Doomed to Die
Attorney Victor Martin
 1940 The Ranger and the Lady
General Augustus Larue
 1940 Florian
Groom (uncredited)
 1940 Ski Patrol
Jan Sikorsky
 1940 Half a Sinner
Handsome, Red's Sidekick
 1939 Geronimo (scenes deleted)
 1939 The Marshal of Mesa City
Duke Allison
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
Lt. Schultz
 1939 Conspiracy
Carlson - Crewman
 1939 Beau Geste
Renouf - Another Deserter
 1939 Buck Rogers
Capt. Laska
 1939 Pirates of the Skies
Gang Pilot (uncredited)
 1938 The Last Warning
Willie the Creep (uncredited)
 1938 The Last Express
Henchman Pinky
 1938 If I Were King
Soldier (uncredited)
 1938 Spawn of the North
Davis (uncredited)
 1938 Three Comrades
Valentin - Man with Eye Patch (uncredited)
 1938 I Met My Love Again
Bruno - the Painter (uncredited)
 1937 Wells Fargo
Larry (uncredited)
 1937 Our Gang Follies of 1938 (Short)
Barnaby (opera impressario) (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
Staff Officer (uncredited)
 1937 Island Captives
Dick Bannister
 1937 West Bound Limited
Joe Forbes
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1937 Carnival in Paris (Short)
Louis
 1937 I Promise to Pay
Henchman Fancyface
 1937 Secret Agent X-9
Blackstone
 1937 Jungle Jim
The Cobra
 1937 Black Legion
Joe Dombrowski
 1936 Killer at Large
Mr. Zero
 1936 Big Brown Eyes
Don Butler (as Henry Kleinbach)
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
The Bat Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Wade Falin
 1935 Metropolitan Nocturne (Short)
 1934 Babes in Toyland
Barnaby (as Henry Kleinbach)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Colosseum Spectator (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Harry Brandon | Henry Kleinbach

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Trivia:

Long-time companion of actor Mark Herron, who was Judy Garland's fourth husband. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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