Brandon De Wilde (1942–1972)


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Born into a theatrical family, he made a much-acclaimed Broadway debut a "The Member of the Wedding," when he was 9 years old. He was the first child actor to win the Donaldson Award, and went on to repeat his role in the film version (directed by Fred Zinnemann in 1952). As the blond-haired, blue-eyed Joey who idolizes the strange gunman (played ... See full bio »

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(age 30) in Denver, Colorado, USA

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Shane Joey Starrett
(1953)
(1952)
Hud Lonnie Bannon
(1963)
(1965)

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 1972 Black Jack
Josh
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
George Whittaker
- In the Line of Duty (1971) ... George Whittaker
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Johnson (segment "Class of '99")
- Death in the Family/The Merciful/Class of '99/Witches' Feast (1971) ... Johnson (segment "Class of '99") (as Brandon de Wilde)
 1970 The Devil's Backbone
Lt. Ferguson
 1962-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Rem Garvey / Walt Bradbury / James 'Mike Flynn' Cafferty
- Gun Quest (1970) ... Rem Garvey
- The Orchard (1968) ... Walt Bradbury
- 50 Days to Moose Jaw (1962) ... James 'Mike Flynn' Cafferty
 1970 The Young Rebels (TV Series)
Nathan Hale
- To Hang a Hero (1970) ... Nathan Hale (as Brandon de Wilde)
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Jimmy Devlin (segment "Love and the Bachelor")
- Love and the Positive Man/Love and the Other Love/Love and the Bachelor (1969) ... Jimmy Devlin (segment "Love and the Bachelor")
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Arnold Potter
- King Kamehameha Blues (1969) ... Arnold Potter (as Brandon de Wilde)
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Bobby Currier
- The Bobby Currier Story (1969) ... Bobby Currier
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Alec George Worthing
- One on an Island (1968) ... Alec George Worthing
 1968 Insight (TV Series)
Weissberg
- Confrontation (1968) ... Weissberg (as Brandon de Wilde)
 1967/II The Trip
Paul's Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Carl Boyer
- The Confession (1966) ... Carl Boyer
 1966 Combat! (TV Series)
Wilder
- A Sudden Terror (1966) ... Wilder
 1965 In Harm's Way
Jere
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Roger Bailey Jr.
- The Objector (1965) ... Roger Bailey Jr.
 1965 Those Calloways
Bucky Calloway (as Brandon de Wilde)
 1964 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Cpl. Ross Lawrence
- Here's to Courageous Cowards (1964) ... Cpl. Ross Lawrence (as Brandon de Wilde)
 1964 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Jim Tevis
- The Tenderfoot: Part 3 (1964) ... Jim Tevis
- The Tenderfoot: Part 2 (1964) ... Jim Tevis
- The Tenderfoot: Part 1 (1964) ... Jim Tevis
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Vic Hawkins
- Love the Giver (1964) ... Vic Hawkins
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Paul Marker
- Ordeal (1963) ... Paul Marker
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Bill Fowler Jr (uncredited)
 1963 Hud
Lonnie Bannon (as Brandon de Wilde)
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Hugo
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1962) ... Hugo
 1962 All Fall Down
Clinton Willart (as Brandon de Wilde)
 1959-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mark Miner / Daniel Morgan Benedict III
- The Mark Miner Story (1961) ... Mark Miner (as Brandon de Wilde)
- The Danny Benedict Story (1959) ... Daniel Morgan Benedict III (as Brandon deWilde)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Timothy Branner
- Pigeons from Hell (1961) ... Timothy Branner
 1960 CBS Repertoire Workshop (TV Series)
 1959 Blue Denim
Arthur Bartley
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
George Adams
- Man of His House (1959) ... George Adams
 1958 The Missouri Traveler
Biarn Turner
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
David
- The Locked Door (1957) ... David
 1957 Night Passage
Joey Adams (as Brandon deWilde)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Terry Johnson
- Partners (1956) ... Terry Johnson
 1956 Good-bye, My Lady
Skeeter Jackson (as Brandon de Wilde)
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
- Bend to the Wind (1956)
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Tip Malone / Robbie Eunson
- An Episode of Sparrows (1956) ... Tip Malone
- The Day They Gave Babies Away (1955) ... Robbie Eunson
 1953-1954 Jamie (TV Series)
Jamie McHummer
- Camp (1954) ... Jamie McHummer
- Jamie and the Pet Shop (1954) ... Jamie McHummer
- Jamie Takes Violin Lessons (1954) ... Jamie McHummer
- Jamie Has Teacher Trouble (1954) ... Jamie McHummer
- Laurie Makes Dough (1954) ... Jamie McHummer
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
Jamie McHummer
- Jamie (1953) ... Jamie McHummer
 1953 Shane
Joey Starrett
 1953 The Web (TV Series)
- The Real Thing (1953)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "The Man in the Cool, Cool Moon")
- The Man in the Cool Cool Moon (1953) ... (segment "The Man in the Cool, Cool Moon")
 1952 The Member of the Wedding
John Henry (as Brandon de Wilde)
 1951-1952 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- No Medals on Pop (1951)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Emperor's Clothes. Drama. Written by George Tabori. Scenic Design by Lester Polakov. Costume Design by Ben Edwards. Lighting Design by Lester Polakov. Directed by Harold Clurman. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 9 Feb 1953- 21 Feb 1953 (16 performances). Cast: John Anderson (as "Policeman/Singer"), Richard Case (as "A Boy"), David ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Brandon de Wilde | Brandon deWilde

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Spouse:

Janice Gero  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Jesse deWilde

Parents:

Frederic A. deWilde | Eugenia deWilde
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Trivia:

Originally buried in Hollywood, California, but his parents later moved his remains to Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, New York in Suffolk County, to be closer to their home in Long Island. Father, Frederick De Wilde died in 1980 and mother, Eugenia De Wilde died in 1987. See more »

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