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Henry Brandon ACTOR


Henry Brandon was born on June 8th, 1912 in Berlin, Germany with the birth name Heinrich von Kleinbach.  Not to long after he was born, his family moved to the United States and he then began to develop an interest in acting.
He later studied at the Pasadena Playhouse and it did not take long for Hollywood to take notice of his talents.  Soon he was appearing in such films as, “Babes in Toyland” (1934) starring Laurel and Hardy, “Black Legion” (1937) starring Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ann Sheridan, Joe Sawyer, Addison Richards, Paul Harvey, Dickie Jones, John Litel, Eddie Acuff and Samuel S. Hinds, "Our Gang Follies of 1938" starring with George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Eugene Gordon 'Porky' Lee, Dickie Jones, Darla Hood and Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas and “Drums of Fu Manchu” (1943) with William Royle, Robert Kellard, Tom Chatterton, Luana Walters and Olaf Hytten.
Along with his work as a film actor he continued to add numerous stage appearances to his credits throughout his career in the industry.  Some of his more well known film roles later in his career included roles on the features, “Pony Express” (1953) starring Charlton Heston as Buffalo Bill, Forrest Tucker as Wild Bill Hickok, Jan Sterling as Calamity Jane and Rhonda Fleming, “War Arrow” (1953) starring Jeff Chandler, Maureen O'Hara, Charles Drake, Dennis Weaver, Jim Bannon, John McIntire, Susan Ball, Noah Beery Jr. and Jay Silverheels, "Vera Cruz" (1954) starring Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Sara Montiel and Cesar Romero, John Ford's epic western “The Searchers” (1956) as the Comanche War Chief Scar (Cicatrice) and starring alongside, John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood, Ward Bond, Hank Worden, John Qualen, Ken Curtis, Vera Miles, Olive Carey, Patrick Wayne, Walter Coy, Harry Carey Jr. and Beulah Archuletta as Look, “Two Rode Together” (1961) as Comance War Chief Quanah Parker also starring James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, John McIntire, Andy Devine, Linda Cristal, Woody Strode, Willis Bouchey, Ken Curtis, Jeanette Nolan, John Qualen, Anna Lee, Ford Rainey, Harry Carey Jr. and Olive Carey, “Gentle Savage” (1973) starring William Smith, Gene Evans and Joe Flynn, “The Manhandlers” (1975) starring Cara Burgess, Judith M. Brown, Rosalind Miles, Vince Cannon, Henry Brandon, William Molloy, Arleen Sinclair and Wayne Storm and “Run for the Roses” (1977) starring Panchito Gomez, Vera Miles and Stuart Whitman.
Along with film he made quite a name for himself as a television actor appearing on such series as, “Suspense”, "The Adventures of Jim Bowie", "The Loretta Young Show", "The Buccaneers", "Wagon Train", "The Bob Cummings Show", "Zane Grey Theatre", “Rocky Jones, Space Ranger”, "Soldiers of Fortune”, “Broken Arrow”, “The Restless Gun”, "Shotgun Slade", "The Lawless Years", "Mister Ed", “Stories of the Century”, “Have Gun - Will Travel”, “The Texan”, "Lights Out", “The Deputy” and “Lock Up” among many others.
Henry Brandon never married or had any of his own children.  His final role was in 1989 on the film, “Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II” starring Mel Welles, David Carradine and Lana Clarkson. He passed away on February 15th, 1990 in Los Angeles, California after suffering from a heart attack.


1989         Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II
1987         Murder, She Wrote 
1984         E/R 
1983         To Be or Not to Be
1983         Little House: Look Back to Yesterday 
1981         Evita Peron 
1979         Hard Knocks
1978         Bud and Lou  
1978         The Next Step Beyond
1977         Run for the Roses
1977         Mission to Glory: A True Story
1976         Assault on Precinct 13
1975         The Rookies 
1975         The Manhandler 
1975         Kolchak: The Night Stalker
1974         When the North Wind Blows
1973         So Long, Blue Boy
1973         Rod Serling's Night Gallery 
1973         Gentle Savage
1972         O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 
1969         Mission: Impossible
1965-1969     Get Smart 
1967         Custer 
1967         Mr. Terrific 
1967         The Virginian
1967         The Search for the Evil One
1964-1966     Combat!
1966         Laredo 
1966         Daniel Boone 
1965         Branded 
1965         Honey West 
1965         Mister Ed 
1965         F Troop 
1964         The Outer Limits 
1964         Grindl
1964         Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1963         Captain Sindbad
1960-1962     77 Sunset Strip 
1961         Adventures in Paradise 
1961         The Bob Cummings Show 
1961         Two Rode Together
1961         Whispering Smith 
1961         Tallahassee 7000 
1961         Gunslinger
1960-1961     Gunsmoke 
1957-1961     Wagon Train 
1960         Maverick 
1960         Bronco
1960         Shotgun Slade
1960         Captain Brassbound's Conversion 
1960         G.E. True Theater 
1959-1960     Lawman 
1960         The Loretta Young Show  
1960         The Rebel
1960         Lock Up 
1959         Zane Grey Theatre
1959         The Lawless Years 
1959         The Deputy
1959         Bourbon Street Beat
1959         Play of the Week 
1959         The Big Fisherman
1959         The Texan 
1959         Okefenokee
1958         Auntie Mame
1958         The Buccaneers
1958         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1958         Decision 
1958         Tombstone Territory
1957         Have Gun - Will Travel
1957         The Court of Last Resort 
1957         Suspicion 
1957         The Restless Gun
1957         M Squad 
1957         The Adventures of Jim Bowie 
1957         The Land Unknown
1957         Omar Khayyam
1957         Robert Montgomery Presents 
1957         Hell's Crossroads
1956         Broken Arrow
1956         The Ten Commandments
1956         Bandido
1956         Comanche
1956         The Searchers
1956         Silent Fear
1955         Lady Godiva of Coventry
1955         Soldiers of Fortune
1955         Stories of the Century 
1954         Vera Cruz
1954         Rocky Jones, Space Ranger
1954         Casanova's Big Night
1954         Knock on Wood
1953         War Arrow
1953         The Caddy
1953         The War of the Worlds 
1953         Tarzan and the She-Devil
1953         Pony Express
1953         Raiders of the Seven Seas
1953         Scared Stiff
1953         Hollywood Opening Night
1951-1952     Family Theatre
1952         Biff Baker, U.S.A.
1952         The Schaefer Century Theatre 
1952         Hurricane Smith
1952         Cavalcade of America
1952         Gruen Guild Theater
1952         Wagons West
1952         Scarlet Angel
1952         Harem Girl
1951         Flame of Araby
1951         The Golden Horde
1951         Cattle Drive
1950         Lights Out 
1949         Suspense 
1949         Tarzan's Magic Fountain
1949         The Fighting O'Flynn
1948         Wake of the Red Witch
1948         The Paleface
1948         Joan of Arc
1948         Hollow Triumph
1948         Canon City
1948         Old Los Angeles
1947         Northwest Outpost
1943         Edge of Darkness
1942         Night in New Orlean
1941         The Corsican Brothers
1941         Bad Man of Deadwood
1941         Hurricane Smith
1941         The Shepherd of the Hills
1941         Two in a Taxi
1941         Underground
1940         The Son of Monte Cristo
1940         Dark Streets of Cairo
1940         Under Texas Skies
1940         Doomed to Die
1940         The Ranger and the Lady
1940         Florian
1940         Ski Patrol
1940         Half a Sinner
1940         Drums of Fu Manchu
1939         Geronimo 
1939         The Marshal of Mesa City
1939         Nurse Edith Cavell
1939         Beau Geste
1939         Conspiracy
1939         Buck Rogers
1939         Pirates of the Skies
1938         The Last Warning
1938         The Last Express 
1938         If I Were King
1938         Spawn of the North 
1938         Three Comrades
1938         I Met My Love Again
1937         Wells Fargo
1937         Our Gang Follies of 1938 
1937         Conquest
1937         Island Captives
1937         West Bound Limited
1937         The Last Train from Madrid
1937         Carnival in Paris
1937         I Promise to Pay
1937         Secret Agent X-9
1937         Jungle Jim
1937         Black Legion
1936         Killer at Large
1936         The Garden of Allah
1936         Big Brown Eye
1936         The Preview Murder Mystery
1936         The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
1935         Metropolitan Nocturne 
1934         Babes in Toyland
1932         The Sign of the Cross 

Matinee Classics - Nurse Edith Cavell starring Anna Neagle, Edna May Oliver, George Sanders, ZaSu Pitts, H.B. Warner, Sophie Stewart, Mary Howard, Robert Coote, Martin Kosleck, Gui Ignon, Lionel Royce, Jimmy Butler, Rex Downing and Harry Brandon
Matinee Classics - Our Gang Follies of 1938 starring Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Darla Hood, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas, Annabelle Logan, Georgia Jean LaRue, Philip MacMahon, Dickie Jones and Doodles Weaver
Matinee Classics - Planet Outlaws starring Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran, Jack Mulhall, Anthony Warde, Philip Ahn, C. Montague Shaw, Guy Usher, William Gould and Henry Brandon
Matinee Classics - Scarlet Angel starring Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson, Richard Denning, Whitfield Connor, Bodil Miller, Amanda Blake, Henry O'Neill, Henry Brandon, Maude Wallace, Dan Riss and Tol Avery
Matinee Classics - Tarzan and the She-Devil starring Lex Barker, Joyce MacKenzie, Raymond Burr, Monique van Vooren, Tom Conway, Michael Grainger and Henry Brandon

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