Henry Beckman

A veteran character actor and seasoned stage performer, Henry Beckman enjoyed a half-century run of memorable performances on film and TV. After serving in the Canadian military during World War II, Beckman returned to ... Read more »
Born: 11/26/1921 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Epicenter 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commish 1962 - 1966, 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 1962 - 1966, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1962 - 1966, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack Reed: A Killer Amongst Us 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Shadow of a Doubt 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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I Love You to Death 1990 (Movie)

Wendel Carter (Actor)

Check It Out! 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Family Reunion 1986 (Movie)

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Joshua Then and Now 1985 (Movie)

Detective Stuart McMaster (Actor)

Death Hunt 1980 (Movie)

Bill Luce (Actor)

The Brood 1979 (Movie)

Barton Kelly (Actor)

Blood and Guts 1977 (Movie)

Red Henkel (Actor)

Bronk 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Silver Streak 1976 (Movie)

Conventioneer (Actor)

The Family Holvak 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Devil Times Five 1973 (Movie)

Dr. Brown (Actor)

Why Rock the Boat? 1973 (Movie)

Philip L Butcher (Actor)

Funny Face 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Get Back 1972 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

The Merry Wives of Tobias Rouke 1971 (Movie)

Tobias (Actor)

Here Come the Brides 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

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Sweet Charity 1969 (Movie)

1st Cop (Actor)

The Undefeated 1969 (Movie)

Thad Benedict (Actor)

Madigan 1968 (Movie)

Lieutenant Philip Downes (Actor)

The Stalking Moon 1968 (Movie)

Sergeant Rudabaugh (Actor)

McHale's Navy 1962 - 1966 (Tv Show)

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My Living Doll 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

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The Satan Bug 1965 (Movie)

Dr Baxter (Actor)

I'm Dickens... He's Fenster 1962 - 1964 (TV Show)

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Kiss Me, Stupid 1964 (Movie)

Truck Driver (Actor)

Marnie 1964 (Movie)

1st Detective (Actor)

The Glory Guys 1964 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

13 West Street 1962 (Movie)

Joe Bradford (Actor)

Niagara 1953 (Movie)

Motorcycle Cop (Actor)

Beg, Borrow... or Steal (TV Show)

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Blood River (TV Show)

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Bonanza (TV Show)

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Brock's Last Case (TV Show)

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Indict and Convict (TV Show)

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Johnson County War (TV Show)

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Kane & Abel (TV Show)

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My Husband's Secret Life (TV Show)

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Stuck With Each Other (TV Show)

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The Harness (TV Show)

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The Man Upstairs (TV Show)

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The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

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War and Remembrance (TV Show)

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While Justice Sleeps (TV Show)

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Who Is the Black Dahlia? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A veteran character actor and seasoned stage performer, Henry Beckman enjoyed a half-century run of memorable performances on film and TV. After serving in the Canadian military during World War II, Beckman returned to the United States and caught a major break when he was cast as heroic Commander Paul Richards on the popular sci-fi serial "Flash Gordon." By the '60s Beckman had established himself as a versatile supporting player; he played a trash-talking construction worker in the sitcom "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster" and a scheming Army colonel in the military comedy "McHale's Navy," and appeared in many of the popular Western shows of the time, like "The Virginian" and "Have Gun--Will Travel." He landed a recurring role as abusive husband George Anderson on the soap opera "Peyton Place," based on the 1956 novel about a seemingly perfect New England town. He left the show after just one season and worked steadily for several years before landing a lead role opposite Jack Palance in the cop drama "Bronk"; he played Harry Mark, a retired policeman with a second career as a junkyard dealer. One of his most memorable film roles, as distraught father Barton Kelly, came in David Cronenberg's "The Brood," a gruesome bio-horror film about a psychotherapist who treats his patients with unorthodox techniques.

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