Herbert Anderson

Actor
Beginning with the war film "The Fighting 69th" in 1940, actor Herbert Anderson began appearing in mostly uncredited roles in Warner Brothers films. In 1941, he landed his breakout role, playing expert gunner Homer ... Read more »
Born: 03/30/1917 in Oakland, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

Rascal 1969 (Movie)

Mr Pringle (Actor)

Dennis the Menace 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Dobie Gillis 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunrise at Campobello 1960 (Movie)

Mr Daly (Actor)

Joe Butterfly 1957 (Movie)

Major Ferguson (Actor)

My Man Godfrey 1957 (Movie)

Hubert (Actor)

Night Passage 1957 (Movie)

Will Renner (Actor)

The Benny Goodman Story 1955 (Movie)

John Hammond (Actor)

The Caine Mutiny 1954 (Movie)

Ensign Rabbit (Actor)

Island in the Sky 1953 (Movie)

Breezy (Actor)

Calling Philo Vance (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Dive Bomber (Movie)

Chubby (Actor)

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (Movie)

Assistant (Actor)

Navy Blues (Movie)

Homer Mathews (Actor)

No Time for Comedy (Movie)

Actor (Actor)

Tear Gas Squad (Movie)

Pliny Jones (Actor)

That Way with Women (Movie)

Melvyn Pfeiffer (Actor)

The Body Disappears (Movie)

George "Doc" Appleby (Actor)

The Fighting 69th (Movie)

Casey (Actor)

The Girl in White (Movie)

Dr. Barclay (Actor)

The Magnificent Yankee (Movie)

Baxter (Actor)

The Male Animal (Movie)

Michael Barnes (Actor)

The Man Who Talked Too Much (Movie)

2nd hotel clerk (Actor)

The Virginia Hill Story (TV Show)

Actor

You Were Meant for Me (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Biography

Beginning with the war film "The Fighting 69th" in 1940, actor Herbert Anderson began appearing in mostly uncredited roles in Warner Brothers films. In 1941, he landed his breakout role, playing expert gunner Homer Matthews in the comedy-musical "Navy Blues." Following that performance, he went on to appear in scores of films throughout the rest of the decade and into the next. He appeared in "Excuse My Dust," another musical-comedy, in 1951; the biopic "The Benny Goodman Story" in 1956; and the drama "Spring Reunion" in 1957. In 1959, he took on his best known role, playing the father, Henry Mitchell, in the beloved TV series "Dennis the Menace," which was based on Hank Ketchum's comic-strip about a troublemaking young boy. After the show ended in 1963, Anderson appeared in very few films, but became a fixture on television. He played his last role in 1975, in an episode of another classic family program, "The Waltons."

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