Neville Brand

Actor
Highly decorated WWII soldier who carved a niche as a tough-guy character actor, beginning with a role as a hood in the film noir, "D. O.A." (1950). Brand's rough-hewn features helped him project an air of menace in ... Read more »
Born: 08/12/1920 in Griswold, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Evils of the Night 1984 (Movie)

Kurt (Actor)

The Ninth Configuration 1984 (Movie)

Major Marvin Groper (Actor)

Without Warning 1980 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Captains Courageous 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Five Days From Home 1978 (Movie)

Inspector Markley (Actor)

The Hi-Riders 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eaten Alive 1976 (Movie)

Judd (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1975 - 1976 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mouse and His Child 1976 (Movie)

of Iggy (Voice)

The Quest 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Psychic Killer 1975 (Movie)

Lemonowski (Actor)

The Barbary Coast 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Hitched 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Scalawag 1973 (Movie)

Brimstone/Mudhook (Actor)

Cahill, United States Marshal 1972 (Movie)

Lightfoot (Actor)

The Deadly Trackers 1972 (Movie)

Choo Choo (Actor)

This Is a Hijack 1972 (Movie)

Dominic Petrie (Actor)

Two For the Money 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Mad Bomber 1971 (Movie)

George Fromley (Actor)

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 (Movie)

Lieutenant Kaminsky (Actor)

Backtrack 1969 (Movie)

Reese (Actor)

The Desperados 1969 (Movie)

Sheriff Kilpatrick (Actor)

Laredo 1965 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

That Darn Cat 1964 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

The Untouchables 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

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Birdman of Alcatraz 1962 (Movie)

Bull Ransom (Actor)

Hero's Island 1961 (Movie)

Kingstree (Actor)

The George Raft Story 1961 (Movie)

Al Capone (Actor)

The Last Sunset 1961 (Movie)

Frank Hobbs (Actor)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1960 (Movie)

Pap (Actor)

Five Gates to Hell 1959 (Movie)

Chen Pamok (Actor)

The Untouchables 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

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Badman's Country 1958 (Movie)

Butch Cassidy (Actor)

Cry Terror! 1958 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater 1954 - 1958 (TV Show)

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The Lonely Man 1957 (Movie)

King Fisher (Actor)

The Tin Star 1957 (Movie)

Bogardus (Actor)

The Way to the Gold 1957 (Movie)

Little Brother Williams (Actor)

Love Me Tender 1956 (Movie)

Mike Gavin (Actor)

Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

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The Prodigal 1955 (Movie)

Rhakim (Actor)

Prince Valiant 1954 (Movie)

Viking Warrior Chief (Actor)

Riot in Cell Block 11 1954 (Movie)

Dunn (Actor)

Stalag 17 1953 (Movie)

Duke (Actor)

The Lone Gun 1953 (Movie)

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Gun Fury 1952 (Movie)

Brazos (Actor)

The Charge at Feather River 1952 (Movie)

Pvt. Morgan (Actor)

D.O.A. 1950 (Movie)

Chester (Actor)

Death Stalk (TV Show)

Actor

Fire! (TV Show)

Actor

Flame of Araby (Movie)

Kral (Actor)

Kansas City Confidential (Movie)

Kane (Actor)

Killdozer (TV Show)

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Lock, Stock and Barrel (TV Show)

Actor

Man Crazy (Movie)

Paul Wocynski (Actor)

Marriage: Year One (TV Show)

Actor

No Place to Run (TV Show)

Actor

Only the Valiant (Movie)

Sgt. Ben Murdock (Actor)

Port of New York (Movie)

Stasser's Henchman (Actor)

Red Mountain (Movie)

Dixon (Actor)

The Seekers (TV Show)

Actor

Where the Sidewalk Ends (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Biography

Highly decorated WWII soldier who carved a niche as a tough-guy character actor, beginning with a role as a hood in the film noir, "D. O.A." (1950). Brand's rough-hewn features helped him project an air of menace in hard-boiled dramas, war films and westerns, most notably as the convict representative in "Riot in Cell Block 11" (1954). He portrayed gangster Al Capone three times: in "The George Raft Story" (1961), "The Scarface Mob" (1962) and TV's "The Untouchables". Brand also starred as a rowdy, occasionally bumbling Texas Ranger in the 1960s western series, "Laredo".

Relationships

Mae Brand

Wife

Katrina Brand

Daughter

Mary Raymer

Daughter

Michelle Beuttel

Daughter

Bryce Brand

Brother

Babara Byrne

Sister

Louise Turngren

Sister

EDUCATION

studied acting under the GI bill after WWII

Milestones

1950

Film acting debut in "D.O.A."

1946

First acting experience in an Army Signal Corps movie (with Charlton Heston)

Served in the US army

Was army platoon sergeant during WWII

Starred as Texas Ranger Reese Bennett in TV series, "Laredo"

Upon discharge from Army, was fourth most decorated American soldier of WWII

Appeared off Broadway after WWII

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