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Hank Brandt

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Birthday: Jun 04, 1934

Birthplace: New Jersey, USA

With a career spanning five decades, the character actor Hank Brandt got his start playing a police investigator on a 1961 episode of the anthology suspense series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." After various guest appearances on such war and Western series as "Combat!," "Wagon Train," and "Tales of Wells Fargo," Brandt landed a recurring role as the friend of a war veteran's widow on the socially conscious sitcom "Julia." Throughout the '60s and '70s, the actor intermittently drew from his roots and appeared in such anthology thrillers as "Night Gallery" and the revamped " Alfred Hitchcock Hour." Meanwhile, he became a regular face on law-oriented television, turning up in bit roles on everything from "Ironside" and "Perry Mason" to "Columbo" and "Hawaii Five-O." In the midst of appearances on the ex-con-turned-private-investigator series "The Rockford Files," Brandt made his feature-film debut in Clint Eastwood's 1979 prison drama "Escape from Alcatraz." He perfected the role of the gumshoe with a recurring performance on the definitive prime-time soap "Dynasty" (1981-1989). Toward the end of his career, Brandt became something of a regular in the comedies of the Farrelly Brothers, appearing in the bowling farce "Kingpin" and the exemplary dim-duo movie "Dumb & Dumber." The actor died in 2004.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 40% Dark Mirror Girard (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Help Wanted: Male Briggs (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 46% The Aliens Are Coming Lt. Col. John Sebastian (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadman's Curve Dean Torrence Sr. (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunted Lady Marvin Roister (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brink's: The Great Robbery Lt. Lorin Pope (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man on the Run Alan Stockton (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror on the 40th Floor Jim Pierson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pursuit Agent (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 33% The Mad Bomber Inspector Blake (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Brent (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dynasty Morgan Hess (Character) 1983-1989 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Ted White - D.V.M. (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 98% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Cheaver (Guest Star) 1978 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1976 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1976 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Dink Washington (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Howie Bennett (Guest Star) 1972-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of Isis Sheriff Harley (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Clint (Guest Star) 1974 1970 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Julia Leonard Waggedorn (Character) 1968-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garrison's Gorillas Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Earl (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Pete Baxter (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Pete Griston (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1961

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