Herbert Anderson

Herbert Anderson

Highest Rated: 100% Battleground (1949)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Fighting 69th (1940)

Birthday: Mar 30, 1917

Birthplace: Not Available

Perhaps best remembered for playing Henry Mitchell, the father of an energetic tow-headed boy in the popular television sitcom Dennis the Menace (1959-1963), tall, slender, and bespectacled character actor Herbert Anderson's career encompassed extensive experience on Broadway and in Hollywood films. Contracted to Warner Bros. around 1940, he made his film debut in Meet the Fleet (1940). His first two years were quite busy, but by mid-decade he was landing fewer roles. On stage, he appeared with Henry Fonda in a 1953 production of Caine Mutiny Court Martial. After the cancellation of Dennis the Menace, Anderson's film appearances became quite rare, though he made frequent guest appearances on other television shows, including Batman, Bewitched, and Dragnet. Heart trouble in the early '80s forced Anderson to retire.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Virginia Hill Story Actor 1976
No Score Yet Rascal Mr. Pringle 1969
88% Sunrise at Campobello Daly 1960
64% I Bury the Living Jess Jessup 1958
No Score Yet My Man Godfrey Hubert 1957
No Score Yet Night Passage Will Renner 1957
No Score Yet The Benny Goodman Story John Hammond Jr. 1956
92% The Caine Mutiny Ens. Rabbit 1954
No Score Yet Island in the Sky Breezy 1953
No Score Yet Excuse My Dust (Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile) Ben Parrot 1951
No Score Yet The Lawless Jonas Creel 1950
80% The Magnificent Yankee Baxter 1950
No Score Yet The Yellow Cab Man Willis Tomlin 1950
100% Battleground Hansan 1949
88% The Set-Up Husband 1949
No Score Yet You Were Meant for Me Eddie 1948
No Score Yet Love and Learn Pete 1947
No Score Yet That Way with Women Melvyn Pfeiffer 1947
No Score Yet This Is the Army Danny Davidson 1943
No Score Yet The Male Animal Michael Barnes 1942
No Score Yet Dive Bomber Chubby 1941
No Score Yet Honeymoon for Three Floyd T. Ingram 1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D. Reporter 1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde Boy 1941
No Score Yet The Body Disappears George `Doc' Appleby 1941
No Score Yet Knockout Actor 1941
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy Actor 1940
100% The Sea Hawk Eph Winters 1940
No Score Yet Calling Philo Vance Reporter 1940
60% The Fighting 69th Casey 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Assistant 1940


No Score Yet The Waltons
Mr. Bennett 1975
No Score Yet Ironside
Jim Saunders Karp 1970
No Score Yet Green Acres
Mr. Wurthwaxer 1969
77% The Brady Bunch
Dr. Cameron 1969
93% Batman
Hummert Racing Secretary 1967
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
Cmdr. Davis 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Hardacre 1964
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Barnman 1964
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Eugene Milton 1959
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
George Keller 1958


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