Herbert Anderson

Herbert Anderson

Highest Rated: 88% Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

Lowest Rated: 50% Night Passage (1957)

Birthday: Mar 30, 1917

Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

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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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginia Hill Story Sen. Estes Kefauver (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 44% Rascal Mr. Pringle (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold On! Edward "Ed" Lindquist (Character) - 1966
88% 61% Sunrise at Campobello Daly (Character) - 1960
64% 49% I Bury the Living Jess Jessup (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kelly and Me Ben Collins (Character) - 1957
50% 53% Night Passage Will Renner (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 48% My Man Godfrey Hubert (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Butterfly Maj. Ferguson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Girls in Town Ted Larabee (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 71% The Benny Goodman Story John Hammond Jr. (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in White Dr. Barclay (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 17% Excuse My Dust Ben Parrott (Character) - 1951
75% 83% Battleground Hansan (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give My Regards to Broadway Frank Doty (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Way With Women Melvyn Pfeiffer (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Learn Pete (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 58% The Male Animal Michael Barnes (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Body Disappears George Worthington "Doc" Appleby (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 52% Dive Bomber Chubby (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Navy Blues Homer Matthews (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Service With the Colors Hiram Briggs (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 53% No Time for Comedy Actor in Show (Character) - 1940
71% 57% The Fighting 69th Pvt. Casey (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet the Fleet Dan Howell (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paul Lynde Show Ed Murphy (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Governor & J.J. Carroll Burke (Guest Star) 1970
78% No Score Yet The Brady Bunch Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Clerk (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Commander Davis (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smothers Brothers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Elwood (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dennis the Menace Unknown (Character) 1959-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Niven Show Host 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Eugene Milton (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Ernie (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1957

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