Bruce Bennett

Herman Brix

Highest Rated: 100% Sudden Fear (1952)

Lowest Rated: 55% Love Me Tender (1956)

Birthday: May 19, 1906

Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, USA

Prolific actor Bruce Bennett appeared in more than 140 television and film productions in a career that spanned nearly 50 years. Before he pursued the bright lights of Hollywood, he sought Olympic gold as a shot-putter in the 1928 Olympics. Bennett walked away from the games with a silver medal and moved to Los Angeles, where he befriended silver screen swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks Jr., who arranged for Bennett's Paramount Pictures screen test. This led to Bennett being cast as Tarzan for an upcoming silent film series, but an onset accident while shooting the forgettable 1931 football drama "Touchdown" caused him to break his shoulder. This not only cost him the lead in "Tarzan," which was then given to swimming champ Johnny Weissmuller, but also prevented Bennett from returning to the 1932 Olympics. By 1935, Bennett, who at the time went by Herman Brix, was starring in his own Tarzan production, a 12-chapter serial titled "The New Adventures of Tarzan." His eloquent portrayal of the jungle-raised man was praised, and this led to more work in action-packed serials. In the 1940s, Brix re-invented himself, changing his name to Bruce Bennett and making his way to leading man at Warner Brothers. By the 1960s, he explored a side-business in vending machines but would continue to appear in film and television until 1980 before retiring. He stayed out of the public eye until his death in 2007 from complications of a broken hip. He was 100 years old.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 86% Sex and Broadcasting Himself (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Clones Clone Lab Assistant (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Well of Love Bert Daniels (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost Island of Kioga Lincoln Rand Jr./Kioga (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fiend of Dope Island Charlie Davis (Character),
Writer
- 1961
No Score Yet 64% The Outsider Gen. Bridges (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 0% The Cosmic Man Dr. Karl Sorenson (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 21% The Alligator People Dr. Eric Lorimer (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flaming Frontier Capt. Jim Hewson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 33% Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer Daniel Boone (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden Guns Stragg (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 67% Three Violent People Commissioner Harrison (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Outlaws Charlie Trenton (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 43% The Bottom of the Bottle Brand (Character) - 1956
55% 65% Love Me Tender Maj. Kincaid (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Tip Off Bob Gilmore (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robbers' Roost "Bull" Herrick (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 51% Strategic Air Command Gen. Espy (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragonfly Squadron Dr. Stephen Cottrell (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 59% Dream Wife Charlie Elkwood (Character) - 1953
100% 84% Sudden Fear Steve Kearney (Character) - 1952
83% 63% Angels in the Outfield Saul Hellman (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 33% The Last Outpost Col. Jeb Britton (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shakedown David Glover (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Second Face Paul Curtis (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 67% Mystery Street Dr. McAdoo (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 80% The Doctor and the Girl Dr. Alfred Norton (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid Cole Younger (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Honor Fred Bandle (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undertow Det. Charles Reckling (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House Across the Street Matthew J. Keever (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 69% Task Force McCluskey (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Younger Brothers Jim Younger (Character) - 1949
100% 93% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre James Cody (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Girls Don't Talk Marty Fain (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 40% Silver River Stanley Moore (Character) - 1948
93% 82% Dark Passage Bob (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 70% Nora Prentiss Dr. Joel Merriam (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 62% Cheyenne Ed Landers (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 76% A Stolen Life Jack R. Talbot (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 73% The Man I Love San Thomas (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 38% Danger Signal Dr. Andrew Lang (Character) - 1945
86% 90% Mildred Pierce Bert Pierce (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet U-Boat Prisoner Archie Gibbs (Character) - 1944
94% 82% The More the Merrier Evans (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier Frank Molloy (Character) - 1943
100% 86% Sahara Waco Hoyt (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sabotage Squad Sabotage Squad (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atlantic Convoy Capt. Morgan (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Underground Agent Lee Graham (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Submarine Raider First Officer Russell (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honolulu Lu Skelly (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Officer and the Lady Bob Conlon (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Phantom Submarine Paul Sinclair (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hi-Yo Silver Bert Rogers (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady McManus (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lone Wolf Keeps a Date Scotty (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Seven Pat Norris (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 38% Before I Hang Dr. Paul Ames (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls of the Road Officer Sullavan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle Tiny Dawson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Devil Dogs Lieutenant Frank Corby (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 23% Tarzan and the Green Goddess Tarzan (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flying Fists Hal "Chopper" Donovan, aka Hal Smith (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Torpedo of Doom Lieutenant Frank Corby (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amateur Crook Jimmy Baxter (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet $1,000,000 Racket Lawrence "Larry" Duane (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Minutes to Play Martin Granville (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sky Racket Eric Lane (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Million to One Johnny Kent (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 8% Shadow of Chinatown Martin Andrews (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silks and Saddles Jimmy Shay (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawk of the Wilderness Lincoln Rand Jr./Kioga (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan's New Adventure Tarzan (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Student Tour Hercules (uncredited) (Character) - 1934

TV

Credit
60% 79% Prison Break Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Brett (Guest Star) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daktari Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Reve Watson (Guest Star) 1964-1965 1961 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Tom Creighton (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Arnold Santly (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of Chinatown Martin Andrews (Character) 1936-1937

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