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Neville Brand

Highest Rated:   100% Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
Lowest Rated:   23% Eaten Alive (1977)
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Birthplace:   Griswold, Iowa, USA
The oldest child of an itinerant bridge builder, actor Neville Brand intended to make the military his career, and indeed spent ten years in uniform. During World War II, he became America's fourth most decorated soldier when he wiped out a German 50-caliber machine gun nest. He also decided that he'd seek out another line of work as soon as his hitch was up. Paying for acting classes with his GI Bill, he started his career off-Broadway. In 1949, he made his film debut in D.O.A., playing a psychotic hoodlum who delights in punching poisoned hero Edmond O'Brien in the stomach. Brand spent most of the early '50s at 20th Century Fox, a studio that surprisingly downplayed the actor's war record by shuttling him from one unstressed supporting role to another (though he's the principal villain in 1950's Where the Sidewalk Ends, he receives no screen credit). He fared far better on television, where he won the Sylvania Award for his portrayal of Huey Long in a 1958 telestaging of All the King's Men. Even better received was his portrayal of Al Capone on the TV series The Untouchables, a characterization he repeated in the 1961 theatrical feature The George Raft Story. In 1966, Brand briefly shed his bad-guy image to play the broadly hilarious role of bumbling Texas Ranger Reese Bennett on the TV Western series Laredo. His off-camera reputation for pugnacity and elbow-bending was tempered by his unswerving loyalty to his friends and his insatiable desire to better himself intellectually (his private library was one of the largest in Hollywood, boasting some 5000 titles). Fighting a losing battle against emphysema during his last years, Neville Brand died at the age of 70.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet All The King's Men
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Evils of the Night
  • Kurt
2003
No Score Yet Without Warning (It Came Without Warning) (Alien Encounters)
  • Actor
1980
75% The Ninth Configuration (Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane)
  • Groper
1980
No Score Yet The Alien's Return
  • Walt
1980
No Score Yet The Seekers
  • Capt. Isaac Drew
1979
No Score Yet Angels Brigade
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Hi-Riders
  • Red
1978
No Score Yet Psychic Killer
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet The Mouse and His Child
  • Iggy
1977
23% Eaten Alive
  • Judd
1977
No Score Yet Fire!
  • Larry
1977
No Score Yet Captains and the Kings
  • O'Herlihy
1976
No Score Yet The Quest (The Longest Drive)
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Psychic Killer
  • Lemonowski, the Butcher
1975
No Score Yet Killdozer
  • Chub Foster
1974
No Score Yet Death Stalk
  • Shepherd
1974
No Score Yet The Deadly Trackers
  • Choo Choo
1973
No Score Yet The Mad Bomber
  • George Fromley
1973
No Score Yet This Is a Hijack
  • Dominic
1973
No Score Yet Cahill U.S. Marshal
  • Lightfoot
1973
No Score Yet Scalawag
  • Brimstone/Mudhook
1973
No Score Yet No Place to Run
  • Remus
1972
No Score Yet Hitched
  • Actor
1971
57% Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • Lt. Kaminsky
1970
No Score Yet Lock, Stock and Barrel
  • Sgt. Markey
1970
No Score Yet The Desperados
  • Marshal Kilpatrick
1969
93% That Darn Cat!
  • Dan
1965
No Score Yet Hero's Island
  • Kingstree
1962
82% Birdman of Alcatraz
  • Bull Ransom
1962
No Score Yet Untouchables - Scarface Mob
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet The George Raft Story
  • Al Capone
1961
No Score Yet The Last Sunset
  • Frank Hobbs
1961
No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Pap
1960
No Score Yet Cry Terror!
  • Steve
1958
No Score Yet The Lonely Man
  • King Fisher
1957
80% The Tin Star
  • Bart Bogardus
1957
50% Love Me Tender
  • Mike Gavin
1956
No Score Yet Gun Brothers
  • Jubal
1956
No Score Yet Mohawk
  • Rokhawah
1956
No Score Yet Raw Edge
  • Tarp Penny
1956
No Score Yet The Prodigal
  • Rhakim
1955
No Score Yet The Return of Jack Slade
  • Harry Sutton
1955
No Score Yet Prince Valiant
  • Viking Warrior Chief
1954
100% Riot in Cell Block 11
  • James V. Dunn
1954
No Score Yet Gun Fury
  • Brazos
1953
No Score Yet The Charge At Feather River
  • Morgan
1953
100% Man from the Alamo
  • Dawes
1953
97% Stalag 17
  • Duke
1953
No Score Yet The Turning Point
  • Red
1952
82% Kansas City Confidential (The Secret Four)
  • Kane
1952
No Score Yet Red Mountain
  • Dixon
1951
No Score Yet Only the Valiant
  • Sgt. Ben Murdock
1951
No Score Yet The Mob
  • Gunner
1951
No Score Yet Flame of Araby
  • Kral
1951
No Score Yet Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
  • Carleton
1950
88% D.O.A.
  • Chester
1950
83% Halls of Montezuma
  • Sgt. Zelenko
1950
100% Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Steve
1950
No Score Yet Port of New York
  • Stasser's Henchman
1949

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Actor
  • 1964

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