Henry Brandon, real name Henry von Kleinbach, was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1912, shortly before his family moved to the United States.
He attended Stanford University and was a product of the Pasadena Playhouse, when Hal Roach signed him to play the villain in Babes in Toyland (1934). From that point forward, Brandon worked steadily, mostly playing Native Americans and foreign villains in scores of movies, serials and television series. He passed away on February 15, 1990, from a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 77 years old.
Some of his more well-known credits include: The Garden of Allah (1936), Black Legion (1937), Jungle Jim (1937), Buck Rogers (1939), Beau Geste (1939), The Paleface (1948), Tarzan’s Magic Fountain (1949), Wagons West (1952), Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953), The War of the Worlds (1953), Vera Cruz (1954), The Searchers (1956), The Ten Commandments (1956) and Two Rode Together (1961).
Television appearances include: The Adventures of Jim Bowie, Wagon Train, Maverick, Gunsmoke, 77 Sunset Strip, The Outer Limits, F Troop, Mister Ed, Daniel Boone, Get Smart, Mission Impossible, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Murder She Wrote.