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Birthday: Mar 30, 1917
Place of Birth: Oakland, California, USA

Herbert Anderson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Herbert Anderson (March 30, 1917 – June 11, 1994) was an American character actor from Oakland, California, probably best remembered for his role as Henry Mitchell, the father, in the CBS television sitcom Dennis the Menace, which was based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. After a few minor roles in films for Warner Bros., Anderson got his big break in the 1941 picture Navy Blues, starring Martha Raye and Ann Sheridan, followed by The Body Disappears and The Male Animal in which he co-starred with Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland. His other films include the 1949 World War II film Battleground, Give My Regards to Broadway, Excuse My Dust, Island in the Sky, The Benny Goodman Story, Kelly and Me, Joe Butterfly, My Man Godfrey (1957), I Bury the Living, Sunrise at Campobello, Hold On! and Rascal. Anderson also acted extensively in Broadway shows, including the role of Dr. Bird in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. He was also in the film version of The Caine Mutiny, with Humphrey Bogart; he was the only actor to appear in both the Broadway play and film. In addition to his role in Dennis the Menace, Anderson is also known for many lead and guest-starring roles on television, including: Crossroads, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Real McCoys, Perry Mason, The David Niven Show, Mr. Adams and Eve, Sea Hunt, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, My Three Sons, The Bing Crosby Show, I Dream of Jeannie, The Smothers Brothers Show, The Cara Williams Show, Petticoat Junction, Bewitched, Daniel Boone, Family Affair, Adam-12, Green Acres, Batman , Dragnet, The Brady Bunch, The Name of the Game, The Governor and J.J., Ironside, Gunsmoke, Nanny and the Professor, The Jimmy Stewart Show, The Smith Family, The Rookies, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Waltons. Anderson retired from acting in 1982 after undergoing heart surgery. He died of complications from a stroke on June 11, 1994, in Palm Springs, California.

Movie Cast Year
Nightmare at Ground Zero 1958
Wings of Steel 1941
I Bury the Living Jess Jessup 1958
The Benny Goodman Story John Hammond Jr. 1956
Kelly and Me Ben Collins 1957
The Girl in White Dr. Barclay 1952
Navy Blues Homer Matthews 1941
The Body Disappears George Appleby 1941
The Male Animal Michael Barnes 1942
Meet the Fleet Dan Howell 1940
Service with the Colors Hiram Briggs 1940
Tear Gas Squad Pliny Jones 1940
Virginia Hill Sen. Estes Kefauver 1974
You Were Meant for Me Eddie 1948
Young America Flies Jim 1940
Night Passage Will Renner 1957
The Yellow Cab Man Willis Tomlin 1950
Excuse My Dust Ben Parrott 1951
Hold On! Ed Lindquist 1966
Finders Keepers Hotel Clerk 1952
The Lawless Jonas Creel (as Guy Anderson) 1950
Dive Bomber Chubby Markham 1941
Honeymoon for Three Floyd T. Ingram 1941
The Magnificent Yankee 1950
Rascal Mr. Pringle 1969
That Way With Women Melvyn Pfeiffer 1947
My Man Godfrey Hubert 1957
Four Girls in Town Ted Larabee 1957
The Strawberry Blonde Girl-Chaser in Park (uncredited) 1941
Battleground Hansan 1949
Spring Reunion Edward 1957
Give My Regards to Broadway Frank Doty 1948
Joe Butterfly Maj. Ferguson 1957
Four Mothers Reporter (uncredited) 1941
Love and Learn Pete 1947
No Time for Comedy Actor in Show 1940
The Prowler Reporter (uncredited) 1951
Calling Philo Vance First Reporter 1940
'Til We Meet Again 1940
The Caine Mutiny Ens. Rabbit (uncredited) 1954
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Medical Assistant 1940
The Fighting 69th Pvt. Casey 1940
Island in the Sky Breezy 1953
The Sea Hawk Eph Winters 1940
Series Cast Year
My Three Sons 1960
I Dream of Jeannie 1965
The Brady Bunch 1969
Batman 1966
Petticoat Junction 1963
Gunsmoke 1955
Perry Mason 1957
Bewitched 1964
General Electric Theater 1953
Ironside 1967
Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951
Sea Hunt 1958
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955
Dennis, The Menace Henry Mitchell 1959
The Paul Lynde Show 1972
Rawhide 1959
Daniel Boone 1964
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951
Climax! 1954
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1959
Family Affair 1966
Green Acres 1965
The Rookies 1972
The Waltons 1972
Nanny and the Professor 1970
The Real McCoys 1957
The 20th Century Fox Hour 1955
The Millionaire 1955
Matinee Theater 1955
Navy Log 1955
The Bing Crosby Show 1964
Telephone Time 1956
The Cara Williams Show 1964
Official Detective 1957
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