Neville Brand

Neville Brand


Birth Place
Griswold, Iowa, USA
August 13, 1920
April 16, 1992
Cause of Death


Highly decorated WWII soldier who carved a niche as a tough-guy character actor, beginning with a role as a hood in the film noir, "D.O.A." (1950). Brand's rough-hewn features helped him project an air of menace in hard-boiled dramas, war films and westerns, most notably as the convict representative in "Riot in Cell Block 11" (1954). He portrayed gangster Al Capone three times: in "The ...

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Highly decorated WWII soldier who carved a niche as a tough-guy character actor, beginning with a role as a hood in the film noir, "D.O.A." (1950). Brand's rough-hewn features helped him project an air of menace in hard-boiled dramas, war films and westerns, most notably as the convict representative in "Riot in Cell Block 11" (1954). He portrayed gangster Al Capone three times: in "The George Raft Story" (1961), "The Scarface Mob" (1962) and TV's "The Untouchables." Brand also starred as a rowdy, occasionally bumbling Texas Ranger in the 1960s western series, "Laredo."



Cast (Feature Film)

Evils of the Night (1985)
Angels Brigade (1980)
Without Warning (1980)
Five Days From Home (1978)
The Hi-Riders (1978)
Captains Courageous (1977)
The Mouse and His Child (1977)
Voice Of Iggy
Fire! (1977)
The Quest (1976)
Eaten Alive (1976)
The Barbary Coast (1975)
Death Stalk (1975)
Cal Shepherd
Psychic Killer (1975)
Killdozer (1974)
Chub Foster
This Is A Hijack (1973)
The Mad Bomber (1973)
Scalawag (1973)
Cahill, U.S. Marshal (1973)
The Deadly Trackers (1973)
Hitched (1973)
Banjo Reilly
The Adventures of Nick Carter (1972)
Two For the Money (1972)
Sheriff Harley
No Place to Run (1972)
Marriage: Year One (1971)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Lieutenant Kaminsky
Backtrack (1969)
The Desperados (1969)
Sheriff Kilpatrick
Three Guns for Texas (1968)
Reese Bennett
That Darn Cat (1965)
Hero's Island (1962)
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Bull Ransom
The Scarface Mob (1962)
Al Capone
The George Raft Story (1961)
Al Capone
The Last Sunset (1961)
Frank Hobbs
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
Five Gates to Hell (1959)
Chen Panok
Cry Terror! (1958)
Badman's Country (1958)
Butch Cassidy
The Tin Star (1957)
Bart Bogardus
The Lonely Man (1957)
King Fisher
The Way to the Gold (1957)
Little Brother Williams
Fury at Gunsight Pass (1956)
Dirk Hogan
The Three Outlaws (1956)
Butch Cassidy, also known as Santiago Burton
Gun Brothers (1956)
Jubal [Santee]
Love Me Tender (1956)
Mike Gavin
Raw Edge (1956)
Tarp Penny
Mohawk (1956)
The Prodigal (1955)
Bobby Ware Is Missing (1955)
Lt. Andy Flynn
The Return of Jack Slade (1955)
Harry Sutton
Return from the Sea (1954)
Chuck "Mac" MacLish
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
Prince Valiant (1954)
Viking warrior chief
The Lone Gun (1954)
Tray Moran
Stalag 17 (1953)
The Charge at Feather River (1953)
Gun Fury (1953)
Man Crazy (1953)
Paul Wocynski
The Man from the Alamo (1953)
Kansas City Confidential (1952)
Boyd Kane
The Turning Point (1952)
Red Mountain (1952)
Flame of Araby (1952)
The Mob (1951)
Only the Valiant (1951)
Sgt. Ben Murdock
Halls of Montezuma (1951)
Sgt. Zelenko
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
D.O.A. (1950)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
Ralph Carleton
Port of New York (1949)

Cast (Special)

When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion (1979)
Arroyo (1955)
Bart Wheeler

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

The Seekers (1979)
Captains and the Kings (1976)
Captains and the Kings Part 5 & 6 (1976)

Life Events


First acting experience in an Army Signal Corps movie (with Charlton Heston)


Film acting debut in "D.O.A."

Photo Collections

The Mob - Publicity Stills
The Mob - Publicity Stills


Movie Clip

Kansas City Confidential - You Are From Tijuana? Framed Joe (John Payne) arrives with new friend Helen (Coleen Gray, her first scene, whom we will learn is the daughter of the master criminal) at the resort where Kane (Neville Brand) and Romano (Lee Van Cleef) realize he's taken the identity of their fellow hood, Teresa (Dona Drake) greeting, in Phil Karlson's Kansas City Confidential, 1952.
Birdman Of Alcatraz, The (1962) - I Wrote A Book About This Man First a recorded Alcatraz tour promotion, then Edmond O’Brien, playing Tom Gaddis, who wrote the underlying book, unusually, addressing the camera, as we meet the title character (Burt Lancaster as Robert Stroud), and tough warden Shoemaker (Karl Malden), opening John Frankenheimer’s The Birdman Of Alcatraz, 1962.
Birdman Of Alcatraz, The (1962) - It's Katie Bar The Door Already jailed at Leavenworth for one murder, after killing a prison guard who helped prevent his mother’s visit, title character Burt Lancaster is visited by warden Shoemaker (Karl Malden), then Edmond O’Brien’s narration, then the first appearance as Thelma Ritter as mother Elizabeth, in The Birdman Of Alcatraz, 1962.
Birdman Of Alcatraz, The (1962) - You Little Runt Now sentenced to life in solitary at Leavenworth, things look bleak for Stroud (Burt Lancaster), observed by guard Ransom (Neville Brand), when a storm delivers the first bird he would adopt, in John Frankenheimer’s fact-based The Birdman Of Alcatraz, 1962.
Stalag 17 (1953) - When I See Those War Pictures Cookie (Gil Stratton Jr.) narrates for writer/director Billy Wilder, leading man William Holden not involved, as Hoffy, Duke and Price (Richard Erdman, Neville Brand, Peter Graves) brief Manfredi and Johnson (Michael Moore, Peter Baldwin) for their escape, opening Stalag 17, 1953.
Stalag 17 (1953) - Illegitimate Son Of Hitler After a failed escape, German guard Schultz (Sig Ruman) joshes with Shapiro and "Animal" (Harvey Lembeck, Neville Brand), gets challenged by Duke (Neville Brand), and teased by suspected informer Sefton (William Holden), then writer/director Billy Wilder twists the plot, in Stalag 17, 1953.
Cahill, United States Marshal (1973) - Any Of You Wanna Surrender? Snow on a dark soundstage, Scott Walker and crew (Rayford Barnes, Dan Kemp) sensing the arrival of John Wayne (title character), who dismisses Indian visitor Lightfoot (Neville Brand) before doing business, opening Cahill, United States Marshal, 1973, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.
Cahill, United States Marshal (1973) - Austin To El Paso Widower John Wayne (title character) appoints Mrs. Green (Marie Windsor) to care for his younger son (Clay O’Brien), then takes his deputized older boy (Gary Grimes), who’s already in thrall to murderous bandit George Kennedy, to hire tracker Lightfoot (Neville Brand), in Cahill, United States Marshal, 1973.


Stalag 17 -- (Re-issue Trailer) He's a cynic but is he a traitor? William Holden won a Best Actor award as the hard-boiled POW running scams in Billy Wilder's Stalag 17 (1953).
Charge at Feather River, The - (textless trailer) A platoon of army misfits tries to rescue two women kidnapped by Indians in The Charge at Feather River (1953).
Last Sunset, The - (Original Trailer) A sheriff (Rock Hudson) finds the outlaw (Kirk Douglas) he's hunting leading a cattle drive and decides to help him before arresting him in Robert Aldrich's The Last Sunset (1961).
Cahill, United States Marshal - (Original Trailer) John Wayne stars as a tough lawman who has to bring in his own sons for train robbery in Cahill, U.S. Marshall (1973).
Tin Star, The - (Original Trailer) An experienced bounty hunter (Henry Fonda) helps a young sheriff (Anthony Perkins) learn the meaning of his badge in Anthony Mann's The Tin Star (1957).
Love Me Tender - (Original Trailer) Elvis Presley in his first movie as one of three brothers turned outlaws in Love Me Tender (1956).
Birdman of Alcatraz - (Original Trailer) Burt Lancaster stars as Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), featuring a music score by Elmer Bernstein.
Prodigal, The - (Original Trailer) The Prodigal Son of The Bible gets a chance to be really prodigal with sexy pagan princess Lana Turner in The Prodigal (1955).
Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, The (1960) - (Original Trailer) Boxing champion Archie Moore plays Jim, the runaway slave, in this widescreen, color adaptation of the Mark Twain classic.
Tora! Tora! Tora! - (Original Trailer) The Japanese take advantage of American blunders to launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970).
Mob, The - (Original Trailer) Police detective Broderick Crawford fakes a suspension so he can go undercover in The Mob (1951).


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