John Brandon (actor)

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John Brandon
Born John Edward Brandon
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Rego Park, Queens, New York City, New York
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Middle Village, New York
Occupation Television actor
Years active 1963 – 2007

John Edward Brandon (June 21, 1929 - August 25, 2014) was an American character actor who has appeared in movies and on television. He played Captain William Handler on the television series Dynasty and Detective John Walsh on Hill Street Blues.

Using the stage name John Brandon he played in three iconic productions. He played an American Sgt, who became the first victim of the Cybermen in the first episode of The Tenth Planet (1966), the final story of William Hartnell as Doctor Who. Brandon also played an immigration officer (who spoke the line "Where'd you get the beauty scar, tough guy? Eatin' (explicit deleted)?") in the first scene of Brian De Palma's Scarface. He also portrayed a corrupt police Captain, William Handler, in the last nine episodes of the final season of Dynasty (1989).


Year Title Role Notes
1966 Drop Dead Darling Radio Engineer
1967 Battle Beneath the Earth Maj. Frank Cannon
1967 Billion Dollar Brain Jim
1968 Isadora Gospel Billy
1969 The Adding Machine First cell jailer
1973 Serpico Police Lieutenant Uncredited
1977 Fun with Dick and Jane Pete Winston
1978 The Brink's Job FBI agent #2
1983 Scarface Immigration Officer #3
1984 Racing with the Moon Mr. Kaiser
1994 Confessions of a Hitman Older N.S.A. Agent
2000 The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Mickey
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle General Admission
2005 Charmed Elderly Father
2007 Private Practice Nate

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