Biography

Brad Dexter (born Veljko Soso; April 9, 1917 – December 12, 2002) was an American actor and film producer. He is known for tough-guy and western roles including the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven (1960) and producing several films for Sidney J. Furie such as Lady Sings the Blues. He is also known for a short marriage to Peggy Lee, a friendship with Marilyn Monroe and for saving Frank Sinatra from drowning. Known as a nice guy off screen, Dexter's tough-guy roles contrasted with his easy going and friendly personality.

Brad Dexter (born Veljko Soso; April 9, 1917 – December 12, 2002) was an American actor and film producer. He is known for tough-guy and western roles including the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven (1960) and producing several films for Sidney J. Furie such as Lady Sings the Blues. He is also known for a short marriage to Peggy Lee, a friendship with Marilyn Monroe and for saving Frank Sinatra from drowning. Known as a nice guy off screen, Dexter's tough-guy roles contrasted with his easy going and friendly personality.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1917-04-09

Day of Death 2002-12-12

Place of Birth Goldfield, Nevada, USA

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Also Known As

  • Barry Mitchell

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2000 Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' as Himself
1988 Cognac as Veljko Pantović
1979 Valentine as Cosmo
1979 Winter Kills as Captain Heller One
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover as Alvin Karpis
1976 Vigilante Force as Mayor Bradford
1975 Shampoo as Senator East
1975 S.W.A.T. (1 episode)
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1966 Blindfold as Harrigan
1965 Von Ryan's Express as Sergeant Bostick
1965 Bus Riley's Back in Town as Slocum
1965 None but the Brave as Sgt. Bleeker
1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter as Kenarsie
1963 Kings of the Sun as Ah Haleb
1963 Johnny Cool as Lennart Crandall
1962 Taras Bulba as Shilo
1961 X-15 as Maj. Anthony Rinaldi
1961 The George Raft Story as Benny Siegal
1961 Twenty Plus Two as Leroy Dane
1960 The Magnificent Seven as Harry Luck
1960 Surfside 6 (1 episode)
1960 The Aquanauts (1 episode)
1960 13 Fighting Men as Maj. Simon Boyd
1959 Vice Raid as Vince Malone
1959 Mr. Lucky (1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 Bourbon Street Beat (2 episodes)
1959 Tightrope (1 episode)
1959 Last Train from Gun Hill as Beero, Belden Foreman
1958 77 Sunset Strip (2 episodes)
1958 Bat Masterson (1 episode)
1958 Behind Closed Doors (1 episode)
1958 Yancy Derringer (1 episode)
1958 Bronco (1 episode)
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode)
1958 Run Silent, Run Deep as Cartwright
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1 episode)
1957 The Oklahoman as Dobie
1956 Between Heaven and Hell as Lt. Joe 'Little Joe' Johnson
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 The Bottom of the Bottle as Stanley Miller
1955 House of Bamboo as Capt. Hanson
1955 Violent Saturday as Gil Clayton
1955 Untamed as Lt. Christian
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1953 99 River Street as Victor Rawlins
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Macao as Vincent Halloran
1952 The Las Vegas Story as Tom Hubler
1951 Fourteen Hours as Reporter (uncredited)
1950 The Asphalt Jungle as Bob Brannom
1947 Sinbad the Sailor as Muallin
1946 Heldorado as Alec Baxter (as Barry Mitchell)

Production

1972 Lady Sings the Blues Producer
1970 The Lawyer Producer

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