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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 75

Birthday 1917-03-30

Day of Death 1994-06-11

Place of Birth Oakland, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Cpl. Herbert Anderson
  • Guy Anderson
  • Herb Anderson

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1972 The Waltons(1 episode)
1972 The Paul Lynde Show(1 episode)
1972 The Rookies(1 episode)
1970 Nanny and the Professor(1 episode)
1969 The Brady Bunch(1 episode)
1969 Rascal as Mr. Pringle
1967 Ironside(2 episodes)
1966 Family Affair(1 episode)
1966 Hold On! as Ed Lindquist
1966 Batman(4 episodes)
1965 I Dream of Jeannie(1 episode)
1965 Green Acres(1 episode)
1964 Daniel Boone(1 episode)
1964 The Cara Williams Show(1 episode)
1964 Bewitched(1 episode)
1964 The Bing Crosby Show(1 episode)
1963 Petticoat Junction(1 episode)
1960 My Three Sons(2 episodes)
1959 Dennis, The Menace(150 episodes)
1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis(1 episode)
1959 Rawhide(1 episode)
1958 Sea Hunt(1 episode)
1958 I Bury the Living as Jess Jessup
1958 Nightmare at Ground Zero
1957 My Man Godfrey as Hubert
1957 The Real McCoys(1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason(1 episode)
1957 Night Passage as Will Renner
1957 Joe Butterfly as Maj. Ferguson
1957 Kelly and Me as Ben Collins
1957 Spring Reunion as Edward
1957 Four Girls in Town as Ted Larabee
1957 Official Detective(1 episode)
1956 Telephone Time(1 episode)
1956 The Benny Goodman Story as John Hammond Jr.
1955 Matinee Theater(1 episode)
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour(1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(2 episodes)
1955 Navy Log(1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke(1 episode)
1955 The Millionaire(1 episode)
1954 Climax!(1 episode)
1954 The Caine Mutiny as Ens. Rabbit (uncredited)
1953 Island in the Sky as Breezy
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1952 The Girl in White as Dr. Barclay
1952 Finders Keepers as Hotel Clerk
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(2 episodes)
1951 Excuse My Dust as Ben Parrott
1951 The Prowler as Reporter (uncredited)
1950 The Lawless as Jonas Creel (as Guy Anderson)
1950 The Yellow Cab Man as Willis Tomlin
1949 Battleground as Hansan
1948 Give My Regards to Broadway as Frank Doty
1948 You Were Meant for Me as Eddie
1947 Love and Learn as Pete
1947 That Way With Women as Melvyn Pfeiffer
1942 The Male Animal as Michael Barnes
1941 The Body Disappears as George Appleby
1941 Navy Blues as Homer Matthews
1941 Dive Bomber as Chubby Markham
1941 Wings of Steel
1941 The Strawberry Blonde as Girl-Chaser in Park (uncredited)
1941 Honeymoon for Three as Floyd T. Ingram
1941 Four Mothers as Reporter (uncredited)
1940 Meet the Fleet as Dan Howell
1940 No Time for Comedy as Actor in Show
1940 Service With The Colors as Hiram Briggs
1940 The Sea Hawk as Eph Winters
1940 Tear Gas Squad as Pliny Jones
1940 'Til We Meet Again
1940 Calling Philo Vance as First Reporter
1940 The Fighting 69th as Pvt. Casey
1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet as Medical Assistant

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