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Walter Sande (July 9, 1906 - November 22, 1971) was an American actor, notable for film roles including Paul Revere in Walt Disney's Johnny Tremain.

Born in Denver, Colorado, he was one of those stern, heavyset character actors in Hollywood no person could recognize by name. He showed an early interest in music as a youth and by his college years managed to start his own band. This led to a job as musical director for 20th Century-Fox's theater chain, which, in turn, led him to acting in films beginning in 1937. Usually providing atmospheric bits with no billing, he made an initial impression in serial cliffhangers as a third-string heavy with the popular The Green Hornet Strikes Again! and Sky Raiders.

His first top featured role, however, would come with The Iron Claw as Jack "Flash" Strong, a photographer who, uncharacteristically for Walter, served as a comic sidekick to our serial hero. Best of all would be his role in another serial as Red Pennington, the amusing sidekick to Don Winslow of the Navy. He repeated his role again in Don Winslow of the Coast Guard, the successful sequel.

The Pennington role would spark a long and steady career in movies, usually a step or two behind Hollywood's elite, in To Have and Have Not (prominently featured as the fisherman who tries to cheat Bogie), in Along Came Jones, The Blue Dahlia, Dark City and Bad Day at Black Rock, among hundreds of others. A regular authoritative presence in these classic sci-fi films Red Planet Mars, The War of the Worlds and Invaders from Mars. He also had a recurring featured part in the 1940s Boston Blackie film series playing Detective Matthews alongside 'Chester Morris former thief-turned-crime hero.

A primary support player during the 'golden age' of TV, Walter worked on nearly every popular western and crime show available throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He had a regular series role on "The Adventures of Tugboat Annie" as Captain Horatio Bullwinkle, Annie's tugboat rival, and a recurring one as Lars "Papa" Holstrum, on "The Farmer's Daughter". He died of a heart attack in 1971 at age sixty-five in Chicago, Illinois.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Walter Sande, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Walter Sande (July 9, 1906 - November 22, 1971) was an American actor, notable for film roles including Paul Revere in Walt Disney's Johnny Tremain.

Born in Denver, Colorado, he was one of those stern, heavyset character actors in Hollywood no person could recognize by name. He showed an early interest in music as a youth and by his college years managed to start his own band. This led to a job as musical director for 20th Century-Fox's theater chain, which, in turn, led him to acting in films beginning in 1937. Usually providing atmospheric bits with no billing, he made an initial impression in serial cliffhangers as a third-string heavy with the popular The Green Hornet Strikes Again! and Sky Raiders.

His first top featured role, however, would come with The Iron Claw as Jack "Flash" Strong, a photographer who, uncharacteristically for Walter, served as a comic sidekick to our serial hero. Best of all would be his role in another serial as Red Pennington, the amusing sidekick to Don Winslow of the Navy. He repeated his role again in Don Winslow of the Coast Guard, the successful sequel.

The Pennington role would spark a long and steady career in movies, usually a step or two behind Hollywood's elite, in To Have and Have Not (prominently featured as the fisherman who tries to cheat Bogie), in Along Came Jones, The Blue Dahlia, Dark City and Bad Day at Black Rock, among hundreds of others. A regular authoritative presence in these classic sci-fi films Red Planet Mars, The War of the Worlds and Invaders from Mars. He also had a recurring featured part in the 1940s Boston Blackie film series playing Detective Matthews alongside 'Chester Morris former thief-turned-crime hero.

A primary support player during the 'golden age' of TV, Walter worked on nearly every popular western and crime show available throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He had a regular series role on "The Adventures of Tugboat Annie" as Captain Horatio Bullwinkle, Annie's tugboat rival, and a recurring one as Lars "Papa" Holstrum, on "The Farmer's Daughter". He died of a heart attack in 1971 at age sixty-five in Chicago, Illinois.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Walter Sande, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 116

Birthday 1906-07-09

Day of Death 1971-11-22

Place of Birth Denver, Colorado, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1966 The Navy vs. the Night Monsters as Dr. Arthur Beecham
1966 That Girl (1 episode)
1965 Lost in Space (1 episode) as Sheriff George Baxendale
1965 I'll Take Sweden as Bjork
1965 Young Dillinger as Judge
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1964 The Quick Gun as Tom Morrison
1960 My Three Sons (1 episode)
1960 The Gallant Hours as Horace Keys ("Doc")
1960 Noose for a Gunman as Marshal Tom Evans
1960 Oklahoma Territory as Marshal Pete Rosslyn
1959 Last Train from Gun Hill as Gun Hill Sheriff Bartlett
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 The Adventures of Tugboat Annie (14 episodes)
1957 Johnny Tremain as Paul Revere
1957 The Iron Sheriff as Marshal Ellison
1957 Drango as Dr. Blair
1956 Gun Brothers as Yellowstone Kelly
1956 Canyon River as Maddox
1956 The Maverick Queen as Sheriff Wilson
1956 Anything Goes as Alex Todd
1955 24 Hour Alert as Mayor Hogan
1955 Texas Lady as Whit Sturdy
1955 Gunsmoke (5 episodes)
1955 Wichita as Clint Wallace
1955 Bad Day at Black Rock as Sam
1954 Overland Pacific as Mr. Dennison
1954 Apache as Lt. Col. Beck
1953 The War of the Worlds as Sheriff Bogany (uncredited)
1953 The Great Sioux Uprising as Joe Baird
1953 Powder River as Sam Harris
1953 Invaders from Mars as Police Sgt. Mack Finlay
1952 Bomba and the Jungle Girl as Mr. Ward
1952 The Steel Trap as Customs Inspector
1952 The Duel at Silver Creek as Pete Fargo
1952 Red Planet Mars as Admiral Bill Carey
1952 The Legend Of The Lone Ranger as Sheriff Taylor
1951 I Want You as Ned Iverson
1951 The Racket as Precinct Sgt. Jim Delaney
1951 Red Mountain as Benjie
1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day as Sheriff
1951 The Basketball Fix as Nat Becker
1951 Fort Worth as Deputy Waller
1951 A Place in the Sun as Jansen, defense attorney
1951 Payment on Demand as Swanson
1950 Dark City as Swede
1950 711 Ocean Drive as Auto Repair Mechanic (uncredited)
1950 Dakota Lil as Butch Cassidy
1949 Strange Bargain as Sgt. Cord
1949 Rim of the Canyon as Jake Fargo
1949 Canadian Pacific as Mike Brannigan
1949 Tucson as George Reeves
1949 Miss Mink of 1949 as Sean O'Mulvaney
1948 Blonde Ice as Hack Doyle
1948 Half Past Midnight as Det. Lt. MacDonald
1948 Perilous Waters as Franklin
1947 Killer McCoy as Bill Thorne
1947 Christmas Eve as Mario's Hood
1947 Wild Harvest as Long
1947 The Woman on the Beach as Otto Wernecke
1947 The Red House as Don Brent (uncredited)
1946 Nocturne as Police Lt. Halberson
1946 The Blue Dahlia as Heath
1945 The Spider as Det. Lt. Walter Castle
1945 The Daltons Ride Again as Wilkins
1945 Along Came Jones as Ira Waggoner
1945 I Love a Soldier as Sgt. Lionel 'Stiff' Banks
1945 The Last Installment as Bull Moose Brannigan
1944 To Have and Have Not as Fishing Customer Johnson
1944 A Guy Named Joe as Sande - Mess Sergeant
1943 The Chance of a Lifetime as Sgt. Matthews
1943 Son of Dracula as Deputy Mac
1943 Corvette K-225 as Evans
1943 Don Winslow of the Coast Guard as Lieut. 'Red' Pennington
1943 Slightly Dangerous as Reporter (uncredited)
1943 Air Force as Joe - Mechanic at Clark Field
1943 After Midnight with Boston Blackie as Sergeant Mathews
1943 The Purple V as Otto Horner
1943 Reveille with Beverly as Pvt. Puckett aka Canvassback
1942 My Sister Eileen as Jackson - Policeman (uncredited)
1942 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! as Guard
1942 Alias Boston Blackie as Detective Mathews
1942 Blue, White, and Perfect as Sailor Carson
1942 Don Winslow of the Navy as Lt. Red Pennington
1942 Sealed Lips as Investigator Gene Blake
1942 Freckles Comes Home as Muggsy Dolan
1941 Confessions of Boston Blackie as Detective Mathews
1941 The Iron Claw as Jack Strong
1941 Down in San Diego as Sergeant (uncredited)
1941 Sergeant York as Sergeant on March (uncredited)
1941 Citizen Kane as Reporter at Xanadu (uncredited)
1940 Kitty Foyle as Trumpeter (uncredited)
1940 Flight Command as Officer on Downed Seaplane
1940 Arizona as Lieutenant Chapin
1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! as Thug Boss at Gold Star Warehouse
1940 Angels Over Broadway as Lunch Wagon Counterman
1940 Pop Always Pays as Insurance Investigator
1940 You Can't Fool Your Wife as Mr. Gillespie, Jr.
1940 Millionaire Playboy as Worried Pedestrian
1940 Convicted Woman as Cop (uncredited)
1940 Music in My Heart as Process Server (uncredited)
1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams as Police Stenographer (uncredited)
1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby as Policeman
1939 Sued For Libel as Court Clerk (uncredited)
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Newspaperman with Pipe
1939 Eternally Yours as Ralph, Gloria's Husband
1939 The Man They Could Not Hang as Reporter at Typewriter
1939 Good Girls Go to Paris as Railroad Ticket Agent
1939 Blondie Meets the Boss as 2nd Mailman
1939 The Great Man Votes as Radio Newscaster in Montage
1939 The Mysterious Miss X as Taxi Cab Driver
1938 Army Girl as Soldier
1938 Smashing the Rackets as Hospital Interne
1938 Ladies in Distress as Duncan
1938 Arson Racket Squad as Oscar
1937 Tenth Avenue Kid as Detective Faber

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