Harlan Warde

Harlan Warde (November 6, 1917 – March 13, 1980) was a character actor active in television and movies. During World War II, Warde played many a young man in uniform. Afterwards, he showed up in supporting roles as detectives, doctors, and ministers. From 1958–1962 Warde joined Chuck Connors in The Rifleman. In 1962–1971 Warde joined the cast of the TV Western series The Virginian in the recurring role of Sheriff Brannon. Warde appeared on The Andy Griffith Show's 1963 episode "Opie and the Spoiled Kid" as Simon Winkler whose son had naughty behavior. For that reason, he sold his son's bicycle. His last role was in the 1979 Rockford Files episode "A Different Drummer" playing an aging father of a shady doctor.


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