Howard Wendell

Howard Wendell (January 25, 1908, Johnstown, Pennsylvania – August 11, 1975, Oregon City, Oregon) was an American actor.

Howard Wendell

Wendell's Broadway credits include Make a Wish (1951), The Curious Savage (1950), Arms and the Man (1950), The Show Off (1950), and The Great Campaign (1947).[1]

Between 1949–1970, Wendell made a number of film appearances but worked mostly on TV, in such programs as Dragnet, Perry Mason, Wagon Train, Bonanza, Batman (season 1, episodes 3 and 4), The Munsters, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Leave it to Beaver, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Hazel, and The Big Valley. His final appearance was in Adam-12.


Year Title Role Notes
1952 You for Me Oliver Wherry
1952 Affair in Trinidad Anderson
1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon John H. Harris
1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Watson
1953 The Big Heat Commissioner Higgins
1953 Captain Scarface Mr. Dilts
1954 Prince Valiant Morgan Todd
1954 The Black Dakotas Judge Horatio Baker
1954 Athena Mr. Grenville
1955 Wiretapper Prison Chaplain
1955 The View from Pompey's Head John Duncan
1955 The Fighting Chance Lucky Jim Morrison
1956 Never Say Goodbye Harry
1956 A Day of Fury Vanryzin
1956 Storm Center Sen. Bascomb
1958 Mardi Gras Howard Hansen Uncredited
1959 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker Sexton Uncredited
1959 Stranger in My Arms Congressman
1959 It Happened to Jane Purchasing Uncredited
1959 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake Dr. George Bradford
1961 The Big Bankroll Mr. Simmons Uncredited
1961 Sail a Crooked Ship Mr. Caldingham Uncredited
1964 Where Love Has Gone Mr. Carruthers Uncredited
1965 How to Murder Your Wife The Trial Judge
1965 My Blood Runs Cold Mayor
1965 Mirage Bar Patron Uncredited
1965 The Cincinnati Kid Charlie Uncredited
1966 Frankie and Johnny Man at Table Uncredited
1971 The Million Dollar Duck Roger - State Dept. Representative Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ "Howard Wendell". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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