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Walter Brennan (Walter Andrew Brennan)

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Biography

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
In many ways the most successful and familiar character actor of American sound films and the only actor to date to win three Oscars for Best Supporting Actor, Walter Brennan attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studying engineering. While in school he became interested in acting and performed in school plays. He worked some in vaudeville and also in various jobs such as clerking in a bank and as a lumberjack. He toured in small musical comedy companies before entering the military in 1917. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Desk Sergeant / Soldier / Waiter / Front End of Horse / Quartet Member

King of Jazz 1930

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Character: Counterman at Jewel Diner

Parachute Jumper 1933

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Character: Stuttering Waiter

Sensation Hunters 1933

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Character: Roscoe - a Gossiper

The Life of Vergie Winters 1934

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Character: Stuttering Boarder

Beloved 1934

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Character: Ticket Broker

Sing and Like It 1934

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Character: Elmer Spicer

Good Dame 1934

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Character: Bellboy / Porter

Gold Diggers of 1935 1935

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Character: Old Atrocity

Barbary Coast 1935

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Character: 'Legs' Garnett

Man on the Flying Trapeze 1935

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Character: Swan Bostrom

Come and Get It 1936

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Character: 'Bugs' Meyers

Fury 1936

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Character: Newt Holley

Banjo on My Knee 1936

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Character: Chuckawalla

The Texans 1938

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Character: Jeff Slocum

Stanley and Livingstone 1939

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Character: Pastor Rosier Pile

Sergeant York 1941

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Character: The 'Colonel'

Meet John Doe 1941

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Character: Hector Titus

Nice Girl? 1941

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Character: Captain Jonathan Thorne

This Woman Is Mine 1941

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Character: Chief Yeoman Henry Johnson

Stand by for Action 1942

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Character: Prof. Stephen Novotny

Hangmen Also Die! 1943

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Character: Cornelius Burden

Slightly Dangerous 1943

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Character: Featherhead

The Princess and the Pirate 1944

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Character: J. F. 'Thunder' Bolt

Home in Indiana 1944

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Character: Capt. Bounce

Dakota 1945

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Character: Eben Folger

A Stolen Life 1946

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Character: Pop Gruber

Nobody Lives Forever 1946

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Character: Jesse Rogers

Centennial Summer 1946

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Character: Nadine Groot

Red River 1948

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Character: Pete Richard

Task Force 1949

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Character: Grandpa Firth Crockett

Return of the Texan 1952

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Character: C.P.O 'Chief' O'Malley

Sea of Lost Ships 1953

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Character: Ben Tatum

The Far Country 1954

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Supporting Actress

The 26th Annual Academy Awards 1954

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Character: Uncle Jesse Jackson

Good-bye, My Lady 1956

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Character: Jeffrey Storys

Come Next Spring 1956

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Character: Ned Otis

Glory 1956

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Character: Uncle George Williams

The Way to the Gold 1957

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Character: Col. Jeb Hawkins

How the West Was Won 1962

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Character: Alf Simes

Those Calloways 1965

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Character: Orrin C. Quentin

The Oscar 1966

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Character: D.J. Mulrooney / Knobby

The Gnome-Mobile 1967

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Character: Himself

Go!!! 1967

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Character: Himself / Grandpa Amos McCoy

The Real McCoys Reunion 2000

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Character: Himself

Wide Wide World 1955

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Character: Mr. Ossian Popham

Mother Carey's Chickens 1938

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Character: Terence Sweeny

A Ticket to Tomahawk 1950

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Character: Dr. Jonathan Mark

Singing Guns 1950

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Character: Himself - Guest

Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1948

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Grandpa Amos McCoy

The Real McCoys 1957

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Character: Doc Velie

Bad Day at Black Rock 1955

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Character: Himself

The George Gobel Show 1954

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