John Brandon

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John Edward Brandon (June 21, 1929 Rego Park, Queens, New York City, New York, USA - August 25, 2014) was an American character actor who has appeared in movies and on television. He played Captain William Handler on the television series Dynasty and Detective John Walsh on Hill Street Blues.

Using the stage name John Brandon he played in three iconic productions. He played an American Sgt, who became the first victim of the Cybermen in the first episode of The Tenth Planet (1966), the final story of William Hartnell as Doctor Who. Brandon also played an immigration officer (who spoke the line "Where'd you get the beauty scar, tough guy? Eatin' (explicit deleted)?") in the first scene of Brian De Palma's Scarface. He also portrayed a corrupt police Captain, William Handler, in the last nine episodes of the final season of Dynasty (1989).


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