Bruce Bennett

Birthday:
05/19/1906
Place of birth:
Tacoma, Washington, USA:
Biography:
Bruce Bennett (born Harold Herman Brix) was an American actor and Olympic silver medalist shot putter. His first career was as an athlete. At the University of Washington, where he majored in economics, he played football (tackle) in the 1926 Rose Bowl and was a track-and-field star. Two years later, he won the Silver medal for the shot put in the 1928 Olympic Games. Brix moved to Los Angeles in 1929 after being invited to compete for the Los Angeles Athletic Club and befriended actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr., who arranged a screen test for him at Paramount. In 1931, MGM, adapting author Edgar Rice Burroughs's popular Tarzan adventures for the screen, selected Brix to play the title character. Brix, however, broke his shoulder filming the 1931 football film Touchdown, so swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller replaced Brix and became a major star. After Ashton Dearholt convinced Burroughs to allow him to form Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises, Inc., and make a Tarzan serial film, Dearholt cast Brix in the lead. Pressbook copy has it that Burroughs made the choice himself, but, in fact, in his biography, Brix confirmed that Burroughs never even saw him until after the contract was signed, and then only briefly. The film was begun on location in Guatemala, under rugged conditions (jungle diseases and cash shortages were frequent). Brix did his own stunts, including a fall to rocky cliffs below. The Washington Post quoted Gabe Essoe's passage from his book Tarzan of the Movies: "Brix's portrayal was the only time between the silents and the 1960s that Tarzan was accurately depicted in films. He was mannered, cultured, soft-spoken, a well educated English lord who spoke several languages, and didn't grunt."[4] Brix shown in the opening credits of the serial The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935). Due to financial mismanagement, Dearholt had to complete filming of much of the serial back in Hollywood, and Brix, although his travel and daily living expenses in Guatemala were covered throughout the shoot, never received his contracted salary, along with the rest of the cast. The finished film, The New Adventures of Tarzan, was released in 1935 by Burroughs-Tarzan, and offered to theatres as a 12-chapter serial or a seven-reel feature. A second feature, Tarzan and the Green Goddess, was culled from the footage in 1938.

Credits

Mai Stati Uniti (2013)
as passeggero all'areoporto
The Clones (1973)
as Clone Lab Assistant
Deadhead Miles (1972)
as Johnny Mesquitero
Lassie: Well of Love (1970)
as Bert Daniels
Torpedo of Doom (1966)
as Lt. Frank Corley
The Outsider (1961)
as Gen. Bridges
The Fiend of Dope Island (1961)
as Charlie Davis
The Alligator People (1959)
as Dr. Eric Lorimer
The Cosmic Man (1959)
as Dr. Karl Sorenson
Flaming Frontier (1958)
as Capt. Jim Hewson
Three Violent People (1956)
as Commissioner Harrison
Love Me Tender (1956)
as Maj. Kincaid
Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer (1956)
as Daniel Boone
The Three Outlaws (1956)
as Charlie Trenton
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)
as Brand
Hidden Guns (1956)
as Stragg
Strategic Air Command (1955)
as Gen. Espy
Robbers' Roost (1955)
as 'Bull' Herrick
The Big Tip Off (1955)
as Bob Gilmore
Dragonfly Squadron (1954)
as Dr. Stephen Cottrell
Dream Wife (1953)
as Charlie Elkwood
Sudden Fear (1952)
as Steve Kearney
Angels in the Outfield (1951)
as Saul Hellman
The Last Outpost (1951)
as Col. Jeb Britton
The Great Missouri Raid (1951)
as Cole Younger
The Second Face (1950)
as Paul Curtis
Shakedown (1950)
as David Glover
Mystery Street (1950)
as Dr. McAdoo
Undertow (1949)
as Det. Charles "Chuck" Reckling
Without Honor (1949)
as Fred Bandle
The Doctor and the Girl (1949)
as Dr. Alfred Norton
The House Across the Street (1949)
as Matthew J. Keever
The Younger Brothers (1949)
as Jim Younger
To the Victor (1948)
as Henderson
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948)
as Marty Fain
Silver River (1948)
as Stanley Moore
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
as James Cody
Dark Passage (1947)
as Bob
Cheyenne (1947)
as Ed Landers
Nora Prentiss (1947)
as Dr. Joel Merriam
The Man I Love (1946)
as San Thomas
A Stolen Life (1946)
as Jack R. Talbot
Beer Barrel Polecats (1946)
as Prison Guard (archive footage)
Danger Signal (1945)
as Dr. Andrew Lang
Mildred Pierce (1945)
as Albert 'Bert' Pierce
I'm from Arkansas (1944)
as Bob Hamlin
U-Boat Prisoner (1944)
as Archie Gibbs
There's Something About a Soldier (1943)
as Frank Molloy
Sahara (1943)
as "Waco" Hoyt
Frontier Fury (1943)
as Clem Hawkins (uncredited)
Murder in Times Square (1943)
as Supai George
The More the Merrier (1943)
as FBI Agent Evans
Underground Agent (1942)
as Lee Graham
Sabotage Squad (1942)
as Lieutenant John Cronin
Atlantic Convoy (1942)
as Capt. Morgan
Submarine Raider (1942)
as 1st Office Russell
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! (1942)
as Tommy Lydel
Honolulu Lu (1941)
as Skelly
Three Girls About Town (1941)
as Reporter
The Officer and the Lady (1941)
as Bob Conlon
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941)
as Federal Agent
Dutiful But Dumb (1941)
as Soldier in General's Office (uncredited)
The Phantom Submarine (1940)
as Paul Sinclair
The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940)
as Scotty
West of Abilene (1940)
as Frank Garfield
Glamour for Sale (1940)
as Cop (uncredited)
The Spook Speaks (1940)
as Mordini's former assistant
Before I Hang (1940)
as Dr. Paul Ames
The Secret Seven (1940)
as Patrick Norris
How High Is Up? (1940)
as Workman with Leaky Lunchpail (uncredited)
Girls of the Road (1940)
as Officer Sullavan
The Taming of the Snood (1940)
as Detective
Babies for Sale (1940)
as Policeman
Boobs in the Woods (1940)
as Park Ranger (uncredited)
The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940)
as McManus
Island of Doomed Men (1940)
as Hazen - Guard (uncredited)
Escape to Glory (1940)
as Ship's gunnery officer
The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940)
as Prison Warden
The Man with Nine Lives (1940)
as State Trooper (uncredited)
Blazing Six Shooters (1940)
as Geologist Winthrop
Hi-Yo Silver (1940)
as Bert Rogers
The Heckler (1940)
as Ole Margarine
Five Little Peppers at Home (1940)
as Jim - King's Chauffeur
Convicted Woman (1940)
as Reporter (uncredited)
Cafe Hostess (1940)
as Budge
Invisible Stripes (1939)
as Rich Man (uncredited)
My Son is Guilty (1939)
as Lefty
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)
as Mason's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Five Little Peppers And How They Grew (1939)
as Tom - King's Chauffeur
Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939)
as Tiny Dawson
Hawk of the Wilderness (1938)
as Lincoln Rand Jr / Kioga
Land of Fighting Men (1938)
as Fred Mitchell
The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938)
as Lieutenant Frank Corby
Tarzan and the Green Goddess (1938)
as Tarzan
The Lone Ranger (1938)
as Bert Rogers
Amateur Crook (1937)
as Jimmy Baxter
Danger Patrol (1937)
as Joe (as Herman Brix)
Sky Racket (1937)
as Eric Lane - Agent 17
Million Dollar Racket (1937)
as Lawrence 'Larry' Duane (as Herman Brix)
Flying Fists (1937)
as Hal "Chopper' Donovan, aka Hal Smith
A Million to One (1937)
as Johnny Kent (as Herman Brix)
Two Minutes to Play (1936)
as Martin Granville
Shadow of Chinatown (1936)
as Martin Andrews
The New Adventures Of Tarzan (1935)
as Tarzan
The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935)
as Tarzan (as Herman Brix)
Student Tour (1934)
as Hercules
Riptide (1934)
as Man at Cannes Bar (uncredited)
Meet the Baron (1933)
as Train Passenger (uncredited)
College Humor (1933)
as Student
Movie Crazy (1932)
as Dinner Guest (Uncredited)
Million Dollar Legs (1932)
as Klopstokian Athlete (uncredited)

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