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  • BIRTH 09/07/1906
  • DEATH 22/11/1971
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 4
  • MOVIES 31

Walter Sande

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Walter Sande (July 9, 1906 - November 22, 1971) was an American actor, notable for film roles including Paul Revere in Walt Disney's Johnny Tremain.

Born in Denver, Colorado, he was one of those stern, heavyset character actors in Hollywood no person could recognize by name. He showed an early interest in music as a youth and by his college years managed to start his own band. This led to a job as musical director for 20th Century-Fox's theater chain, which, in turn, led him to acting in films beginning in 1937. Usually providing atmospheric bits with no billing, he made an initial impression in serial cliffhangers as a third-string heavy with the popular The Green Hornet Strikes Again! and Sky Raiders.

His first top featured role, however, would come with The Iron Claw as Jack "Flash" Strong, a photographer who, uncharacteristically for Walter, served as a comic sidekick to our serial hero. Best of all would be his role in another serial as Red Pennington, the amusing sidekick to Don Winslow of the Navy. He repeated his role again in Don Winslow of the Coast Guard, the successful sequel.

The Pennington role would spark a long and steady career in movies, usually a step or two behind Hollywood's elite, in To Have and Have Not (prominently featured as the fisherman who tries to cheat Bogie), in Along Came Jones, The Blue Dahlia, Dark City and Bad Day at Black Rock, among hundreds of others. A regular authoritative presence in these classic sci-fi films Red Planet Mars, The War of the Worlds and Invaders from Mars. He also had a recurring featured part in the 1940s Boston Blackie film series playing Detective Matthews alongside 'Chester Morris former thief-turned-crime hero.

A primary support player during the 'golden age' of TV, Walter worked on nearly every popular western and crime show available throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He had a regular series role on "The Adventures of Tugboat Annie" as Captain Horatio Bullwinkle, Annie's tugboat rival, and a recurring one as Lars "Papa" Holstrum, on "The Farmer's Daughter". He died of a heart attack in 1971 at age sixty-five in Chicago, Illinois.

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Walter Sande

Shows (4)

Lost in Space
Lost in Space
Sheriff George Baxendale
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Cal Haines / Cal Hoskins / Caldwell
Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
First Mate / Graysuit / Johnny Boss / Peterson / Police Lt. Richy
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Sheriff Taylor

Movies (31)

To Have and Have Not
To Have and Have Not
Fishing Customer Johnson
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun
Defense Attorney Art Jansen
Invaders from Mars
Invaders from Mars
Police Sgt. Mack Finlay
Apache
Apache
Lt. Col. Beck
Dark City
Dark City
Swede
The Blue Dahlia
The Blue Dahlia
Heath
Death of a Gunfighter
Death of a Gunfighter
Paul Hammond
The Navy vs. the Night Monsters
The Navy vs. the Night Monsters
Dr. Arthur Beecham
Bad Day at Black Rock
Bad Day at Black Rock
Sam
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Alex Todd
Son of Dracula
Son of Dracula
Deputy Mac (uncredited)
Tomorrow Is Another Day
Tomorrow Is Another Day
Sheriff
Nocturne
Nocturne
Lieutenant Halberson
After Midnight with Boston Blackie
After Midnight with Boston Blackie
Sergeant Mathews
Gung Ho!
Gung Ho!
McBride
Along Came Jones
Along Came Jones
Ira Waggoner
Fort Worth
Fort Worth
Deputy Waller
Warpath
Warpath
Sgt. Parker
Michael O'Hara the Fourth
Michael O'Hara the Fourth
John Parsons
The Kid from Left Field
The Kid from Left Field
Barnes
The Woman on the Beach
The Woman on the Beach
Otto Wernecke
The Duel at Silver Creek
The Duel at Silver Creek
Pete Fargo
Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain
Paul Revere
The Gallant Hours
The Gallant Hours
Horace Keys ("Doc")
Red Mountain
Red Mountain
Benjie
The Kid from Texas
The Kid from Texas
Crowe
The Basketball Fix
The Basketball Fix
Nat Becker
Wichita
Wichita
Clint Wallace
The Spider
The Spider
Walter Castle
Last Train from Gun Hill
Last Train from Gun Hill
Gun Hill Sheriff Bartlett
Dakota Lil
Dakota Lil
Butch Cassidy