Henry Brandon (June 8, 1912 - February 15, 1990) was a character actor in over 100 American films, famous for playing Indian, Arab, Persian, Turkish, Native American and East Asian roles, usually villains.
Born Heinrich Von Kleinbach in Berlin, German Empire, his parents emigrated to the United States while he was still an infant. A stage actor, he performed on Broadway and continued to act on stage periodically throughout his acting career. He made his motion picture debut in 1932, His most famous acting roles were as "Chief Cicatrice" in John Ford's The Searchers in 1956 and "Chief Quanah Parker" in Ford's Two Rode Together in 1961. He also played officer Chaney in John Carpenter's 1976 film, Assault on Precinct 13. Many people will remember him for his role as "Silas Barnaby", the evil character in the Laurel & Hardy 1934 classic "Babes in Toyland" a/k/a "March of the Wooden Soldiers". He was also the nasty opera manager who signed Alfalfa to an unbreakable contract singing "The Barber of Seville" in the "Little Rascals"/"Our Gang" series.
Henry Brandon died in 1990 in Los Angeles, California of a heart attack.