Norman Alden

Norman Alden

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1924-09-13
Deathday: 2012-07-27 (87 years old)

Biography

Norman Alden, born Norman Adelberg on September 13, 1924, was an American character actor who entertained audiences for nearly 50 years with his diverse and memorable performances. Standing at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m), he possessed a presence that could be both commanding and warm, depending on the role.


Alden discovered his passion for acting while attending Texas Christian University, where he participated in on-campus theater productions. After serving in the United States Army during World War II, he pursued a career in acting, landing his first television appearance in 1957 on The 20th Century Fox Hour.


Throughout his career, Alden amassed an impressive filmography, appearing in dozens of television shows and films. He became known for a wide range of roles, showcasing his versatility and adaptability. Some of his most notable performances include Kranix and Arblus in The Transformers: The Movie (1986), Dr. Linstrom in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977), the voice of Kay in The Sword in the Stone (1963), and guest appearances in popular shows like Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, and The Twilight Zone.


Alden continued to work steadily until his retirement in 2006. He left behind a legacy of diverse and memorable performances, proving his talent as a true character actor.

Filmography

all 178

TV Shows 118

Movies 60

self 2

Voice 1

Producer 1

Cameraman Bill (uncredited)
Ed Wood

Ed Wood (1994)

Movie
6.46
Mercer Hawthorne / Bart Klapper
Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote (1984)

TV
7
Mike, Missing Persons (uncredited) / Mike, Missing Persons / Jerry Walsh
Hunter

Hunter (1984)

TV
Ed Maloney / Mickey Stern
The A-Team

The A-Team (1983)

TV
3.29
Det. Bitterman
Falcon Crest

Falcon Crest (1981)

TV
Robert Melton
Code Red

Code Red (1981)

TV
Lt. Al DeNisco
Samurai

Samurai (1979)

Movie
Additional Voices
Godzilla

Godzilla (1978)

TV
8
Senator Orloff
Dallas

Dallas (1978)

TV
4.2
Coach Alvin Parks
Semi-Tough

Semi-Tough (1977)

Movie
Louis Fluellen / P. J. Wilkes / Jake Barnett
Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels (1976)

TV
6.33
Al Cassidy
Fay

Fay (1975)

TV
Henry 'Hank' McSummers
Devlin

Devlin (1974)

TV
Sheriff Crossman
Kung Fu

Kung Fu (1972)

TV
7.14
Horrible Hank Hopkins
Kansas City Bomber

Kansas City Bomber (1972)

Movie
Producer's Assistant
Two for the Money

Two for the Money (1972)

Movie
Benjamin Marsh
Dan August

Dan August (1970)

TV
Carl, the First Thug
The Pigeon

The Pigeon (1969)

Movie
Barry / Paul / Bernie
Love, American Style

Love, American Style (1969)

TV
The Great Gregory - Balloonist
The Great Bank Robbery

The Great Bank Robbery (1969)

Movie
Sgt. Hardwick / Charley Baker
Adam-12

Adam-12 (1968)

TV
7.5
Herbert Herpgruve
Fever Heat

Fever Heat (1968)

Movie
Henchman #1
Batman

Batman (1966)

TV
5
Norman Frome / Worth
The F.B.I.

The F.B.I. (1965)

TV
Artie Dixon / Ben Fancher
Honey West

Honey West (1965)

TV
6
Andy Chadakis
Andy

Andy (1965)

Movie
Bully at the Gym
The Patsy

The Patsy (1964)

Movie
Pfc. Cooper / Pvt. Buford
Combat!

Combat! (1962)

TV
6
Bernie (uncredited)
Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare (1961)

TV
6
Cpl. Lester 'Merc' Davenport
Operation Bottleneck

Operation Bottleneck (1961)

Movie
Barry Carlton / John Henry Whitmore
The Untouchables

The Untouchables (1959)

TV
5.29
Seaman Herman Pulaski
Hennesey

Hennesey (1959)

TV
Charley - Townsman
Lawman

Lawman (1958)

TV
Water Dept. Worker
Leave It to Beaver

Leave It to Beaver (1957)

TV
Master of Ceremonies
Hear Me Good

Hear Me Good (1957)

Movie
Amos Potter / Berber / Purlie Loftus / Tom Hart / Deke Franklin
Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke (1955)

TV
6

Ratings

Average 6.18
Based on 2.44 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1950
1964
1972
1965
2009
Norman AldenNorman Alden

Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1924-09-13

Deathday
2012-07-27 (87 years old)

Birth Place
Forth Worth, Texas, USA

Citizenships
United States of America

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