Henry Rowland (actor)

Henry Rowland
Born Wolfram Von Bock
(1913-09-24)September 24, 1913
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Died April 26, 1984(1984-04-26) (aged 70)
Northridge, California, U.S.
Resting place Los Angeles National Cemetery
Other names Henry Roland, Cpl. Henry Rowland
Years active 1940–1979

Henry Rowland (December 28, 1913 April 26, 1984) was an American film and television actor.


Rowland (born Wolfram Von Bock) had heavily Teutonic facial features, making him an invaluable commodity in wartime films, even though he was born in the American Midwest. Rowland "heiled" and "achtunged" his way through a variety of films, ranging from Casablanca to Russ Meyer's Supervixens. Conversely, he showed up as an American flight surgeon in 1944's Winged Victory, billed under his Army rank as Corporal Henry Rowland. In his last years, Rowland had continued playing such Germanic characters as the Amish farmer in The Frisco Kid (1975).

He appeared six times on the western series Annie Oakley, starring Gail Davis and Brad Johnson. He was also cast in the television series Brave Eagle, Fury, The Lone Ranger, Zorro, The Rifleman, Tales of Wells Fargo (episode "Laredo"), and Gunsmoke.

For his contribution to the television industry, Henry Rowland has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6328 Hollywood Boulevard.

Partial filmography

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/21/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.