Henry Rowland (actor)

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

Henry Rowland
Wolfram Von Bock

(1913-09-24)September 24, 1913
DiedApril 26, 1984(1984-04-26) (aged 70)
Resting placeLos Angeles National Cemetery
Other namesHenry Roland, Cpl. Henry Rowland
Years active1940–1979


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

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