Harry Tenbrook

Active - 1915 - 1960  |   Born - Oct 9, 1887   |   Died - Sep 14, 1960   |   Genres - Drama, Western, Comedy, Action, Crime

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Biography by Hal Erickson

A film actor from 1925, Norway native Harry Tenbrook usually played such functionary roles as shore patrolmen, sailors, gangsters, and bartenders. The names of Tenbrook's screen characters ran along the lines of Limpy, Spike, and Squarehead. With his supporting appearance in The Informer (1935), the actor became a member of director John Ford's stock company. Harry Tenbrook's association with Ford ended with 1958's The Last Hurrah.

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