Michael Brandon

Michael Brandon
Michael Brandon
Born Michael Feldman
April 20, 1945 (1945-04-20) (age 66)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970–present
Spouse Lindsay Wagner (1976–1979) (divorced)
Glynis Barber (1989–present)

Michael Brandon (born April 20, 1945) is an American actor who resides in the United Kingdom and United States.

Life and career

Brandon was born Michael Feldman in Brooklyn, New York to Miriam (née Tumen) and Sol Feldman.[1] At age nine, he and his family (brother Elliot and sister Debra) moved to Valley Stream, New York where he attended Memorial Junior High and then Valley Stream Central High School.

Brandon starred in the TV series Dempsey and Makepeace and Dinotopia, the movies Quattro mosche di velluto grigio (1971), F.M. (1978), A Vacation In Hell (1979) and A Change of Seasons (1980), and the plays Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and Jerry Springer - The Opera.

Since moving to the UK, Brandon has worked in TV on such shows as The Bill, Trial and Retribution, and Dead Man Weds. He also played the title role in the musical Jerry Springer: The Opera for over a year in the National Theatre and after its transfer into the West End. In 2004, he portrayed Nobel Prize winner Arno Penzias in the BBC TV movie Hawking about physicist Stephen Hawking's early career at the University of Cambridge and began narrating the American version of Thomas and Friends and Abe and the Amazing Promise of Veggie Tales. In February 2008 he began his talk radio show on City Talk, a new local radio station in Liverpool.[2] In 2008 he appeared in the Series 4 finale of the BBC's Doctor Who, as General Sanchez, a UNIT officer.[3] Also in 2008 he appeared in the television series Bones, as Clive Frampton, an American millionaire.

Brandon was offered the role as the narrator of the US version of Thomas and Friends after his performance in Jerry Springer the Opera. HiT Entertainment had approached him and they talked for hours and Brandon had stayed on till 2007.[4]

From 1976 to 1979, Brandon was married to actress Lindsay Wagner (who portrayed Jaime Sommers in the Bionic Woman series). He is currently married to actress Glynis Barber, with whom he co-starred in Dempsey & Makepeace, and the couple remain in the United Kingdom.[1] Brandon and Barber have a son called Alexander Max Brandon, (born November 1992)

In 2011, Brandon guest-starred in an episode of the BBC1 con drama Hustle as Marcus Wendell (series 7, episode 3).

Most recently he was seen in a supporting role in the film Captain America: The First Avenger as a politician who befriends the titular character.


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