Does anybody know what Neville Brand's rank was in the Army?share
When discharged, he was a staff sergeant. You can find more info about him at
I do not wish any disrespect for the late Neville Brand, but he was one of Hollywood's most homely male actors because there was a NEED for him. Hollywood can't always utilize handsome men and cute boys. There is often a need for, 'character' actors, people who play a certain part. Neville Brand's thuggish, threatening, and frightening visage proved valuable to Hollywood who often needed especially scary villains and thugs. Even when Brand wasn't necessarily playing a thug, his character wasn't a nice guy. If his reason for becoming an actor was to get a woman to marry him, I wouldn't have blamed him.
The irony is that Neville Brand wasn't alone. The history of Hollywood contains a number of male actors who made a career playing bad guys, villains, thugs, evil men, etc., because they 'looked' like it. Yet, so many people would comment on their obituaries that these guys were among the nicest and friendliest men they had ever known in real life.
True. I once knew a guy at work who stood, 6'6". Walking down the crowded corridor at work, you could spot him a mile away, head and shoulders sticking up above the crowd. He also had a perpetual mean look on his face. Yet when I first met him he was a nice guy and my impression remained so until I left the company. He told me that he never had to get into fights growing up. Being 6'6", there was little doubt as to why.
I, too, have a perpetual mean look on my face. If only I were 6'6".share