His craggy facial features got him typecast as a villain in many films, including the Birdman of Alcatraz. In his television career, he won an award for playing Willie Stark in a 1958 rendition of All the Kings Men and played
He returned from WWII as a highly decorated servicemen.
He appeared in the 1950 movie, Where the Sidewalk Ends.
He was born in Griswold, Iowa, as one of seven children of Leo Brand, an electrician, and his wife Helen.
He played the gangster