Ben Alexander

Ben Alexander

actor, writer, director

Born May 26, 1911 in Goldfield, Nevada, USA

Starting out as a child actor in 1915, Ben Alexander's first roles were in the films of such directors as Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith. He later graduated to juvenile leads and supporting parts in sound films, most notably in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). When his acting career slowed down in the mid-'30s, he found a new career as a successful radio announcer. Alexander was more or less retired when producer Jack Webb picked him for the part of his detective partner in the TV series Dragnet (1951). Alexander later played another detective on Howard Duff's TV series The Felony Squad (1966).

Filmography

Connections

  • Jack Webb

    Jack Webb

  • Harry Bartell

    Harry Bartell

  • Olan Soule

    Olan Soule

  • Walter Sande

    Walter Sande

  • Vic Perrin

    Vic Perrin

  • Ralph Moody

    Ralph Moody

  • Jack Kruschen

    Jack Kruschen

  • Art Gilmore

    Art Gilmore

Genres

  • Thriller
  • Action & Adventure
  • Comedy
  • Western
  • Military & War
  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Sports
  • Musical