|Full Name Michael Feldman|
Name Michael Brandon
Occupation Actor, voice actor
|Years active 1967–present|
Children Alexander Max Brandon
|Spouse Glynis Barber (m. 1989), Lindsay Wagner (m. 1976–1979)|
Parents Sol Feldman, Miriam Feldman
Siblings Elliot Feldman, Debi Feldman
Movies and TV shows Thomas and Friends, Dempsey and Makepeace, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Captain America: The First, Dinotopia
Similar People Glynis Barber, Michael Angelis, Lindsay Wagner, Henry Kingi, Mimsy Farmer
Michael Brandon on Loose Women
Glynis Barber with Michael Brandon
Michael Brandon (born Michael Feldman; 1945) is an American actor who resides in London and Los Angeles. He is known for his role as James Dempsey in the British drama series Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–86). His theatre credits include the original Broadway production of Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? (1969), and playing Jerry Springer in the West End production of Jerry Springer: The Opera (2003–04).
Life and career
Brandon was born Michael Feldman in Brooklyn, New York, to Miriam (née Tumen) and Sol Feldman. At age nine, he and his family (brother Elliot and sister Debra Lynne) 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. Brandon starred in Singin' in the Rain in the summer of 2012. 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 was the US narrator of Thomas & Friends. In February 2008 he began his talk radio show on City Talk, a new local radio station in Liverpool. In 2008 he appeared in the Series 4 finale of the BBC's Doctor Who, as General Sanchez, a UNIT officer. Also in 2008 he appeared in the television series Bones, as Roger Frampton, an American millionaire.
In 2011, Brandon guest-starred in an episode of the BBC1 con drama Hustle as Marcus Wendell (series 7, episode 3).
Also in 2011 he was seen in a supporting role in the film Captain America: The First Avenger as a politician who befriends the titular character.
In September 2013 he appeared in the ITV dancing show Stepping Out with wife Glynis Barber.