Brett Halsey was born on Charles Oliver Hand, June 20,1933 and is an American film actor, sometimes credited as Montgomery Ford.
19 Facts About Brett Halsey
Brett Halsey appeared in B pictures and in European-made feature films.
Brett Halsey originated the role of John Abbott on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
Universal Pictures selected Brett Halsey's acting name from the admiral.
Interested in acting since he was a child, young Brett Halsey was employed as a page at CBS Television studios, where he met Jack Benny and Benny's wife, Mary Livingstone, who presented him to William Goetz, the head of Universal Pictures, who placed him in a school with other aspiring actors for the studio.
Brett Halsey appeared as Swift Otter, a Cheyenne Indian in the 1956 episodes "The Spirit of Hidden Valley" and "The Gentle Warrior" of the CBS western series, Brave Eagle, starring Keith Larsen as a young Indian chief.
In 1958, Halsey guest-starred several times as Lieutenant Summers in Richard Carlson's syndicated western series, Mackenzie's Raiders, a fictional account of cavalry Colonel Ranald S Mackenzie, set at Fort Clark, Texas.
That same year, Brett Halsey had the lead role of a life-saving sailor in an episode of another syndicated series, Highway Patrol.
Brett Halsey appeared in Harbor Command, a military drama about the United States Coast Guard.
Brett Halsey appeared as Robert Finchley in the 1958 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Cautious Coquette", and starred in the Roger Corman teen flick The Cry Baby Killer.
Brett Halsey appeared in the episode "Thin Ice" in 1959 of Five Fingers.
Brett Halsey played supporting and co-starring roles in Hollywood, having appeared in such films as Return of the Fly, Jet Over the Atlantic, The Best of Everything, Return to Peyton Place and Twice-Told Tales.
Brett Halsey returned to the United States in the early 1970s and worked in film and television.
Brett Halsey had supporting roles in higher-profile films such as Ratboy and The Godfather Part III, and worked with Italian horror director Lucio Fulci on The Devil's Honey, Touch of Death, A Cat in the Brain and Demonia.
Brett Halsey appeared as the captain of a luxury space liner in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "Cruise Ship to the Stars", and the Columbo episode "Death Lends a Hand".
In 1954, Brett Halsey married Renate Hoy, an actress who had won the Miss Germany contest that year, and who appeared in such films as The Sea Chase with John Wayne.
From 1960 to 1962, Brett Halsey was married to Italian actress Luciana Paluzzi.
In 1964, Brett Halsey married the popular German actress and singer Heidi Bruhl.
Toward the end of the 1990s, Brett Halsey moved to San Jose, Costa Rica, to teach film acting.