Brodie as boxer Mike O'Halloran
in The Admiral Was a Lady, 1950
November 21, 1919
El Dorado, Kansas, U.S.
|Died||January 9, 1992 (aged 72)|
West Hills, California, U.S.
(m. 1946; div. 1948)
Barbara Ann Savitt
Steve Brodie (born John Stevenson; November 21, 1919 – January 9, 1992) was an American stage, film, and television actor from El Dorado in Butler County in south central Kansas. Born John Stevenson, he took his screen name from Steve Brodie, a daredevil who claimed to have jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886 and survived.
Brodie appeared in 79 feature films during his career (1944-1988), plus a profusion of appearances on episodic TV. He worked at various studios, including MGM, RKO and Republic Pictures, appearing mostly in westerns and B-movies. He played supporting roles in the majority of his films, including the 1947 film noir classic Out of the Past and 1950's Armored Car Robbery.
Beginning in the mid 1950s, he appeared mostly on television, with guest-starring roles in such series as Stories of the Century (as the outlaw Harry Tracy), Crossroads, Sugarfoot, Colt .45, Stagecoach West, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, The Public Defender, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Alaskans, Pony Express, The Brothers Brannagan, Going My Way, The Asphalt Jungle, Wanted: Dead or Alive, and The Dakotas. Brodie made three guest appearances on Perry Mason.He portrayed murderer Ben Wallace in the 1959 episode 'The Case of the Garrulous Gambler', Eddie Lewis in the 1962 episode 'The Case of the Angry Astronaut' and Quinn Torrey in the 1964 episode 'The Case of the Witless Witness'.
Brodie and Lash La Rue appeared nine and five times, respectively, as Sheriff Johnny Behan of Cochise County, Arizona, an historical person, in the ABC western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O'Brian as Wyatt Earp.
Brodie appeared on stage in the 1950s as Maryk in a national company production of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, co-starring with Paul Douglas as Queeg and Wendell Corey as Greenwald.
Brodie was married to actress Lois Andrews from 1946 to 1948. He married Barbara Ann Savitt in 1950. Their son, Kevin Brodie, was a child actor who later became a film writer and director.
At the time of his death, The Los Angeles Times erroneously stated in his obituary that Brodie had been nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for 1949's Home of the Brave. Brodie was actually not among the five nominees in that category that year.
- Ladies Courageous (1944) as Tower Man (uncredited)
- Follow the Boys (1944) as Australian Pilot (uncredited)
- Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) as MP Corporal (uncredited)
- This Man's Navy (1945) as Timothy Joseph Aloysius 'Tim' Shannon
- The Clock (1945) as Sergeant (uncredited)
- It's in the Bag! (1945) as Usher (uncredited)
- Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Soldier (uncredited)
- The Crimson Canary (1945) as Hillary
- A Walk in the Sun (1945) as Pvt. Judson
- Young Widow (1946) as Willie Murphy
- Badman's Territory (1946) as Bob Dalton
- Sunset Pass (1946) as Cashier Slagle
- Criminal Court (1946) as Frankie Wright - Vic's Brother
- The Falcon's Adventure (1946) as Benny
- Trail Street (1947) as Logan Maury
- Code of the West (1947) as Henchman Matt Saunders
- Thunder Mountain (1947) as Chick Jorth
- Desperate (1947) as Steve Randall
- Crossfire (1947) as Floyd
- Out of the Past (1947) as Fisher
- The Arizona Ranger (1948) as Quirt Butler
- Guns of Hate (1948) as Anse Morgan
- Return of the Bad Men (1948) as Cole Younger
- Station West (1948) as Stellman
- Bodyguard (1948) as Fenton
- Rose of the Yukon (1949) as Maj. Geoffrey Barnett
- Brothers in the Saddle (1949) as Steve Taylor
- Rustlers (1949) as Mort Wheeler
- I Cheated the Law (1949) as Frank Bricolle
- Home of the Brave (1949) as T.J. Everett
- Massacre River (1949) as Burke Kimber
- Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949) as Earl Jackson
- The Big Wheel (1949) as Happy Lee
- Tough Assignment (1949) as Boss Morgan
- The Great Plane Robbery (1950) as Murray
- Winchester '73 (1950) as Wesley
- Armored Car Robbery (1950) as Al Mapes
- It's a Small World (1950) as Charlie
- The Admiral Was a Lady (1950) as Mike O'Halloran - Boxer
- Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) as Joe 'Jinx' Raynor
- The Steel Helmet (1951) as Lt. Driscoll
- M (1951) as Police Lt. Becker
- The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951) as Sergeant
- Only the Valiant (1951) as Trooper Onstot
- Fighting Coast Guard (1951) as 'Red' Toon
- Two-Dollar Bettor (1951) as Rick Bowers - aka Rick Slate
- Joe Palooka in Triple Cross (1951) as Dutch
- Bal Tabarin (1952) as Joe Goheen
- Three for Bedroom "C" (1952) as Conde Marlowe
- Lady in the Iron Mask (1952) as Athos
- The Story of Will Rogers (1952) as Dave Marshall
- Army Bound (1952) as Matt Hall
- White Lightning (1953) as Jack Monohan
- The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) as Sgt. Loomis
- The Charge at Feather River (1953) as Pvt. Ryan
- Donovan's Brain (1953) as Herbie Yocum
- Sea of Lost Ships (1953) as Lt. Rogers
- The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Chief Budge
- The Far Country (1954) as Ives
- The Cruel Tower (1956) as Casey
- Gun Duel in Durango (1957) as Dunsten
- Under Fire (1957) as Capt. Linn
- The Crooked Circle (1957) as Ken Cooper
- Spy in the Sky! (1958) as Vic Cabot
- Sierra Baron (1958) as Rufus Bynum
- Arson for Hire (1959) as Arson Squad Insp. John 'Johnny' Broderick
- Here Come the Jets (1959) as Logan
- Three Came to Kill (1960) as Dave Harris
- Blue Hawaii (1961) as Tucker Garvey
- A Girl Named Tamiko (1962) as James Hatten
- The Virginian (1963 episode "Run Away Home") as Sheriff Martin
- Of Love and Desire (1963) as Bill Maxton
- A Bullet for Billy the Kid (1963)
- Roustabout (1964) as Fred
- The Wild World of Batwoman (1966) as Jim Flanagan
- The Cycle Savages (1969) as Police Detective (uncredited)
- The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) as Dr. Vance
- Frankenstein Island (1981) as Jocko
- Delta Pi (1984) as Jack Enoff
- The Wizard of Speed and Time (1989) as Lucky Straeker (final film role)
- Some sources indicate Brodie was born as John Stevens
- Soden, Garrett (2005). Defying Gravity: Land Divers, Roller Coasters, Gravity Bums, and the Human Obsession With Falling, New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-32656-X
- "Steve Brodie Filmography, Internet Movie Database". Retrieved 4 December 2011.
- "Full Cast and Crew for The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- Carroll, Harrison (April 28, 1950). "Behind the Scenes in Hollywood". Lancaster Eagle-Gazette. Ohio, Lancaster. p. 6. Retrieved June 6, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Steve Brodie, Widow Married in Las Vegas". Daily Capital Journal. Oregon, Salem. United Press. September 9, 1950. p. 10.
- "Band Leader's Widow Weds Picture Actor". The San Bernardino County Sun. California, San Bernardino. Associated Press. September 10, 1950. p. 11. Retrieved June 6, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Marriages". Billboard. October 14, 1950. p. 60. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
- "Steve Brodie; Actor in 200 Action Films". Los Angeles Times. 11 January 1992.
- http://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/1950 List of Best Supporting Actor nominees in 1949