Saturday, May 6, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Herb Andress

 [These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Herbert Andreas Greunz was born in Bad Goisern, Upper Austria, Austria on January 10, 1935. He became interested in acting at an early age. In 1957 he moved to France, where he appeared in “Chaque jour a son secret” (1958) and in 1961 moved to New York, then later to San Francisco. He worked with Elena Williams in Las Vegas and Los Angeles in an act that became well known as "The Magical Dolls". He spent two years at a workshop at Columbia Pictures under teachers like Ida Lupino, Ralph Nelson and Charlton Heston. His first credits were under the name Herbert Andreas, and he often played Germans in the classic war television series ‘Combat!’ (1962), and soon began to be offereed better parts. He moved to Rome in 1968 and began a second career under the name Herb Andress in international film productions. He died in Munich, Germany on April 8, 2004.

His lone Spaghetti western appearance was as a lieutenant in 1970’s “The Last Rebel” with Joe Namath, Jack Elam and Woody Strode.

ANDRES, Herb (aka Herb Andreas, Herbert Andreas, Herbert Andress) (Herbert Andreas Greunz) [1/10/1935, Bad Goisern, Upper Austria, Austria – 4/8/2004, Munich, Bavaria, Germany (cancer)] – film, TV actor.

The Last Rebel – 1970 (lieutenant)

1 comment:

  1. If he was born in 1935 and died in 2004, he would have been 69. Sometimes I AM good at math.