Harlan Warde was a character actor active in television and movies. During World War II, he served in Special Forces.
Warde showed up in supporting roles as detectives, doctors, and ministers. Warde made five guest appearances on Perry Mason between 1958-1966, primarily in law enforcement roles, such as Assistant District Attorney Harold Hanley in "The Case of the Haunted Husband", and Sgt. Roddin in the only color episode in 1966 entitled, "The Case of the Twice Told Twist". From 1958–62, he joined Chuck Connors in The Rifleman.
In 1962–1971 Warde joined the cast of the TV Western series The Virginian in the recurring role of Sheriff Brannon. Warde appeared on The Andy Griffith Show episode "Opie and the Spoiled Kid" as Simon Winkler. Warde's last role was in the 1979 Rockford Files episode "A Different Drummer" playing an aging father of a shady doctor.