Did you know?: Paul Sorensen (February 16, 1926 – July 17, 2008) was an American film, theater and television actor who appeared in literally hundreds roles during his career, including “The Brady Bunch” and “Dallas.” He was frequently cast in westerns or as a police officer. Sorensen was born in 1926 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He moved to Hollywood, California, in 1945 and enrolled in the Pasadena Playhouse, from which he graduated two years later. Later in life, he was honored by the Pasadena Playhouse with a lifetime achievement award. Sorenson served with the United States military during the Korean War. He returned to California after the war and resumed acting. A talent agent signed Sorenson after watching him perform in a theater production of “Born Yesterday.” He was cast in his first television role as the deputy-turned-bandit Billy Stiles in the 1954-1955 syndicated “Stories of the Century,” a western series starring and narrated by Jim Davis. One of Sorensen’s best known characters was a recurring role as Andy Bradley, a member of an oil cartel, on “Dallas.” He appeared in recurring television roles in “The Brady Bunch,” “Barnaby Jones” and “My Three Sons.” His television career, which spanned from the 1950s to the 1980s also included work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “My Favorite Martian,” “The Rockford Files” and “The Mod Squad,” and such westerns as “Jefferson Drum,” “The Rifleman,” “Rin Tin Tin,” “Gunsmoke,” “Have Gun, Will Travel,” “The High Chaparral,” “Cheyenne,” “Cimarron City,” “Johnny Ringo,” “Wagon Train,” “The Virginian,” and “The Big Valley.”
Birthplace: Kenosha, WI
You Know Him As: That one guy from that thing from way back.