Victor Millan

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Victor Millan
Born Joseph Brown
(1920-08-01)August 1, 1920
Los Angeles California, U.S.
Died April 3, 2009(2009-04-03) (aged 88)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Theater professor, actor
Years active 1952-1989

Victor Millan, whose real name was Joseph Brown, (August 1, 1920[1] – April 3, 2009[1]) was an American actor, academic and former Dean of the theatre arts department at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California.[1] Victor Millan was Brown's pseudonym used during his acting career, which spanned decades.[1]

Early life[edit]

Brown was born on August 1, 1920.[1] He served as a sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.[1] During the war, Brown was stationed in China, India and Burma.[1]

He enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) following the end of World War II.[1] Brown earned both his bachelor's degree and his master's degree in theatre arts from UCLA.[1]


Brown, who adopted the name Victor Millan during his acting career, had over eighty separate television and film credits, in addition to his theater work. Some of his earliest roles included the 1952 film, The Ring, which was directed by Kurt Neumann, as well as Walk the Proud Land, Touch of Evil, and The FBI Story. Millan's later film credits included Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze in 1975, and the 1983 film, Scarface starring Al Pacino, in which Millan played Ariel Bleyer. Millan was an active member of the Screen Actors Guild.[1]

Brown taught theatre arts at Santa Monica College for his entire academic teaching career.[1] He served as the Dean of the theatre arts department at the college for over 25 years.[1]

Victor Millan died at his home in Santa Monica, California, on April 3, 2009, at the age of 88.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Joseph Brown August 1, 1920 - April 3, 2009". Los Angeles Times. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 

External links[edit]

  • Victor Millan on IMDb (Please note:According to the Los Angeles Times obituary, the dates listed on IMDB are not correct)