Brett Halsey is an American film actor, sometimes credited as Montgomery Ford. He appeared in B pictures and in European-made feature films. He originated the role of John Abbott on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. Halsey is a great-nephew of the United States Navy Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr., also known as Bull Halsey, commander of the Pacific Allied naval forces during World War II. Universal Pictures selected Brett Halsey's acting name from the admiral.
|Born||Charles Oliver Hand, June 20, 1933, Santa Ana, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Montgomery Ford|
|Spouse(s)||Renate Hoy (1954–59), 2 children, Luciana Paluzzi (1960–62), 1 child, Heidi Brühl (1964–76), 2 children, Victoria Korda (? – present)|
|IMDb||Brett Halsey's IMDb|
B-movie actor who portrayed John Abbott on The Young and the Restless from 1980 to 1981. He also appeared in the 1959 film, Return of the Fly, and the NBC spy show, Five fingers.
He was born in Santa Ana, California, and worked as a page for CBS Television studios.
He starred in the ABC adventure series Follow the Sun from 1961 to 1962.
He married his first wife, actress Renate Hoy, in 1954, and they had two children. He later had three children with two other women.
Jack Benny introduced him to the head of Universal Pictures, who kickstarted his career.
- Male actors from Santa Ana, California
- New Star of the Year (Actor) Golden Globe winners
- Male Spaghetti Western actors
- American expatriates in Italy
Latest information about Brett Halsey updated on June 10 2021.