Gary Brown in "Dragnet" episode "The Shooting Board" (1967)

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In Dragnet episode "The Shooting Board" (1967), Christian Brando is too young to have played the part of Officer Paul. Brando was at most nine years old when the episode was made. The man who played Paul was at least 16 years old at the time and more likely 25 years old. The man does resemble the Brando family (very fair in appearance like Marlon Brando), but he cannot be Christian Brando. (He also does not look like him.)

I tried verifying the existence of an older son of Marlon Brando (or even an older grandson of Marlon Brando, Sr.), but I couldn't. I tried using the IMDb Advanced Name Search for an actor named Gary Brown born some time from 1931 to 1950, but the engine turned up zero results. Any one of the 77 existing database entries for a "Gary Brown" except for Brando could be the one we are looking for. Looking at Christian Brando's page on IMDb, I do wonder if there was a "Gary Brown" page that was incorrectly merged into Brando's.

The corresponding submission to correct this error by created a new name entry in the database is 170801-191938-955000 which did not go live.
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Hi Jeorj,

Thanks for providing the additional info. I've moved that credit to a new name page, it looks like there was a bad name merge previously due to Christian going by the name Gary Brown in a number of roles.

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Thanks, Will.