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16 Jun 2015 4:29 p.m. PST
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Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 4:28 p.m. PST

Who is your favorite character from the cast of 'Hogan's Heroes?' Tell us why you especially like this character.

Gen. Burkhalter (Leon Askin)
Col. Wilhelm Klink (Werner Klemperer)
Col. Robert E. Hogan (Bob Crane)
Col. Crittendon (Bernard Fox)
Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter (Howard Cohen)
Cpl. Louis LeBeau (Robert Clary)
Sgt. Hans Schultz (John Banner)
Sgt. James 'Kinch' Kinchloe (Ivan Dixon)
Sgt. Andrew Carter (Larry Hovis)
Sgt. Richard Baker (Kenneth Washington)
Cpl. Peter Newkirk (Richard Dawson)
Fraulein Helga (Cynthia Lynn)

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 4:48 p.m. PST

Sgt. Hans Schultz (John Banner) is my favorite

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 5:07 p.m. PST

General Burkhalter…..

Sundance22 Jan 2015 5:09 p.m. PST

There were too many to pick just one, but I always liked Carter. Schultz was a favorite, of course. But I met LeBeau once, when he came to talk at my high school. Still have his autograph around here somewhere.

BW195922 Jan 2015 5:16 p.m. PST

Cpl LeBeau, The actor was also a holocaust survivor, plus his character was a good cook.

Sundance22 Jan 2015 5:17 p.m. PST

Yes, that's why he came to talk at our school – as a holocaust survivor. He's actually a Polish Jew.

BW195922 Jan 2015 5:22 p.m. PST

Thanks Sundance, glad you got to met him. I also think he is the only cast member still alive.

Dynaman878922 Jan 2015 5:28 p.m. PST

Schultz. As for why "I know nuthink!"

combatpainter Fezian22 Jan 2015 5:46 p.m. PST

Schultz is hilarious.

goragrad22 Jan 2015 6:26 p.m. PST

Sgt. Schultz – 'I see no nothink…'

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 6:31 p.m. PST

Are you kidding? Fraulein Helga (Cynthia Lynn) of course.


Buck21522 Jan 2015 6:35 p.m. PST

Major Hochstetter (Favorite quote from him: "Baaaahhh!" And second favorite quote: "Klink, who IS this man?"). By the way, Howard CAINE played the high-strung major…

wrgmr122 Jan 2015 6:49 p.m. PST

1. Cpl. Louis LeBeau (Robert Clary) A good cook.
2. Col. Wilhelm Klink (Werner Klemperer) did a great job of being mercurial.
3. Sgt. Hans Schultz (John Banner) always looking for food.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 6:53 p.m. PST

I liked Newkirk. "A piece of pie''.

enfant perdus22 Jan 2015 7:09 p.m. PST


A black USAAF SSgt who is able to insinuate himself into a Luftstalag? The improbability of that backstory points to a mastery of spy craft. Also, I thought it was funny how he would impersonate the German brass (including Hitler) over the radio and telephone.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 7:34 p.m. PST

General Burkhalter,"Klink how vould you like to go somevhere ,vhere they are all named Ivan ,vear fur coats and shoot at you"? "What time shall I pick up your sister Herr General?"

Mako1122 Jan 2015 7:36 p.m. PST

Yep, Helga for me as well, since at the time I was an adolescent.

Of course, there are lots of other superb characters in that show as well.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 8:09 p.m. PST

Nazis are funny.

SgtPain22 Jan 2015 9:13 p.m. PST

Sgt. Hans Schultz

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 10:29 p.m. PST

Could this show even exist today? I haven't seen it in reruns in years. Might have something with that movie about Bob Crane.

Mako1123 Jan 2015 12:12 a.m. PST

Reruns are on again, at least in my area.

redbanner414523 Jan 2015 5:27 a.m. PST

Schultz or Klink, who can decide between two such great characters.

tigrifsgt23 Jan 2015 6:18 a.m. PST

I proposed to my wife while Newkirk was shuffling the cards when the show was coming on. I'm just a hopeless romantic. One more for Newkirk.

Coelacanth23 Jan 2015 6:18 a.m. PST

I want to write-in Jerry Fielding, who composed the show's memorable theme music: Hogan's Heroes March.

When I was a kid, I liked Schultz.


Rich Bliss23 Jan 2015 8:18 a.m. PST

Hochstetter. He knew something was going on. He just couldn't navigate the politics sufficiently to prove it. "this man is the most dangerous man in Germany! what is he doing here!?"

Sergeant Kinchloe is close second. He was the only man Hogan could completely trust. The show wasn't the same after he escaped.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2015 8:58 a.m. PST

Helga had better legs but Schulz was the more interesting character in my insignificant opinion.

Tommy2023 Jan 2015 9:11 a.m. PST

Fraulein Helga had nuthin' on Alene Martel as Tiger


Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2015 10:39 a.m. PST


dilettante Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2015 6:40 p.m. PST

Schultz-"I know NOTHZING! NOTHZING!"
P.S. The ladies are nice too;^))

Sergeant Paper23 Jan 2015 9:53 p.m. PST

Helga, Kinch, Hogan

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2015 12:29 p.m. PST

My two favorites have always been Colonel Klink and Sergeant Schultz. They had a terrific chemistry together on screen.

Both, ironically, were immigrants from Germany/Austria who served in the U.S. military during WW2!

J Womack 9426 Jan 2015 8:55 p.m. PST

Schultz and Newkirk.

MarescialloDiCampo04 Feb 2015 6:57 a.m. PST

Col. Wilhelm Klink (Werner Klemperer)always reminds me of the real life promotion system within the military. He is a shining example…should be an MI Colonel!

Servo300012 Mar 2015 8:06 a.m. PST


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