See the final screen roles for the cast of Hogan's Heroes

They were villains for both Schwarzenegger and The Partridge Family.

The cast of Hogan's Heroes was like no other. Werner Klemperer (Klink), John Banner (Schultz), Leon Askin (Burkhalter) and Howard Caine (Hochstetter), who all played Germans, were Jewish, and all but the latter had fled the Nazis during WWII. Additionally, Robert Clary, who played the cooking French corporal, LeBeau, had been interned at a concentration camp.

They were fascinating people — and they continued to work in Hollywood after Hogan's Heroes ended its six-season run in 1971. These actors appeared in everything from romantic comedies to futuristic thrillers. Let's take a look.

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1. Richard Dawson

Dawson, of course, is best known for work in game shows, beginning as a panelist on Match Game in the 1970s. As the longtime — if not defining — host of Family Feud, Dawson planted kisses from 1976–1985. He would briefly return to the Feud from 1994–95, before the show was put to rest for a handful of years due to poor ratings. In between, the British actor delivered his most memorable film role, as he was cleverly cast as the villain in the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi chase The Running Man (1987). Of course, he played a game show host. Only, this one was deadly.

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2. Werner Klemperer

In an unlikely way, Klemperer's final television performance would be as Colonel Klink. In a 1993 episode of The Simpsons, "The Last Temptation of Homer," a guardian angel shows up to help Homer. He is the image of Colonel Klink — and Klemperer voiced the toon. However, the last time Klemperer was seen on screen came a year earlier in Law & Order. In "Star Struck," the veteran television star played one William Unger, the father of a murder suspect who is pleading insanity.

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3. John Banner

The Partridge Family episode titled "Who Is Max Ledbetter and Why Is He Saying All Those Terrible Things?" is a real mouthful. Banner, the former Sgt. Schultz, is Max Ledbetter himself, a washed-up quack of a TV psychic now running a bakery in financial trouble. He attempts to squeeze money from the family band. Banner died in early 1973, ten months after the episode aired.

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4. Robert Clary

After his days as Corporal Louis LeBeau, the French-born actor transitioned to a long career in soap operas. Clary had long stints on Days of Our Lives (on and off from 1972–87) and The Young and the Restless (1973–79). His last gig would come on The Bold and the Beautiful from 1990–91, playing Pierre Jourdan, a singing Parisian who runs a café and offers a home to Brooke Logan. He relocated to L.A. and attends a ratings-driven wedding. Clary remains one of the last surviving cast members of Hogan's Heroes, but he has not acted on screen since.

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5. Larry Hovis

Texas native Larry Hovis settled down in the Lone Star State late in life, taking a position teaching drama at Southwest Texas State University in the 1990s. That might explain his unlikely appearance in Lone Star State of Mind, a somewhat forgotten 2002 teen rom-com starring Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek). The movie filmed around Austin, Texas. Hovis pops up as a doctor who looks over Jackson's character. Hovis passed away a year later.

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6. Ivan Dixon

After playing the communications expert Kinchloe, Dixon largely worked behind the camera. He directed episodes of The Waltons, The Rockford Files, The Bionic Woman, Magnum, P.I. and The A-Team, not to mention the seminal blaxploitation film Trouble Man, which featured an awesome Marvin Gaye soundtrack. Still, Dixon occasionally jumped into a role here and there. His final acting gig came on Father Dowling Mysteries, playing a reverend in "The Joyful Noise Mystery" in 1991. Dixon passed away in 2008.

Image: CBS Television Distribution

7. Bob Crane

Following his lead role as Hogan, Crane landed his own show in 1975 called, well, The Bob Crane Show. He played an insurance salesman who gives medical school a go. The sitcom lasted 15 episodes. From there, the drummer-actor popped up as a guest star on shows like Quincy M.E. and The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. His final screen appearance came on The Love Boat, in the story "Family Reunion," part of the season-one voyage "Too Hot to Handle/Family Reunion/Cinderella Story" in 1978.

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MarkSpeck 4 months ago
Richard Dawson had game show experience prior to Match Game. He was one of the hosts of the 1970-71 version of Can You Top This?, and also was a panelist on the early '70's version of Password.
EmBee 4 months ago
Larry Hovis produced a version of the syndicated TV show, The Liars Club. He was also a permanent panelist.
daDoctah 4 months ago
My best memory of Ivan Dixon post-Hogan was in the movie "Car Wash". Ostensibly a comedy, Dixon's character was involved in a dramatic storyline where he's trying to make good with his parole officer, and ends up stopping a fellow employee from making a big mistake holding up the carwash with a gun.
Jerijake1 5 months ago
Hogans hero's was a favorite of my and still is
menavy Jerijake1 3 months ago
Hogan's Heroes was my grandmother's favorite show. As a result I started watching it. Thanks to MeTV I've watched every episode at least 5 times in the last few years. I'm just glad they started showing them in order instead of of every other epispode.
Pilaf 10 months ago
Who is the President of ME TV? David Duke? THERE ARE AND WERE NO FUNNY NAZIS! Ask Simon Wiesenthal, Beate Klarsfeld, Anne Frank!
JoeyZone11 Pilaf 9 months ago
So is it your take that Hogan's Heroes should have never existed? Just curious because I believe the show's intent was to mock the German army. Werner Klemperer himself said he would not sign on to the show unless the Germans were made to look like buffoons.
ll675i Pilaf 8 months ago
no, there were no funny Nazis...just ask Robert Clary, who spent time in a Nazi Concentration camp. Ask Werner Klemperer, and John Banner, whose families had to flee Nazi Germany. This was a TV show plain and simple. And thanks to The Greatest Generation, we have the ability to laugh at the Nazis.
CoffeyKin Pilaf 8 months ago
"Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance." - Mel Brooks
EmBee Pilaf 4 months ago
I think that's what Klemperer said as a stipulation to being on the show. That and the Nazis could never win.
Barry22 10 months ago
Dawson was great in 'The Running Man'
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