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Bob Crane was born in Waterbury, CT, the youngest of two sons. In school he was known for being a class clown and an intense music lover. His favorites were jazz and big band. Bob's specialty was the drums. After graduating from Stamford High School in 1946 he turned his attention to his love for music...
“ The original Hogan! ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains
and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3
, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet
“ Picking an actor to take on the title role was hard. Greg Kinnear has virtually already played the role having played Bob Crane in the bio-pic Autofocus. Russell Crowe in 2002/3 was reported as being interested in the part too. ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Werner Klemperer, everyone's favorite TV German Air Force colonel, was best known for his role as the bumbling Col. Wilhelm Klink on the comedy series Hogan's Heroes
. Although he'll forever be known as the blustering but inept German commandant of Stalag 13, Klemperer was in fact a talented dramatic actor...
“ Klink! ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. He was raised in Brisbane, Queensland, after his parents split up...
“ Cassonava Frankenstein it is! Rush is a very versitile and accomplished actor and could make this role his own. He will need to as Werner is a (very) hard act to follow! ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
John Banner, who achieved television immortality for his portrayal of the Luftwaffe POW camp guard Sergeant Schultz in the TV series Hogan's Heroes
. He was born on January 28, 1910 in Vienna. Vienna was the capital of what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The 28-year-old Banner, who was Jewish...
“ I know nothing! ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Actually a lathe operator he decided to become actor at the age of 23. Studied play at the 'Schauspielschule', Berlin-Oberschoeneweide (GDR) Played at the 'Schauspielhaus', Dresden since 1984. Has had several appearances in former GDR TV.
“ Lead actor in Shultz gets the Blues... a german actor, the right age and shape? Born to play the role! ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Born in France, Robert Clary
early suffered the pangs of war, being interned in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. After WWII he became a singing star in France, and in 1949 came to the United States to promote his career. He appeared on The Ed Wynn Show
; still learning English he performed in a French language comedy skit...
“ LeBeau! ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
“ A great french actor who could add authenticity to the role. ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. When he was 14, he joined the Merchant Marines and served for three years. During that time, he made money boxing. He had to lie about his age and remain tough so the older guys would not hassle him. In the late 1950s...
“ Newkirk ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl
, an extraordinary telefilm created for Showtime. The film was based on the true story of a transgender nightclub performer in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for their relationship. His breakthrough performance garnered him nominations for both the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Award...
“ Once released from Middle Earth it would be interesting to see if he can steal scenes as well as Richard Dawson did. ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Larry Hovis was born February 20, 1936, in Wapato, Washington. He grew up in Houston, Texas. He started out as a vocalist, singing with his sister Joan Hovis
, then joined a quartet called "The Mascots", and they appeared on Arthur Godfrey
's Talent Scouts
. While Larry was earning his degree in philosophy at the University of Houston...
“ Carter ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
“ Just like Carter he knows how to get blown up and electrified - but what is his Hitler Immitation like? ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Ivan Dixon, a handsome, mustachioed African-American actor and director who carried a strong, serious nature about his solid frame, initially earned attention on the ground-breaking stage and film with pronounced themes of social and racial relevance. He would become better known, however, for his ensemble playing in the nonsensical but popular WWII sitcom Hogan's Heroes
“ Kinch ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge was born in Onslow County, North Carolina. His parents, Yolette Evangeline Richardson and Aldis Hodge, Sr., served in the U.S. Marine Corps. His mother is from Florida and his father is of Dominican heritage. Hodge played both the clarinet and the violin as a child, but as an adult his focus is on the violin; he purchased his first at the age of 18...
“ Essentially plays the same role in a modern way in Leverage... and is great with voices. ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
“ Col. Crittendon ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees in electrical engineering...
“ Col Crittendon was a pompus crettin always making a mess of things when in camp... as a comic relief character, why not get one of the best in the business? ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
As a nine year-old boy, Leon Askin
recited a 17-stanza eulogy for Emperor Franz Josef
in front of the city hall in Vienna's 9th District. Little did the son of a salesman know then that he would one day be the student of Max Reinhardt
and Louise Dumont, and discover Jura Soyfer while directing the political cabaret "ABC"...
“ General Burkhaulter ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise. Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a suburb of Glasgow...
“ Basically auditioned for the role in Oceans 12! ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
At the age of 13 Howard Caine (family name Cohen) moved with his family from his hometown of Nashville, TN, to New York City, where he began studying acting. Learning to erase his Southern accent, he went on to became a master of 32 foreign and American dialects. After service in the Navy during WWII...
“ Hochstedder ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Actor Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. He is the son of Joan (Tropiano), a writer, and Stanley Tucci, an art teacher. His family is Italian-American, with origins in Calabria. Tucci took an interest in acting while in high school, and went on to attend the State University of New York's Conservatory of Theater Arts in Purchase...
“ One of my favorite actors and would make the perfect antagonist. ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
A native Californian of Swedish descent, Sigrid Valdis (the professional stage name of Patricia Olson) was raised in the Westwood/Brentwood suburbs of Los Angeles, and attended many exclusive private schools, including Marymount High School. Upon graduation she moved to Europe, then to New York City to continue the modeling career she had begun as a teenager...
“ Hilda ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency
Elisabeth Röhm was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, to American writer Lisa Loverde, and Eberhard Röhm, a German-born partner at the law firm of Duane Morris LLP New York. They relocated to New York City, near Elisabeth's first birthday. An equestrian enthusiast, Elisabeth began competing professionally at the age of 5...
“ Hot blonde actress, is German, was in the TV Show "Heroes" and most recently played Taylor Burkhaulter in The Client List?!? Seriously - she has to be in this movie! ” - Fantasy-Casting-Agency