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Leon Askin (1907–2005)

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". Emigration brought him ... See full bio »


(age 97) in Vienna, Austria

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Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes General der Infanterie Albert Burkhalter / Gen. der Infanterie Albert Burkhalter / Col. Burkhalter
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Road to Bali
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 1999 Alma - A Show biz ans Ende (TV Mini-Series)
 1999 Smoking Cuban Style
 1999 Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (TV Series)
- Furchtbare Wahrheit (1999) ... Nachbar
 1998 Die Bräute (TV Movie)
 1998 Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt (TV Series)
Francesco Del la Ribiola
- Der Kronzeuge (Pilot) (1998) ... Francesco Del la Ribiola
 1996 Bliss by Installments (TV Movie)
 1994 Adolf Lanz - Mein Krampf
Josef Lanz von Liebenfels
 1994 OcchioPinocchio
The Psychiatrist
 1994 Fear of Heights
Vater Gusenleitner
 1987 Deshima
Frank Nievergelt
 1986 Odd Jobs
Don Carlucci
 1985 First Strike
 1985 Stiffs
Funeral Director
 1985 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
- Russian Embassy (1985) ... Doshenko
 1984 Insight (TV Series)
- The Game Room (1984)
 1983 Frightmare
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
Moscow Anchorman
 1981 Going Ape!
 1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1979 Three's Company (TV Series)
Mr. Hoffmeier
- The Bake-Off (1979) ... Mr. Hoffmeier
 1978 Happy Days (TV Series)
Professor Himmel
- Fearless Malph (1978) ... Professor Himmel
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Haufman Berger
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Prince Dimitri Marenka
- The Lady from Liechtenstein: Part 1 (1976) ... Prince Dimitri Marenka
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
 1975 Die gelbe Nachtigall (TV Movie)
 1974 Karl May
 1974 Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (TV Series)
Karl Meyerbach
- Fiddler in the House (1974) ... Karl Meyerbach
 1974 Verurteilt 1910 (TV Movie)
Regierungsrat Stukart
 1973 Genesis II (TV Movie)
 1973 The World's Greatest Athlete
Dr. Gottlieb
 1973 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
- No Hearts, No Flowers (1973) ... Ingo
 1972 Hammersmith Is Out
Dr. Krodt
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Arnold Bebenek
- The Buyer (1972) ... Arnold Bebenek
 1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
- Death Squad (1970) ... Riva
 1970 Der schwarze Graf (TV Series)
Amschel Talmeier
 1969 The Blonde Connection
Pepe Mangano
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
 1969 The Maltese Bippy
Axel Kronstadt
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Boris Bolshoi
- A Matter of Grey Matter: Part 2 (1969) ... Boris Bolshoi
 1968 A Fine Pair
Chief Wellman
 1968 God's Police Patrol
 1968 Guns for San Sebastian
Vicar General
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
- The Card Carrying Red Shoes (1967) ... Nicolai
 1967 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
- The Pat Hand of Death (1967) ... Tokat
 1967 The Perils of Pauline
 1967 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Herr Futterman
- Alfred of the Amazon (1967) ... Herr Futterman
 1967 Double Trouble
Inspector de Groote
 1967 It's About Time (TV Series)
Boris Polanski
- The Stone Age Diplomats (1967) ... Boris Polanski
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
David X. Machina / Marvin Elom
- The Off-Broadway Affair (1966) ... David X. Machina
- The Project Deephole Affair (1966) ... Marvin Elom
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
 1965-1966 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Peter Minuit / Von Reinbein
- Martin of the Movies (1965) ... Von Reinbein
 1966 The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (TV Series)
 1966 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Russian Agent
- Unaired Pilot (1966) ... Russian Agent (uncredited)
 1965 Do Not Disturb
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Chunky Russian
- Russian Roulette (1965) ... Chunky Russian
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
The Count
- The Abominable Snowman (1965) ... The Count
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Willie Hoffman
- Plavonia, Hail and Farewell (1964) ... Willie Hoffman
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Shop Superintendent
- The Inheritors: Part I (1964) ... Shop Superintendent
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
Anton Warcheck
- The Tenth Mona Lisa (1963) ... Anton Warcheck
 1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Hoffman
- Project X (1963) ... Dr. Hoffman
 1962 No Orchids for Lulu
Dr. Goll
 1961 Blind Justice
Strafverteidiger Dr. Leupold
 1961 Immer Ärger mit dem Bett
Luigi Papagallo
 1961 Towarisch (TV Movie)
Dimitri Gorotschenko
 1960 Weit ist der Weg
 1960 Until Money Departs You
Dr. Plauert
 1960 Pension Schöller
Fritz Bernhardi
 1960 Der Traum des Mr. Borton (TV Movie)
Martin Borton
 1960 Die Irre von Chaillot (TV Movie)
 1959 Rebel Flight to Cuba
Gen. Cordobas
 1959 Captain David Grief (TV Series)
- The Return of Blackbeard (1959) ... Hayes
 1959 Der Mann im Manne (TV Movie)
Ed Keller
 1959 The Last Blitzkrieg
Sergeant Steiner
 1958 Duel in the Forest
Rochus Eppelsheimer
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Ollie Rowan
- The Shooting of Jett King (1957) ... Ollie Rowan
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
General Rabat
- The Heart's Desire (1957) ... General Rabat
 1953-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Nineteen Rue Marie (1953) ... Drobash
 1955-1957 The Lineup (TV Series)
Heinrich Menzel / Adolph Berger
- The Heinrich Menzel Case (1957) ... Heinrich Menzel
- The Murphy Robbery Case (1955) ... Adolph Berger
 1957 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (TV Series)
- The Imposter (1957) ... Montcrief
 1956-1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Rebikov / M. Herbert
- Passport to Life (1957) ... Rebikov
- Fortunatus (1956) ... M. Herbert
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
- Operation Cicero (1956) ... Siebert
 1953-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Felix Bassenak / Mike Czerny / Gustave
- You Can't Escape Forever (1956) ... Mike Czerny
- Return to Alsace (1953) ... Gustave
 1956 The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series)
- Dancing Mouse (1956) ... Drago
 1955-1956 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Charlie Wong / Aga Dhur
- Hatchet Man (1956) ... Charlie Wong
- The Black Scarab (1955) ... Aga Dhur
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
 1955-1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Rudy / Brussard
- The Farm (1956) ... Rudy
- Operation Murder (1956) ... Brussard
- One Way Train (1955)
 1954-1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Proprietor of a gambling house / Igor Rykoff
- Integrity (1956) ... Proprietor of a gambling house
- No Great Hero (1954) ... Igor Rykoff
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Mike Joseph
- The Human Touch (1956) ... Mike Joseph
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Russian Diplomat Portichenki / Weeren
- The Secret Weapon of Joe Smith (1956) ... Russian Diplomat Portichenki
- A Bell for Okinawa (1956) ... Weeren
 1953-1955 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Prime Minister Frederick Vallen / Joseph Ferdinand
- King for a Day (1955) ... Prime Minister Frederick Vallen
- Superman in Exile (1953) ... Joseph Ferdinand
 1955 Spy Chasers
Col. Alex Baxis
 1955 Son of Sinbad
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
 1955 Carolina Cannonball
 1954 Valley of the Kings
Valentine Arko, Antique Dealer
 1954 Secret of the Incas
Anton Marcu
 1954 Knock on Wood
Laslo Gromeck
 1953 The Veils of Bagdad
Pasha Hammam
 1953 The Robe
 1953 China Venture
Wu King
 1953 South Sea Woman
Pierre Marchand
 1953 Desert Legion
Maj. Vasil
 1953 Three Lives (Short)
Dr. Stein
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Alpine Assignment (1952) ... Reicher
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Franz (uncredited)
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- They Came to Baghdad (1952) ... Marcus
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
- The Purloined Letter (1952) ... Ramon
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Mule Man (1950)
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L. Askeen


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It is a great deal of difference to receive an honorary title or a title in his profession. See more »


He will probably be best remembered as the German general in Hogan's Heroes (1965); who perpetually threatened to send Col. Klink to the eastern front. See more »

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