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John Banner (I) (1910–1973)


John Banner, who achieved television immortality for his portrayal of the Luftwaffe prison-camp guard Sergeant Schultz in the TV series Hogan's Heroes (1965), was born on January 28, 1910 in Vienna, the capital of what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The 28-year-old Banner, who was Jewish, was forced to abandon his homeland after the 1938 ... See full bio »

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(age 63) in Vienna, Austria

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 1972 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Max Ledbetter
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Otto
- Don't Get Mad, Get Even (1972) ... Otto
 1972 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Bruno
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series)
Uncle Latzi
- The Rivalry (1971) ... Uncle Latzi
- Annie Get Your Cue (1971) ... Uncle Latzi
- The Auction (1971) ... Uncle Latzi
- Billy the Kid (1971) ... Uncle Latzi
- The Spy (1971) ... Uncle Latzi
 1970 Togetherness
Hipolitas Mollnar
 1968 Star Spangled Salesman (Documentary short)
Chef
 1967 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Sgt. Schultz
- Freddie's Heroes (1967) ... Sgt. Schultz
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Sgt. Schultz
- Lucy and Bob Crane (1966) ... Sgt. Schultz
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Martin Rutke
- The Safe House (1965) ... Martin Rutke
 1965 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Professor Meyerhoff
- Ed the Artist (1965) ... Professor Meyerhoff
 1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Mr. Mueller
- The Investor (1965) ... Mr. Mueller
 1965 36 Hours
Ernst
 1964-1965 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series)
Hans
- Sam and the Surfers (1965) ... Hans
- Sam's Dream (1965) ... Hans
- Look Who's a Sailor (1964) ... Hans
- Captain Stanley (1964) ... Hans
- Buck Ships Out (1964) ... Hans
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Steiner / Fat Man
- The Real Russian Caviar (1964) ... Steiner
- The Personal Touch (1964) ... Fat Man
 1964 The Cara Williams Show (TV Series)
Zinzer
- Cara, Girl Genius (1964) ... Zinzer
 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Foster
- The Neptune Affair (1964) ... Dr. Foster
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Russian Chairman
- Hot Line (1964) ... Russian Chairman
 1964 Kisses for My President
Vasiliovich Alexminitch (uncredited)
 1964 Bedtime Story
Burgermeister (uncredited)
 1964 Mr. and Mrs. (TV Movie)
Guard
 1964 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Paul, Chief of Protocol
- What's the Princess Really Like? (1964) ... Paul, Chief of Protocol
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Dutch Customs Man
- Murder Case (1964) ... Dutch Customs Man
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mr. Schultz
- Goodbye, Mr. Jersey (1964) ... Mr. Schultz
 1963-1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
August the Head Waiter / Gus Schultz
- The Fortunes of J. Jimerson Jones (1964) ... August the Head Waiter
- The Small Parade (1963) ... Gus Schultz
 1963 The Prize
German Correspondent (uncredited)
 1963 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Cruikshank
- Moon Shot (1963) ... Cruikshank
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
General
- Four Kings (1963) ... General
 1963 The Yellow Canary
Sam Skolman
 1960-1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Chief / Dr. von Schwering
- I Was a Spy for the F.O.B. (1963) ... Chief
- The Mystic Powers of Maynard G. Krebs (1960) ... Dr. von Schwering
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
Hipp
- Black Market (1963) ... Hipp
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
The Doctor
- The Quest for Jacob Blaufus (1963) ... The Doctor
 1962 The Interns
Dr. Duane
 1962 The Counterfeit Traitor
Voices (uncredited)
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Vandever
- Safari (1962) ... Vandever
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Franz Koenig
- Takeover (1962) ... Franz Koenig
 1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Wint
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Prof. Martin Vander Hoven
- Portrait Without a Face (1961) ... Prof. Martin Vander Hoven
 1961 One, Two, Three
Krause / Haberdrasher (voice)
 1961 20,000 Eyes
Kurt Novak
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Popper
- Silent Panic (1960) ... Popper
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Carl Neuman
- The Antwerp Caper (1960) ... Carl Neuman
 1960 Dante (TV Series)
Baron Von Zenger
- The Bavarian Barbarians (1960) ... Baron Von Zenger
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
A. Tobler
- The Case of the Nine Dolls (1960) ... A. Tobler
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Dr. Hess
- The Poison Pen Club (1960) ... Dr. Hess
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Otto Bauer
- The Velvet Frame (1960) ... Otto Bauer
 1960 My Sister Eileen (TV Series)
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
Police Commissioner Langres
- The Cruelest Thief (1960) ... Police Commissioner Langres
 1960 The Story of Ruth
King of Moab
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Dr. Molhaus
- The Peter Hurkos Story: Part 1 (1960) ... Dr. Molhaus
 1960 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Carl Brandt
- Red Tape (1960) ... Carl Brandt
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Saphani
- Final Dream (1959) ... Saphani
 1959 The Wonderful Country
Ben Sterner
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Steiner
- Castle in Spain (1959) ... Steiner
 1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Office Supervisor
- The Peter Tchaikovsky Story (1959) ... Office Supervisor
 1959 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Corneilus
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Prosecutor Hoxa
- A Cover of Art (1958) ... Prosecutor Hoxa
 1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Baron Carlisle
- Grandpappy's Love Affair (1958) ... Baron Carlisle
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
P.B. Minscher
- I, the People (1958) ... P.B. Minscher
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Headline (1958)
 1958 Fräulein
Ulick, German Health Dept. (uncredited)
 1958 The Young Lions
German Town Mayor (uncredited)
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- War Against War (1958)
 1958 The Beast of Budapest
Dr. Kovach
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1957 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Bronsky
- The Man Who Made Dreams Come True (1957) ... Bronsky
 1957 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Hans
- Louise (1957) ... Hans
 1957 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Hans Schlosser
- Swiss Miss (1957) ... Hans Schlosser
 1957 Conflict (TV Series)
 1957 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Artist
- Brief Holiday (1957) ... Artist
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Major Von Borcke
- An Eye for an Eye (1957) ... Major Von Borcke
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
- The Pilot (1956)
 1956 The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series)
Count Courtebiche
- Monaco Hermit Crab (1956) ... Count Courtebiche
 1956 You Are There (TV Series)
Nazi News Dealer
- Hitler Invades Poland (September 1, 1939) (1956) ... Nazi News Dealer
 1956 The Power and the Prize
Mr. Ruloff (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Prefect of Police
- The Dream (1956) ... Prefect of Police
 1956 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Sandor
- Cat in the Hot Tin File (1956) ... Sandor
 1956 Never Say Goodbye
Oskar, the Baker
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Koert
- Red Wine (1956) ... Koert
 1956 The Man Called X (TV Series)
- Truth Serum (1956)
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Train Conductor
- Safe Conduct (1956) ... Train Conductor
 1956 Jungle Jim (TV Series)
Wilhelm Camphausen
- Wild Man of the Jungle (1956) ... Wilhelm Camphausen
 1956 Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (TV Series)
Brunner
- The Renegades (1956) ... Brunner
 1954-1955 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Van Ronk / Goronov
- The Jungle Pit (1955) ... Van Ronk
- Secret of the Jungle (1954) ... Goronov
 1955 The Rains of Ranchipur
Rashid Ali Khan (uncredited)
 1955 Mystery Is My Business (TV Series)
Buehler
- Night Visitors (1955) ... Buehler
 1955 Cradle Song (TV Movie)
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Sgt. Heinz
- The Lacework Kid (1955) ... Sgt. Heinz
 1954-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Joe / Josef Novak / Amos
- Bitter Grapes (1955) ... Joe
- Marked for Death (1955)
- Member of the Jury (1954) ... Josef Novak
- Bread Upon the Waters (1954) ... Amos
 1955 Topper (TV Series)
Ali / Henri
- Topper's Arabian Night (1955) ... Ali
- Topper at the Races (1955) ... Henri
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Morris Odvarka
- The Cool One (1955) ... Morris Odvarka
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
Van Loovan
- Fatal Fraud (1954) ... Van Loovan
 1954 The Adventures of Falcon (TV Series)
Coldroski
- A Very Dangerous Bedfellow (1954) ... Coldroski
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
- Escape (1954)
 1954 Executive Suite
Henri (Stork Club Maître D') (uncredited)
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Plume of Honor (1954)
 1953 The Juggler
Emile Halevy
 1952 Sky King (TV Series)
Griz Raetze
- Operation Urgent (1952) ... Griz Raetze
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Headwaiter at Mocambo's (uncredited)
 1951 Go for Broke!
German Officer (uncredited)
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Baron Paul Von Bader
- Damsels in Distress (1950) ... Baron Paul Von Bader
 1950 Guilty of Treason
Dr. Szandor Deste
 1948 The Argyle Secrets
Winter
 1948 To the Victor
Jacques Lestrac
 1948 My Girl Tisa
Otto
 1947 The Beginning or the End
German Laboratory Assistant (uncredited)
 1946 Nocturne
Charles Shawn (uncredited)
 1946 Rendezvous 24
Ernst - Nazi Henchman (uncredited)
 1946 Tangier
Ferris Wheel Operator (uncredited)
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
Anton
 1943 They Came to Blow Up America
Gestapo Agent (uncredited)
 1943 This Land Is Mine
German Sergeant (uncredited)
 1943 Tonight We Raid Calais
Kurz (uncredited)
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Lt. Prackle (uncredited)
 1943 Immortal Sergeant
Officer (uncredited)
 1943 The Fighting Guerrillas
Gestapo Agent (uncredited)
 1942 Seven Miles from Alcatraz
Fritz Weinermann
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon
German Capt. Von Kleinoch
 1942 Desperate Journey
Conductor on Empty Troop Train (uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Accent on Love
Austrian Tenant (uncredited)
 1940 Spring Parade
Cymbalist (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Pastoral (1939). Comedy. Written by Victor Wolfson. Directed by George Somnes. Henry Miller's Theatre: 1 Nov 1939- 11 Nov 1939 (14 performances). Cast: Wallace Acton (as "Mr. Grewsome"), Frieda Altman (as "Sara Ten Brock"), John Banner (as "Genko"), Elnora Blum, Virginia Campbell, Wilton Graff, Georgette Harvey (as "Wonderful ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

There is no such thing as a cuddly Nazi. Maybe Goering was cuddly to his wife. He wasn't cuddly to the city of Rotterdam. Schultz is not a Nazi. I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of goodness in any generation. See more »

Trivia:

Banner is best remembered for his portrayal of the Luftwaffe prison- camp guard Sergeant Schultz in the TV series Hogan's Heroes (1965). But there remains a certain irony: John Banner was Jewish. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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