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Bob Crane (I) (1928–1978)

Handsome Bob Crane had many careers including working as a disc jockey for a while. He started acting around the age of 33. One of his first acting jobs was in Return to Peyton Place (1961). After a guest appearance on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and a supporting role on The Donna Reed Show (1958), he landed the lead role of Col. Robert Hogan in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes Col. Hogan
The Bob Crane Show
The Bob Crane Show Bob Wilcox
The Donna Reed Show
The Donna Reed Show Dr. Dave Kelsey / Dr. Dave Blevins


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 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Edward 'Teddy' Anderson
- Too Hot to Handle/Family Reunion/Cinderella Story (1978) ... Edward 'Teddy' Anderson
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Danny Day
- A Haunting We Will Go (1977) ... Danny Day
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Jamison
- Has Anybody Here Seen Quincy? (1977) ... Dr. Jamison
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
- Trapped (1976) ... Lawyer
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series)
Joe Cozens
- The Search (1976) ... Joe Cozens
 1976 Gus
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Jerry Crabtree
- The Adventure of the Hardhearted Huckster (1976) ... Jerry Crabtree
 1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
- The Invaders (1976)
 1975 The Bob Crane Show (TV Series)
Bob Wilcox
- The Son of the Campus Capers (1975) ... Bob Wilcox
- The Embezzler (1975) ... Bob Wilcox
- The Doctor Sings the Blues (1975) ... Bob Wilcox
- An American Fiasco (1975) ... Bob Wilcox
- The Lyle Principle (1975) ... Bob Wilcox
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Larry Brooks
- Requiem for Bored Wives (1974) ... Larry Brooks
 1974 Tenafly (TV Series)
Sid Pierce
- Man Running (1974) ... Sid Pierce
 1973 Superdad
Charlie McCready
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Charlie Taggert
- Pilot (1972) ... Charlie Taggert
 1972 Patriotism (Short)
 1969-1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment 'Love and the Waitress') / (segment "Love and the Logical Explanation") / Howard (segment "Love and the Modern Wife")
- Love and the Modern Wife/Love and the Phonies/Love and the Single Couple (1969) ... Howard (segment "Love and the Modern Wife")
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Ellis Travers (segment "House - With Ghost")
 1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Bob Carter
- And Here's... Doris (1971) ... Bob Carter
 1965-1971 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Col. Hogan
- Rockets or Romance (1971) ... Col. Hogan
- Look at the Pretty Snowflakes (1971) ... Col. Hogan
- Hogan's Double Life (1971) ... Col. Hogan
- Kommandant Gertrude (1971) ... Col. Hogan
- The Kamikazes Are Coming (1971) ... Col. Hogan
 1969 Arsenic and Old Lace (TV Movie)
Mortimer Brewster (as Robert Crane)
 1967 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Col. Hogan
- Freddie's Heroes (1967) ... Col. Hogan
 1963-1965 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Dr. Dave Kelsey / Dr. Dave Blevins
- Indoor Outing (1965) ... Dr. Dave Kelsey
- The Rolling Stones (1965) ... Dr. Dave Kelsey
- The Mysterious Smile (1965) ... Dr. Dave Kelsey
- The Unheroic Hero (1965) ... Dr. Dave Kelsey
- Guests, Guests, Who Needs Guests? (1965) ... Dr. Dave Kelsey
 1964 The New Interns
Drunken Prankster at Baby Shower (uncredited)
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Prof. Arlen
- A Hall Full of Strangers (1963) ... Prof. Arlen
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Charlie Lessing
- The Thirty-First of February (1963) ... Charlie Lessing
 1962 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Harry Rogers
- Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra (1962) ... Harry Rogers
 1953-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The $200 Parlay (1961) ... Harry
- Ride the River (1953)
 1961 Man-Trap
Ralph Turner
 1961 Return to Peyton Place
Peter White (uncredited)
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Disc Jockey
- Static (1961) ... Disc Jockey (uncredited)
Show Show Self (59 credits)
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Other Works:

Host, "Stella Adler and the Actor" (produced sometime between 1964 and 1969). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Robert Crane | Bob & Patti


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

Eventually, what you're looking for is gonna happen, and by the time it does happen, you'll be that much better along the way to what you should be. Don't get discouraged, and just keep on plugging along, and what you want will eventually be yours. You know, there's nothing to stop it if you just keep on working hard. And by working hard, I mean doing the best job you possibly can. Everything ... See more »


Bob actually played the drums in the theme song at the beginning of the show. See more »

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