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Al Hodge (1912–1979)

Hodge starred on radio as "The Green Hornet" in the 1940s. In the 1950s he was popular to TV fans as Captain Video. By the time of his death however, he had become an alcoholic and was living on $63 a week social security checks. He died alone and forgotten. See full bio »

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 1961 Lover Come Back
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1961 The Outsider
Colonel (uncredited)
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Police Sgt. Hollister
- Come with Thy Loot (1961) ... Police Sgt. Hollister
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Bruce Godfrey
- Death Selects the Winner (1960) ... Bruce Godfrey
 1960 Angel (TV Series)
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Turney
- Insomnia (1960) ... Mr. Turney
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Jack Parness
- Man with the Ice (1960) ... Jack Parness
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Arthur Goodwin
- Bequest of Arthur Goodwin (1960) ... Arthur Goodwin
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Captain Blair
- First Time Out (1960) ... Captain Blair (as Al Hodges)
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Trouble-in-Law (1959) ... Customer
 1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
General Putnam
- Bilko's Credit Card (1959) ... General Putnam
 1958 Naked City (TV Series)
- Meridian (1958) ... Johnson
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
TV commentator (1957)
 1956 The Big Story (TV Series)
Capt. Hollis
- Follow the Leader (1956) ... Capt. Hollis
 1940 The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet (voice, uncredited)
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Portrayed radio's Green Hornet from 31 January, 1936 to 1 January, 1944. He also was one of the trio of directors who worked on radio's "Lone Ranger" series over its lifespan. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 15 Articles | 66 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hal Hodge | Al Hodges


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[1958, in an interview with the Akron (OH) Beacon-Journal about life after his Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949) went off the air] It's a terrible thing. I can get in to see TV producers who were once unavailable to me, but they all tell me the same old story. When I go after dramatic parts, they say my "Captain Video" identification would destroy character illusion. Libraries, men's ... See more »


His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al E. Hodge, owned a dry-cleaning business. Al graduated from Ravenna High School in 1930 and then studied drama at Miami University of Ohio. His first professional work was at WXYZ radio (Detroit. Michigan), acting in "Gang Busters", "Front Page Farrell" and "Mr. District Attorney", before reaching national fame as the lead in "The Green Hornet". See more »



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