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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
- The Bequest of Arthur Goodwin (1960) ... Arthur Goodwin
 1959-1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Captain Blair / Benson
- First Time Out (1960) ... Captain Blair
- The Neon Wheel (1959) ... Benson (as Albert Hodge)
 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)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Al played Captain Video (with cast members Don Hastings, Ben Lackland and Fred Scott) in two episodes on RCA Victor record VY-2009: "Captain Video and the Captives of Saturn". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 15 Articles | 65 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Albert Hodge | Hal Hodge


6' 2" (1.88 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[to his wife] All I am is an echo. See more »


After serving as a lieutenant (j.g.) in the US Navy, Hodge took ill with pleurisy and was bedridden for a year. Recovering, he left for New York and found widespread work, appearing on most daytime radio/television serials and nighttime dramas: "Mr. Keene", "Gangbusters", "Front Page Farrell", "Mr. District Attorney",and many more. Al then was asked to become "Captain Video" to replace Richard ... See more »



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