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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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Known For

The Edge of Night
The Edge of Night TV commentator (1957)
(1956)
Captain Video and His Video Rangers
(1951-1955)
The Secret Files of Captain Video
(1953-1954)
Captain Video and His Cartoon Rangers
(1956)

Filmography

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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)
Doug
 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)
Customer
- 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)
Johnson
- 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Producer and director of radio's "Challenge of the Yukon" (later renamed "Sergeant King of the Yukon") which originated in 1938 over WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 15 Articles | 67 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Hal Hodge | Al Hodges

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

He joined Muzak Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio; when his boss left for WXYZ in Detroit, Al joined him there, writing scripts, producing, announcing, and programming seven days a week. A few months later he won the lead role over dozens of others for WXYZ's new "Green Hornet" series. See more »

Nickname:

Abie

Star Sign:

Aries

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