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John Hodiak (1914–1955)


Pittsburgh-born John Hodiak was one of several up-and-coming male talents who managed to take advantage of the dearth of WWII-era superstars (MGM's Clark Gable, Van Johnson, Robert Taylor and James Stewart, among others) who were off serving their country. John's early death at age 41, however, robbed Hollywood of a strong player and promising ... See full bio »

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Known For

Lifeboat
Lifeboat John Kovac
(1944)
Somewhere in the Night
Somewhere in the Night George W. Taylor
(1946)
Battleground
Battleground Jarvess
(1949)
Conquest of Cochise
(1953)

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 1956 On the Threshold of Space
Maj. Ward Thomas
 1955 Trial
District Attorney Armstrong
 1954 Dragonfly Squadron
Maj. Matthew Brady
 1953 Conquest of Cochise
Cochise
 1953 Mission Over Korea
Capt. George P. Slocum
 1953 Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
McCord
 1952 Battle Zone
M / Sgt. Danny Young
 1952 The Sellout
Chick Johnson
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Brecan
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
District Attorney Louis Barra
 1951 Night Into Morning
Tom Lawry
 1950 The Miniver Story
Spike Romway
 1950 A Lady Without Passport
Peter Karczag INS aka Josef Gombush
 1950 Ambush
Capt. Ben Lorrison
 1949 Malaya
Kellar
 1949 Battleground
Jarvess
 1949 The Bribe
Tugwell 'Tug' Hintten
 1948 Command Decision
Colonel Edward Rayton Martin
 1948 Homecoming
Dr. Robert Sunday
 1947 Love from a Stranger
Manuel Cortez
 1947 Desert Fury
Eddie Bendix
 1947 The Arnelo Affair
Tony Arnelo
 1946 Two Smart People
Ace Connors
 1946 Somewhere in the Night
George W. Taylor
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Ned Trent
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Maj. Victor P. Joppolo
 1944 Sunday Dinner for a Soldier
Sgt. Eric Moore
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair
Lt. Tom Cochrane West
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno
Philip (Flip) Hennahan
 1944 Song of Russia
Boris Bulganov
 1944 Lifeboat
John Kovac
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Clerk (uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It
Roy Hartwood
 1943 A Stranger in Town
Hart Ridges
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Was the voice of "Li'l Abner" on "Li'l Abner". NOTE: The show ran weekdays on NBC from Chicago, 11/20/39-12/6/40. It was not written by creator Al Capp but by Charles Gussman. However, Gussman consulted closely with Capp on the story lines. See more »

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7 Articles | 10 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

A lot of people claim to have discovered me, and a lot of people have helped me. Frankly every one of them is right, and I'm one actor who is plenty grateful. See more »

Trivia:

He died while shaving at his parents house as he got ready to go to the studio to film On the Threshold of Space (1956). See more »

Trademark:

Alert and sensitive eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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