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Werner Klemperer (1920–2000)


Werner Klemperer, everyone's favorite TV German Air Force colonel, was best known for his role as the bumbling Col. Wilhelm Klink on the comedy series Hogan's Heroes (1965). Although he'll forever be known as the blustering but inept German commandant of Stalag 13, Klemperer was in fact a talented dramatic actor, as evidenced by his acclaimed ... See full bio »

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 1992 Queen Esther (Video short)
Haman (voice)
 1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
William Unger
- Star Struck (1992) ... William Unger
 1991 The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
Fat Man Looking for a Tax Break
 1988 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Prince Maximilian of Bavaria
- Views of a Vanishing Frontier (1988) ... Prince Maximilian of Bavaria (voice)
 1986 Mr. Sunshine (TV Series)
Dean
- Great Expectations (1986) ... Dean
- The Evaluation (1986) ... Dean
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Felix Randolph
- The Purrfect Crime (1983) ... Felix Randolph
 1981 The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (TV Movie)
C.D. Medford
 1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Siegfried Klaus
- Heist (1981) ... Siegfried Klaus
 1980 Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty (TV Movie)
Plato
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mr. Perkins
 1978 Tabitha (TV Series)
Henry Hastings
- Tabitha's Party (1978) ... Henry Hastings
 1977 The Rhinemann Exchange (TV Mini-Series)
Franz Altmuller
 1973-1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Van Doren / Dr. Ernest Bleeker
- All Bets Off (1976) ... Van Doren
- The Devil You Say (1973) ... Dr. Ernest Bleeker
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Harold Baxter (segment "Love and the Unbearable Fiance")
- Love and the Amateur Night/Love and the Cheaters/Love and the Love Nest/Love and the Unbearable Fiance (1972) ... Harold Baxter (segment "Love and the Unbearable Fiance")
 1972 Assignment: Munich (TV Movie)
Insp. Hoffman
 1972 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Jacques Moreau
- Gowns by Louis (1972) ... Jacques Moreau
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Ludwig Asper (segment "The Funeral")
- Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe (1972) ... Ludwig Asper (segment "The Funeral")
 1969 Wake Me When the War Is Over (TV Movie)
Mayor Erich Mueller
 1968 Star Spangled Salesman (Documentary short)
Chef's Boss
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Colonel Klink
- It's How You Play the Game (1966) ... Colonel Klink (uncredited)
 1966 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Bolix
- All That Glitters (1966) ... Bolix
 1965 Ship of Fools
Lt. Huebner
 1965 Dark Intruder
Prof. Malaki
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Colonel Wertha
- Escape into Jeopardy (1965) ... Colonel Wertha
 1963-1965 Insight (TV Series)
- The Prisoner (1965)
- The Tyrants (1963)
 1964-1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Brainwasher / Cregar / Dr. Gamma
- The Saboteur (1965) ... Brainwasher (voice, uncredited)
- The Blizzard Makers (1964) ... Cregar
- Eleven Days to Zero (1964) ... Dr. Gamma (uncredited)
 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Laslo Kurasov
- The Project Strigas Affair (1964) ... Laslo Kurasov
 1958-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Hurt / Ulric Zenas / Stefan Riker
- The Case of the Two-Faced Turn-a-bout (1963) ... Ulric Zenas
- The Case of the Desperate Daughter (1958) ... Stefan Riker
 1964 Youngblood Hawke
Mr. Leffer
 1962-1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
K. H. Frank / Captain
- Man with a Suitcase (1962) ... Captain
 1963 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Professor Engel
- Total Recall (1963) ... Professor Engel
- The Dream Book (1963) ... Professor Engel
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Col. von Bleist
- Trial at Grand Forks (1963) ... Col. von Bleist
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Schtiekel
- Escape to Freedom (1963) ... Schtiekel
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Gustavsen
- The Wonder of Wanda (1963) ... Gustavsen
 1962 Escape from East Berlin
Walter Brunner
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Franz Leder
- An Assassin Arrives, Andante (1962) ... Franz Leder
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Kuberli
- Survival (1961) ... Kuberli
 1961 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
Ubinov
- Edge of Panic (1961) ... Ubinov
 1959-1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Leander Johnson / Etienne
- The Uneasy Grave (1961) ... Leander Johnson
- Fragile (1959) ... Etienne
 1961 The Islanders (TV Series)
Michel Serati
- The Pearls of Ratu (1961) ... Michel Serati
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Mr. Clark
- Man in the Middle (1960) ... Mr. Clark
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Jan Tornek
- The Purple Gang (1960) ... Jan Tornek
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Major Kralenko
- Flare Up (1960) ... Major Kralenko
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Kessel
- Incident of the Music Maker (1960) ... Kessel
 1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Colonel Hanning
- The Observer (1960) ... Colonel Hanning
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Arnold Braun
- The Vigilantes of Montana (1960) ... Arnold Braun
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Baron
- Gold Fever (1960) ... Baron
 1959 Troubleshooters (TV Series)
 1956-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Ranks / Professor / Captain Greisham
- The Crystal Trench (1959) ... Mr. Ranks
- Safe Conduct (1956) ... Professor / Captain Greisham
 1958-1959 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Mr. Obermeyer / Hugo
- Gwen's Secret (1959) ... Mr. Obermeyer
- For the Love of Art (1958) ... Hugo
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Herr Bautmann
- The Haunted U-Boat (1959) ... Herr Bautmann
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Emil Hahn / Jesse Eastland / Boris
- The Dungeon (1958) ... Jesse Eastland
- For I Have Loved Strangers (1957) ... Boris
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Holz Donner
- The Third Medaillon (1959) ... Holz Donner
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
Ladislas Czerny
- The Plague Trail ... Ladislas Czerny
 1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Linz
- Iron Curtain (1959) ... Linz
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Slavko
- Crypto 40 (1959) ... Slavko
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
German Captain Gunther Prien
- U-47 in Scapa Flow (1958) ... German Captain Gunther Prien
 1958 Houseboat
Harold Messner
 1958 The Goddess
Joe Wilsey
 1958 The High Cost of Loving
Joseph Jessup
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Malone
- The Allen Cutler Case (1958) ... Malone
 1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Clifton Bunker
- Sunday Supplement (1958) ... Clifton Bunker
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Albert
- The Pre-Incan Caper (1958) ... Albert
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dorfmann
- Balance of Terror (1958) ... Dorfmann
 1957 Maverick (TV Series)
Alex Jennings
- Comstock Conspiracy (1957) ... Alex Jennings
 1957 Kiss Them for Me
Lt. Walter Wallace
 1957 M Squad (TV Series)
Heinrich Ronn
- Face of Evil (1957) ... Heinrich Ronn
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Muller
- The Questioning Note (1957) ... Muller
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Krylov
- The Washington Stars (1957) ... Krylov
 1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Ludwig
- After You, Ludwig (1957) ... Ludwig
 1957 5 Steps to Danger
Dr. Simmons
 1957 Istanbul
Paul Renkov
 1956 The Wrong Man
Dr. Bannay (uncredited)
 1956 Death of a Scoundrel
Herbert Bauman (Clementi's lawyer)
 1956 Flight to Hong Kong
Bendesh
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
- A Man of Taste (1955)
 1955 Crusader (TV Series)
Wilhelm Leichner
- The Bargain (1955) ... Wilhelm Leichner
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Dubrov
- Win a Cigar (1955) ... Dubrov
 1955 Secret File, U.S.A. (TV Series)
S.S. Officer
- Mission Rhino (1955) ... S.S. Officer
 1954 The New Adventures of China Smith (TV Series)
Malfi / Marouf
- Plane to Tainan (1954) ... Malfi
- A Bandit of Malaya (1954) ... Marouf
 1953 The Secret Files of Captain Video (TV Series)
Meister
- The Box (1953) ... Meister
 1951-1952 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
The Young Man
- Holiday Song (1952) ... The Young Man
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Other Works:

Since the 1980s, Klemperer's career centered on concerts where he often narrated and on opera. He appeared in several opera productions in New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

For many years, he served as an elected member of the National Council of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. See more »

Trademark:

Klink's cry "Hooo-gaaann!" whenever Col. Hogan foiled him (later "Hooo-meerrr!" as the voice of Homer Simpson's conscience). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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