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Leon Askin (1907–2005)


As a nine year-old boy, Leon Askin recited a 17-stanza eulogy for Emperor Franz Josef in front of the city hall in Vienna's 9th District. Little did the son of a salesman know then that he would one day be the student of Max Reinhardt and Louise Dumont, and discover Jura Soyfer while directing the political cabaret "ABC". Emigration brought him ... See full bio »

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(age 97) in Vienna, Austria

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Known For

One, Two, Three
One, Two, Three Peripetchikoff
(1961)
Airplane II: The Sequel
Airplane II: The Sequel Moscow Anchorman
(1982)
Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes General Burkhalter / Col. Burkhalter
(1965-1971)
Road to Bali
Road to Bali King Ramayana
(1952)

Filmography

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 1999 Alma - A Show biz ans Ende (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1999)
- Episode #1.2 (1999)
- Episode #1.1 (1999)
 1999 Smoking Cuban Style
Waranovsky
 1999 Kommissar Rex (TV Series)
Nachbar
- Furchtbare Wahrheit (1999) ... Nachbar
 1998 Die Bräute (TV Movie)
Rutte
 1998 Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt (TV Series)
Francesco Del la Ribiola
- Der Kronzeuge (Pilot) (1998) ... Francesco Del la Ribiola
 1996 Bliss by Installments (TV Movie)
 1994 Adolf Lanz - Mein Krampf
Josef Lanz von Liebenfels
 1994 Höhenangst
Vater Gusenleitner
 1994 OcchioPinocchio
The Psychiatrist
 1987 Deshima
Frank Nievergelt
 1986 Odd Jobs
Don Carlucci
 1985 First Strike
 1985 Stiffs
Funeral Director
 1985 Savage Island
Luker
 1985 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Doshenko
- Russian Embassy (1985) ... Doshenko
 1984 Insight (TV Series)
- The Game Room (1984)
 1983 Kottan ermittelt (TV Series)
Rudolf Wasservogel
- Smokey und Baby und Bär (1983) ... Rudolf Wasservogel
- Die Enten des Präsidenten (1983) ... Rudolf Wasservogel
- Genie und Zufall (1983) ... Rudolf Wasservogel
 1983 Frightmare
Wolfgang
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
Moscow Anchorman
 1981 Going Ape!
Zebrewski
 1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1979 Three's Company (TV Series)
Mr. Hoffmeier
- The Bake-Off (1979) ... Mr. Hoffmeier
 1978 Happy Days (TV Series)
Professor Himmel
- Fearless Malph (1978) ... Professor Himmel
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Haufman Berger
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Prince Dimitri Marenka
- The Lady from Liechtenstein: Part 1 (1976) ... Prince Dimitri Marenka
 1975 Die gelbe Nachtigall (TV Movie)
 1974 Karl May
Klotz-Sello
 1974 Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (TV Series)
Karl Meyerbach
- Fiddler in the House (1974) ... Karl Meyerbach
 1974 Verurteilt 1910 (TV Movie)
Regierungsrat Stukart
 1973 Genesis II (TV Movie)
Overseer
 1973 The World's Greatest Athlete
Dr. Gottlieb
 1973 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Ingo
- No Hearts, No Flowers (1973) ... Ingo
 1972 Hammersmith Is Out
Dr. Krodt
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Arnold Bebenek
- The Buyer (1972) ... Arnold Bebenek
 1965-1971 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
General Burkhalter / Col. Burkhalter
- Rockets or Romance (1971) ... General Burkhalter
- Kommandant Gertrude (1971) ... General Burkhalter
- Klink for the Defense (1971) ... General Burkhalter
- To Russia Without Love (1971) ... General Burkhalter
- That's No Lady, That's My Spy (1971) ... General Burkhalter
 1970 Der schwarze Graf (TV Series)
Amschel Talmeier
 1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Riva
- Death Squad (1970) ... Riva
 1969 Blonde Köder für den Mörder
Pepe Mangano
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Roquelin
- Benvenuto... Who? (1969) ... Roquelin
 1969 The Maltese Bippy
Axel Kronstadt
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Boris Bolshoi
- A Matter of Grey Matter: Part 2 (1969) ... Boris Bolshoi
 1968 Lucrezia
Alessandro VI
 1968 God's Police Patrol
Felix
 1968 A Fine Pair
Chief Wellman
 1968 Guns for San Sebastian
Vicar General
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
Nicolai
- The Card Carrying Red Shoes (1967) ... Nicolai
 1967 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Tokat
- The Pat Hand of Death (1967) ... Tokat
 1967 The Perils of Pauline
Commisar
 1967 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Herr Futterman
- Alfred of the Amazon (1967) ... Herr Futterman
 1967 Double Trouble
Inspector de Groote
 1967 It's About Time (TV Series)
Boris Polanski
- The Stone Age Diplomats (1967) ... Boris Polanski
 1966 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Russian Agent
- Unaired Pilot (1966) ... Russian Agent (uncredited)
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
David X. Machina / Marvin Elom
- The Off-Broadway Affair (1966) ... David X. Machina
- The Project Deephole Affair (1966) ... Marvin Elom
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Boris
 1965-1966 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Peter Minuit / Von Reinbein
- Pay the Man the $24 (1966) ... Peter Minuit
- Martin of the Movies (1965) ... Von Reinbein
 1966 The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (TV Series)
U-45
 1965 Do Not Disturb
Langsdorf
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Chunky Russian
- Russian Roulette (1965) ... Chunky Russian
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
The Count
- The Abominable Snowman (1965) ... The Count
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Willie Hoffman
- Plavonia, Hail and Farewell (1964) ... Willie Hoffman
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Shop Superintendent
- The Inheritors: Part I (1964) ... Shop Superintendent
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
Anton Warcheck
- The Tenth Mona Lisa (1963) ... Anton Warcheck
 1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Baron
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Hoffman
- Project X (1963) ... Dr. Hoffman
 1962 Lulu
Dr. Goll
 1961 One, Two, Three
Peripetchikoff
 1961 Blind Justice
Strafverteidiger Dr. Leupold
 1961 Immer Ärger mit dem Bett
Luigi Papagallo
 1961 Towarisch (TV Movie)
Dimitri Gorotschenko
 1960 Weit ist der Weg
Luiz
 1960 Bis daß das Geld euch scheidet
Dr. Plauert
 1960 Pension Schöller
Fritz Bernhardi
 1960 Der Traum des Mr. Borton (TV Movie)
Martin Borton
 1960 Mistress of the World
Fernando
 1959 Die Irre von Chaillot (TV Movie)
Präsident
 1959 Entscheidung (TV Movie)
Offizier Lajos Morva
 1959 Rebel Flight to Cuba
Gen. Cordobas
 1959 Captain David Grief (TV Series)
Hayes
- The Return of Blackbeard (1959) ... Hayes
 1959 Der Mann im Manne (TV Movie)
Ed Keller
 1959 The Last Blitzkrieg
Sergeant Steiner
 1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Anton Rubinstein
- The Peter Tchaikovsky Story (1959) ... Anton Rubinstein
 1958 Duel in the Forest
Rochus Eppelsheimer
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Ollie Rowan
- The Shooting of Jett King (1957) ... Ollie Rowan
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
General Rabat
- The Heart's Desire (1957) ... General Rabat
 1953-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Drobash
- Nineteen Rue Marie (1953) ... Drobash
 1955-1957 The Lineup (TV Series)
Heinrich Menzel / Adolph Berger
- The Heinrich Menzel Case (1957) ... Heinrich Menzel
- The Murphy Robbery Case (1955) ... Adolph Berger
 1957 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (TV Series)
Montcrief
- The Imposter (1957) ... Montcrief
 1956-1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Rebikov / M. Herbert
- Passport to Life (1957) ... Rebikov
- Fortunatus (1956) ... M. Herbert
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Siebert
- Operation Cicero (1956) ... Siebert
 1953-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Felix Bassenak / Mike Czerny / Gustave
- Christmas in Connecticut (1956) ... Felix Bassenak
- You Can't Escape Forever (1956) ... Mike Czerny
- Return to Alsace (1953) ... Gustave
 1956 The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series)
Drago
- Dancing Mouse (1956) ... Drago
 1955-1956 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Charlie Wong / Aga Dhur
- Hatchet Man (1956) ... Charlie Wong
- The Black Scarab (1955) ... Aga Dhur
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
 1956 The Charles Farrell Show (TV Series)
Pierre / Pierre, the Chef
- The Soft Touch (1956) ... Pierre
- Hamburger Heaven (1956) ... Pierre
- The Cactus Casanova (1956) ... Pierre, the Chef
- Fashion Show (1956) ... Pierre
- Love and Marriage (1956) ... Pierre
 1955-1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Rudy / Brussard
- The Farm (1956) ... Rudy
- Operation Murder (1956) ... Brussard
- One Way Train (1955)
 1954-1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Proprietor of a gambling house / Igor Rykoff
- Integrity (1956) ... Proprietor of a gambling house
- No Great Hero (1954) ... Igor Rykoff
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Mike Joseph
- The Human Touch (1956) ... Mike Joseph
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Russian Diplomat Portichenki / Weeren
- The Secret Weapon of Joe Smith (1956) ... Russian Diplomat Portichenki
- A Bell for Okinawa (1956) ... Weeren
 1953-1955 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Prime Minister Frederick Vallen / Joseph Ferdinand
- King for a Day (1955) ... Prime Minister Frederick Vallen
- Superman in Exile (1953) ... Joseph Ferdinand
 1955 Spy Chasers
Col. Alex Baxis
 1955 Son of Sinbad
Khalif
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Leon
 1955 Carolina Cannonball
Otto
 1954 Valley of the Kings
Valentine Arko
 1954 Secret of the Incas
Anton Marcu
 1954 Knock on Wood
Laslo Gromeck
 1953 Three Lives (Short)
Dr. Stein
 1953 The Veils of Bagdad
Pasha Hammam
 1953 The Robe
Abidor
 1953 China Venture
Wu King
 1953 South Sea Woman
Pierre Marchand
 1953 Desert Legion
Maj. Vasil
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Reicher
- Alpine Assignment (1952) ... Reicher
 1952 Road to Bali
King Ramayana
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Franz (uncredited)
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Marcus
- They Came to Baghdad (1952) ... Marcus
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Ramon
- The Purloined Letter (1952) ... Ramon
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Mule Man (1950)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

Leon Askin

Alternate Names:

L. Askeen

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The journalists in Vienna and Austria and also in Germany call me a legend. I'm a man who lived through difficult times. I'm a man who survived the monster of all times, Adolf Hitler, and I'm still, at my high old age of 93, successful in my profession and that is the pride with which I live and survive. See more »

Trivia:

He received many honors after returning to Vienna, his homeland. In 1988, he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art; in 1994, he was presented with the Silver Cross of Honor, and; in 2002, he was honored with the Gold Cross of Honor for service to the City of Vienna. He was granted the honorary title of Professor by Minister Scholten in 1996 and honored with the Austrian ... See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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