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Al Hodge (I) (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

Captain Video and His Video Rangers Captain Video / new Captain Video
Wonderama Captain Video (from September 25, 1955 to September 13, 1956)


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 1961 The Outsider
Colonel (uncredited)
 1961 Lover Come Back
Bass Player (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 Donovan
- The Easy Touch: Angel and the Con Men (1960) ... Doug Donovan
 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)
- 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 Captain Video and His Cartoon Rangers (TV Series)
Captain Video (1956)
 1956 The Big Story (TV Series)
Capt. Hollis
- Follow the Leader (1956) ... Capt. Hollis
 1950-1955 Captain Video and His Video Rangers (TV Series)
Captain Video / new Captain Video
- The Swordsmen of Lyra (1955) ... Captain Video
- Doctor Pauli's Planet (1955) ... Captain Video
- Episode dated 21 January 1955 (1955) ... Captain Video
- Episode dated 20 January 1955 (1955) ... Captain Video
- Episode dated 19 January 1955 (1955) ... Captain Video
 1955 Wonderama (TV Series)
Captain Video (from September 25, 1955 to September 13, 1956)
 1953-1954 The Secret Files of Captain Video (TV Series)
Captain Video
- Beginnings (1954) ... Captain Video
- The 'Q' Effect (1954) ... Captain Video
- The Wendigo (1954) ... Captain Video
- Tooth and Claw (1954) ... Captain Video
- The Plague Ship (1954) ... Captain Video
 1950 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Captain Video
- Episode #4.15 (1950) ... Captain Video
 1940 The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet (voice, uncredited)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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 | 70 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hal Hodge | Al Hodges


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Doris Hodge ?  (divorced) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Discussing his Sunday-school teaching at the First Congregational Church in Manhasset, Long Island, NY] Every week, without fail, I see several new faces in class. At the end of each session, I notice that the newcomers have been taken aside and, in hushed whispers, learn that I am Captain Video himself. The identification does have a very good aspect. At least three times a week on "Captain ... See more »


He began his career with the Casford Players, a stock company of 4 that played one-nighters through New England and the South. See more »



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