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

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 1956 On the Threshold of Space
Maj. Ward Thomas
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Matt
- The Last Spring (1955) ... Matt
 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
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Col. James B. 'Sandy' MacNab
- They Also Serve (1953) ... Col. James B. 'Sandy' MacNab
 1952 Battle Zone
M / Sgt. Danny Young
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Delaying Action (1952)
 1952 The Sellout
Chick Johnson
 1952 Chesterfield Presents (TV Series)
- The Weak Point (1952)
 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
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
Lieutenant Tom West
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno
Philip (Flip) Hennahan
 1944 Song of Russia
Boris Bulganov
 1944 Lifeboat
John Kovac
 1943 I Dood It
Roy Hartwood
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Clerk (uncredited)
 1943 A Stranger in Town
Hart Ridges
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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:

No part has ever come easily to me. Every one has been a challenge. I've worked as hard as I could on them all. See more »

Trivia:

Eight years after working with Judy Garland in The Harvey Girls (1946), she suggested him for the role of Norman Maine in A Star Is Born (1954). Hodiak was offered the role but was unavailable at the time. See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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