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General Albert Burkhalter


General Burkhalter's German Army rank was General der Infanterie.

General Burkhalter wore the following decorations:

General Burkhalter trivia

• During the pilot episode "The Informer," General Burkhalter's rank was Colonel.

• In episode #161, "That's No Lady, That's My Spy" (1971), General Burkhalter's wife, Berta,  appears.

Leon Askin
Leon Askin as
General Burkhalter

• It was stated in episode #75, "An Evening of Generals" (1967) that General Burkhalter played the mandolin.

• General Burkhalter suffers from hay fever.   (episode #125 "Bombsight", 1969)

• General Burkhalter's niece, Lottie, appeared in episode #30, "Cupid Comes to Stalag 13" (1966).

• General Burkhalter's niece, Frieda, appeared in episode #137, "Gowns by Yvette" (1970).

• It was stated in episode #150, "The Gestapo Takes Over" (1970) that General Burkhalter was the head of the Luft-Stalag Administration.

• Berta Burkhalter, General Burkhalter's wife, had a brother in the German Army.   He was Captain Kurtz.   (episode #55, "Everyone Has a Brother-in-Law"  1967)

Sergeant Askin

pictured...Leon Askin from his days during World War II as a Sergeant in the US Army Air Force.  ThanksThe Leon Askin Web Page.

 AMG All Movie Guide

Leon Askin
Birth  1910 - Austria
Occupation  Actor
Years Active  50s 60s 70s
Countries  USA
Genres  Spy Film, Comedy, Adventure, Action, Crime
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Biography[To Top]
Austrian actor Leon Askin began his stage career in Germany, then left Europe as abruptly as possible when Hitler came to power. He reactivated his career in New York in 1940, becoming an American citizen three years later. In 1952, Askin made his first Hollywood film, Assignment Paris; though not quite as heavy or menacing-looking as he'd be in the 1960s, the actor was typecast from his first movie as a villain, usually fascist. One of his best early film roles was in Road to Bali (1953), a Hope-Crosby farce in which he played a South Seas witch doctor named Ramayana. Askin later appeared in Danny Kaye's Knock on Wood (1954), this time (typically) cast as a trenchcoated Teutonic spy. More of Askin's "shifty foreigner" characterizations could be enjoyed in The Bowery Boys' Spy Chasers (1955), Billy Wilder's One Two Three (1961), and the notorious political sex farce John Goldfarb Please Come Home (1964), in which the actor played a turbaned arab. As a Nazi officer (surprise, surprise) in What Did You Do In the War, Daddy?, Askin dropped dead in anticipation of an evening in bed with a pretty young Italian girl, whereupon the local underground was forced to tote his corpulent corpse all around town to hide the fact that he'd expired. Active in films and as a drama teacher and lecturer into the 1980s, Leon Askin is best known to American TV addicts as the gross (and gross-kopfed) officer Burkhalter on the 1960s sitcom Hogan's Heroes. — Hal Erickson
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Production team: Jeremy Joe Kronsberg (Screenwriter), Norman Panama (Director), Billy Wilder (Screenwriter), William J. Tuttle (Makeup), Bud Westmore (Makeup), Henry Mancini (Composer), Marlin Skiles (Composer), Rolf Thiele (Director), Edith Head (Costume Designer), Alexander Golitzen (Art Director), Jack Martin Smith (Art Director), J. McMillan Johnson (Art Director)
Actors: Mari Blanchard, Mario Adorf, Rudolf Forster, O.E. Hasse, George Lewis, Hamilton Mitchell, Jay Novello, Gregg Palmer, Charles Regnier, Vito Scotti, Chuck Preiffer
Filmography[To Top]
3 Stars 1999 Kubanisch Rauchen 
     aka Smoking Cuban Style
Actor F
3 Stars 1995 OcchioPinocchio  Actor F
2 Stars 1994 Hoehenangst 
     aka Fear of Heights
Actor [Starring] F
2 Stars 1985 Odd Jobs  Actor F
1.5 Stars 1983 Frightmare  Actor [Starring] F
2.5 Stars 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel  Actor F
2 Stars 1981 Going Ape!  Actor F
1.5 Stars 1979 Savage Island  Actor [Starring] F
4.5 Stars 1974 Young Frankenstein 
     aka Frankenstein Jr.
Actor F
  1974 Perahim - Die Zweite Chance  Actor F
3 Stars 1973 The World's Greatest Athlete  Actor F
2.5 Stars 1973 Genesis II [TV]  Actor F
1.5 Stars 1972 Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls  Actor F
2 Stars 1972 Hammersmith Is Out  Actor F
2 Stars 1969 A Fine Pair 
     aka Una Coppia Tranquilla
Actor [Starring] F
1.5 Stars 1969 The Maltese Bippy  Actor F
2.5 Stars 1968 La Bataille de San Sebastian 
     aka Guns for San Sebastian (U.S. title)
Actor F
2.5 Stars 1968 Funkstreife Gottes 
     aka God's Police Patrol
Actor [Starring] F
1.5 Stars 1967 The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz  Actor [Starring] F
4 Stars 1967 The Perils of Pauline  Actor F
2 Stars 1967 Double Trouble  Actor F
1.5 Stars 1967 The Caper of the Golden Bulls 
     aka Carnival of Thieves
Actor F
  1967 The Monkees: The Card Carrying Red Shoes [TV]  Actor T
2 Stars 1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?  Actor F
2 Stars 1965 The Terror of Dr. Mabuse  Actor F
2 Stars 1965 Do Not Disturb  Actor F
3 Stars 1964 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home  Actor F
2 Stars 1962 Lulu  Actor F
2.5 Stars 1962 Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes 
     aka Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace
     aka Valley of Fear
Actor F
2.5 Stars 1962 Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse 
     aka Last Will of Dr. Mabuse
     aka The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Actor F
2.5 Stars 1961 Unter Ausschluss Der Oeffentlichkeit  Actor F
4 Stars 1961 One, Two, Three  Actor F
1.5 Stars 1960 Bis Dass Das Geld Euch Scheidet 
     aka Until Money Departs You
Actor F
2.5 Stars 1960 Weit Ist Der Weg  Actor F
1 Star 1958 The Last Blitzkrieg  Actor F
2.5 Stars 1957 My Gun Is Quick  Actor F
3 Stars 1956 Spy Chasers  Actor [Starring] F
1 Star 1955 Carolina Cannonball  Actor [Starring] F
1.5 Stars 1955 Son of Sinbad 
     aka Nights in a Harem
Actor F
1 Star 1954 Knock on Wood  Actor [Starring] F
1.5 Stars 1954 Valley of the Kings  Actor F
2.5 Stars 1954 Secret of the Incas  Actor F
2.5 Stars 1953 Road to Bali  Actor F

Leon Askin in "Road to Bali"  (1952)

2 Stars 1953 Desert Legion Actor F
4 Stars 1953 The Robe Actor F
2 Stars 1953 The Veils of Bagdad Actor F
Leon Askin as Ramayana from the 1952 motion picture "Road to Bali" starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
2 Stars 1953 China Venture Actor F
2 Stars 1953 South Sea Woman Actor F
1.5 Stars 1952 Assignment - Paris Actor F
* Film Types: F-Feature, D-Documentary, A-Animated, T-Television, P-Performance, S-Series, V-Video


Notable TV appearances

Glück auf Raten (1995) (TV)
... aka Bliss by Installments (1996) (TV) (USA)

Steirische Fernsehgeschichte, Eine (1995) (TV)
... aka Fernsehsage, Die (1995) (TV)
... aka Styrian Television Story, A (1995) (TV)

Genesis II (1973) (TV) .... Overseer

"Hogan's Heroes" (1965) TV Series .... General Albert Burkhalter

"Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, The" (1977) in episode: "Hardy Boys And Nancy Drew Meet Dracula: Part 2" (episode # 2.2) 9/18/1977

"Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, The" (1977) in episode: "Hardy Boys And Nancy Drew Meet Dracula" (episode # 2.1) 9/11/1977

"Mission: Impossible" (1966) playing "Riva" in episode: "Death Squad" (episode # 4.24) 3/15/1970

"It Takes a Thief" (1968) in episode: "Matter of Grey Matter, A: Part 2" (episode # 2.17) 2/11/1969

"It Takes a Thief" (1968) in episode: "Matter of Grey Matter, A: Part 1" (episode # 2.16) 2/11/1969

"Rogues, The" (1964) in episode: "Plavonia, Hail and Farewell" (episode # 1.11) 11/29/1964

"Restless Gun, The" (1957) in episode: "Shooting of Jett King, The" (episode # 1.6) 10/28/1957