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Sergeant Andrew J. Carter

Sergeant Carter trivia

• Sergeant Andrew J. Carter was responsible for munitions and demolition.

• During the pilot episode, Carter's rank was Lieutenant.

• Before the war, Carter ran a drug store in Muncie, Indiana.  He hoped to take his pharmaceutical exam after the war.

Larry Hovis
Larry Hovis as
Sergeant Carter

• Carter attended a "very fine" business school before the war.   In episode #114, "The Purchasing Plan" (1969), Carter stated again that he attended a business school.

• Carter owned a motorcycle at home.

• In episode #32, "Request Permission to Escape" (1966), Carter received a "dear john" letter from his girlfriend Maryjane. They were practically engaged and were to be wed right after the war.  She left him for an air-raid warden.

• Carter was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.

• "Lieutenant" Carter's unit was the 182nd before he was captured. (from episode #1, "The Informer" (1965)

• Carter was the 499th prisoner send back to England from Camp 13. If he was number 500, he would have been given a party. (from episode #1, "The Informer" 1965)

• Carter had an Indian heritage.  His family was from the Sioux Indians.   His great-grandfather fought with Sitting Bull.  (from episode #92, "Drums Along the Dusseldorf"  1968)

• Carter had a cousin in North Dakota.   (from episode #92, "Drums Along the Dusseldorf"  1968)

• Carter attended Rutherford B. Hayes Polytechnic High School.  (from episode #97, "To the Gestapo with Love"  1968)

• Carter stated in episode #167, "Look at the Pretty Snowflakes"  (1971) that the trumpet was his instrument.  He also said he used to get a lot of requests for the song 'Cherokee'.

• Carter stated in episode #97, "To the Gestapo with Love"  (1968) that he blew up the chemical lab, the cafeteria, and the balcony level of the auditorium of his high school, Rutherford B. Hayes Polytechnic.

• In episode #102, "No Names Please" (1968), Carter stated he was in the Boy Scouts.

• Carter said in episode #109, "Operation Hannibal" (1969) that he did not do very well at the obstacle course during basic training.

• Carter stated in episode #35, "Diamonds in the Rough" (1966) that he read the book "Robinson Crusoe" when he was a kid.

[Larry Hovis did not appear in episode # 83, "War Takes a Holiday" (1968).  Instead, William Christopher played one of the "heroes".  He portrayed "Thomas" .  Larry Hovis also did not appear in episode #50, "The Great Brinksmeyer Robbery" (1967) and episode #51, "Praise the Fόhrer and Pass the Ammunition"    (1967).]


 AMG All Movie Guide

Larry Hovis
Actor, Screenwriter
Birth  Feb 20, 1936 - Wapato, WA
Occupation  Actor, Screenwriter
Years Active  60s 70s 90s
Countries  USA
Genres  Comedy, Action, Drama, Mystery, Crime, Spy Film
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Production team: William T. Naud (Director)
Filmography[To Top]
1.5 Stars 1992 Shadow Force  Actor F
2.5 Stars 1991 Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind [TV]  Actor F
3 Stars 1977 Sex and the Married Woman [TV]  Actor F
2.5 Stars 1976 The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe [TV] 
     aka The New Daughters of Joshua McCabe
Actor F
3 Stars 1972 Wild in the Sky 
     aka Black Jack
     aka Wind in the Sky
Actor F
1.5 Stars 1966 Out of Sight  Screenwriter F
* Film Types: F-Feature, D-Documentary, A-Animated, T-Television, P-Performance, S-Series, V-Video


Producer filmography

"Totally Hidden Video" (1989) TV Series


Notable TV  appearances

Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991) (TV) .... Tillman

Sex and the Married Woman (1977) (TV)

"Liar's Club" (1976) TV Series .... Panelist

New Daughters of Joshua McCabe, The (1976) (TV)

"Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1968) TV Series .... Regular Performer (1968, 1971-1972)
... aka "Laugh-In" (1968)

"Hogan's Heroes" (1965) TV Series .... Sergeant Andrew Carter

"Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (1964) TV Series .... Larry Gotschalk

"Andy Griffith Show, The" (1960) playing "Gilly Walker" in episode: "Case of the Punch in the Nose, The" (episode # 5.25) 3/15/1965

"Andy Griffith Show, The" (1960) playing "Gilly Walker" in episode: "Goober Takes a Car Apart" (episode # 5.17) 1/11/1965