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Sergeant Ivan Kinchloe

Sergeant Kinchloe trivia

• Sergeant Kinchloe was the radio operator and electronics expert at Stalag 13.

• In episode #32, "Request Permission to Escape" (1966), Kinch's first name was stated as being James.  In episode #73, "Is General Hammerschlag Burning?" (1967), Kinch's first name was Ivan. 

Ivan Dixon
Ivan Dixon as
Sergeant Kinchloe

• Kinch was born in Detroit, Michigan and worked for the phone company before the war.

• Kinch was a plumber's helper one summer when he went to school in Detroit. (from episode #70, "Nights in Shining Armor" 1967)

• In episode #5, "The Flight of the Valkyrie" (1965), it was stated that "Sgt. Kinch was in charge of operations."

• Kinch fought in the Golden Gloves boxing tournament.   (episode #136, "The Softer They Fall"  1970)

• In episode #136, "The Softer They Fall"  (1970), it was stated that Sgt. Kinchloe weighed 195 pounds.

• Kinch stated in episode #92, "Drums Along the Dusseldorf" (1968), that he once threw a football 60 yards.

• Kinch played the upright-bass in episode #51, "Praise the Führer and Pass the Ammunition"  (1967).

• Sergeant Kinchloe attended High School in Detroit.  (episode #73, "Is General Hammerschlag Burning?"  (1967)

[Ivan Dixon did not appear in episode #62, "The Reluctant Target"  (1967).]

[Ivan Dixon's final appearance on Hogan's Heroes came in episode #144, "Klink's Escape", which aired on March 27, 1970.]



The following information is provided by the


Ivan Dixon

Date of birth (location)
6 April 1931,
New York City, New York, USA.


Director filmography

Percy & Thunder (1993) (TV)

"Quantum Leap" (1989) TV Series

"Hawaiian Heat" (1984) TV Series

"Airwolf" (1984) TV Series
... aka "Lobo del aire" (1984) (USA: Spanish title)

"A-Team, The" (1983) TV Series

"Tales of the Gold Monkey" (1982) TV Series

"Bret Maverick" (1981) TV Series

"Greatest American Hero, The" (1981) TV Series

"Magnum P.I." (1980) TV Series

"Palmerstown, U.S.A." (1980) TV Series

Love Is Not Enough (1978) (TV)

"Wonder Woman" (1976) TV Series
... aka "New Adventures of Wonder Woman, The" (1976)
... aka "New, Original Wonder Woman, The" (1976) (USA)

"Bionic Woman, The" (1976) TV Series

"Starsky and Hutch" (1975) TV Series
... aka "Starsky & Hutch" (1975)

"Rockford Files, The" (1974) TV Series
... aka "Jim Rockford, Private Investigator" (1974) (USA: syndication title)

Spook Who Sat by the Door, The (1973)

"Waltons, The" (1972) TV Series

"Rookies, The" (1972) TV Series

Trouble Man (1972)



Actor filmography

"Amerika" (1987) (mini) TV Series

Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986) (TV) .... Judge

Car Wash (1976) .... Lonnie

Fer-de-Lance (1974) (TV)
... aka Death Dive (1974) (TV)
... aka Operation Serpent (1989) (TV) (video title)

Clay Pigeon (1971) .... Simon

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970) .... Sgt. Jones
... aka War Games (1970)

Where's Jack? (1969) .... Naval Officer

To Trap a Spy (1966) .... Sourmarun

"Hogan's Heroes" (1965) TV Series .... Sgt. Ivan Kinchloe (1965-1970)

Patch of Blue, A (1965) .... Mark Ralfe

Nothing But a Man (1964) .... Duff Anderson

Battle at Bloody Beach (1961) .... Tiger Blair
... aka Battle on the Beach (1961)

Raisin in the Sun, A (1961) .... Asagai

Murder Men, The (1961)

Porgy and Bess (1959) .... Jim

Something of Value (1957) .... Lathela



Producer filmography

Spook Who Sat by the Door, The (1973)



Notable TV guest appearances

"F.B.I., The" (1965) in episode: "Deadly Pact, The" (episode # 6.147) 11/8/1970

"It Takes a Thief" (1968) playing "Gen. Kristoff" in episode: "Get Me to the Revolution On Time" (episode # 2.5) 10/22/1968

"Fugitive, The" (1963) playing "Ambassador Unawa" in episode: "Dossier on a Diplomat" (episode # 4.26) 3/28/1967

"Hogan's Heroes" (1965) playing "Prince Makabana" in episode: "Prince From the Phone Company, The" (episode # 1.26) 3/18/1966

"I Spy" (1965) in episode: "So Long, Patrick Henry" (episode # 1.1) 9/15/1965

"Fugitive, The" (1963) playing "Dr. Towne" in episode: "Escape into Black" (episode # 2.9) 11/17/1964

"Man from U.N.C.L.E., The" (1964) playing "Soumarin" in episode: "Vulcan Affair, The" (episode # 1.1) 9/22/1964

"Twilight Zone, The" (1959) playing "Reverend Anderson" in episode: "I am the Night - Colour Me Black" (episode # 5.26) 3/27/1964

"Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Caleb Stone" in episode: "Case of the Nebulous Nephew, The" (episode # 7.1) 9/26/1963

"Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Parness" in episode: "Case of the Promoter's Pillbox, The" (episode # 5.29) 5/19/1962

"Twilight Zone, The" (1959) playing "Bolie Jackson" in episode: "Big, Tall Wish, The" (episode # 1.26) 4/8/1960

"DuPont Show of the Month, The" (1957) in episode: "Arrowsmith" 1/17/1960