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Howard Caine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Howard Caine (January 2, 1928 – December 28, 1993), was a popular character actor, probably best known as Gestapo agent Major Wolfgang Hochstetter in the television series Hogan's Heroes. At the age of 13 Howard Cohen moved with his family from his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee to New York City, where he began studying acting. Learning to erase his Southern accent, he went on to became a master of 32 foreign and American dialects. After serving in World War II- he joined the United States Navy fighting the Japanese in the Pacific theater - Caine continued his studies at The School of Drama, Columbia University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He appeared on Broadway in Wonderful Town, Inherit the Wind, Lunatics and Lovers and Tiger at the Gates. He succeeded Ray Walston as "Mr. Applegate" in the original production of Damn Yankees. He was featured in such films as From the Terrace (1960), Pay or Die (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Brushfire (1962), The Man from the Diner's Club (1963), Pressure Point (1962) and Alvarez Kelly (1966). He co-starred with Godfrey Cambridge and Estelle Parsons in Watermelon Man (1970). He was a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. He acted in more than 750 live and filmed television programs, including the 1961 episode "The Vials" of the western series Two Faces West. He may be best-remembered as Major Hochstetter on Hogan's Heroes (1965). He was featured as "Everett Scovill", a thinly disguised portrait of Charles Manson's attorney Irving Kanarek, on Helter Skelter (1976). A native of Tennessee, Caine had always been fascinated with the Appalachian five-string banjo, and began mastering it in the mid-'60s. From the summer of 1970 until his death in 1993, he had taken trophies at 29 prominent banjo and fiddle contests in the Southland for both Best Traditional Banjo and Traditional Singing. He was also a popular folk singer and appeared at a number of prominent folk clubs and folk festivals. Description above from the Wikipedia article Howard Caine, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

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Jan 2, 1928 In Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Marty 1953-05-24
Latest Project:
Movie Forced Vengeance 1982-07-30
Known For
Poster of Hogan's Heroes
Poster of Pay or Die!
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of Gunsmoke
Movie Forced Vengeance Milt Diamond 1982-07-30
Movie 1776 Lewis Morris (NY) 1972-11-09
Movie Watermelon Man Mr. Townsend 1970-01-01
Movie Alvarez Kelly McIntyre 1966-10-06
Movie The Doomsday Flight L.A. Dispatcher 1966-12-13
Series Hogan's Heroes Major Hochstetter 1965-09-17
Movie The Man from the Diners' Club Claude Bassanio 1963-04-17
Movie Brushfire Vlad 1962-03-01
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Series Fair Exchange Unknown 1962-09-21
Movie Pressure Point Tavern Owner 1962-10-10
Movie Judgment at Nuremberg Hugo Wallner 1961-12-18
Movie Captain Brassbound's Conversation Cadi of Kintafi 1960-03-02
Movie From the Terrace Creighton Duffy 1960-07-15
Movie Pay or Die! Enrico Caruso 1960-07-27
Series The Twilight Zone Nick 1959-10-02
Series The Californians Schaab 1957-09-24
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Marty The Bartender 1953-05-24