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John Banner


Performed the role of Master Sergeant Hans Georg Schultz in Hogan’s Heroes who got the catchphrase “”I understand nothing! I discover nothing at all! I hear nothing at all!” He finished studies to get a law level, but instead made a decision to go after acting. Fleeing towards the U.S. in the beginning of World Battle II, he collected dozens of tv appearances, in displays like Mr. Ed and Perry Mason. He was raised within a Jewish family members in Vienna, Austria. For the silver screen, he made an appearance in near 40 movies, including playing a German armed forces official in the Cary Offer and Ginger Rogers film, Honeymoon vacation.

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Full Name John Banner
Date Of Birth January 28, 1910
Died January 28, 1973, Vienna, Austria
Place Of Birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.85 m
Profession TV Actor
Nationality Austrian, American
Spouse Renee Christine Gemenne Muhr
Movies 36 Hours, The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz, Once Upon a Honeymoon, The Fallen Sparrow, Operation Eichmann, The Story of Ruth, 20,000 Eyes, Seven Miles from Alcatraz, Guilty of Treason, My Girl Tisa, The Argyle Secrets, The Interns, Never Say Goodbye, Callaway Went Thataway, Star Spangled Salesman, Crash of the Moons, Hitler, Go for Broke!, The Gypsy Moon
TV Shows The Chicago Teddy Bears, Hogan's Heroes
Star Sign Aquarius

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1 In The Untouchables episode Takeover, Banner is pumped for information and says "I know nothing." 3 years before, he made the line famous as Sgt. Schultz in Hogan's Heroes.
2 Passed away in his native Vienna on his 63rd birthday.
3 Another bit of irony, besides John Banner being Jewish and playing a guard in a POW camp... is that like his co-star on Hogan's Heroes, Robert Clary.... John Banner was in a concentration camp prior to his release and travel out of Nazi Occupied Germany (in the early part of the Nazi control of Germany, a trip to a concentration camp was not an automatic "death sentence"). So John Banner was lucky to leave just before the Nazi policies changed.
4 Banner is best remembered for his portrayal of the Luftwaffe prison- camp guard Sergeant Schultz in the TV series Hogan's Heroes (1965). But there remains a certain irony: John Banner was Jewish.



G.E. True 1963 TV Series Hipp
Wide Country 1963 TV Series The Doctor
The Interns 1962 Dr. Duane
The Counterfeit Traitor 1962 Voices (uncredited)
The Dick Powell Theatre 1962 TV Series Vandever
Hitler 1962 Gregor Strasser
The Untouchables 1962 TV Series Franz Koenig
Outlaws 1962 TV Series Wint
Thriller 1961 TV Series Prof. Martin Vander Hoven
One, Two, Three 1961 Krause / Haberdrasher (voice)
20,000 Eyes 1961 Kurt Novak
Operation Eichmann 1961 Rudolf Höss
Five Fingers 1960 TV Series Saphani
The DuPont Show with June Allyson 1960 TV Series Popper
77 Sunset Strip 1960 TV Series Carl Neuman
Dante 1960 TV Series Baron Von Zenger
Perry Mason 1960 TV Series A. Tobler
Michael Shayne 1960 TV Series Dr. Hess
The Roaring 20's 1960 TV Series Otto Bauer
My Sister Eileen 1960 TV Series
Markham 1960 TV Series Police Commissioner Langres
The Story of Ruth 1960 King of Moab
One Step Beyond 1960 TV Series Dr. Molhaus
This Is the Life 1960 TV Series Carl Brandt
The Wonderful Country 1959 Ben Sterner
The Blue Angel 1959 Principal Harter
The Third Man 1959 TV Series Steiner
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1959 TV Series Office Supervisor
Shotgun Slade 1959 TV Series Corneilus
Behind Closed Doors 1958 TV Series Prosecutor Hoxa
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 1958 TV Series Baron Carlisle
Cimarron City 1958 TV Series P.B. Minscher
Man Without a Gun 1958 TV Series Max Brenner
Fräulein 1958 Ulick, German Health Dept. (uncredited)
The Young Lions 1958 German Town Mayor (uncredited)
Telephone Time 1958 TV Series
The Beast of Budapest 1958 Dr. Kovach
Studio 57 1958 TV Series
Adventures of Superman 1957 TV Series Bronsky
The Loretta Young Show 1957 TV Series Hans
The Lineup 1957 TV Series
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna 1957 TV Series Hans Schlosser
Conflict 1957 TV Series
Father Knows Best 1957 TV Series Artist
The Gray Ghost 1957 TV Series Major Von Borcke
Navy Log 1956 TV Series
The Adventures of Hiram Holliday 1956 TV Series Count Courtebiche
You Are There 1956 TV Series Nazi News Dealer
The Power and the Prize 1956 Mr. Ruloff (uncredited)
Matinee Theatre 1955-1956 TV Series
Screen Directors Playhouse 1956 TV Series Prefect of Police
Private Secretary 1956 TV Series Sandor
Never Say Goodbye 1956 Oskar, the Baker
Four Star Playhouse 1956 TV Series Koert
The Man Called X 1956 TV Series
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1956 TV Series Train Conductor
Jungle Jim 1956 TV Series Wilhelm Camphausen
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle 1956 TV Series Brunner
Captain Midnight 1954-1955 TV Series Van Ronk / Goronov
The Rains of Ranchipur 1955 Rashid Ali Khan (uncredited)
Mystery Is My Business 1955 TV Series Buehler
Cradle Song 1955 TV Movie
Damon Runyon Theater 1955 TV Series Sgt. Heinz
Fireside Theatre 1954-1955 TV Series Joe / Josef Novak / Amos
Topper 1955 TV Series Ali / Henri
Schlitz Playhouse 1955 TV Series Morris Odvarka
The Whistler 1954 TV Series Van Loovan
Adventures of the Falcon 1954 TV Series Coldroski
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger 1954 TV Series Bovaro
Public Defender 1954 TV Series
Executive Suite 1954 Henri (Stork Club Maître D') (uncredited)
Cavalcade of America 1954 TV Series
The Juggler 1953 Emile Halevy
Sky King 1952 TV Series Griz Raetze
Callaway Went Thataway 1951 Headwaiter at Mocambo's (uncredited)
Go for Broke! 1951 German Officer (uncredited)
King Solomon's Mines 1950 Austin - Safari Client (uncredited)
The Lone Ranger 1950 TV Series Von Baden
Guilty of Treason 1950 Dr. Szandor Deste
The Argyle Secrets 1948 Winter
To the Victor 1948 Jacques Lestrac
My Girl Tisa 1948 Otto
The Beginning or the End 1947 German Laboratory Assistant (uncredited)
Nocturne 1946 Charles Shawn (uncredited)
Rendezvous 24 1946 Ernst - Nazi Henchman (uncredited)
Tangier 1946 Ferris Wheel Operator (uncredited)
The Fallen Sparrow 1943 Anton
They Came to Blow Up America 1943 Gestapo Agent (uncredited)
This Land Is Mine 1943 German Sergeant (uncredited)
Tonight We Raid Calais 1943 Kurz (uncredited)
The Moon Is Down 1943 Lt. Prackle (uncredited)
Immortal Sergeant 1943 Officer (uncredited)
The Fighting Guerrillas 1943 Gestapo Agent (uncredited)
Seven Miles from Alcatraz 1942 Fritz Weinermann
Once Upon a Honeymoon 1942 German Capt. Von Kleinoch
Desperate Journey 1942 Conductor on Empty Troop Train (uncredited)
Pacific Blackout 1941 uncredited
It Started with Eve 1941 Party Guest (uncredited)
Accent on Love 1941 Austrian Tenant (uncredited)
Spring Parade 1940 Cymbalist (uncredited)
The Partridge Family 1972 TV Series Max Ledbetter
Alias Smith and Jones 1972 TV Series Otto
The Doris Day Show 1972 TV Series Bruno
The Chicago Teddy Bears 1971 TV Series Uncle Latzi
Hogan's Heroes 1965-1971 TV Series Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz / Wolfgang Brauner
Togetherness 1970 Hipolitas Mollnar
Star Spangled Salesman 1968 Documentary short Chef
The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz 1968 Weber
The Red Skelton Hour 1967 TV Series Sgt. Schultz
The Lucy Show 1966 TV Series Sgt. Schultz
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1965 TV Series Martin Rutke
Mister Ed 1965 TV Series Professor Meyerhoff
Hazel 1965 TV Series Mr. Mueller
The Baileys of Balboa 1964-1965 TV Series Hans
The Rogues 1964 TV Series Steiner / Fat Man
The Cara Williams Show 1964 TV Series Zinzer
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964 TV Series Dr. Foster
36 Hours 1964 Ernst
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964 TV Series Russian Chairman
Kisses for My President 1964 Vasiliovich Alexminitch (uncredited)
Bedtime Story 1964 Burgermeister (uncredited)
Mr. and Mrs. 1964 TV Movie Guard
My Three Sons 1964 TV Series Chief of Protocol
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1964 TV Series Dutch Customs Man
Dr. Kildare 1964 TV Series Mr. Schultz
The Virginian 1963-1964 TV Series August the Head Waiter / Gus Schultz
The Prize 1963 German Correspondent (uncredited)
The Donna Reed Show 1963 TV Series Cruikshank
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1963 TV Series General
The Yellow Canary 1963 Sam Skolman
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1960-1963 TV Series Chief / Dr. Otto von Schwering



Hogan's Heroes 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode



The Mike Douglas Show 1972 TV Series Himself
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
The Leslie Uggams Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz
Family Guy 2012 TV Series Sgt. Schultz
Crash of Moons 1954 TV Movie Bavarro
The Gypsy Moon 1954 Bavarro

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1 There is no such thing as a cuddly Nazi. Maybe Goering was cuddly to his wife. He wasn't cuddly to the city of Rotterdam. Schultz is not a Nazi. I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of goodness in any generation.
2 On his ironic casting as Sgt. Schultz: "Well, who better to play Nazis than we Jews?"

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