Ivan Dixon

Ivan Dixon

Highest Rated: 98% Nothing But a Man (1964)

Lowest Rated: 14% Trouble Man (1972)

Birthday: Apr 6, 1931

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Ivan Dixon is an African-American actor and director, best known for portraying Kinchloe on the sitcom "Hogan's Heroes." Born to parents who were shop owners, he spent much of his youth in North Carolina, and studied drama at North Carolina Central University in Durham. Dixon made his Broadway debut in 1957 in William Saroyan's "Cave Dwellers" and then played the part of Joseph Asagai in Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun." Dixon recreated the role in the 1961 film as well as appearing in the 1959 musical "Porgy and Bess." In 1964, Dixon appeared in the critically-lauded independent film "Nothing But a Man" with singer/actress Abbey Lincoln. Dixon had a role in 1965's drama "A Patch of Blue" and compiled a long list of TV appearances, including multiple episodes of the sci-fi anthology series "Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits." In 1967 he was nominated for an Emmy for playing the title role in "The Final War of Olly Winter" on "CBS Playhouse." In 1965 he took his most famous role, as POW Kinchloe in the sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," and remained for five seasons - he left before the end of its run, finding the part undemanding. In 1970, he began his career as a director, directing steadily for TV through the early '90s, including episodes of action series "Magnum, P.I." and the films "Trouble Man" (1972) and the controversial espionage drama "The Spook Who Sat By the Door" (1973). Dixon died from kidney failure at age 76.

Highest rated movies

Nothing But a Man
A Raisin in the Sun Car Wash
A Patch of Blue
Porgy and Bess
Something of Value

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Percy and Thunder Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star Judge (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is Not Enough Director - 1978
89% 60% Car Wash Lonnie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fer de Lance Joe Voit (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Underwater Panic Joe Voit (Character) - 1974
73% 83% The Spook Who Sat by the Door Director,
Producer
- 1973
14% 62% Trouble Man Director - 1972
No Score Yet 27% Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Sgt. Jones (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Incomparable Connie Walker Mayor Conway "Connie" Walker (Character) - 1969
89% 91% A Patch of Blue Mark Ralfe (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Trap a Spy Jean Francis Soumarin (Character) - 1964
98% 88% Nothing But a Man Duff Anderson (Character) $12.4K 1964
No Score Yet 0% Battle at Bloody Beach Tiger Blair (Character) - 1961
95% 87% A Raisin in the Sun Asagai (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder Men Unknown (Character) - 1961
73% 77% Porgy and Bess Jim (Character) - 1959
50% 54% Something of Value Lathela (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
100% No Score Yet Brewster Place Director 1990
No Score Yet 85% Quantum Leap Director 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Director 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Director 1984
No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Director 1984
100% 86% Wonder Woman Director 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Director 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Director 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Director 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Director 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Director 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Director 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Director 1970-1971
No Score Yet 100% Hogan's Heroes Sgt. James Kinchloe (Character) 1965-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Dr. Frank Tarver (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Terry Carew (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Dr. Towne (Guest Star) 1964 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1964
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Bolie Jackson (Character) 1960 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Caleb Stone IV (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Shpritzer (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Jamie Davis (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961