Leon Askin

Leon Askin

Highest Rated: 94% Young Frankenstein (1974)

Lowest Rated: 0% Valley of the Kings (1954)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1907

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary

Leon Askin was a renowned Austrian character actor who was featured in a wide array of American productions. As a young man, Askin became a successful stage actor in his homeland, and he relocated to the United States in 1940 to escape Nazi persecution. After serving in the American military in World War II, Askin found plenty of roles in Hollywood, playing characters of widely varying ethnicities. During the '50s, he had notable supporting parts in the feature films "Road to Bali" and "The Robe," before shifting more to television work. In late '50s and early '60s, Askin voiced the character of Fearless Leader on the animated series "Rocky and His Friends" and, in '65, he began portraying the imposing General Burkhalter on the hit sitcom "Hogan's Heroes." Outside of a prominent role in the Billy Wilder comedy "One, Two, Three," Askin primarily had small parts in films and TV shows, but he racked up an impressive resume over the decades, with more than 125 screen credits to his name by the time he died in 2007.

Highest rated movies

Young Frankenstein
One, Two, Three
Road to Bali
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
The Robe
Valley of the Kings

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smoking Cuban Style Waranovsky (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 27% Odd Jobs Don Carlucci (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 23% Going Ape! Zebrewski (Character) - 1981
94% 92% Young Frankenstein Herr Waldman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Karl May Klotz-Sello (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 40% Doctor Death, Seeker of Souls Thor (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Knocks Twice Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 43% The Maltese Bippy Axel Kronstadt (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz Oscar (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fine Pair Chief Wellman (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 20% The Perils of Pauline Commisar (Character) - 1967
50% 70% What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Colonel Kastorp (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 43% Do Not Disturb Willie Langsdorf (Character) - 1965
91% 88% One, Two, Three Peripetchikoff (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 76% Terror of the Mad Doctor Flocke (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 29% My Gun Is Quick Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of Sinbad Khalif (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spy Chasers Col. Alex Baxis (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 60% Knock on Wood Laslo Gromeck (Character) - 1954
0% 16% Valley of the Kings Valentine Arko (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veils of Bagdad Pasha Hammam (Character) - 1954
32% 69% The Robe Abidor (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% South Sea Woman Pierre Marchand (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Legion Maj. Vasil (Character) - 1953
71% 63% Road to Bali King Ramayana (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Professor Himmel (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Tokat (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacation Playhouse Herr Futterman (Character) 1967
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Ollie Rowan (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1955 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Behind the Badge Leon Sandimas (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1952

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