Leon Askin

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1907 in Austria

Filmography

Actor (28)

Kubanisch rauchen 1998 (Movie)

Waranovsky (Actor)

Occhiopinocchio 1995 (Movie)

The Psychiatrist (Actor)

Fear of Heights 1993 (Movie)

Dolores' Father (Actor)

Odd Jobs 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Savage Island 1984 (Movie)

Luker (Actor)

Frightmare 1983 (Movie)

Wolfgang (Actor)

Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

Moscow Anchorman (Actor)

The World's Greatest Athlete 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls 1972 (Movie)

Thor (Actor)

Hogan's Heroes 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

A Fine Pair 1969 (Movie)

Chief Wellman (Actor)

Guns For San Sebastian 1968 (Movie)

Vicar (Actor)

Double Trouble 1967 (Movie)

Inspector de Grotte (Actor)

Russian Roulette 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perils of Pauline 1966 (Movie)

Commisar (Actor)

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 (Movie)

Kastorp (Actor)

Do Not Disturb 1964 (Movie)

Langsdorf (Actor)

John Goldfarb, Please Come Home 1963 (Movie)

Samir (Actor)

One, Two, Three 1961 (Movie)

Peripetchikoff (Actor)

The Last Blitzkrieg 1958 (Movie)

Sergeant Steiner (Actor)

Knock on Wood 1954 (Movie)

Gromek (Actor)

Secret of the Incas 1954 (Movie)

Anton Marcu (Actor)

Valley of the Kings 1954 (Movie)

Valentine Arko (Actor)

China Venture 1953 (Movie)

Wu King (Actor)

Desert Legion 1953 (Movie)

Major Vasil (Actor)

Road to Bali 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Adventures of Superman 1952 (TV Show)

Actor

Genesis II (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

Irene Hartzell

Step-Daughter

Samuel Aschkenazy

Father
killed in the Holocaust

Malvine Aschkenazy

Mother
killed in the Holocaust

Anneliese Erlich

Wife

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