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Al Hodge (I) (1912–1979)

Hodge starred on radio as "The Green Hornet" in the 1940s. In the 1950s he was popular to TV fans as Captain Video. By the time of his death however, he had become an alcoholic and was living on $63 a week social security checks. He died alone and forgotten. See full bio »

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Known For

Captain Video and His Video Rangers Captain Video / new Captain Video
The Ed Sullivan Show Captain Video


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 1961 The Outsider
Colonel (uncredited)
 1961 Lover Come Back
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Police Sgt. Hollister
- Come with Thy Loot (1961) ... Police Sgt. Hollister
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Bruce Godfrey
- Death Selects the Winner (1960) ... Bruce Godfrey
 1960 Angel (TV Series)
Doug Donovan
- The Easy Touch: Angel and the Con Men (1960) ... Doug Donovan
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Turney
- Insomnia (1960) ... Mr. Turney
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Jack Parness
- Man with the Ice (1960) ... Jack Parness
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Arthur Goodwin
- Bequest of Arthur Goodwin (1960) ... Arthur Goodwin
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Captain Blair
- First Time Out (1960) ... Captain Blair (as Al Hodges)
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Trouble-in-Law (1959) ... Customer
 1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
General Putnam
- Bilko's Credit Card (1959) ... General Putnam
 1958 Naked City (TV Series)
- Meridian (1958) ... Johnson
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
TV commentator (1957)
 1956 Captain Video and His Cartoon Rangers (TV Series)
Captain Video (1956)
 1956 The Big Story (TV Series)
Capt. Hollis
- Follow the Leader (1956) ... Capt. Hollis
 1950-1955 Captain Video and His Video Rangers (TV Series)
Captain Video / new Captain Video
- The Swordsmen of Lyra (1955) ... Captain Video
- Doctor Pauli's Planet (1955) ... Captain Video
- Episode dated 10 January 1955 (1955) ... Captain Video
- The Return of Tobor (1954) ... Captain Video
- The Star Smugglers (1954) ... Captain Video
 1955 Wonderama (TV Series)
Captain Video (from September 25, 1955 to September 13, 1956)
 1953-1954 The Secret Files of Captain Video (TV Series)
Captain Video
- Beginnings (1954) ... Captain Video
- The 'Q' Effect (1954) ... Captain Video
- The Wendigo (1954) ... Captain Video
- Tooth and Claw (1954) ... Captain Video
- The Plague Ship (1954) ... Captain Video
 1950 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Captain Video
- Episode #4.15 (1950) ... Captain Video
 1940 The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet (voice, uncredited)
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Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Played Archie Andrews' father Fred Andrews on the "Archie Andrews" radio series. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 15 Articles | 70 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hal Hodge | Al Hodges


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

[about his Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949) series] Everyone worked with everyone else. No one did just one thing. I've never seen such teamwork before or since in this business. See more »


His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al E. Hodge, owned a dry-cleaning business. Al graduated from Ravenna High School in 1930 and then studied drama at Miami University of Ohio. His first professional work was at WXYZ radio (Detroit. Michigan), acting in "Gang Busters", "Front Page Farrell" and "Mr. District Attorney", before reaching national fame as the lead in "The Green Hornet". See more »



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