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Larry Hovis

Sergent Andrew Carter in Hogan's Heroes

Photos Larry Hovis Birth name: Larry Hovis
Birth date: 1936/02/20
Date of death : 2003/09/09 (67 years old)
Birth place : Wapato Washington
Height: 1.78 m

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Biography for Larry Hovis

Larry Hovis was born February 20, 1936, in Wapito, Washington. He grew up in Houston, Texas. He started out as a vocalist, singing with his sister Joan, then joined a quartet called the Mascots, and they appeared on Arthur Godfrey's "Talent Scouts" (1948). While Larry was earning his degree in philosophy at the University of Houston, he was signed to Capitol Records, where he recorded the album "My Heart Belongs to Only You". In the late 1950s he moved to New York and appeared in the Broadway shows "The Billy Barnes Revue" (1959) and "From A to Z" (1960). In 1963 Larry relocated his family to California, where he performed stand-up comedy routines in local clubs. His first notable appearance on a major TV show was in 1964 on "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (1964), appearing in ten episodes. He also appeared in two episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960). Larry eventually landed a minor role on the pilot episode of "Hogan's Heroes" (1965). When two other actors backed out of the series, he was given the permanent role of demolition man Sgt. Carter. While a regular on the popular TV series, Hovis continued to write scripts for television specials and also wrote and performed on the breakthrough comedy series "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1968). In 1966 he wrote the screenplay for the film Out of Sight (1966). After the unexpected cancellation of "Hogan's Heroes", Hovis appeared in such TV programs as "The Doris Day Show" (1968), "Adam-12" (1968), "Chico and the Man" (1974), "Holmes and Yo-Yo" (1976), "Alice" (1976), and others. Behind the scenes Larry produced several game shows, including "Liar's Club" (1976), in which he was a panelist from 1976 to 1978. In 1993, he appeared in the theatrical film Shadow Force (1993).

Larry Hovis (February 20, 1936 in Wapato, Washington - September 9, 2003 in San Marcos, Texas) is an American actor and screenwriter known for his role as war prisoner in the television series Stalag 13 (Hogan's Heroes).

He moves to Houston in Texas while he is a child. Singer at his beginnings, he then became theater actor.

Hovis moved in 1963 for California.

In 1965, he was retained for the role of Sergeant Andrew Carter in the television series Stalag 13.

In 1966, during the shooting of the episodes of Stalag 13, he wrote the script for a film (Out of Sight) and a television series (Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in).

When the television series which made it famous stops in 1971, Hovis appeared in several television shows.

In the Stalag 13 series, he plays the role of an expert in explosives of Sioux origin, actually part of the Indian community Yakima.

Larry Hovis died on September 9, 2003 of cancer.

It is not possible to provide a detailed biography of actor Larry Hovis since the information available is limited. In general, Larry Hovis was an American actor known for having played in the television series "Hogan's Heroes". He was born on February 20, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas, and died on February 5, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

During his career, Larry Hovis has played in many films and television series. He began his career in the 1960s, and quickly acquired a certain popularity thanks to his role as Carter Dewey in the series "Hogan's Heroes". The series, which was broadcast between 1965 and 1971, was a comedy on a group of American prisoners of war locked up in a German prison camp during the Second World War. Larry Hovis played in the series for six seasons, and was greeted for his comic performance.

In addition to his role in "Hogan's Heroes", Larry Hovis has also played in other popular television series, notably "Bewitched", "The Monkees" and "The Love Boat". He also appeared in films, such as "The Silence" and "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini".

Apart from his acting career, Larry Hovis was also a talented musician. He studied music at the University of Texas, and played in several music groups during his life. He also wrote several songs for films and television series, some of which are "Hogan's Heroes".

Unfortunately, Larry Hovis died in 2003, at the age of 66. His death was announced by his friend and co-star of "Hogan's Heroes", Bob Crane, who said that Hovis was "a talented man and a close friend". His death was largely deplored by his colleagues and fans, who praised his successful career and his sense of humor.


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Title Role
Lone Star State of Mind (2002) Doctor
Yorick (2002) Archbishop
Shadow Force (1993) Frank Bergmann
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991) (TV) Tillman
Alice Bill Dovey / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sex and the Married Woman (1977) (TV) Arnie Fish
The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1976) (TV) Clel Tonkins
Chico and the Man Customer #1 (1 episode, 1974)
Here We Go Again Pool Man (1 episode, 1973)
McMillan & Wife O'Day (1 episode, 1972)
The Doris Day Show Hassan (2 episodes, 1972)
Wild in the Sky (1972) Capt. Breen
The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1 episode, 1972)
Hogan's Heroes Sgt. Andrew Carter / ... (166 episodes, 1965-1971)
The Queen and I Krimpton (1 episode, 1969)
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir Norbert Frank (1 episode, 1969)
Ben Casey Elevator Operator (1 episode, 1965)
Shindig! Larry Hovis (1 episode, 1965)
The Andy Griffith Show Gilly Walker (2 episodes, 1965)
My Living Doll Herbert Wentworth (1 episode, 1964)


Wrote for 1968 "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" but didn't receive an Emmy because someone ommitted his name from the writing credits.

Worked with actress Ann Elder on several writing projects.

Worked for two rival networks at the same time.


Spouse : Ann Corrigan (1955 - 1995) (her death) 4 children

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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by abdest

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