Facts about John Banner
John Banner Biography
John Banner, a Jew, fled his native Austria in 1938 after the Nazi Anschluss. Years later he got his revenge by playing the buffoonish German sergeant Hans Schultz in the popular American TV series Hogan’s Heroes. Sgt. Schultz’s nervous catch-phrase, “I know nothing! Nooooothing!” is still in pop culture circulation.
John Banner had other character roles in many movies, including To The Victor (1948), Never Say Goodbye (1956) and The Interns (1962); he played Nazi Rudolf Hess in Operation Eichmann (1961).