Facts about John Banner

John Banner died at 63 years old
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Best known as: Sergeant Schultz on Hogan's Heroes



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).

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John Banner’s co-stars on Hogan’s Heroes included Bob Crane as Hogan and Richard Dawson as Newkirk.


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