Thursday, March 20, 2008


In front of the camera, Ivan Dixon will probably be best known as Sgt. Kinchloe in 'Hogan's Heroes'. But he left the series before it ended and found greater creative freedom behind the camera as a director.

Dixon passed away from a brain hemorrhage caused by kidney disease complications at the age of 76.

"Father Dowling Mysteries"
- The Joyful Noise Mystery (1991) TV episode .... Rev. Johnson

"Amerika" (1987) (mini) TV mini-series .... Dr. Alan Drummond

Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986) (TV) .... Judge

Fer-de-Lance (1974) (TV) .... Joe Voit

"Love, American Style" (1 episode, 1971) - Love and the Baby

"The F.B.I."
- The Deadly Pact (1970) TV episode .... Terry Maynard

"Hogan's Heroes" .... Sgt. James 'Kinch' Kinchloe (145 episodes, 1965-1970)

- The Invincible Weapon (1970) TV episode .... Billy Carter

"The Mod Squad"
- Return to Darkness, Return to Light (1970) TV episode

"The Name of the Game"
- The Incomparable Connie Walker (1969) TV episode .... Mayor Conway 'Connie' Walker
- The Black Answer (1968) TV episode .... John X. Lee

"It Takes a Thief"
- Get Me to the Revolution on Time (1968) TV episode .... Gen. Kristoff

- Let My Brother Go (1967) TV episode .... Charles 'Bat' Masterson

"Felony Squad"
- The Deadly Junkman (1967) TV episode .... Terry Carew

"The Fugitive"
- Dossier on a Diplomat (1967) TV episode .... Ambassador Unawa
- Escape into Black (1964) TV episode .... Dr. Towne

"CBS Playhouse"
- The Final War of Olly Winter (1967) TV episode .... Olly Winter

"I Spy"
- So Long, Patrick Henry (1965) TV episode .... Elroy Brown

"The Outer Limits"
- The Inheritors: Part 2 (1964) TV episode .... Sgt. James Conover
- The Inheritors: Part 1 (1964) TV episode .... Sgt. James Conover
- The Human Factor (1963) TV episode .... Maj. Harold Giles

"Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre"
- Murder in the First (1964) TV episode .... Forest

"The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
- The Vulcan Affair (1964) TV episode .... Soumarin

"The Defenders"
- The Non-Violent (1964) TV episode .... John Bird
- Man Against Himself (1963) TV episode .... Danny Ross

"Dr. Kildare"
- Night of the Beast (1964) TV episode .... Detective
- Something of Importance (1962) TV episode

"The Eleventh Hour"
- The Color of Sunset (1964) TV episode .... Oren Webson

"The Twilight Zone"
- I am the Night - Color Me Black (1964) TV episode .... Reverend Anderson
- The Big Tall Wish (1960) TV episode .... Bolie Jackson

"The Great Adventure"
- The Special Courage of Captain Pratt (1964) TV episode .... Sergeant Willis

"Perry Mason"
- The Case of the Nebulous Nephew (1963) TV episode .... Caleb Stone
- The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox (1962) TV episode .... Parness

"Stoney Burke"
- The Test (1963) TV episode .... Dr. Manning

"Going My Way"
- Run, Robin, Run (1963) TV episode .... Robin Green

"The Lloyd Bridges Show"
- The Skippy Mannox Story (1963) TV episode .... Shpritzen

- Among the Missing (1962) TV episode .... Jamie Davis

"Target: The Corruptors"
- Journey Into Mourning (1962) TV episode .... Bliss

"Cain's Hundred"
- Blues for a Junkman (1962) TV episode .... Joe Sherman
- Markdown on a Man (1961) TV episode .... Willie Williams

"The New Breed"
- Policemen Die Alone Par II (1962) TV episode .... Wick
- Policemen Die Alone: Part 1 (1962) TV episode .... Wick

"Follow the Sun"
- The Hunters (1961) TV episode
"Have Gun - Will Travel"
- Long Way Home (1961) TV episode .... Isham Spruce

"The DuPont Show of the Month"
- Arrowsmith (1960) TV episode

"Armstrong Circle Theatre"
- Night Court (1957) TV episode .... Carroll

Ivan Dixon turned his attentions to directing and found more outlets for his creative talents behind the camera than he probably could have done had he stayed only as an actor.

Percy & Thunder (1993) (TV)
The Sty of the Blind Pig (1974) (TV)

Dixon also directed episodes of the following TV series:

"In the Heat of the Night"
"Quantum Leap"
"Magnum, P.I."
"Hawaiian Heat"
"Trapper John, M.D."
"The A-Team"
"Tales of the Gold Monkey"
"The Greatest American Hero"
"Counterattack: Crime in America"
"Bret Maverick"
"Palmerstown, U.S.A."
"The Righteous Apples"
"Tenspeed and Brown Shoe"
"The Rockford Files"
"Harris and Company"
"Wonder Woman"
"The Eddie Capra Mysteries"
"The Bionic Woman"
"Richie Brockelman, Private Eye"
"The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries"
"Quincy M.E."
"Baa Baa Black Sheep"
"Starsky and Hutch"
"The Waltons"
"The Rookies"
"Apple's Way"
"Get Christie Love!"
"Monty Nash"
"The Bill Cosby Show" (1970 version)

"The Bill Cosby Special, or?" (1971)

The way his exit from 'Hogan's Heroes' after five seasons was handled will be the subject of a future post, once I get my noggin thinking inside the box about it....

Toby OB

1 comment:

Mercurie said...

Damn. It seems as if all the great actors from sitcoms I loved as a child are dying off.