Tuesday, July 8, 2008


While doing research on the many actors who played Hitler on TV, it came to my attention that the late Michael Sheard played the dictator the most often on Television. Perhaps best known for playing Admiral Ozzel in the "Star Wars" film, Sheard is also known to genre fans for his role in the 'Doctor Who' serial "The Pyramids of Mars".As Adolph Hitler, Michael Sheard appeared in:

. . . "Tomorrow People, The" (1973)
{Hitler's Last Secret: Part 1 (#6.3)}
{Hitler's Last Secret: Part 2 (#6.4)}

. . . Dirty Dozen: Next Mission, The (1985) (TV)

. . . Hitler of the Andes (2003) (TV)

. . . Rogue Male (1976) (TV)

He even played the role in the movie universe:

. . . Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Hitler will be inducted into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame not only as a tele-historical figure, but also as the traditional monster inductee in October of 2009.Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Toobworld Central Tribunal Committee (of which I am the only member), Michael Sheard has been appointed to be the official portrayal of Hitler once he is inducted into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame.

Among the historical televersions, only a few have had one particular actor designated to represent them in the Hall. There's Ford Rainey as Abraham Lincoln, and Charles Durning as Santa Claus (Art Carney as a Santa counterpart in an alternate dimension). And Simon Callow as Charles Dickens will be so honored next year in December.

Toby OB

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