John Banner

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (5)

  • (on his role of Schultz of Hogan's Heroes) Banner: It amazes me, the response from kids. Beautiful blondes don't write me. It's always kids. I go over big with them. I'm not a father figure. I'm more the good uncle. It's so touching.

  • Banner: Just so people don't get prisoner-of-war camps mixed up with concentration camps, you can't make fun of a concentration camp.

  • Banner: I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of goodness in every generation.

  • Banner: Who can play Nazis better than us Jews?

  • (about Hogan's Heroes) Banner: I had just about given up in this business. Then along came this show. I still shake my head in wonderment because I know there are an awful lot of good actors out there who are forced to pump gas to make a living. I'm lucky, and I appreciate it.

Trivia (3)

  • Banner's first film credit was the 1940s' Pacific Blackout.

  • When John Banner first arrived in the United States, he was 180 pounds and spoke no English.

  • John Banner left native Vienna, Austria in 1938 to flee the incoming Hitler.