Albert Hodge Net Worth

Albert Hodge Net Worth is
$7 Million

Albert Hodge Biography

Albert E. Hodge (April 18, 1912 – March 19, 1979) was an American actor best known for playing space adventurer Captain Video on the DuMont Television Network from December 15, 1950 to April 1, 1955. He played the Green Hornet on radio from January 1936 until January 1943.

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Quick Facts

Date Of BirthApril 18, 1912
Place Of BirthRavenna, Ohio, USA
Height6' 2" (1.88 m)
Weightabout 155 pounds
Star SignAries

Interesting Facts

1Interred with his third wife Virginia Jane Hodge (1923-1991) at Actors Fund Lot 445, Valhalla, Kensico Cemetery, Westchester County, New York, USA.
2In July 1956 he was elected to the national board of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) on the 'Coalition' ticket, which included 'Jackson Beck', Alan Bunce, Bud Collyer, Conrad Nagel, Cliff Norton, Virginia Payne, Luis Van Rooten, Nelson Case, Dick Stark, Beatrice Kraft and Ray Heatherton.
3He was listed in a 1971 Richard Lamparski "Whatever Happened To ..." book as being "an executive at Olsten's Temporary Personnel, Incorporated in Manhattan".
4August, 1953: Two pets, a dachshund ("Kuchen") and a cat ("Muffin").
5Some of his very early Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949) autographed portraits are signed "Hal Hodge".
6An expert chef, his hobbies included 35mm photography and leathercrafting. He was Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 292 in Manhasset, Long Island, New York.
7Portrayed Britt Reid/The Green Hornet on Mutual and ABC Radio's "The Green Hornet" (1936-1943).
8Al's high school activities included Track 1-2-3-4, Glee Club 1-2-3-4, Glee Club Operettas 1-2, Junior Play, Debate 3, Cheerleader 2-3-4, Double Quartet 3-4, News Staff 3, and Band 4.
9The life and struggle of Al Hodge was the inspiration for the episode "The Grey Ghost" of the TV show Batman: The Animated Series (1992). The character modeled after Hodge was named "Simon Trent", a forgotten actor who played a television character named "The Grey Ghost", a childhood hero of Batman.
10In 1959, four years after Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949) series had ended, he appeared as Captain Video at the Macy's Department Store in New York, drawing the largest crowd in the store's history.
11Three children: daughter Diane (by his first wife) and stepdaughter Lois and stepson John (by his second wife).
12Al was a track star at the University of Miami, where he majored in drama.
13He began his career with the Casford Players, a stock company of 4 that played one-nighters through New England and the South.
14He joined Muzak Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio; when his boss left for WXYZ in Detroit, Al joined him there, writing scripts, producing, announcing, and programming seven days a week. A few months later he won the lead role over dozens of others for WXYZ's new "Green Hornet" series.
15At WXYZ Al was suddenly called in to replace a laryngitis-afflicted announcer for a Michigan football game. Unfamiliar with the procedure, he bought every sports magazine he could find, and five hours later took to the air, continuing to announce all Michigan games for a year thereafter.
16Al was very active in community service, working with the Boy Scouts, North Shore Community Hospital, and the Manhasset (NY) Congregational Church, where he was Superintendent of Sunday School. In addition, he appeared at countless fundraisers for charity.
17After serving as a lieutenant (j.g.) in the US Navy, Hodge took ill with pleurisy and was bedridden for a year. Recovering, he left for New York and found widespread work, appearing on most daytime radio/television serials and nighttime dramas: "Mr. Keene", "Gangbusters", "Front Page Farrell", "Mr. District Attorney",and many more. Al then was asked to become "Captain Video" to replace Richard Coogan, who wished to resume stage work.
18During his Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949) years, he taught Sunday School classes at his Congregational church in Manhasset, Long Island, New York.
19His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al E. Hodge, owned a dry-cleaning business. Al graduated from Ravenna High School in 1930 and then studied drama at Miami University of Ohio. His first professional work was at WXYZ radio (Detroit. Michigan), acting in "Gang Busters", "Front Page Farrell" and "Mr. District Attorney", before reaching national fame as the lead in "The Green Hornet".
20During the early 1950s he testified at a Senate hearing that was looking into television violence, a concern even then. He explained to those present that Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949) did not script violent actions, deaths or even hand-to-hand combat as a matter of course, and that weapons used on the series were shown to cause only reversible paralysis rather than overt injuries or death. The Senate sessions are notable because the legislators continually addressed Hodge as "Captain", an indication of how closely his persona had become identified with the character.

Net Worth & Salary

Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949)$60 .00 per week


1[to his wife] All I am is an echo.
2[Discussing his Sunday-school teaching at the First Congregational Church in Manhasset, Long Island, NY] Every week, without fail, I see several new faces in class. At the end of each session, I notice that the newcomers have been taken aside and, in hushed whispers, learn that I am Captain Video himself. The identification does have a very good aspect. At least three times a week on "Captain Video", we deliver short messages to our youthful listeners. We stress the Golden Rule, tolerance, honesty, and personal integrity. I'm thankful for the opportunity of being associated with the show that helps, in a small measure, to illuminate for the young people of America the importance of courage, character, and the sense of moral values.
3[1953, commenting about his popularity among young children] Sometimes it's frightening, the responsible position I'm in, but I try to do a good job - and naturally I'm very happy about it all.
4Fans expect me to be extremely conversant in every new technical marvel of the years to come. It's not unusual for a youngster to approach me after a program to question me about remote carrier patterns, designs for flying saucer rings, radioactivity, time elementation, and other terribly complicated mechanisms.
5[1958, in an interview with the Akron (OH) Beacon-Journal about life after his Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949) went off the air] It's a terrible thing. I can get in to see TV producers who were once unavailable to me, but they all tell me the same old story. When I go after dramatic parts, they say my "Captain Video" identification would destroy character illusion. Libraries, men's stores, real estate, clerical work--I have done it all since the "Captain Video" days. Unfortunately, there has been no show-business work.
6[about his Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949) series] Everyone worked with everyone else. No one did just one thing. I've never seen such teamwork before or since in this business.




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Angel1960TV SeriesDoug
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1960TV SeriesMr. Turney
M Squad1960TV SeriesJack Parness
Hawaiian Eye1960TV SeriesArthur Goodwin
Tightrope1960TV SeriesCaptain Blair
The United States Steel Hour1959TV SeriesCustomer
The Phil Silvers Show1959TV SeriesGeneral Putnam
Naked City1958TV SeriesJohnson
The Edge of Night1956TV SeriesTV commentator (1957)
Captain Video and His Cartoon Rangers1956TV SeriesCaptain Video (1956)
The Big Story1956TV SeriesCapt. Hollis
Captain Video and His Video Rangers1951-1955TV SeriesCaptain Video
Wonderama1955TV SeriesCaptain Video (from September 25, 1955 to September 13, 1956)
The Secret Files of Captain Video1953-1954TV SeriesCaptain Video
The Green Hornet1940The Green Hornet (voice, uncredited)
Lover Come Back1961Bass Player (uncredited)
The Outsider1961Colonel (uncredited)
Coronado 91961TV SeriesPolice Sgt. Hollister


One Hit Wonderland2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode


Dollywood: A Memory Worth Repeating1996Video documentaryHimself (as Hal Hodge)
Letter from New York1990Video shortHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Actor
I've Got a Secret1964TV SeriesHimself - The Green Hornet
The Space Explorers Club1961TV SeriesHimself - Host (1961)
Serial Theater1959TV SeriesHimself - Host (1959)
The Ed Sullivan Show1950TV SeriesCaptain Video

Archive Footage

TV Guide Looks at Science Fiction1997TV Movie documentaryCaptain Video
The Green Hornet1990VideoGreen Hornet (uncredited)
They Went to the Stars1980TV Movie documentaryCaptain Video

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