Max E. Hodge Net Worth

Max E. Hodge Net Worth is
$16 Million

Max E. Hodge Biography

Max Hodge (February 12, 1916-August 17, 2007) was an American television writer who worked on shows including The Girl From U.N.C.L.E., CHiPS and Mission: Impossible, and is perhaps best known for creating Mr. Freeze for Batman.Hodge grew up in East Moline, Illinois and Michigan, later graduating from the University of Michigan then enlisting in the Navy during World War II. He then attended Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts and began his television career in the 1950s as a producer working on industrial shows for Oldsmobile.His writing career spanned the 1960s through the early 1980s, with Hodge writing for Dr. Kildare, The Wild Wild West, Marcus Welby, M.D., Ironside, The Waltons, The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan in addition to the aforementioned ChiPS, Mission: Impossible, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. and Batman. He also served as an associate producer on The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.Hodge is credited for creating Mr. Freeze for the Batman show, having taken the existing Batman comic character Mr. Zero which was created by Bob Kane and modifying elements to him. Mr. Zero first appeared in Batman #121 in February 1959, but Hodge took the character and introduced the trademark ice suit which he needed to survive, added the name Victor Fries, allowing for the new name Mr. Freeze, first appearing in the Deep Freeze episode. Due to the popularity of the series these traits transitioned back into the comic series.Hodge died August 17, 2007 in Woodland Hills, California. He was 91 years old.

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Quick Facts

Date Of BirthFebruary 12, 1916
Place Of BirthMathersville, Illinois, USA
Weightabout 155 pounds
ProfessionWriter, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew
Star SignAquarius

Interesting Facts

1Was editor-in-chief of The Gargoyle, the University of Michigan's humor magazine.
2Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, later studying at the Pasadena Playhouse.
3Was a producer and writer for Oldsmobile's plush industrial shows during the 1950s.



Palmerstown, U.S.A.1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
CHiPs1978-1980TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Eight Is Enough1980TV Series story - 1 episode
Supertrain1979TV Series story - 1 episode
Police WomanTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1978 written by - 1 episode, 1976
Quincy M.E.1978TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969-1976TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Waltons1975-1976TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Barbary Coast1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cannon1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Apple's Way1974TV Series 1 episode
MaudeTV Series story by - 1 episode, 1974 teleplay by - 1 episode, 1974
A Dream for Christmas1973TV Movie teleplay
The Amazing Chan and the Chan ClanTV Series story - 8 episodes, 1972 writer - 1 episode, 1972
IronsideTV Series written by - 3 episodes, 1971 - 1972 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1971 story - 1 episode, 1971
The Night Stalker1972TV Movie uncredited
Alias Smith and Jones1971TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Medical CenterTV Series story - 1 episode, 1970 teleplay - 1 episode, 1970
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1970TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mission: Impossible1968TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Wild Wild West1968TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hondo1967TV Series writer - 1 episode
Batman1966TV Series written by - 4 episodes
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dr. KildareTV Series teleplay - 1 episode, 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965
Valentine's Day1965TV Series written by - 1 episode


The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966-1967TV Series associate producer - 29 episodes


Apple's Way1974TV Series story editor - 2 episodes

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