Apr 18, 2017
Actor Al Hodge was born April 18, 1912. He made a name for himself as two famous heroes - as Captain Video on television and The Green Hornet on radio. When he wasn’t starring as Britt Reid on WXYZ in Detroit, Hodge worked as a disc jockey, a football announcer, and a producer of other shows on the station, including The Lone Ranger. Hodge was radio’s longest-running Hornet, and its his voice that may be most associated with the character.
In 1950, he took over the role of space ranger Captain Video and played the part on the DuPoint Network until 1955. Outside of that series, he could be seen on Naked City, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and more.