Werner Klemperer the United States Army to serve in World War II. While stationed in Hawaii, he joined the Army's Special Services unit, spending the next years touring the Pacific entertaining the troops. At the end of the war,
TIL that Werner Klemperer, who played the bumbling Col. Klink on Hogan's Heroes, had a clause in his contract stipulating that Klink would always be portrayed as a fool, and never be victorious over Hogan, or he would quit the show.
Actor, T/5 Werner Klemperer US Army (Served 1942-1945) Short Bio: Best remembered as "Col Klink" in TV's "Hogan's Heroes", German born Klemperer served during WWII in the US Army's Special Services Unit which was led by Maurice Evans. He was stationed in Hawaii spending two years touring the Pacific entertaining the troops.