Larry Hovis Biography
Birthday: February 20, 1936 (Pisces)
Born In: Wapato, Washington, United States
Larry Hovis was an American singer, actor, writer, and TV show producer. Though he started his career as a singer, he is best remembered for his portrayal of ‘Sergeant Andrew Carter’ in the TV sitcom ‘Hogan’s Heroes.’ He was born in Washington and grew up in Texas. Since childhood, he had an inclination toward singing and acting. He formed a part of the quartet ‘The Mascots’ and appeared on ‘Talent Scouts.’ After acquiring a university degree in philosophy, he worked as a singer in nightclubs and released his solo album, ‘My Heart Belongs to Only You,’ through ‘Capitol Records.’ After moving to New York, he worked in ‘Broadway’ productions. He then went to California, where he performed as a stand-up comedian while looking for TV roles. After playing some small roles, he earned the regular part of ‘Sergeant Carter’ in the series ‘Hogan’s Heroes.’ Hovis also wrote screenplays and appeared on TV game shows. He co-produced game shows such as ‘Anything for Money’ and ‘Lingo.’ He also acted in a few films. Later, he taught drama at the ‘Texas State University.’ He was married to Ann Corrigan and died of cancer at 67.