‘Hogan’s Heroes’ Actor Larry Hovis Dies at 67
HOUSTON (Reuters) – Actor Larry Hovis, who played Sgt. Carter in the 1960s television series “Hogan’s Heroes” and later taught drama at Texas State University, has died of cancer at the age of 67, the school said on Wednesday.

Hovis was best known for his work in “Hogan’s Heroes,” the long-running comedy about World War II soldiers in a German prison camp, but also had a recurring role in the television show “Gomer Pyle, USMC” and was a creator and performer on “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.”
He got into show business early, forming a musical act with his sister at the age of 5, and went on to become a drummer, singer, comedian, writer, game show producer and stage and television actor, the school said.
He joined the university in the central Texas town of San Marcos in 1990 and taught acting and characterization until his death on Tuesday, the school said.
A memorial service was scheduled for Saturday at the school’s Theater Center.