A Day With Bilko
Awards & Nominations
Bring Back Bilko
Motor Pool Visitors
Emporium & Museum
Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko
Cast and Crew
Stars Come Out
Corporal Rocco Barbella
Played By Harvey Lembeck
Corporal Steve Henshaw
Played By Allan Melvin
Corporal Sam Fender
Played By Herbie Faye
Private Claude Dillingham - Played By Walter Cartier (Former Golden Gloves boxing champion)
In 1951 he appeared in the Stanley Kubrick documentary, Day of the Fight.
Walter was actually a Professional middleweight Boxer in real life too.
Appearing in 'Car 54, Where Are You?'
Private Irving Fleischman - Played By Maurice Brenner
Before joining the Bilko series, he was appearing on Broadway in the Sidney Kingsley drama 'Lunatics & Lovers'
Private Gander - Played By Tige Andrews
As Captain Adam Greer in 'Mod Squad' (Tige was actually born with the name Tiger Androwaous)
Appearing as the Klingon, Kras, in 'Star Trek'
Bernard in 'The Fallen Ones'
Bernie went on to co-create and associate produce the 1960’s American television sitcom, 'Hogan's Heroes'
Private Gomez - Played by Bernie Fein
Find out more by clicking an image.
Private Duane Doberman
Played By Maurice Gosfield
For an in-depth look at Duane, the platoon super slob, and the loveable actor who played him, click the image.
Private Stash Kadowski
Played By Karl Lukas
According to Bilko, he is of Polish origin. Before joining up, Stash worked for Expert Cleaning. Click the image for more.
Soon was back boxing again, this time fighting under the name of his sister's boyfriend, Rocky Graziano.
Private Mullen - Played by Jack Healy
In 1939, Jack, took 'Thomas Rocco Barbella' with him to New York's famous Stillman's Gym to see how good a boxer he was.
Private Palmer - Played by P. Jay Sidney (Lead singer with the Bilko inspired, West Indian Boys calypso band)
Before joining the cast of the show, P. Jay was already an accomplished bit-part actor
P Jay as the 'Heritage Club' doorman in the film, 'Trading Places'
After Bilko he went on to play, Harrison 'Tinker' Bell in another TV comedy show, McHale’s Navy.
As Harrison 'Tinker' Bell in Mchale's Navy
Private Dino Paparelli - Played By Billy Sands (Before Fort Baxter he was stationed at Fort Monmouth, serving with the Signals Corps)
Private Sugarman (Sugie) - Played By Terry Carter
For seven years as Sergeant Joe Broadhurst sidekick of 'McCloud'
Colonel Tigh on Battlester Galactica
Private Fielding Zimmerman - Played By Mickey Freeman (Comes from a military family - his mother was a wac!)
Bilko Joins the Navy! Bilko convinces him to go out with Duane Doberman's sister, Diane.
With Sholom Rubinstein, Mickey co-wrote a book about the Bilko show called; Bilko: Behind the Lines With Phil Silvers.