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Jonathan Hole
Jonathan Hole
Roles Mr. Waterman
Biographical Information
Birthdate August 13, 1904
Birthplace Eldora, Iowa, United States
Death Date February 11, 1998 (age 93)
Death Place North Hollywood, California, United States[1]

Jonathan Hole played three authority-figure characters in Season Three (1966) and Season Six (1970) of Bewitched.


Jonathan Hole was a longtime character actor whose career spanned from early vaudeville to television of the 1990s.

Hole, born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1904, appeared in vaudeville acts on the Keith-Orpheum circuit. Upon graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he worked as a juvenile in theater stock companies around the country.

He and his wife, actress Betty Hanna, starred in the Australian company of “Three Men on a Horse” in 1936 as well as many other stage productions.

During the 1940s he moved on to become a performer and broadcaster in radio, appearing on the “Lux Radio Theater,” “Dragnet” and “Ma Perkins.”

In the 1950s, Hole relocated to Los Angeles and successfully found his niche as a television character actor. Numerous credits included: “Have Gun, Will Travel,” “General Hospital,” “Petticoat Junction,” “Bonanza,” “The Jack Benny Show,” “The Joey Bishop Show,” “The Red Skelton Show,” “Green Acres” and “Highway to Heaven.”

He also appeared in a handful of films including “The Graduate” and “Blue Print for Murder.”

Hole died on February 12 of natural causes in North Hollywood. He was 93. His wife and son, David, predeceased him (in 1976 and 1997 respectively).[2][3][4]

Bewitched Credits[]

  • Principal in "Samantha for the Defense"
  • Manager in "Samantha's Lost Weekend"
  • Mr. Waterman in "Just a Kid Again"


  1. Jonathan Hole on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on March 18, 2020.
  2. "Jonathan Hole, dead at 93, Veteran character actor's career had broad range" memorial, Variety, March 19, 1998. Retrieved on March 18, 2020.
  3. A. J. Betty Hanna memorial on, July 12, 2001. Retrieved on March 18, 2020.
  4. Romper90069. David Jon Hole memorial, August 23, 2012. Retrieved on March 18, 2020.