Alexander Vogel
Alexander Vogel.jpg
First appearance "Great Men" (episode 2.03)
Last appearance "Great Men" (episode 2.03)
Reason/Cause Murdered by The Aryans
Prisoner No. 98V238
Aliases None
Gender Male
Age 38 (Deceased)
Date of Conviction June 1, 1998
Date of Death July 26, 1998
Affiliations Nikolai Stanislofsky
Spouse Unspecified
Relatives Unspecified
Kill Count 2
Episode Count 1 Episode
Portrayed by Brian Smyj

The end of Alexander Vogel.

Alexander Vogel (Russian: Александр Фогель, Yiddish: אלעקסאנדער וואָגעל) was a Russian Jewish inmate featured in Oz. Portrayed by Brian Smyj.

Character Summary[edit | edit source]

"Prisoner number 98V238, Alexander Vogel. Convicted June 1, '98 - Two counts murder in the second degree, theft. Sentence: 50 years, up for parole in 30."
The Narrator[src]

A Russian Jew imprisoned for brutally murdering an elderly couple, he becomes the target of the Aryan Brotherhood who wish to renew their reputation within Oz. His murder goes unsolved when Warden Glynn cannot find any hard evidence implicating Vern Schillinger, the Aryan's leader.

Plot Summary[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Vogel first appears in the cafeteria while Aryan inmates Vern Schillinger and Mark Mack discuss improving the Brotherhood's reputation in Oz. Schillinger suggests they commit a "Road Kill" against the meanest "Mutt" (Non-White Person) they can find and see Vogel. As Vogel is feared by the other inmates and is Jewish, he is a perfect target for them. Vogel was found dead - hanging upside down in the gymnasium with the word "JEW" carved into his chest. Warden Glynn interrogates Schillinger, who hates Jews and since he's a white supremacist. Schillinger who obstinently replies someone could have easily framed the Brotherhood for killing Vogel. Vern furthermore points out that Glynn's people hate Jews as much as the Aryans and could have killed Vogel for hate related reasons. Glynn angrily dismisses Schillinger and the Aryans reputation for being fearful is restored gaining them the respect of several of Oz's deadlier inmates. When things go bad between Mark Mack and gay inmate Richie Hanlon, the Aryans go through one of their CO sympathizers, Karl Metzger. Metzger threatens Hanlon and gives him an ultimatum: confess to Vogel's murder or die by the hands of the Aryans. Hanlon, terrified and anxious agrees to confess and is then sent to death row. When Hanlon's death sentence is overturned, inmate Nikolai Stanislofsky, a fellow Russian Jew kills Hanlon to avenge Vogel's death.

Kill Count[edit | edit source]


  • Elderly Couple: Both stabbed to death. (1998)
The Others

Tobias Beecher - Chris Keller - Bob Rebadow - Agamemnon Busmalis - Augustus Hill - Omar White - Nikolai Stanislofsky - Yuri Kosygin - Jia Kenmin - Li Chen - Donald Groves - Edward Galson - Ronald Poklewaldt - Glen Shupe - Stanley Bukowski - Ralph Galino - Lemuel Idzik - Guillaume Tarrant - Bruno Goergen - Adam Guenzel - Alexander Vogel - Greg Penders

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