Can You Name More Than 11 of These Celebrities Who Appeared on M*A*S*H?

By: Allison Lips
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Can You Name More Than 11 of These Celebrities Who Appeared on M*A*S*H?
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About This Quiz

In real life, unless you're attending a USO show, you're unlikely to run into a celebrity in a war zone. However, the TV show, M*A*S*H, wasn't real and managed to last longer than the actual war during which the series was set. For 11 years, the 4077 Mobile Army Medical Unit served in Korea, treating patients and welcoming visitors. While most weren't famous faces, a few were already known and others would become famous after their M*A*S*H appearance.

Over the course of 256 episodes, Hawkeye Pierce, Margaret "Hot Lips" Holihan, Maxwell Q. Klinger, Father Mulcahy, and the other doctors and nurses who passed through the 4077th through the years did the best they could to save as many lives as they could in tough conditions. It didn't matter to them that the person on their stretcher was a famous person making a special appearance or an extra hoping that their M*A*S*H scene would be their big break. 

If you're a huge M*A*S*H fan, you're going to love this quiz. How many celebrities will you know? Will you remember their appearance? Or will you realize that you've seen every episode and still can't tie the celebrity to their M*A*S*H appearance? The only way to find out how well you know these M*A*S*H guest stars is to take the quiz! 



Patrick Swayze Six years after appearing on "M*A*S*H," which actor was "Dirty Dancing"?
Jerry Orbach
James Gregory
Patrick Swayze
In 1981, Patrick Swayze portrayed Private Gary Sturgis. The episode was called "Blood Brothers."
Clete Roberts

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Shelley_Long Which actress was Lieutenant Nancy Mendenhall before she was Diane Chambers?
Kirstie Alley
Shelley Long
In season 8, Shelley Long played Nancy Mendenhall in one episode. The episode was called "Bottle Fatigue."
Rhea Perlman
Bebe Neuwirth

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Pat Morita This "Karate Kid" and "Happy Days" star appeared in two "M*A*S*H" episodes. Who is he?
Pat Morita
Pat Morita appeared in two season 2 episodes. He played Sam Pak, who was in "Deal Me Out" and "The Chosen People."
Tom Bosley
Ralph Macchio
Anson Williams

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Teri_Garr Who portrayed Lieutenant Suzanne Marquette in "M*A*S*H" and co-starred with Richard Dreyfuss in "Closs Encounters of the Third Kind"?
Teri Garr
In 1973 and 1978, Terri Garr portrayed Lieutenant Suzanne Marquette. The episodes were "The Sniper" and "Our Finest Hour."
Melinda Dillon
Cloris Leachman
Madeline Kahn

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Leslie Nielsen Before starring in "The Naked Gun," who carried a gun in Korea?
O. J. Simpson
George Kennedy
Ed Williams
Leslie Nielsen
In 1973, Leslie Nielsen made one appearance as Colonel Buzz Brighton. The episode was called "The Ringbanger."

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Brian Dennehy This Golden Globe winner has appeared On "The Blacklist" and "M*A*S*H." Who is he?
James Spader
Jack Gilford
Don Ameche
Brian Dennehy
On March 1, 1977, the "M*A*S*H" episode entitled "Souvenirs" aired. One of the guest characters was Brian Dennehy's M.P. Ernie Connors. Dennehy starred in 1996's "Romeo + Juliet" as Ted Montague.

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Michael O'Keefe Which "Caddyshack" actor played Corporal Richard Travis?
Chevy Chase
Rodney Dangerfield
Ted Knight
Michael O'Keefe
In 1974, Michael O'Keefe appeared as two different characters. In "War of Nerves," he was Tom. Earlier, he had portrayed Corporal Richard Travis in "Mad Dogs and Servicemen."

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Joan Van Ark Which actress played Valene Ewing on "Knots Landing" and Lieutenant Erica Johnson on "M*A*S*H"?
Claudia Lonow
Joan Van Ark
Joan Van Ark appeared in two episodes. They are "Radar's Report" from 1973 and "Our Finest Hour" from 1978.
Kim Lankford
Michele Lee

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Jack_Soo This actor played a colleague of the eponymous character on "Barney Miller" and two different characters on "M*A*S*H." Who is it?
Jack Soo
In "To Market, to Market," Jack Soo played Charlie Lee. Three years later, he appeared in "Payday" as Kim Chung Quoc.
Hal Linden
Max Gail
Ron Glass

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Ed_Begley, Jr. This "St. Elsewhere" actor appeared in a "M*A*S*H" episode. Who is he?
Ed Flanders
William Daniels
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr. appeared on "Too Many Cooks" as Private Paul Conway. The eight season episode originally aired on September 17, 1979.
David Birney

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Laurence Fishburne This actor played Dr. Raymond Langston on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and appeared in one episode of "M*A*S*H. Who is it?
Robert David Hall
Ted Danson
David Caruso
Laurence Fishburne
In 1982, Laurence Fishburne appeared as Corporal Dorsey. The character's sole appearance was in "The Tooth Shall Set You Free."

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Blythe_Danner Which Emmy Award-winning actress appeared as Lieutenant Carlye Breslin?
Sally Struthers
Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner appeared in the "M*A*S*H" episode called "The More I See You." She has also guest starred on "Will & Grace," "Two and A Half Men," and "Columbo."
Loretta Swit
Ginger Rogers

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Andrew Dice Clay A controversial comedian appeared in the season 11 episode, "Trick or Treatment." What is his name?
Andy Kaufman
George Carlin
Richard Pryor
Andrew Dice Clay
For his one "M*A*S*H" appearance, Andrew Dice Clay played Corporal Hrabosky. His appearance aired in 1982. That same year, he appeared as Crazy Larry on "Diff'rent Strokes."

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Ned Beatty After his appearance on "M*A*S*H," which actor would go on to be featured in the movie, "Network"?
Ned Beatty
In 1975, Ned Beatty appeared in "M*A*S*H" as Colonel Hollister. It was in the episode, "Dear Peggy."
William Holden
Robert Duvall
Peter Finch

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Alex_Karras Lance Corporal was played by which former NFL player?
Alex Karras
The "M*A*S*H" episode Alex Karras appeared on was called "Springtime." He also played the father on the sitcom, "Webster."
Joe Namath
Carl Weathers
Frank Gifford

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Bruno Kirby Who appeared in the "M*A*S*H" pilot as Private Lorenzo Boone" and in "Good Morning, Vietnam" as Lieutenant Steven Hauk?
Bruno Kirby
In the 1970s film, Bud Cort played Private Lorenzo Boone. On the TV series, Bruno Kirby played the character in the pilot episode. The character made three other appearances with Robert Gooden in the role.
Robin Williams
Billy Crystal
Gary Burghoff

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Ron_Howard Prior to his role on "M*A*S*H" as Private Wendall Peterson, this actor was Opie Taylor on "The Andy Griffith Show." What is the actor's name?
Tom Bosley
Anson Williams
Ron Howard
Ron Howard appeared in the episode, "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet." His character's name was actually Walter Peterson. The 4077th initially thought he was Wendall because he used his brother's birth certificate to join the military.
Henry Winkler

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George Lindsey Which "The Andy Griffith Show" actor appeared as Captain Roy DuPree?
George Lindsey
In the season 8 episode, "Temporary Duty," George Lindsey played Captain Roy DuPree. Lindsey also made appearances on "Gunsmoke," "Mayberry R.F.D," and "Hee Haw."
Andy Griffith
Don Knotts
Jim Nabors

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Larry Flash Jenkins Who is the actor who played Gummy in "Fletch"and Corporal North on "M*A*S*H"?
Larry "Flash" Jenkins
Larry "Flash" Jenkins appeared on "Preventative Medicine." The episode aired on February 19, 1979.
Chevy Chase
Joe Don Baker
Richard Libertini

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Rita Wilson Which actress appeared as Nurse Lacy in two episodes and is married to Tom Hanks?
Julianna Margulies
Rita Wilson
Lieutenant Lacy is a nurse who appeared in two 1982 episodes. They were "Hey, Look Me Over" and "Blood and Guts." She has also appeared in "The Good Wife," "Happy Days," and "Who's the Boss?"
Christine Baranski
Makenzie Vega

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Larry Wilcox When he wasn't playing Officer John Baker on "CHiPs," who could be found on "M*A*S*H"?
Robert Pine
Erik Estrada
Paul Linke
Larry Wilcox
In 1977, Larry Wilcox appeared on "M*A*S*H" as Corporal Mulligan. The episode was "The General's Practitioner."

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Robert_Alda This actor was born Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo and appeared as a doctor on "M*A*S*H." Who is he?
Kirk Douglas
Carl Reiner
Dick Van Dyke
Robert Alda
Robert Alda played Dr. Anthony Borelli. The character appeared in two episodes. The were "The Consultant" and "Lend a Hand."

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George_Wendt Before everyone knew his name, which "Cheers" actor appeared on "M*A*S*H"?
George Wendt
A season 11 episode of "M*A*S*H" featured George Wendt as Private LaRoche. His appearance took place in 1982, which is the same year "Cheers" debuted.
Woody Harrelson
Ted Danson
John Ratzenberger

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John Ritter Fans of "Three's Company" may wonder why Jack Tripper was in Korea. What was the actor's name?
Norman Fell
Don Knotts
John Ritter
In "Deal Me Out," John Ritter appeared as Private Carter. At the time of his appearance, Ritter played Reverend Matthew Fordwick on "The Waltons."
Richard Kline

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James Cromwell Who is the actor who appeared in "The Green Mile" and "M*A*S*H"?
James Cromwell
James Cromwell played Captain Leo Bardonaro. The character appeared in the season 6 episode entitled "Last Laugh."
David Morse
Graham Greene
Michael Clarke Duncan

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Sorrell Booke The actor behind Boss Hog appeared in an episode of "M*A*S*H." What was his name?
Sorrell Booke
Sorrell Book portrayed General Wilson Spaulding Barker in two episodes. The 1972 episodes were "Requiem for a Lightweight" and "Chief Surgeon Who?"
Tom Wopat
John Schneider
Byron Cherry

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Jeffrey Tambor Major Reddish was played by which actor who is better known for playing George Bluth on "Arrested Development"?
Garry Shandling
Michael Richards
Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffery Tambor appeared in a season 11 episode as Major Reddish. The episode was "Foreign Affairs."
Ron Howard

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Antony Alda This actor appeared on "Days of Our Lives" and has a brother who starred in "M*A*S*H." Who is he?
James Houghton
Kevin Dobson
Scott Bakula
Antony Alda
In "Lend a Hand," Antony appeared with his half-brother and father. His character was named Corporal Jarvis.

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Richard Masur Which "M*A*S*H" actor served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild?
Hilly Hicks
Richard Masur
Richard Masur appeared in one "M*A*S*H" episode. In the episode that originally aired on October 3, 1975, Masur played Lieutenant "Digger" Detmuller. The episode was called "The Late Captain Pierce."
James Emery
Jeffrey Kramer

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Dirk Blocker Which actor plays Hitchcock in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and appeared in a "M*A*S*H" season 10 episode?
Larry Manetti
Robert Conrad
Simon Oakland
Dirk Blocker
In 1981, Dirk Blocker appeared as James Mathes. The episode was called "Identity Crisis."

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Bernard Fox If you're looking for this actor, you would call Dr. Bombay. What is his real name?
David White
Paul Lynde
Bernard Fox
"M*A*S*H" wasn't Bernard Fox's first time in a war zone. He played Colonel Crittendon on "Hogan's Heroes." As Major Ross, he appeared in a "M*A*S*H" episode called "Tea and Empathy."
Dick Sargent

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Tom Atkins On "M*A*S*H," he played Major Lawrence Weems, but he is better known for his work in horror films. What is his name?
Kurt Russell
Tom Atkins
In "The Tooth Shall Set You Free," Tom Atkins played Major Lawrence Weens. The episode aired on February 8, 1982.
Harry Dean Stanton
Danny Glover

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James T Callahan Who portrayed Walter Powell on "Charles in Charge" and Tommy Gillis on "M*A*S*H"?
James Widdoes
Willie Aames
Scott Baio
James T. Callahan
In a 1973 episode of M*A*S*H, James T. Callahan portrayed Tommy Gillis. The episode was called "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet." CBS aired the episode on January 28, 1973.

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Philip Baker Hall In "Air Force One," this actor played the U.S. Attorney General. Who is he?
Harrison Ford
Gary Oldman
Philip Baker Hall
In 1977, Philip Baker Hall appeared as Sargent Hacker. The character was in "The Light That Failed."
Tom Everett

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Graham Jarvis He made appearances on "Mork & Mindy," "Starsky and Hutch," and "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Who is this "M*A*S*H" actor?
Graham Jarvis
Graham Jarvis' character was named Colonel Whiteman. The character's one appearance was in "Big Mac." The episode aired for the first time on February 25, 1975. Loudon Wainwright III also guest starred in this episode.
John Snyder
Richard Lynch
Ronny Cox

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Mike_Henry While you might be surprised to find Tarzan in Korea, this football player turned actor did visit the 4077. What is his name?
Joe Namath
John Matuszak
Mark Harmon
Mike Henry
"The M*A*S*H Olympics" featured Mike Henry's Lieutenant Colonel Donald Penobscott. The episode, which originally aired on November 22, 1977, marks the character's only appearance on the show.

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Brett Cullen This actor played Dan Fixx on "Falcon Crest" and Private Thomas Anthony McKegney on "M*A*S*H."
Robert Foxworth
David Selby
William R. Moses
Brett Cullen
On the January 19, 1982, episode of "M*A*S*H," Brett Cullen played Private Thomas Anthony McKegney. The character made a one-time appearance in "Blood and Guts." Gene Evans and Rita Wilson also guest starred in this episode.

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Charles Frank A soap opera actor from "All My Children" made two appearances on "M*A*S*H." What is his name?
Mike Minor
John O'Hurley
David Canary
Charles Frank
Charles Frank played two characters on "M*A*S*H." In 1976's "Dear Sigmund," he was Captain Hathaway. For his second appearance, he was cast as Lieutenant Martinson in "What's Up, Doc?"

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Walter Brooke Who played Frank Scanlon on "The Green Hornet" and portrayed Major General Lyle Weiskopf on "M*A*S*H"?
Raymond Burr
Van Williams
Lloyd Gough
Walter Brooke
Major General Lyle Weiskopf visited the 4077th in "Hot Lips is Back in Town." Walter Brooke also portrayed Mr. McGuire in "The Graduate."

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Bruce Kirby Before his role on "M*A*S*H," which actor had a role on "Columbo"?
Bruce Kirby
Bruce Kirby appeared as Sergeant Kimble. The character was in "Hey, Doc." CBS aired that episode on October 10, 1975. Other guest stars for "Hey, Doc" were Ted Hamilton and Frank Marth.
Jack Cassidy
John Finnegan
Steven Gilborn

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