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! 

Which Emmy Award-winning actress appeared as Lieutenant Carlye Breslin?

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."

Lance Corporal was played by which former NFL player?

The "M*A*S*H" episode Alex Karras appeared on was called "Springtime." He also played the father on the sitcom, "Webster."

A controversial comedian appeared in the season 11 episode, "Trick or Treatment." What is his name?

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."

This actor was born Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo and appeared as a doctor on "M*A*S*H." Who is he?

Robert Alda played Dr. Anthony Borelli. The character appeared in two episodes. The were "The Consultant" and "Lend a Hand."

Who appeared in the "M*A*S*H" pilot as Private Lorenzo Boone" and in "Good Morning, Vietnam" as Lieutenant Steven Hauk?

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.

This "St. Elsewhere" actor appeared in a "M*A*S*H" episode. Who is he?

Ed Begley Jr. appeared on "Too Many Cooks" as Private Paul Conway. The eight season episode originally aired on September 17, 1979.

Which "The Andy Griffith Show" actor appeared as Captain Roy DuPree?

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."

Before everyone knew his name, which "Cheers" actor appeared on "M*A*S*H"?

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.

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?

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.

Who is the actor who appeared in "The Green Mile" and "M*A*S*H"?

James Cromwell played Captain Leo Bardonaro. The character appeared in the season 6 episode entitled "Last Laugh."

This actor played Dr. Raymond Langston on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and appeared in one episode of "M*A*S*H. Who is it?

In 1982, Laurence Fishburne appeared as Corporal Dorsey. The character's sole appearance was in "The Tooth Shall Set You Free."

Major Reddish was played by which actor who is better known for playing George Bluth on "Arrested Development"?

Jeffery Tambor appeared in a season 11 episode as Major Reddish. The episode was "Foreign Affairs."

Fans of "Three's Company" may wonder why Jack Tripper was in Korea. What was the actor's name?

In "Deal Me Out," John Ritter appeared as Private Carter. At the time of his appearance, Ritter played Reverend Matthew Fordwick on "The Waltons."

When he wasn't playing Officer John Baker on "CHiPs," who could be found on "M*A*S*H"?

In 1977, Larry Wilcox appeared on "M*A*S*H" as Corporal Mulligan. The episode was "The General's Practitioner."

Which actress played Valene Ewing on "Knots Landing" and Lieutenant Erica Johnson on "M*A*S*H"?

Joan Van Ark appeared in two episodes. They are "Radar's Report" from 1973 and "Our Finest Hour" from 1978.

Before starring in "The Naked Gun," who carried a gun in Korea?

In 1973, Leslie Nielsen made one appearance as Colonel Buzz Brighton. The episode was called "The Ringbanger."

After his appearance on "M*A*S*H," which actor would go on to be featured in the movie, "Network"?

In 1975, Ned Beatty appeared in "M*A*S*H" as Colonel Hollister. It was in the episode, "Dear Peggy."

This "Karate Kid" and "Happy Days" star appeared in two "M*A*S*H" episodes. Who is he?

Pat Morita appeared in two season 2 episodes. He played Sam Pak, who was in "Deal Me Out" and "The Chosen People."

Six years after appearing on "M*A*S*H," which actor was "Dirty Dancing"?

In 1981, Patrick Swayze portrayed Private Gary Sturgis. The episode was called "Blood Brothers."

Which actress was Lieutenant Nancy Mendenhall before she was Diane Chambers?

In season 8, Shelley Long played Nancy Mendenhall in one episode. The episode was called "Bottle Fatigue."

The actor behind Boss Hog appeared in an episode of "M*A*S*H." What was his name?

Sorrell Book portrayed General Wilson Spaulding Barker in two episodes. The 1972 episodes were "Requiem for a Lightweight" and "Chief Surgeon Who?"

Who portrayed Lieutenant Suzanne Marquette in "M*A*S*H" and co-starred with Richard Dreyfuss in "Closs Encounters of the Third Kind"?

In 1973 and 1978, Terri Garr portrayed Lieutenant Suzanne Marquette. The episodes were "The Sniper" and "Our Finest Hour."

If you're looking for this actor, you would call Dr. Bombay. What is his real name?

"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."

Who played Frank Scanlon on "The Green Hornet" and portrayed Major General Lyle Weiskopf on "M*A*S*H"?

Major General Lyle Weiskopf visited the 4077th in "Hot Lips is Back in Town." Walter Brooke also portrayed Mr. McGuire in "The Graduate."

This actor played a colleague of the eponymous character on "Barney Miller" and two different characters on "M*A*S*H." Who is it?

In "To Market, to Market," Jack Soo played Charlie Lee. Three years later, he appeared in "Payday" as Kim Chung Quoc.

Which "Caddyshack" actor played Corporal Richard Travis?

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."

In "Air Force One," this actor played the U.S. Attorney General. Who is he?

In 1977, Philip Baker Hall appeared as Sargent Hacker. The character was in "The Light That Failed."

Who is the actor who played Gummy in "Fletch"and Corporal North on "M*A*S*H"?

Larry "Flash" Jenkins appeared on "Preventative Medicine." The episode aired on February 19, 1979.

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?

In "The Tooth Shall Set You Free," Tom Atkins played Major Lawrence Weens. The episode aired on February 8, 1982.

This actor appeared on "Days of Our Lives" and has a brother who starred in "M*A*S*H." Who is he?

In "Lend a Hand," Antony appeared with his half-brother and father. His character was named Corporal Jarvis.

Which actor plays Hitchcock in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and appeared in a "M*A*S*H" season 10 episode?

In 1981, Dirk Blocker appeared as James Mathes. The episode was called "Identity Crisis."

Who portrayed Walter Powell on "Charles in Charge" and Tommy Gillis on "M*A*S*H"?

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.

Which "M*A*S*H" actor served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild?

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."

Before his role on "M*A*S*H," which actor had a role on "Columbo"?

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.

This actor played Dan Fixx on "Falcon Crest" and Private Thomas Anthony McKegney on "M*A*S*H."

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.

A soap opera actor from "All My Children" made two appearances on "M*A*S*H." What is his name?

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?"

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' 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.

Which actress appeared as Nurse Lacy in two episodes and is married to Tom Hanks?

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?"

While you might be surprised to find Tarzan in Korea, this football player turned actor did visit the 4077. What is his name?

"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.

This Golden Globe winner has appeared On "The Blacklist" and "M*A*S*H." Who is he?

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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