Can You Name These Celebrities Who Appeared on M*A*S*H?

By: J.P. Naomi
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Can You Name These Celebrities Who Appeared on M*A*S*H?
Image: 20th Century Fox Television

About This Quiz

Attention on deck! Calling all M*A*S*H fans! It's time to see just how well you remember the greatest war- comedy-drama series in television history! It's true... M*A*S*H is actually one of the highest- rated shows in US television history! Did you know that the 1982 series finale held the number one most-watched record for nearly 27 years? The famed 105.9 million viewers of the final M*A*S*H episode was surpassed only by the 106 million viewers of the 2010 Super Bowl!

If you were one of those viewers, then it's time to get down to business. Do you have what it takes to name all of the celebrities who appeared on M*A*S*H? Will you prevail like Alan Alda or will your scene get cut like Vic Tayback? It's time to find out!

From the first episode of M*A*S*H on September 17, 1972, CBS network knew they had something special. The show went on to cover a three-year military conflict spanning 255 episodes over 11 seasons! By the final episode airing on February 28, 1983, M*A*S*H fans were both hooked and devastated at its ending. Were you?

It's time to test your M*A*S*H knowledge and see if you can recognize each of these actors who graced the set and screen on M*A*S*H! Good luck and remember, "This is the last straw!"

Jamie Farr
20th Century Fox Television
What is the name of this M*A*S*H celebrity?
Philip Baker Hall
Jamie Farr
Tom Sullivan
Larry Wilcox
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Did you know that Jamie Farr was born Jameel Joseph Farah? He is currently the oldest surviving cast member of M*A*S*H, having played the role of Maxwell Q. Klinger.

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Robert Ito
Algonquin
Can you name this M*A*S*H guest star?
Robert Ito
Larry Wilcox
Brian Dennehy
Ron Howard
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Robert Ito made two appearances on M*A*S*H. He first appeared as Lin in "To Market, To Market" in Season 1 and then as a North Korean soldier in "The Korean Surgeon" in Season 4.

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Harry Morgan
20th Century Fox Television
How about this one?
Robert Ito
Patrick Swayze
James Cromwell
Harry Morgan
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Harry Morgan was born Harry Bratsberg in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. He starred as Colonel Sherman T. Potter in M*A*S*H from 1975–1983 as well as AfterMASH from 1983–1984!

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Ron Howard
CBS
How about this one?
Gregory Harrison
Jason Alexander
Robert Ito
Ron Howard
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Wrong Answer

Ron Howard came into the spotlight in 1959 as Opie Taylor, the son of Andy Taylor of The Andy Griffith Show. In 1973, he appeared in an episode of M*A*S*H titled "Sometimes You hear The Bullet".

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Larry Wilcox
MGM Television
Do you know who this is?
John Ritter
Larry Wilcox
Gary Burghoff
Alan Alda
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Larry Wilcox made a one-time appearance on M*A*S*H. In the Season 5 episode titled "The General's Practitioner", he portrayed the role of Corporal Mulligan.

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Makoto Iwamatsu
20th Century Fox Television
Which M*A*S*H celebrity is seen here?
Jamie Farr
Makoto Iwamatsu
Mike Farrell
Harry Morgan
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Makoto Iwamatsu appeared in numerous guest roles on M*A*S*H. These roles included a Chinese doctor, North Korean soldier, a South Korean Major medical doctor and a South Korean Lieutenant!

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Leslie Nielsen
Paramount Pictures
Who is this M*A*S*H celebrity?
Leslie Nielsen
William Christopher
Brian Dennehy
Ed Flanders
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Leslie Nielsen guest starred in Season 1 of M*A*S*H as Colonel "Buzz" Brighton. Nielsen is best known for his roles in Forbidden Planet, The Poseidon Adventure, Airplane! and The Naked Gun.

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Alan Alda
20th Century Fox Television
What is the name of this famous M*A*S*H. actor?
Vic Tayback
Alan Alda
Bruno Kirby
Ed Flanders
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Alan Alda was born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo in 1936. He is a six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner and best remembered for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H from 1972–1983.

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Jack Soo
Universal International
Can you name this one?
William Christopher
Charles Hallahan
Jack Soo
Patrick Swayze
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Jack Soo appeared twice on M*A*S*H as two different characters. First, he appeared as Charlie Lee in Season 1, and then as Quoc in Season 3.

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Loretta Swit
20th Century Fox Television
You're doing great, if only you know her name...
Shelley Long
Blythe Danner
Mary Wickes
Loretta Swit
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Loretta Swit was born on November 4, 1937, in Passaic, New Jersey. She is remembered for her role as Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on M*A*S*H. Did you know she won two Emmy Awards for her performance?

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Patrick Swayze
Silver Pictures, Star Partners II Ltd.
If you've got hungry eyes, you might be able to name this M*A*S*H guest star!
Gregory Harrison
Jason Alexander
Patrick Swayze
Vic Tayback
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Patrick Swayze is best remembered for his roles in Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing, Ghost and Road House. He appeared as Private Sturgis in the Blood Brothers M*A*S*H episode in 1981.

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Shelley Long
NBC
She appeared on M*A*S*H, what is her name?
Shelley Long
Loretta Swit
Teri Garr
Penelope Cruz
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Did you know that Shelley Long made a guest appearance in Season 8 of M*A*S*H? She portrayed Nurse Mendenhall for one episode and then went on to co-star in the hit sitcom series Cheers!

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Ned Beatty
Columbia Pictures
Do you recognize this M*A*S*H celebrity?
Makoto Iwamatsu
Larry Linville
Ned Beatty
Soon-Tek Oh
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Ned Beatty made a guest appearance on M*A*S*H in Season 4. In the episode titled "Dear Peggy", he portrayed Colonel Maurice Hollister who is an Army chaplain.

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Brian Dennehy
Turner Pictures
Do you recognize this M*A*S*H actor?
Mike Farrell
Brian Dennehy
Bruno Kirby
Gregory Harrison
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Brian Dennehy appeared as a military police officer in the 120th episode of M*A*S*H titled "Souvenirs". Dennehy is currently 80 years old!

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Gregory Harrison
TVSB Channel 17
How about this one?
Alan Alda
Jack Soo
John Ritter
Gregory Harrison
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Gregory Harrison made a guest appearance on M*A*S*H as Lieutenant Tony Baker in the Season 5 episode titled "The Nurses". Did you now that Harrison served for two years in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a medic?

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Mary Wickes
CBS
How about her?
Jessica Simpson
Loretta Swit
Mary Wickes
Shelley Long
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Did you know that Mary Wickes acting career spanned seven decades?! She appears as Colonel Reese, in the Season 3 episode of M*A*S*H titled "House Arrest".

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Blythe Danner
CBS
Can you name this M*A*S*H celebrity?
Blythe Danner
Loretta Swit
Leslie Nielsen
Jennifer Lopez
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Did you know that Blythe Danner is the mother of Gwyneth and Jake Paltrow?! Blythe appeared as Hawkeye Pierce, the love interest of Alan Alda's character, on M*A*S*H.

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Sorrell Booke
Wiki Commons by Sbmillner
How about him?
Antony Alda
Robert Alda
Mary Wickes
Sorrell Booke
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Sorrell Booke is best known for his role as Boss in The Dukes of Hazzard. But did you know that he appeared in two episodes of M*A*S*H as General Barker in Season 1?

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Clyde Kusatsu
AsianVoices Tv
How about him?
Clyde Kusatsu
Leslie Nielsen
Ed Flanders
Larry Linville
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Did you know that Clyde Kusatsu appeared in four episodes of M*A*S*H, but as three different characters? He was a bartender in Season 3, Sergeant Michael Yee in Season 8, and Captain Paul Yamato in Season 11!

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Jason Alexander
Ora TV
Do you recognize him?
Ed Flanders
Jason Alexander
Philip Baker Hall
Antony Alda
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Is this a trick question?! Why, yes it is! Did you know that Jason Alexander is often confused for actor Gary Burghoff who portrayed Radar in M*A*S*H? Gotcha!

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Vic Tayback
CBS
What is the name of this M*A*S*H actor?
Jack Soo
Teri Garr
Vic Tayback
Charles Hallahan
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Did you know that Vic Tayback was hired for the role of Major Morris, but the director wasn't happy with the scene and so re-shot it with someone else... Ted Gehring got the call!

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Gary Burghoff
Wiki Commons
Can you name this M*A*S*H celebrity?
Gary Burghoff
James Cromwell
Richard Masur
Robert Alda
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Gary Burghoff portrayed Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly in two episodes of M*A*S*H . Now here's a fun fact... did you know that he is best known for playing Charlie Brown in the 1967 Off-Broadway musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown?!

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William Christopher
KOLN/KGIN-TV
Which M*A*S*H celebrity is this?
William Christopher
Blythe Danner
Clyde Kusatsu
John Ritter
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

William Christopher was best known for playing Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H! Did you know he also portrayed Private Lester Hummel on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.?

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Larry Linville
20th Century Fox Television
Think you know this M*A*S*H actor?
Edward Herrmann
Larry Linville
William Christopher
Brian Dennehy
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Larry Linville died at the age of 60 in New York City. He is best remembered for his portrayed of surgeon Major Frank Burns on M*A*S*H.

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Teri Garr
NBC
Who is seen here in this photo?
George Lindsey
Edward Herrmann
Teri Garr
Shelley Long
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Teri Garr is best known for her roles in Young Frankenstein, Mr. Mom and Tootsie. She made a guest appearance in the Season 7 episode of M*A*S*H titled "Our Finest Hour".

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George Lindsey
20th Century Fox Television
Think you know who this is?
G.W. Bailey
Harry Morgan
Ned Beatty
Gregory Harrison
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

You might also recognize him from the Policy Academy movies, but before then, Bailey appeared on multiple episodes of M*A*S*H as Sgt Luther Rizzo, who ran the motor pool. Beep beep!

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James Cromwell
Darkwoods Productions
Last one! Can you name him?
James Cromwell
Gary Burghoff
Robert Alda
Clyde Kusatsu
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

James Cromwell appeared on M*A*S*H as Colonel Leo Bardonaro in the Season 6 episode "Last Laugh". Cromwell is well known for his role as Stretch Cunningham the sitcom All in the Family.

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Mike Farrell
NBC
Can you name this actor?
Mike Farrell
Bruno Kirby
Sorrell Booke
Robert Ito
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Mike Farrell is best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on M*A*S*H. Did you know that Farrell served in the United States Marine Corps and served at Camp Hansen in Okinawa?

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Soon-Tek Oh
The Cannon Group
Keep it up! Who is this?
Robert Ito
Ed Flanders
Soon-Tek Oh
Richard Masur
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Soon-Tek Oh is best remembered as the voice of Fa Zhou in Disney's Mulan. He did, however, make five appearances as five different characters on M*A*S*H. These include Joon – Sung, Ralph, Dr. Syn Paik, Korean Soldier, and Mr. Kwang.

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Bruno Kirby
NBC
Which of these M*A*S*H celebrities is seen in this photo?
George Lindsey
Leslie Nielsen
John Ritter
Bruno Kirby
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Did you know that Bruno Kirby appeared in the very first episode of M*A*S*H? He played the role of Private Lorenzo Boone who appeared four times during that the first season.

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Tom Sullivan
Henderson Productions
How about him?
Leslie Nielsen
Tom Sullivan
Jason Alexander
James Cromwell
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Tom Sullivan made a guest appearance as Tom Straw in the Season 5 episode "Out of Sight, Out of Mind". Tom Straw was a wounded soldier who was blind.

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Ed Flanders
20th Century Fox Television
He appeared on M*A*S*H too! Who is he?
Jamie Farr
Makoto Iwamatsu
Edward Herrmann
Ed Flanders
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Edward Paul "Ed" Flanders appeared in the M*A*S*H episode "Yankee Doodle Doctor". He portrayed an Army film director named Duane William Bricker.

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Edward Herrmann
Universal Pictures
Do you remember this M*A*S*H celebrity?
John Ritter
Alan Alda
Edward Herrmann
Tom Sullivan
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Edward Herrmann appeared on M*A*S*H as Captain Steven J. Newsom, a surgeon, when Colonel Potter and Charles came down with the mumps! The episode was titled Heal Thyself.

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Jeffrey Tambor
FOX
Can you guess this M*A*S*H celebrity?
Vic Tayback
Jeffrey Tambor
Bruno Kirby
Robert Alda
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Major Stanley Reddish is a character who appears in the Season 11 episode of M*A*S*H titled "Foreign Affairs". He is portrayed by actor Jeffrey Tambor who is best known for his role as Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show.

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Philip Baker Hall
Production Partners
How about this one?
Robert Alda
Mike Farrell
Philip Baker Hall
Jamie Farr
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Philip Baker Hall was born on September 10, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio. Did you know that he made a guest appearance as Sergeant Hacker in the Season 6 episode of M*A*S*H titled "The Light That Failed"?

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Richard Masur
Wiki Commons by Alan Light
Almost there, who is this?
William Christopher
Charles Hallahan
Gary Burghoff
Richard Masur
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Richard Masur appeared on M*A*S*H as Lieutenant "Digger" Detweiler in the fourth season episode titled "The Late Captain Pierce". Did you know that Masur studied acting at The Yale School of Drama?

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Charles Hallahan
Fred Dryer Productions
What about this one?
Ron Howard
Patrick Swayze
Charles Hallahan
George Lindsey
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Charles Hallahan was born in 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He portrayed Colin Turnbull in 1981 on M*A*S*H.

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Antony Alda
Corday Productions
Do you recognize this M*A*S*H celebrity?
Antony Alda
Brian Dennehy
Bruno Kirby
Leslie Nielsen
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Antony Alda appeared as medic Corporal Jarvis at the Battalion Aid station in the Season 8 M*A*S*H episode titled "Lend a Hand". Did you know that Alda died at the age of 52 in 2009?

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Robert Alda
CBS
What is the name of the M*A*S*H celebrity seen in this photo?
James Cromwell
John Ritter
Ned Beatty
Robert Alda
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Robert Alda appeared in two episodes of M*A*S*H as Doctor Anthony B. Borelli. The two episodes included "The Consultant" in Season 3 and "Lend a Hand" in Season 8.

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John Ritter
NBC
Who is this celebrity who appeared on M*A*S*H?
James Cromwell
Leslie Nielsen
John Ritter
William Christopher
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Jonathan "John" Ritter guest starred as Private Carter in the Season 2 episode of M*A*S*H titled "Deal Me Out". In this role, he held Frank Burns at gunpoint while in the shower!

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