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

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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!"

What is the name of this famous M*A*S*H. actor?

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.

Can you name this actor?

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?

How about this one?

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!

Who is this celebrity who appeared on M*A*S*H?

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!

Do you know who this is?

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.

Do you recognize this M*A*S*H celebrity?

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.

You're doing great, if only you know her name...

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?

She appeared on M*A*S*H, what is her name?

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!

Can you name this M*A*S*H celebrity?

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?!

What is the name of this M*A*S*H actor?

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!

Can you name this one?

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.

Who is this M*A*S*H celebrity?

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.

Do you recognize him?

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!

How about him?

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?

Do you remember this M*A*S*H celebrity?

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.

What is the name of this M*A*S*H celebrity?

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.

Can you name this M*A*S*H guest star?

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.

What about this one?

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

Who is seen here in this photo?

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".

Which M*A*S*H celebrity is this?

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.?

Do you recognize this M*A*S*H actor?

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!

How about this one?

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".

Keep it up! Who is this?

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.

Which M*A*S*H celebrity is seen here?

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!

Think you know who this is?

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!

If you've got hungry eyes, you might be able to name this M*A*S*H guest star!

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.

Which of these M*A*S*H celebrities is seen in this photo?

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.

Can you guess this M*A*S*H celebrity?

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.

How about this one?

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"?

How about him?

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!

How about this one?

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?

He appeared on M*A*S*H too! Who is he?

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.

Think you know this M*A*S*H actor?

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.

Do you recognize this M*A*S*H celebrity?

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?

How about him?

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.

What is the name of the M*A*S*H celebrity seen in this photo?

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.

Can you name this M*A*S*H celebrity?

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.

How about her?

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".

Almost there, who is this?

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?

Last one! Can you name him?

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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