Mash Cast and Everything You Need To Know! It has been 40 years since the finale of M*A*S*H, the classic Korean War comedy. Forty years ago today, on February 28, 1983, the final episode of M*A*S*H, the traditional Korean War comedy, first aired.
The series finale of “The 4077,” which told the story of an unlikely group of medical professionals working in a makeshift mobile Army surgical hospital in South Korea, attracted the highest viewership and ratings of any television program ever.
It aired from 1972 to 1983 and is still loved by viewers. What are the actors doing now, then? To find out what the former M*A*S*H cast members are doing now, scroll through the gallery below.
Mash Cast and Everything You Need To Know!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the long-running Korean War sitcom with its original cast!
Loretta Swit (1937-)
Swit took up Sally Kellerman’s role as Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan, the head nurse of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, from the film adaptation of M*A*S*H. She was in every single episode, even the first one.
The two-time Emmy winner appeared in several episodes of television shows (The Love Boat, Cagney & Lacey) throughout the 1980s, but her last acting credit was for a low-budget film released in 1998. She toured as Eleanor Roosevelt in a one-woman show, Eleanor: Her Hidden Journey, in 2013. Swit, 85, has been a staunch animal advocate and a published author in other fields besides acting.
Alan Alda (1936-)
Following his performance as the lovable Dr. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce, Alan Alda went on to star in other TV shows and films, including ER, The West Wing, 30 Rock, and The Big C, and feature films including The Aviator and Wanderlust. Recently, he’s been seen in Ray Donovan as Dr. Arthur Amiot and in The Good Fight as Solomon Waltzer.
Jamie Farr (1934-)
From 1972 through 1983, 216 episodes of the popular sitcom featured Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger, a man who dressed as a woman in the military, hoping to be released for being unfit for battle and returning home.
88-year-old Farr, who, like Alda, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, starred in the TV sequel spinoff AfterMASH from 1983 to 1985. He has also made guest appearances on shows including The Love Boat, Crazy About You, and That 70s Show, and he can be seen in six episodes of the new Fox comedy The Cook Kids this season.
His current focus is on theater performances, and he has previously volunteered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s advisory board.
William Christopher (1932-2016)
Christopher portrayed Father Francis Mulcahy on M*A*S*H for 11 seasons, and then he appeared on The Love Boat and Murder, She Wrote with several of his old co-stars. In 2012, he reprised his role as a priest on Days of our Lives. As a result of small-cell carcinoma, Christopher passed away on December 31st, 2016.
Harry Morgan (1915-2011)
The actor who won an Emmy for his portrayal of Col. Sherman T. Potter passed away in 2011. Over his lengthy career, he appeared as Hal Linden’s co-star in the bizarre 1996 mystery series Blacke’s Magic (which flopped) and as Captain Gannon in the 1987 film version of Dragnet (a hit). Professor Suter on 3rd Rock From the Sun was his last recurring role on television, and he left the show in 1997.
Mike Farrell (1932-)
After his role as Capt B.J. Hunnicut on M*A*S*H, Farrell appeared in other TV shows, including Superman, Desperate Housewives, Law & Order: SVU, and more.
In the NBC series Providence, which ran from 1999 to 2002, he played the role of a veterinarian. He has also served as vice president of the Screen Actors Guild and as a writer, director, and producer. Furthermore, throughout his 84 years, Farrell has been a vocal supporter of several issues, including protecting human and animal rights worldwide.
Gary Burghoff (1943-)
Burghoff played the animal-loving Radar and was the only original cast member from the M*A*S*H film to regularly appear in the TV series. In the 1984 TV movie W*A*L*T*E*R, he played a police officer in St. Louis, a position he also played in the original film. Until his role as a co-star in the 2010 film Daniel’s Lot, his only acting experience was a brief appearance on television in 1995.
Burghoff, 79, isn’t only an actor—also he’s an inventor who has patented a unique fishing pole and a handle for raising a toilet seat. Here is the mash character pic posted on their social media.
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