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Roger Bowen (1932–1996)

Mr. Bowen was a comedic actor and novelist, best known for his portrayal of Colonel Henry Blake in the film version of MASH (1970). He often portrayed roles as a stuffy defender of the upper class and had regular roles on a number of television series. His acting career aside, Mr. Bowen always considered himself a writer who only moonlighted as an... See full bio »

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(age 63) in Florida, USA

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 1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Naturalist filming whooping cranes from aircraft (uncredited)
 1987 Morgan Stewart's Coming Home
Dr. Cabot
 1986 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
- Late Bloomer (1986)
 1984 Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs (TV Series)
Donny Bauer
- A New Leaf (1984) ... Donny Bauer
 1983 At Ease (TV Series)
Col. Clapp
- The Tar Creek Chronicles (1983) ... Col. Clapp
- Maxwell's People (1983) ... Col. Clapp
- Valentine's Day (1983) ... Col. Clapp
- The Tar Creek Sting (1983) ... Col. Clapp
- A PFC and a Gentleman (1983) ... Col. Clapp
 1982 Zapped!
Mr. Springboro
 1977-1981 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Advertising Man / Samuel Mason
- Wave of the Future (1981) ... Advertising Man
- Little Women (1977) ... Samuel Mason
 1979-1981 House Calls (TV Series)
Dr. Beiderbeck / Dr. Floyd Beiderbeck / Waiter
- The Hostage Situation (1981) ... Dr. Beiderbeck
- Kleptos and Other Maniacs (1981) ... Dr. Floyd Beiderbeck
- Side to Side (1979) ... Waiter
 1981 Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood (TV Movie)
Scott Durkin
 1981 Bulba (TV Movie)
The U.S. Ambassador
 1980 First Family
Senator William 'Wild Bill' Hubley
 1980 Solly's Diner (Short)
Businessman
 1980 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
William Drew
- The First Store (1980) ... William Drew
 1980 Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die (TV Movie)
Coach Spaulding
 1980 Foxes
Counselor
 1979 The Main Event
Owner Sinthia Cosmetics
 1979 The Ropers (TV Series)
James
- Friends and Neighbors (1979) ... James
 1979 Alice (TV Series)
Reverend
- The Fourth Time Around (1979) ... Reverend
 1978 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Robert Glover
- Charge (1978) ... Robert Glover
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Reverend Green
- Haunted Angels (1978) ... Reverend Green
 1978 The Bastard (TV Movie)
Landlord
 1978 Last of the Good Guys (TV Movie)
Mr. Stit
 1977 All in the Family (TV Series)
Mitch Turner
- Archie and the KKK: Part 2 (1977) ... Mitch Turner
- Archie and the KKK: Part 1 (1977) ... Mitch Turner
 1976-1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Stereo Store Owner / Babitch
- A Dead Man's Truth (1977) ... Stereo Store Owner
- Who's Who in Neverland (1976) ... Babitch
 1977 Good Penny (TV Movie)
Dr. Frosman
 1977 Duffy (TV Movie)
Thomas N. Tibbles
 1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Ernie Hovey
- Have You Heard About Vanessa? (1977) ... Ernie Hovey
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
- Wipe-Out (1977)
 1977 Maude (TV Series)
Ritchie Myers
- Maude's Reunion (1977) ... Ritchie Myers
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Fergus Gatwick
- Part IV (1976) ... Fergus Gatwick
- Part III (1976) ... Fergus Gatwick (credit only)
- Part II (1976) ... Fergus Gatwick (credit only)
- Part I (1976) ... Fergus Gatwick
 1976 Phyllis (TV Series)
Peterson
- Boss or Buddy or Both or Neither (1976) ... Peterson
 1975 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Francis Lindquist
- The Arsonist (1975) ... Francis Lindquist
 1975 Emergency! (TV Series)
Felix Schell
- The Inspection (1975) ... Felix Schell
 1975 The Fireman's Ball (TV Movie)
Fire Chief
 1974 The Rangers (TV Movie)
Sam
 1974 It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy (TV Movie)
Stu Dotney
 1973-1974 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series)
Dr. Austin Chaffee
- Classmates (1974) ... Dr. Austin Chaffee
- No Man Is an Atoll (1974) ... Dr. Austin Chaffee
- The Ultra Marine (1974) ... Dr. Austin Chaffee
- The Thunderball Syndicate (1973) ... Dr. Austin Chaffee
- Uncle Timothy (1973) ... Dr. Austin Chaffee
 1974 Dirty Sally (TV Series)
Colonel Lockwood
- The Old Soldier (1974) ... Colonel Lockwood
 1973 Wicked, Wicked
Simmons, Hotel Manager
 1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Dr. Lippincott
- Gorilla of My Dreams (1973) ... Dr. Lippincott
 1973 Steelyard Blues
Fire Commisioner Francis
 1973 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
Perkins
- Out of Bounds (1973) ... Perkins
 1973 Hunter (TV Movie)
Alfred Blount
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bill / Dad (segment "Love and Dear Old Mom and Dad")
 1972 Playmates (TV Movie)
Kiddieland Father
 1970-1972 Arnie (TV Series)
Hamilton Majors, Jr.
- Star Trekking (1972) ... Hamilton Majors, Jr.
- Now You Take Teddy Roosevelt (1972) ... Hamilton Majors, Jr.
- Wilson Tastes Like a Good Candidate Should (1972) ... Hamilton Majors, Jr.
- Uncle Nikko (1972) ... Hamilton Majors, Jr.
- Surprise, Surprise (1972) ... Hamilton Majors, Jr.
 1970 Move
Rabbi
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Joe Walters
- Nanny and the Smoke-Filled Room (1970) ... Joe Walters
 1969 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Chris
- Don't You Cry for Susannah (1969) ... Chris
 1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series)
Ski
- Deadlock (1969) ... Ski
 1968 Bullitt
Man (uncredited)
 1968 Petulia
Warren
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Rudin
- Tag, You're It (1968) ... Rudin
 1967 Funnyman
Lester, Social Scientist
 1963 What's Going on Here? (TV Movie)
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Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Played the part of "Col. Henry Blake" in the movie MASH (1970). He died one day after McLean Stevenson who played the same character in the M*A*S*H (1972) television series. See more »

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