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William Christopher (I) (1932–2016)


William Christopher was born on October 20, 1932 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Wallace Christopher. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), After MASH (1983) and The Fortune Cookie (1966). He was married to Barbara Christopher. He died on December 31, 2016 in Pasadena, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H Father Francis Mulcahy
(1972-1983)
After MASH
After MASH Father Francis Mulcahy
(1983-1985)
The Fortune Cookie
(1966)
With Six You Get Eggroll
(1968)

Filmography

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 1998 Mad About You (TV Series)
Chaplain Olsen
- A Pain in the Neck (1998) ... Chaplain Olsen
 1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Art Amador / Martin Beckman
- Drill for Death (1998) ... Art Amador / Martin Beckman
 1993 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Buzz Barrymore / Len Nackman
- Johnny Goes Hollywood (1993) ... Buzz Barrymore / Len Nackman
 1984-1988 The Smurfs (TV Series)
Angel Smurf / Additional Voices
- Lost Smurf (1988) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Smurf on the Wild Side: Part 1/Smurf on the Wild Side: Part 2 (1987) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- A Float Full of Smurfs/Smurfette's Sweet Tooth (1984) ... Angel Smurf (voice)
- Breakfast at Greedy's/The Secret of Shadow Swamp (1984) ... Angel Smurf (voice)
- The Master Smurf/Tailor's Magic Needle (1984) ... Angel Smurf (voice)
 1987 The Little Troll Prince (TV Movie)
Bjørn (voice)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Bill Smith
- Reno and Yolanda (1987) ... Bill Smith
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Burton Hollis
- A Lady in the Lake (1985) ... Burton Hollis
 1981-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Hal Wiliston / Elliot Weatherly / Carl Mitchell
 1980 For the Love of It (TV Movie)
Barton
 1975 Hearts of the West
Bank Teller
 1975 Good Times (TV Series)
The Doctor
- The Enlistment (1975) ... The Doctor
 1975 Karen (TV Series)
Andrew
- Whistle Blowing (1975) ... Andrew
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Jack
- Why Not a Happy Ending? (1975) ... Jack
 1974 Movin' On (TV Series)
Jewelry Clerk
- Grit (1974) ... Jewelry Clerk
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Male Scientist
- Mind Over Mayhem (1974) ... Male Scientist
 1971-1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Niles
- Bertha (1972) ... Niles
- Sleight of Hand (1972) ... Niles
- The Unholy Alliance (1972) ... Niles
 1972 Insight (TV Series)
Don Temple
- Why Don't You Call Me Skipper Anymore? (1972) ... Don Temple (as Bill Christopher)
 1971 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Priest ('Bookstore' sketch)
- Episode #5.11 (1971) ... Priest ('Bookstore' sketch) (as Bill Christopher)
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Telegrapher
- Wrong Train to Brimstone (1971) ... Telegrapher
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- Nan Allen (1971) ... Hotel Clerk
 1968 With Six You Get Eggroll
Zip - Cloud
 1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1965-1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Lester Hummel / Hummel / Pvt. Lester Hummel / ...
- Goodbye, Dolly (1968) ... Lester Hummel (as Bill Christopher)
- Sergeant Iago (1968) ... Lester Hummel (as Bill Christopher)
 1965-1968 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Thomas / Foster / German Private / ...
- War Takes a Holiday (1968) ... Thomas
- Request Permission to Escape (1966) ... German Private
- Movies Are Your Best Escape (1965) ... Lieutenant Donner
 1967 The Perils of Pauline
Doctor (uncredited)
 1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Sonny - Bank Teller
- Doc Holliday's Gold Bars (1966) ... Sonny - Bank Teller (as William Christopher)
 1965-1966 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Dr. Thomas Peterson / Mr. Heathcote, IRS
- Aunt Bee on TV (1965) ... Mr. Heathcote, IRS
 1966 The Fortune Cookie
Intern (as Bill Christopher)
 1966 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Man
- Three Little Kittens (1966) ... Man
 1965 Hank (TV Series)
Elwood
- Candidate (1965) ... Elwood
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Patient
- Then Came the Mighty Hunter (1965) ... Patient
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book (w/Barbara Christopher, his wife): "Mixed Blessings", about life with their autistic son. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Christopher

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

The show [M*A*S*H (1972)] has been off the air now for 20 years but people still come up to me and say, "I've just become a 'MASH' fan". I appreciated it but I consider "MASH" very much in the past.

Trivia:

Admitted that although his character on M*A*S*H (1972) was an amateur boxer, he himself had no knowledge of boxing nor had he ever boxed before he got the job on the series. See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Libra

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