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Howard Hesseman

Howard Hesseman has been a leading counter-culture figure since the late 1960s. He was a member of the improv group, "the Committee", for ten years in the sixties and seventies. He has been a character actor for many years on different television shows since the 1960s, and took small parts in The Andy Griffith Show (1960), Dragnet 1967 (1967), Soap... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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TV promo for WKRP in Cincinnati (1978).

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Howard Hessman | Don Sturdy


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[on Head of the Class (1986)] We're not doing the show that I was led to believe I'd do, and it's difficult for me to get off that. I don't want to air dirty laundry in public, but I do feel that the educational arena is one that offers a variety of story ideas as a means of investigating our lives -what we mean to one another and what's important. We could do all that with considerable humor, ... See more »


During "The Committee's" appearance on the July 18, 1969 The Dick Cavett Show (1968) Howard called one of his cast members "fellow baby." Nearly a decade later on WKRP in Cincinnati (1978) he would make this phrase one of the most popular sayings of Dr. Johnny Fever, the role that he is most identified with. See more »

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