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Larry Linville (1939–2000)


Larry Linville was born on September 29, 1939 in Ojai, California, USA as Larry Lavon Linville. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) and The Night Stalker (1972). He was married to Deborah Guydon, Susan Hagan, Melissa Gallant, Vana Tribbey and Kate Geer. He died on April 10, 2000 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H Maj. Frank Burns
(1972-1978)
Earth Girls Are Easy
(1988)
The Night Stalker
(1972)
Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever
(1991)

Filmography

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 2004 West from North Goes South
Rev. Lowell
 1999 Great Performances (TV Series)
Everett Baker
- Crazy for You (1999) ... Everett Baker
 1997 Pressure Point
Neil Kennedy
 1997 Fast Track (TV Series)
Rusty Phillips
- Kennedy Gets a Ride (1997) ... Rusty Phillips
 1995 Fatal Pursuit
Shelby
 1985-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Paige Corbin / Lt. Steven Ames / Prof. Kent Radford
- Unwilling Witness (1995) ... Paige Corbin
- Curse of the Daanav (1988) ... Lt. Steven Ames
- Murder Takes the Bus (1985) ... Prof. Kent Radford
 1995 Angel's Tide
 1994 A Million to Juan
Richard Dickerson
 1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Grover Cleveland
- Neverending Battle (1993) ... Grover Cleveland
 1992 Body Waves
Himmel
 1992 A Different World (TV Series)
Sen. Hutchinson
- Special Delivery (1992) ... Sen. Hutchinson
 1992 Nurses (TV Series)
Mr. Garrett
- No Hiding Place (1992) ... Mr. Garrett
 1991 Dream On (TV Series)
Uncle Danny
- Toby or Not Toby (1991) ... Uncle Danny
 1991 Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever
Principal McGree
 1991 Night Court (TV Series)
Dr. Nagelson
- To Sleep, No More (1991) ... Dr. Nagelson
 1989 C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud
Dr. Jewell
 1988 Blue Movies
Dr. Gladding
 1988 Starting from Scratch (TV Series)
Brandon Shepherd
- James' Brother (1988) ... Brandon Shepherd
 1988 Earth Girls Are Easy
Dr. Bob
 1987 The Law and Harry McGraw (TV Series)
Andrew Paxton
- Old Heroes Never Lie (1987) ... Andrew Paxton
 1985 School Spirit
President Grimshaw
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Edgar Harrison
- Does Not Compute (1985) ... Edgar Harrison
 1985 Airwolf (TV Series)
Clinton Maxwell
- And a Child Shall Lead (1985) ... Clinton Maxwell
 1985 Misfits of Science (TV Series)
Gen. Theil
- Deep Freeze (Pilot) (1985) ... Gen. Theil
 1984 Paper Dolls (TV Series)
Grayson Carr
- Episode #1.13 (1984) ... Grayson Carr
- Episode #1.12 (1984) ... Grayson Carr
- Episode #1.11 (1984) ... Grayson Carr
- Episode #1.10 (1984) ... Grayson Carr
- Episode #1.8 (1984) ... Grayson Carr
 1983 Night Partners (TV Movie)
Chief John Wilson
 1982 Herbie, the Love Bug (TV Series)
Randy Bigelow
- Herbie the Best Man (1982) ... Randy Bigelow
- My House Is Your House (1982) ... Randy Bigelow
- Herbie to the Rescue (1982) ... Randy Bigelow
- Herbie the Matchmaker (1982) ... Randy Bigelow
 1980-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
'Joe' Jonofoceles Armeniums Aristofeles / Jerome Pepper / Fred Webster
- The Challenge/A Genie Named Joe (1982) ... 'Joe' Jonofoceles Armeniums Aristofeles
- Also Rans/Portrait of Solange (1981) ... Jerome Pepper
- My Fair Pharaoh/The Power (1980) ... Fred Webster
 1981 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite (TV Movie)
Wesley Reins
 1981 Checking In (TV Series)
Lyle Block
- Florence and the Salesman (1981) ... Lyle Block
- Whose Side Are You On? (1981) ... Lyle Block
- Block's Party (1981) ... Lyle Block
- Boo Who? (1981) ... Lyle Block
 1981 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Lyle Block
- Florence's New Job: Part 2 (1981) ... Lyle Block
- Florence's New Job: Part 1 (1981) ... Lyle Block
 1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Thatcher
- Sting (1980) ... Thatcher
 1979 A Christmas for Boomer (TV Movie)
Jack
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Carlin
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Carlin
- Roller Disco: Part 1 (1979) ... Carlin
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Jack Nordoff
- And a Cup of Kindness Too (1979) ... Jack Nordoff
 1978-1979 Grandpa Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Maj. Gen. Kevin Kelley
- The Union Boys (1979) ... Maj. Gen. Kevin Kelley
- A Star Is Dead (1978) ... Maj. Gen. Kevin Kelley
- The Leak (1978) ... Maj. Gen. Kevin Kelley
- The Senator's Widow (1978) ... Maj. Gen. Kevin Kelley
- Kelley's Best Friend (1978) ... Maj. Gen. Kevin Kelley
 1978 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Tom Watkins
- Deadly Sanctuary (1978) ... Tom Watkins
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Dr. Eric Albach
- A Deadly Maze (1977) ... Dr. Eric Albach
 1977 Calling Doctor Storm, M. D. (TV Movie)
Dr. Jim Storm
 1972-1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Maj. Frank Burns
- Margaret's Marriage (1977) ... Maj. Frank Burns
- Post Op (1977) ... Maj. Frank Burns
- Souvenirs (1977) ... Maj. Frank Burns
- Movie Tonight (1977) ... Maj. Frank Burns
- The General's Practitioner (1977) ... Maj. Frank Burns
 1975 Rickles (TV Movie)
Maj. Frank Burns
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Captain Jonas
- Chopper (1975) ... Captain Jonas
 1972 The Stepmother
Dick Hill
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Hugh Emery
- One of Our Probes Is Missing (1972) ... Hugh Emery
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Ed Barrows
- Bad Cats and Sudden Death (1972) ... Ed Barrows (as Lawrence Linville)
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Roger Carver
- The House That Cried Murder (1972) ... Roger Carver
 1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Det. Ed Pierce
- Operation: Deathwatch (1972) ... Det. Ed Pierce
 1972 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Sgt. Hugh Brasher
- The Tip (1972) ... Sgt. Hugh Brasher
 1972 The Night Stalker (TV Movie)
Makurji
 1971 Bunny O'Hare
Max (Collector #1)
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Sloane (segment "The Academy")
- A Fear of Spiders/Junior/Marmalade Wine/The Academy (1971) ... Sloane (segment "The Academy")
 1971 Kotch
Peter Stiel
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
 1971 Vanished (TV Movie)
Walters (as Lawrence Linville)
 1969-1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
George Franciscus / George Tremont
- The Inheritors (1970) ... George Franciscus (as Lawrence Linville)
- Flight (1969) ... George Tremont (as Lawrence Linville)
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Bud Morton
- Remember Chris Gately? (1970) ... Bud Morton (as Lawrence Linville)
 1968-1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Lieutenant George Kramer / Detective Sergeant George Kramer
- Bang, Bang, You're Dead (1970) ... Lieutenant George Kramer (as Lawrence Linville)
- Who Is Sylvia? (1970) ... Lieutenant George Kramer
- A Penny for the Peep Show (1969) ... Lieutenant George Kramer (as Lawrence Linville)
- Merry Go Round for Murder (1969) ... Lieutenant George Kramer (as Lawrence Linville)
- Last Rites for Miss Emma (1969) ... Lieutenant George Kramer (uncredited)
 1969-1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Colonel Leo Orlov / Alexi Silensky / Capt. Gulka
- The Innocent (1970) ... Colonel Leo Orlov
- Robot (1969) ... Alexi Silensky (as Lawrence Linville)
- The Glass Cage (1969) ... Capt. Gulka
 1970 The Young Rebels (TV Series)
Reverend Wells
- The Ring of Freedom (1970) ... Reverend Wells
 1970 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Harry Miles
- Break the Bank of Tacoma (1970) ... Harry Miles
 1969 Room 222 (TV Series)
Counselor
- Arizona State Loves You (1969) ... Counselor (as Lawrence Linville)
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Beck / Doctor
- The White Cane (1969) ... Dr. Beck (as Lawrence Linville)
- A Matter of Humanities (1969) ... Doctor (as Lawrence Linville)
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Lieutenant Will Tyler
- The Fence (1969) ... Lieutenant Will Tyler (as Lawrence Linville)
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Floyd Hendricks
- The Secret of Mareno Bay (1969) ... Floyd Hendricks
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Martin Lederer
- The Ends of Justice (1968) ... Martin Lederer (as Lawrence Linville)
 1968 The Sweet Ride
Man Dancing in Club (uncredited)
 1968 The Doctors (TV Series)
Paul
- Episode #1.1405 (1968) ... Paul (uncredited)
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Stage Play: More Stately Mansions. Drama. Written by Eugene O'Neill. Directed by José Quintero. Broadhurst Theatre: 31 Oct 1967- 2 Mar 1968 (142 performances + 8 previews). Cast: Ingrid Bergman (as "Deborah"), Colleen Dewhurst (as "Sara"), Arthur Hill (as "Simon Harford"), Helen Craig, Larry Linville (as "Joel Harford, Simon's brother"), '... See more »

Alternate Names:

Lawrence Linville

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[about Frank Burns] Some people have said 'Why didn't the role progress? Why didn't he become more understanding, more humane, more compassionate, more sensitive?' I said 'What did you want him to be Alan Alda?' See more »

Trivia:

When he left M*A*S*H, he made ends meet by returning to theater. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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