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McLean Stevenson (1927–1996)


McLean Stevenson began in show business at age 31. During the 1960s, he worked in night clubs and comedy cabarets, did summer stock theater and some television before moving to Hollywood, where he worked as a comedy writer for Tom Smothers. He eventually began acting in sketches. Mr. Stevenson is best known as the fumbling commanding officer, Lt. ... See full bio »

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Known For

M*A*S*H Lt. Col. Henry Blake
(1972-1978)
Diff'rent Strokes Larry Alder
(1979)
The Doris Day Show Michael Nicholson
(1969-1971)
(1987-1991)

Filmography

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 1993 Tales of the City (TV Mini Series)
Booter Manigault
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Booter Manigault
 1989 Class Cruise (TV Movie)
Miles Gimrich
 1988-1989 Dirty Dancing (TV Series)
Max Kellerman
- Don't Make Me Over (1989) ... Max Kellerman
- Hit the Road (1989) ... Max Kellerman
- Our Day Will Come (1989) ... Max Kellerman
- Turn Me Loose (1988) ... Max Kellerman
- Book of Love (1988) ... Max Kellerman
 1988 Square One Television (TV Series)
Mike Pliers
- Episode #2.15 (1988) ... Mike Pliers
- Episode #2.14 (1988) ... Mike Pliers
- Episode #2.13 (1988) ... Mike Pliers
 1988 Mathnet (TV Series)
Mike Pliers
- The Case of the Deceptive Data (1988) ... Mike Pliers
 1987 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Ted
- Brotherly Love (1987) ... Ted
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Andrew Jackson
- Davy Crockett (1986) ... Andrew Jackson
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
Harry Gilford
- Reflections (1984) ... Harry Gilford
 1983 Condo (TV Series)
James Kirkridge
- Members Only (1983) ... James Kirkridge
- Nouveau Poor (1983) ... James Kirkridge
- The Affair (1983) ... James Kirkridge
- Condomania (1983) ... James Kirkridge
- The Dog (1983) ... James Kirkridge
 1982 The Astronauts (TV Movie)
Colonel Michael C. Booker
 1979-1980 Hello, Larry (TV Series)
Larry Alder
- Yearning (1980) ... Larry Alder
- The Protege (1980) ... Larry Alder
- The Rock Star: Part 2 (1980) ... Larry Alder
- The Rock Star: Part 1 (1980) ... Larry Alder
- Larry's Mid Life Crisis: Part 3 (1980) ... Larry Alder
 1979 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Larry Alder
- Thanksgiving Crossover: Part 1 (1979) ... Larry Alder
- Feudin' and Fussin': Part 1 (1979) ... Larry Alder
- The Trip: Part 1 (1979) ... Larry Alder
 1978 In the Beginning (TV Series)
Father Daniel M. Cleary
- Wedding for Thee (1978) ... Father Daniel M. Cleary
- Well Healed (1978) ... Father Daniel M. Cleary
- The Poker Game (1978) ... Father Daniel M. Cleary
- The Kook (1978) ... Father Daniel M. Cleary
- Aggie's Love Story (1978) ... Father Daniel M. Cleary
 1976-1977 The McLean Stevenson Show (TV Series)
Mac Ferguson
- Say It Isn't So (1977) ... Mac Ferguson
- Strangers in the Night (1977) ... Mac Ferguson
- Money Troubles (1977) ... Mac Ferguson
- Grandma's Secret (1977) ... Mac Ferguson
- What Makes Mac Run? (1977) ... Mac Ferguson
 1975 Cher (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Henry Blake
- Episode #1.7 (1975) ... Lt. Col. Henry Blake
 1972-1975 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Henry Blake
- Abyssinia, Henry (1975) ... Lt. Col. Henry Blake
- White Gold (1975) ... Lt. Col. Henry Blake
- Payday (1975) ... Lt. Col. Henry Blake
- Big Mac (1975) ... Lt. Col. Henry Blake
- Love and Marriage (1975) ... Lt. Col. Henry Blake
 1974 Win, Place or Steal
Mr. Hammond
 1973 Shirts/Skins (TV Movie)
Doctor Benny Summer
 1972 Insight (TV Series)
Mr. McAdams
- The System (1972) ... Mr. McAdams
 1972 This Week in Nemtim (TV Movie)
 1971 The Christian Licorice Store
Smallwood
 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (TV Movie)
Minister
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
George Caldwell
- One Lonely Step (1971) ... George Caldwell
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Lt. Miller (segment "Love and the Penal Code")
- Love and Formula 26B/Love and the Loud Mouth/Love and the Penal Code (1971) ... Lt. Miller (segment "Love and the Penal Code")
 1971 My Wives Jane (TV Movie)
Dirk Bennett
 1969-1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Michael Nicholson
- Skiing Anyone? (1971) ... Michael Nicholson
- Doris Goes to Hollywood (1971) ... Michael Nicholson
- Billy's First Date (1971) ... Michael Nicholson (credit only)
- Colonel Fairburn Jr. (1971) ... Michael Nicholson
- Lassoin' Leroy (1971) ... Michael Nicholson (credit only)
 1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.13 (1970) ... Various
- Episode #1.12 (1970) ... Various
- Steve Allen, Eydie Gormé (1970) ... Various
- Episode #1.10 (1970) ... Various
- Episode #1.7 (1970) ... Various
 1969 Volkswagen: 1949 Auto Show (Video short)
Packard spokesperson
 1969 That Girl (TV Series)
Mr. McKorkle
- My Sister's Keeper (1969) ... Mr. McKorkle
 1968 Bing Crosby Special: Making Movies (TV Special)
Steven Marshall
 1963 A Sign Of The Times (Short)
Bill Conner
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Trident Gum. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Spouse:

Ginny Fosdick  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Parents:

Edgar Stevenson | Lottie Stevenson
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on leaving M*A*S*H (1972)] I probably got too big for my britches. The biggest mistake I made was I thought everybody loved McLean Stevenson. It was Henry Blake that people loved. So when I went out and did The McLean Stevenson Show (1976), nobody gave a damn.

Trivia:

Was press secretary for his cousin Adlai Stevenson during the latter's two presidential campaigns. See more »

Trademark:

Often played likeable, absent-minded characters See more »

Nickname:

Mac

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