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. . . . . . . . Where Are They Now? . . . . . . . . Hello fans, This week we're catching up with the actor known as 'Radar' on the television series "M*A*S*H*"....the talented Gary Burghoff. I never knew how many interests and hobbies Burghoff has aside from acting...sounds like he is a very well-rounded guy! Take care, Melissa View Past Issues: ---- --DEAD OR ALIVE? Penny Marshall: First earned her fame for playing Laverne in "Laverne & Shirley", she has also had success as a director with such films as "Big" and "A League of Their Own". Judd Hirsch: Won two Emmy Awards for his role as Alex Rieger in the long-running series "Taxi". He has also appeared on Broadway in such plays as "Art". Charles Bronson: A Hollywood legend whose lengthy acting career includes such films as "The Magnificent Seven", "The Great Escape", "The Dirty Dozen" and of course "Death Wish". (Answers at the bottom) * GARY BURGHOFF BIRTH DATE: May 24, 1940, Bristol, Connecticut CLAIM TO FAME: Known to millions as 'Radar' on the television series "M*A*S*H*" FAMILY LIFE: Burghoff was married to Janet Gayle from 1971 to 1979; they had one child before the marriage ended in divorce. In 1985, he married Elisabeth Bostrom; they have two children together. INFO: Burghoff got his start in both acting and drumming during his high school years in Delavan, Wisconsin. Aside from playing the character Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly in the M*A*S*H series, he frequently appeared on the game show Match Game in the 1970s, both as a stand-in for regular Charles Nelson Reilly and also as the "special male guest" occupying seat one. Burghoff left M*A*S*H after season 7 because of burnout and a desire to spend more time with his family, though he returned in season 8 to film a special 2-part farewell episode, "Goodbye Radar". His M*A*S*H character was spun off into an unsold TV show called W*A*L*T*E*R. For years he appeared in commercials for the Gulf Petroleum Company (now British Petroleum) as the "Gulf Guy". Continued below.... * Do you love wearing sunglasses? * TRIVIA: Although several actors from the original MASH film made guest appearances in the television series, Burghoff was the only actor cast as a regular. Studied acting with James Tuttle and musical comedy with Charles Nelson Reilly. Has a deformed left hand caused presumably by a birth defect. In M*A*S*H, he is often seen carrying a clipboard or other object to conceal it. His character on "M*A*S*H*", who showed a fondness for the care of animals, was actually inspired from Gary's true love for wildlife. Was licensed by the State of California to care for wounded animals. Launched a chain of ice cream/frozen yogurt stores in Hawaii in the late 1970s, which had limited success. Originated the role of Charlie Brown in the off-Broadway musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown". Holds several patents on fishing lures. Favorite sports are baseball and fishing. Besides recording a jazz album in the early 1980s, he wrote more than 100 songs and won the ASCAP Award for Excellence three times. Is a born-again Christian. In 1961 his painting "Men of Jazz" won him the Hallmark Award and represented Wisconsin in the Hallmark Student Art Exhibit in Washington, D.C. His wife, Elisabeth, is a dentist for the developmentally disabled. Has three animals: a dog named Sarah, an angelfish, and a cat named Connecticat. Received the nickname "The Bird Man of Malibu" while living in Southern California. When he was younger, he had had his own little wildlife reservation in his backyard, which eventually earned him his strange nickname. WHERE IS HE NOW: In addition to acting, Burghoff also works as a professional jazz drummer, heading the trio The We Three, and as a wildlife painter. His other activities include outdoorsmanship and rifle shooting. Burghoff is also the inventor of the "Chum Magic", a fishing tackle invention that attracts fish to your boat. Burghoff is a philatelist and was the star of a United States Postal Service video for beginning stamp collectors. He was also a spokesperson for dot-com era auction aggregation site He currently resides in Paradise, California with his wife and pets, and appears in TV ads for local doctors. WRITE TO GARY BURGHOFF: Gary Burghoff 13834 Magnolia Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 * CREDITS: "Burke's Law" .... Patrick Noyes (1 episode, 1995) - Who Killed the Hollywood Headshrinker? (1995) TV episode .... Patrick Noyes Behind the Waterfall (1995) .... Mr. Connors Small Kill (1992) .... Fleck/Lady Esmerelda Doubles (1991) W*A*L*T*E*R (1984) (TV) .... Walter O'Reilly "After MASH" .... Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (2 episodes, 1984) - It Had to Be You (1984) TV episode .... Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly - Yours Truly, Max Klinger (1984) TV episode .... Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly "Tales of the Unexpected" .... Harry Flock (1 episode, 1981) - The Best Policy (1981) TV episode .... Harry Flock "The Love Boat" .... Donald M. Flanders / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1981) - Maid for Each Other/Lost and Found/Then There Were Two (1981) TV episode .... Eddie Martin - The Captain's Captain/A Dog's Life/Romance Roulette (1977) TV episode .... Donald M. Flanders "Fantasy Island" .... Gordon Hughes / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1980) - The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed (1980) TV episode .... Gordon Hughes - Superstar/Salem (1978) TV episode .... Richard C. Delaney Casino (1980) (TV) .... Bill Taylor The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979) (TV) .... Bob Willis "M*A*S*H" .... Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly / ... (170 episodes, 1972-1979) "Wonder Woman" .... Alan (1 episode, 1978) - The Man Who Wouldn't Tell (1978) TV episode .... Alan "Ellery Queen" .... Jerry Hacker (1 episode, 1976) - The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger (1976) TV episode .... Jerry Hacker Twigs (1975) (TV) .... Clergyman "Insight" .... Mombo (1 episode, 1975) - The Incredible Man (1975) TV episode .... Mombo "Love, American Style" .... Sydney Melvin Wimple (segment "Love and the Crisis Line") / ... (2 episodes, 1973) - Love and the Footlight Fiancee/Love and the Plane Fantasy/Love and the Swinging Surgeon/ Love and the Teller's Tale (1973) TV episode .... Wilbur Wright (segment 'Love and the Plane Fantasy') - Love and the Crisis Line/Love and the Happy Family/Love and the Vertical Romance (1973) TV episode .... Sydney Melvin Wimple (segment "Love and the Crisis Line") B.S. I Love You (1971) .... Ted "The Don Knotts Show" (1970) TV series .... Regular (unknown episodes) "The Name of the Game" .... Watson (1 episode, 1970) - Man of the People (1970) TV episode .... Watson MASH (1970) .... Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly "The Good Guys" .... Mike Butterworth (1 episode, 1969) - Take a Computer to Lunch (1969) TV episode .... Mike Butterworth To see Then & Now pictures of Gary Burghoff, visit: * --Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE Penny Marshall - ALIVE Born: October 15, 1942 Judd Hirsch - ALIVE Born: March 15, 1935 Charles Bronson - DEAD Born: 3 November, 1921 Died: 30 August, 2003 * WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK... 11/04 * Sparky Anderson, 76, Baseball manager, he skippered the Cincinnati Reds to World Series wins in 1975 and 1976 and won the World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1984. 11/03 * Jerry Bock, 81, American musical theater composer (Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello!). 11/02 * Eddie Hazell, 76, American jazz musician. 11/01 * Monica Johnson, 54, American novelist and screenwriter (Lost in America, Modern Romance). * Shannon Tavarez, 11, American child actress (The Lion King). 10/31 * Theodore Sorensen, 82, Speech writer and close aide to US president John F. Kennedy, some believe that he was the actual author of the president's book "Profiles in Courage". * Artie Wilson, 90, American baseball player (New York Giants).

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