Burghoff, Gary 1943–

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BURGHOFF, Gary 1943–


Born May 24, 1943, in Bristol, CT; married Janet Gale (marriage ended); married Elisabeth Bostrom, 1991; children: (first marriage) Gena Gayle; (second marriage) Miles, Jordan. Education: Attended the Music and Dramatic Theatre Academy; studied acting with James Tuttle; studied musical comedy with Charles Nelson Reilly.


Actor and director. Performer in nightclubs throughout the United States; worked as a drummer in a jazz trio, The We Three; a renowned painter of wildlife art; appeared in television commercials for BP gas stations, 1995, Skytrak 13 Dual Doppler, 1998, and in television commercials for an RV company in Oregon. Previously employed at the Animal Rehabilitation Clinic in CA; licensed by the State of California to care for wounded animals; launched chain of ice cream/frozen yogurt stores in Hawaii in late 1970s; held patents on several fishing lures.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nominations, outstanding continuing performance by a supporting actor in a comedy series, 1976, 1978, 1979, Emmy Award, outstanding continuing performance by a supporting actor in a comedy, 1977, all for M*A*S*H; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding service show host, 2001, for Pets: Part of the Family.


Stage Appearances:

(Off–Broadway debut) Title role, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Theatre 80 St. Mark's, 1967.

Willum Cubbert, The Nerd, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1999.

Film Appearances:

Corporal Walter "Radar" O'Reilly, M*A*S*H, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1970.

Ted, B.S., I Love You, Motion Pictures International, 1971.

Fleck/Lady Esmerelda, Small Kill, VCI Home Video, 1992.

Mr. Connors, Behind the Waterfall, Features Films for Families, 1995.

Film Work:

Director, Small Kill, VCI Home Video, 1992.

Television Appearances; Series:

Regular, The Don Knotts Show, NBC, 1970–71.

Corporal Walter "Radar" O'Reilly, M*A*S*H, CBS, 1972–79.

Temporary replacement, Match Game 74 (also known as Match Game 75), CBS, 1974–77.

Guest panelist, Match Game PM, syndicated, 1975.

Guest panelist, Match Game 79 (also known as Match Game), CBS, 1979–81.

Host, Pets: Part of the Family, PBS, 1999–c. 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bob Willis, The Man in the Santa Claus Suit, NBC, 1979.

Bill Taylor, Casino, ABC, 1980.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Officer Walter O'Reilly, W*A*L*T*E*R, CBS, 1984.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Clergyman, Twigs, CBS, 1975.

Himself (CBS team), Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1976.

Us against the World II, ABC, 1978.

Making M*A*S*H (documentary), PBS, 1981.

Himself (as Corporal Walter "Radar" O'Reilly), Memories of M*A*S*H, CBS, 1991.

M*A*S*H, Tootsie & God: A Tribute to Larry Gelbart, PBS, 1998.

TV Guide's Truth behind the Sitcoms 3 (documentary), 2000.

(In archive footage) Himself, M*A*S*H: TV Tales (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Himself, M*A*S*H: 30th Anniversary Reunion, Fox, 2002.

Made television debut in CBS Television Workshop, CBS.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mike Butterworth, The Good Guys, CBS, 1969.

Watson, "Man of the People," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1970.

Sydney Melvin Wimple, "Love and the Crisis Line," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.

"Love and the Plane Fantasy," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.

Himself, "Celebrity Roast: Jack Klugman and Tony Randall," The Dean Martin Show, NBC, 1973.

Himself, "Celebrity Roast: Jack Benny," The Dean Martin Show, NBC, 1974.

Himself, The $10,000 Pyramid, 1975.

Himself, The $20,000 Pyramid, 1976.

Jerry Hacker, "The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger," Ellery Queen, NBC, 1976.

Donald M. Flanders, "The Captain's Captain/A Dog's Life/Romance Roulette," The Love Boat, ABC, 1977.

Alan, "The Man Who Wouldn't Tell," Wonder Woman, CBS, 1978.

Richard C. Delaney/Paul Hughes, "Superstar/Salem," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.

Himself, "Help Every Little Person," America 2–Night, syndicated, 1978.

Gordon Hughes, "The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1980.

(Uncredited) Himself, "The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 2," CHiPs, NBC, 1980.

Eddie Martin, "Maid for Each Other/Lost and Found/Then There Were Two," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

Harry Flock, "The Best Policy," Tales of the Unexpected, syndicated and ITV1, 1981.

Walter "Radar" O'Reilly, "Yours Truly, Max Klinger," After MASH, 1984.

Walter "Radar" O'Reilly, "It Had to Be You," After MASH, CBS, 1984.

Patrick Noyes, "Who Killed the Hollywood Head-shrinker?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1995.

TV interviewer, "If These Walls Could Talk," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1995.

Also appeared in Donny and Marie, ABC; Fernwood 2–Night, syndicated; Sweepstakes, NBC.