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William Christopher

William Christopher (born October 20, 1932) is an American actor who is best known for playing Father Mulcahy on the television series M*A*S*H and Private Lester Hummel on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Christopher attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, with a B.A. in drama. He also participated in fencing, soccer, and the glee club. He was initiated as a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity while in college. He met his future wife, Barbara, on a blind date. They would eventually have two sons, John and Ned. Christopher is a descendant of Paul Revere. Christopher appeared in a variety of regional productions, and eventually a number of Off-Broadway productions, such as The Hostage at One Sheridan Square. His Broadway debut came in Beyond the Fringe, a British revue. Christopher left the New York stage for Hollywood to attempt to gain work in television, where he guest-starred in several well-known series, including: The Andy Griffith Show (he portrayed a new, young doctor scheduling Opie Taylor for a tonsillectomy) and also as an IRS agent who came to collect taxes due from Aunt Bee (who had won some prizes on a

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Fr. Mulcahy from 'M*A*S*H': 'Memba Him?

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William Christopher is best known for playing Father Mulcahy in the TV series "M*A*S*H." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

Oh Father!

Oh Father!

The 77-year-old resurfaced at some event in L.A. recently, looking dreamy.William also appeared in the unfortunate TV spin-off "AfterMASH."In the '80s, Christopher and his wife wrote a book about… READ MORE >

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