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McLean Stevenson

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. Colonel Henry Blake, on the CBS television series, M*A*S*H (1972). Over a period of thirty years, he also appeared on a number of television series and was a regular guest star on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) and the game show, The Hollywood Squares (1965).

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Nov 14, 1927 In Normal, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Doris Day Show 1968-09-24
Latest Project:
Movie M*A*S*H: 30th Anniversary Reunion 2002-05-17
Known For
Poster of The Cat from Outer Space
Movie M*A*S*H: 30th Anniversary Reunion Archive footage 2002-05-17
Movie Class Cruise Miles Gimrich 1989-10-22
Series Dirty Dancing 1988-10-29
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Series Hello, Larry Larry Adler 1979-01-26
Movie The Cat from Outer Space Link 1978-06-09
Series In the Beginning 1978-09-20
Series Diff'rent Strokes Unknown 1978-11-03
Movie Win, Place or Steal Mr. Hammond 1975-02-01
Movie Shirts/Skins Doctor Benny Summers 1973-10-09
Series M*A*S*H LTC Henry Blake 1972-09-17
Movie Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones Minister 1971-11-16
Movie The Christian Licorice Store Smallwood 1971-11-01
Series The Doris Day Show Michael Nicholson 1968-09-24
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