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Howard Hesseman
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Howard Hesseman

In addition to starring in three TV series (WKRP in Cincinnati, One Day at a Time and Head of the Class), Howard Hesseman's numerous television credits include such shows as Soap, The Rockford Files, Laverne and Shirley, Family, The Bob Newhart Show, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Quincy, Blansky's Beauties, Switch, Rhoda and Barretta.

Hesseman has also been seen in many motion-pictures-for-television, among them Hustling, The Life and Times of Senator Joe McCarthy, The Amazing Howard Hughes, The TVTV show, Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo, The Comedy Company and The Ghost of Flight 401. He has guest-starred in such MOW's as CBS' all star production of Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You, One Show Makes It Murder (with Robert Mitchum and Angie Dickinson) and the police surveillance drama Best Kept Secrets (with Patty Duke and Frederic Forrest). He also starred opposite Bette Davis (in Skyward, a drama about the aspirations of the disabled), Kate Nelligan (In Our Hands, an investigation of rape and revenge), and The Shooter (a thriller starring Ally Sheedy).

Hesseman began acting in high school and college, then went on to a number of little theater productions in San Francisco. In 1965 he joined that city's famed improvisational troupe, The Committee. Often billed as Don Sturdy, he performed in various San Francisco, Los Angeles and companies of The Committee through 1976.

Hesseman has also appeared in over twenty-five feature films.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Howard Hesseman Facts

BirthdayFebruary 27, 1940 (84)
BirthplaceLebanon, Oregon, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Howard Hesseman compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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