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Jamie Farr

Jamie Farr

Jul. 1st, 1934
Born in
Toledo, Ohio, USA

Jamie Farr's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
M*A*S*H TV Show
AfterMASH TV Show
The $1.98 Beauty Show TV Show
The $1.98 Beauty Show
The Chicago Teddy Bears TV Show
The Chicago Teddy Bears
Body Language TV Show
Body Language

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


A Lebanese-American television and film actor. He is best known for playing the role of cross-dressing Corporal Klinger in the television sitcom M*A*S*H.
For many years he sponsored and hosted a Ladies Professional Golf tournament in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio.

  • He graduated from Woodward High School with honors and was named most outstanding student. In addition to writing and acting in two variety shows, Jamie was a member of the Drama Society, class president for three years, feature editor of the school newspaper, president of the radio class, manager of the football and basketball teams and a member of the varsity tennis team.
  • Was one of two cast members of the original _"M*A*S*H" (1972)_ (qv) television cast to have actually served in the armed forces in Korea; Farr's tour of duty came in the years after the war. 'Alan Alda' (qv) served a six month tour as a gunnery officer in Korea. In addition, the dog tags Farr wore on the _"M*A*S*H" (1972)_ (qv) set were actually his issued set from his time in the Army.
  • Farr thought at first the women's wardrobe in his dressing room meant he'd be sharing the room with a woman, but was surprised to learn otherwise. Not wanting to play a cross-dresser in the typical girlish way, he suggested to the producers that his character be manly, but crazy, thinking his clothes and other quirks were normal. The unusual spin worked.
  • Only son of Samuel, a Lebanese meat cutter and grocer, and Jamelia Farah, a seamstress
  • Son, Jonas
  • Endorsed the Mars candy bar in the early 80s.
  • Best remembered by the public for his role as "Corporal (later Sergeant) Max Klinger" in the television series "M*A*S*H" (1971).
  • His _"M*A*S*H" (1972)_ (qv) character was originally only supposed to be on one episode, but he proved so popular that he returned as a day player, and Farr was finally given a contract in year 3.

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