Howard Hesseman

A fixture on the improv comedy scene of the 1960s, Howard Hesseman burst into the mainstream with his roguish Dr. Johnny Fever on the celebrated 1980s sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" (CBS, 1978-1982). The eccentric DJ ... Read more »

Filmography

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Dirty Politics 2014 (Movie)

Big Oil (Actor)

Home For Christmas 2014 (Movie)

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Bigfoot 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Mike and Molly 2012 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2011 (Tv Show)

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Drop Dead Diva 2011 (Tv Show)

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Salvation Boulevard 2011 (Movie)

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Lie to Me 2010 (Tv Show)

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All About Steve 2009 (Movie)

Mr Horowitz (Actor)

Halloween 2 2009 (Movie)

Uncle Meat (Actor)

The Rocker 2008 (Movie)

Gator (Actor)

Boston Legal 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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ER 2007 (Tv Show)

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John from Cincinnati 2007 (Tv Show)

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Martian Child 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Berg (Actor)

Psych 2007 (Tv Show)

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Domestic Import 2006 (Movie)

Lou Kimmelman (Actor)

House 2006 (Tv Show)

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Man About Town 2005 (Movie)

Ben Giamoro (Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Boomtown 2003 (Tv Show)

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It's All Relative 2003 (Tv Show)

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About Schmidt 2002 (Movie)

Larry Hertzel (Actor)

Maybe It's Me 2002 (Tv Show)

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Teddy Bear's Picnic 2002 (Movie)

Ted Frye (Actor)

The Mesmerist 2002 (Movie)

Mr. Valdemar (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Thieves 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Burke's Law 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2001 (Tv Show)

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Family Law 1985 - 1986, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Level 9 2001 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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That '70s Show 2001 (Tv Show)

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The New WKRP in Cincinnati 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Three Sisters 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1985 - 1986, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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WKRP in Cincinnati 1978 - 1982, 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Practice 1999 (Tv Show)

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Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Sky Is Falling 1998 (Movie)

Yogi Cook (Actor)

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Gridlock'd 1997 (Movie)

Blind Man (Actor)

High Stakes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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500 Nations 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Munchie Strikes Back 1993 (Movie)

of Munchie (Voice)

Hot Chocolate 1992 (Movie)

Mr Cassidy (Actor)

Little Miss Millions 1992 (Movie)

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Quiet Killer 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Rubin & Ed 1992 (Movie)

Ed Tuttle (Actor)

Head of the Class 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Call Me Anna 1990 (Movie)

John Ross (Actor)

Fox Presents Tommy Performed By the Who 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Woodstock: Return to the Planet of the '60s 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Rupert King (Actor)

Heat 1987 (Movie)

Pinchus Zion (Actor)

Inside Out 1987 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The ABC Fall Preview Special 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Flight of the Navigator 1986 (Movie)

Dr Faraday (Actor)

My Chauffeur 1986 (Movie)

McBride (Actor)

The Princess Who Had Never Laughed 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Clue 1985 (Movie)

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How to Be a Man 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment 1985 (Movie)

Peter Lassard (Actor)

Mr. Roberts 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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One Day At A Time 1975 - 1984 (TV Show)

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This Is Spinal Tap 1984 (Movie)

Terry Ladd (Actor)

Loretta Lynn: The Lady... The Legend 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Doctor Detroit 1981 (Movie)

Smooth Walker (Actor)

Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 (Movie)

Snapper (Actor)

Loose Shoes 1981 (Movie)

Ernie Piles (Actor)

Private Lessons 1981 (Movie)

Lester Lewis (Actor)

Women Who Rate a "10" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars VII 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Fantastic Funnies 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Americathon 1979 (Movie)

Kip Margolis (Actor)

You Can't Take It With You 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Other Side of Midnight 1977 (Movie)

O'Brien (Actor)

The TV TV Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Collision Course 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Jackson County Jail 1976 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Silent Movie 1976 (Movie)

Executive (Actor)

Tunnelvision 1976 (Movie)

Senator McMannus (Actor)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

Red Dog (Actor)

The Big Bus 1975 (Movie)

Jack--Scotty's Aide (Actor)

The Blue Knight 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Sunshine Boys 1975 (Movie)

Commercial Director (Actor)

Whiffs 1975 (Movie)

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Another April 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Steelyard Blues 1973 (Movie)

Frank Veldin (Actor)

Best Kept Secrets (TV Show)

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Crazy for Christmas (TV Show)

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Hustling (TV Show)

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Innocent Victims (TV Show)

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Lethal Exposure (TV Show)

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More Than Friends (TV Show)

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas (TV Show)

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One Shoe Makes It Murder (TV Show)

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Outside Chance (TV Show)

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Silence of the Heart (TV Show)

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Six Against the Rock (TV Show)

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Skyward (TV Show)

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Tail Gunner Joe (TV Show)

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The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Show)

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The Comedy Company (TV Show)

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The Diamond Trap (TV Show)

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The Ghost of Flight 401 (TV Show)

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Victims (TV Show)

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Biography

A fixture on the improv comedy scene of the 1960s, Howard Hesseman burst into the mainstream with his roguish Dr. Johnny Fever on the celebrated 1980s sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" (CBS, 1978-1982). The eccentric DJ character, which earned him two Emmy nominations, was the high water mark of a decade of work in features and on television prior to the role, and a decade as a member of the San Francisco-based comedy troupe The Committee prior to that. Hesseman followed "WKRP" with another hit series, "Head of the Class" (ABC, 1986-1991), which he abandoned one year prior to its cancellation for greener pastures in features. Success in that venue proved elusive for Hesseman, but he worked steadily on television for years following his sitcom tenures, and his comic skills made him a reliable and well-regarded character actor.

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