Jamie Farr

Actor, Director
Nobody but nobody would ever have predicted that a hirsute, hook-nosed, son of a grocer from Toledo, OH, would some day become internationally famous for parading around in dresses and flowered hats. But that was ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1934 in Toledo, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (66)

A Month of Sundays 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The War at Home 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Port Charles 1996 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

M*A*S*H 30th Anniversary Reunion 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

World's Greatest Classic Bloopers 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

AfterMASH 1983 - 1984, 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1984, 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men Behaving Badly 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV's All-Time Favorites 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Women of the House 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Fearless Tiger 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Memories of M*A*S*H 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Speed Zone 1989 (Movie)

2nd Cannonballer (Actor)

The 1989 Mother/Daughter USA Pageant 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Curse II: The Bite 1988 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

Jacob Marley (Actor)

Happy Hour 1987 (Movie)

Crummy Fred Mullins (Actor)

WordPlay 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

New Love American Style 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wildest West Show of the Stars 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

For Love or Money 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Real Trivial Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Cannonball Run II 1984 (Movie)

Sheik (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars IX 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cannonball Run 1981 (Movie)

Sheik (Actor)

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

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars VI 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Charades 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gong Show 1975 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mad Mad Mad Mad World of the Super Bowl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Rhyme and Reason 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Arnold 1974 (Movie)

Dybbi (Actor)

The Chicago Teddy Bears 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

With Six You Get Eggroll 1968 (Movie)

JoJo (Actor)

Who's Minding the Mint? 1966 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

Ride Beyond Vengeance 1965 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Thaddaeus (Actor)

No Time For Sergeants 1958 (Movie)

Lt Gardella (Actor)

Three Violent People 1956 (Movie)

Pedro (Actor)

Blackboard Jungle 1955 (Movie)

Santini (Actor)

A Grandpa For Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Combat High (TV Show)

Actor

Inch High, Private Eye (TV Show)

Voice

Murder Can Hurt You! (TV Show)

Actor

Return of the Rebels (TV Show)

Actor

Run Till You Fall (TV Show)

Actor

The Blue Knight (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Nobody but nobody would ever have predicted that a hirsute, hook-nosed, son of a grocer from Toledo, OH, would some day become internationally famous for parading around in dresses and flowered hats. But that was the story of actor Jamie Farr (neé Jameel Farah), known the world over for his portrayal of cross-dressing Corporal Klinger on the hit TV series M*A*S*H (CBS, 1972-1983) for 11 years. There was a timeless comedic appeal to this cigar-chomping, bowlegged guy in heels, but Farr himself brought the character a human depth that served to both heighten and offer relief from the surrounding horrors of the Korean War. The actor was gregarious with a large personality both onscreen and off, and whether he was in the 4077th O.R., trading wits, on a game show, or hosting a golf tournament, he always seemed like he was having the greatest time of his life. It turns out he was, and he always encouraged others to follow suit.

Relationships

Yvonne Elizabeth Rose Farr

Daughter
born c. 1972

Samuel Farah

Father

Jamelia Farah

Mother

Jonas Farr

Son
born c. 1969

Joy Richards

Wife
married on February 16, 1963

EDUCATION

Columbia College

Chicago , Illinois

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena , California

Milestones

1972

Made guest appearance as Corporal Max Klinger on "M*A*S*H" (CBS)

1970

TV series debut as regular in the short-lived CBS sitcom "The Chicago Teddy Bears"

1965

First film billed as Jamie Farr, "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

1957

Served in US Army

1955

Feature film debut (billed as Jameel Farah), "The Blackboard Jungle"

1954

TV debut, guest on episode of NBC sitcom "Dear Phoebe"

Made frequent appearances as panelist on the syndicated game show "The Cross-Wits" and also on "The $1.98 Beauty Pageant" and "The Gong Show"

Made Broadway debut as Nathan Detroit in the Broadway revival of "Guys and Dolls"

Reprised role of Klinger on CBS sitcom "AfterMASH"

Became series regular as Cpl. Klinger on "M*A*S*H"

Bonus Trivia

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He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ohio in 1983

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In 1998, a park in his hometown of Toledo was named in his honor.

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