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Howard Hesseman

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Howard Hesseman
Birth name George Howard Hesseman
Born February 27, 1940 in Lebanon, Oregon, USA
Sometimes credited as Don Sturdy
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
WKRP in Cincinnati Johnny Fever 1978–1982 1 2 3 4
Head of the Class Charlie Moore 1986–1990 1 2 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Andy Griffith Show
(credited as Don Sturdy)
Counterboy 8x22 - Goober Goes to an Auto Show February 5, 1968
The Andy Griffith Show
(credited as Don Sturdy)
Harry 8x27 - Sam for Town Council March 11, 1968
Rhoda Kirk Stevens 1x03 - I'll Be Loving You, Sometimes September 23, 1974
Mannix Ray Bennett 8x17 - A Ransom for Yesterday February 9, 1975
Sanford and Son Professor Stoneham 4x25 - The Family Man April 25, 1975
Baretta Tommy Walker 3x04 - Street Edition October 13, 1976
Laverne & Shirley Dr. Grayson 2x10 - Christmas Eve at the Booby Hatch December 21, 1976
Quincy, M.E. D.A. 3x03 - A Dead Man's Truth September 30, 1977
The Rockford Files Al Steever 4x21 - The House on Willis Avenue (1) February 24, 1978
The Rockford Files Al Steever 4x22 - The House on Willis Avenue (2) February 24, 1978
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host - December 8, 1979
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host - October 23, 1982
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host - February 19, 1983
Murder, She Wrote Sheldon Greenberg 2x01 - Widow, Weep for Me September 29, 1985
The Outer Limits (1995) Dr. Emory Taylor 3x14 - Music of the Spheres May 9, 1997
The Practice Judge Williams 3x12 - A Day in the Life January 10, 1999
Family Law Howard Randall 1x08 - The Fourth Trimester November 15, 1999
The Pretender Landlord 4x06 - Extreme December 4, 1999
Touched by an Angel Flynn Hodge 6x23 - Monica's Bad Day April 30, 2000
That '70s Show Max 3x14 - Radio Daze February 6, 2001
That '70s Show Max 3x24 - Backstage Pass May 15, 2001
That '70s Show Max 4x04 - Hyde Gets the Girl October 9, 2001
Crossing Jordan Barney Reynolds 1x07 - Sight Unseen November 12, 2001
It's All Relative Monty 1x08 - Road Trippin' November 19, 2003
Boomtown Mel Castle 2x06 - The Big Picture UNAIRED
CSI Dr. Aden 11x16 - Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead February 24, 2011
Mike & Molly Otis 2x17 - Mike Likes Lasagna February 27, 2012

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1980, 1981)
WKRP in Cincinnati