William Christopher, Actor Known as Father Mulcahy on β€˜M*A*S*H,’ π”»π•šπ•–π•€ at 84

Veteran character actor π•€π•¦π•”π•”π•¦π•žπ•“π•–π•• π•₯𝕠 π•Ÿπ• π•Ÿ-π•π•¦π•Ÿπ•˜ π•€π•žπ•’π•π• 𝕔𝕖𝕝𝕝 π•”π•’π•£π•”π•šπ•Ÿπ• π•žπ•’

William Christopher, best known to fans of classic sitcoms as Father Mulcahy on β€œMAS*H” has π••π•šπ•–π••after losing a 𝕓𝕒π•₯π•₯𝕝𝕖 π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙 π•”π•’π•Ÿπ•”π•–π•£. He was 84.

His son, John Christopher, confirmed to ABC Eyewitness News that his father 𝕑𝕒𝕀𝕀𝕖𝕕 π•—π•£π• π•ž π•Ÿπ• π•Ÿ-π•π•¦π•Ÿπ•˜ π•€π•žπ•’π•π• 𝕔𝕖𝕝𝕝 π•”π•’π•£π•”π•šπ•Ÿπ• π•žπ•’ at his home in Pasadena, California, New Year’s Eve morning.

Christopher began his acting career on the stage in various regional productions and eventually on Broadway in the British revue, β€œBeyond the Fringe.” A move from New York to Hollywood led to guest appearances on many popular shows of the 1960s, like β€œThe Andy Griffith Show,” β€œThe Patty Duke Show,” β€œGomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.,” β€œThat Girl,” β€œHogan’s Heroes,” β€œThe Love Boat,” and, later on, β€œπ•„π•¦π•£π••π•–π•£, She Wrote,” β€œMad About You” and β€œThe Odd Couple.”

His big break, however, came in 1972 when he joined the cast of the Korean π•Žπ•’π•£ comedy β€œMAS*H” as Father Mulcahy, and later took the role to the series’ spinoff β€œAfterMASH” in 1983.

He later appeared in the films β€œThe Fortune Cookie,” β€œThe Shakiest Gun in the West” and β€œWith Six You Get Egg Roll,” to name a few.

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