William Christopher, best known to fans of classic sitcoms as Father Mulcahy on “MAS*H” has 𝕕𝕚𝕖𝕕after losing a 𝕓𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕝𝕖 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕔𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕖𝕣. He was 84.
His son, John Christopher, confirmed to ABC Eyewitness News that his father 𝕡𝕒𝕤𝕤𝕖𝕕 𝕗𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕟𝕠𝕟-𝕝𝕦𝕟𝕘 𝕤𝕞𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝕔𝕖𝕝𝕝 𝕔𝕒𝕣𝕔𝕚𝕟𝕠𝕞𝕒 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, “Beyond the Fringe.” A move from New York to Hollywood led to guest appearances on many popular shows of the 1960s, like “The Andy Griffith Show,” “The Patty Duke Show,” “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.,” “That Girl,” “Hogan’s Heroes,” “The Love Boat,” and, later on, “𝕄𝕦𝕣𝕕𝕖𝕣, She Wrote,” “Mad About You” and “The Odd Couple.”
His big break, however, came in 1972 when he joined the cast of the Korean 𝕎𝕒𝕣 comedy “MAS*H” as Father Mulcahy, and later took the role to the series’ spinoff “AfterMASH” in 1983.
He later appeared in the films “The Fortune Cookie,” “The Shakiest Gun in the West” and “With Six You Get Egg Roll,” to name a few.