Jamie Farr Biography (1934-)

Original name, Jameel Joseph Farah; born July 1, 1934, in Toledo, OH; son ofSamuel N. (a grocer) and Jamelia M. (a seamstress; maiden name, Abodeely) Farah; married Joy Ann Richards (a model), February 16, 1963; children: Jonas Samuel James, Yvonne Elizabeth Rose. Addresses: Agent: Herb Tannen and Associates, Inc., 8370 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 209, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director
Birth Details
July 1, 1934
Toledo, Ohio, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (As Jameel Farah) Santini, Blackboard Jungle, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,1955
  • (Uncredited) Orange merchant, Kismet, 1955
  • (As Jameel Farah) Pedro Ortega, Three Violent People, Paramount, 1956
  • (Uncredited) Count Rilolfi's squire, Diane, 1956
  • (As Jameel Farah; uncredited) Lieutenant Gardella, No Time for Sergeants, Warner Bros., 1958
  • Because They're Young, 1960
  • Thaddaeus, The Greatest Story Ever Told, United Artists, 1965
  • (Uncredited) Waiter at English Club, The Loved One, 1965
  • Pete, Ride beyond Vengeance (also known as Night of the Tiger), Columbia, 1966
  • Out of Sight, Universal, 1966
  • Mario, Who's Minding the Mint?, Columbia, 1967
  • Jo Jo, With Six You Get Eggroll (also known as A Man in Mommy'sBed), National General, 1968
  • Voice, Heavy Traffic, American International Pictures, 1973
  • Dybbi, Arnold, Cinerama, 1973
  • Himself, The Gong Show Movie, Universal, 1980
  • The sheik, The Cannonball Run, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • The sheik, The Cannonball Run II, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Crummy Fred, Happy Hour (also known as Sour Grapes), The Movie Store, 1986
  • Harry Morton, Curse II: The Bite (also known as The Bite),Viva Entertainment/Towa Productions, 1988
  • Jacob Marley, Scrooged, Paramount, 1988
  • Second cannonballer, Speed Zone! (also known as Cannonball Fever), Orion, 1989
  • Sam Camille, Fearless Tiger (also known as Black Pearls), Imperial Entertainment, 1994
  • Dr. Hanley, You Snooze You Lose, 1995
  • Par Sundquist, A Month of Sundays, PorchLight Entertainment, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lefty, The Chicago Teddy Bears, CBS, 1971
  • Maxwell Q. Klinger, M*A*S*H, CBS, 1972-1983
  • Maxwell "Max" Q. Klinger, After M*A*S*H, CBS, 1983-1984
  • Ernie, Port Charles (also known as Port Charles: Time in a Bottle), 1999
  • Episodic
  • (Television debut) Dear Phoebe, NBC, 1954
  • "Panic," The Rebel, ABC, 1959
  • "Two Weeks," The Rebel, ABC, 1961
  • Delivery boy, "Sally and the Lab Technician," The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1961
  • Delivery boy, "Washington vs. the Bunny," The Dick Van Dyke Show,CBS, 1961
  • Delivery boy, "To Tell or Not to Tell," The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1961
  • Delivery boy, "Sally Is a Girl," The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1961
  • "Barney Hatfield, Where Are You?" Hazel, NBC, 1962
  • "Let's Get Away from It All," Hazel, NBC, 1962
  • Itchie, "The Coffeehouse Set," My Three Sons, ABC, 1964
  • "With This Ring," The Donna Reed Show, ABC, 1965
  • Benny, "Avenue `C' Mob," My Favorite Martian, CBS, 1965
  • "Why Did the Day Go Backwards?" Ben Casey, ABC, 1965
  • Sergeant, "Gomer Pyle, P.O.W.," Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., CBS, 1965
  • (Uncredited) Clinic informant, "Operation Long Shadow," Burke's Law, 1965
  • "A Very Important Russian Is Missing," Burke's Law, 1965
  • "Lucy, the Rain Goddess," The Lucy Show, CBS, 1966
  • Achmed, "Get Me to Mecca on Time," I Dream of Jeannie, NBC, 1966
  • "That's No Way Thataway," Laredo, NBC, 1966
  • Grecos, "The Gypsies," The Andy Griffith Show, CBS, 1966
  • Fred, "Virus M for Martian," My Favorite Martian, 1966
  • Standup Bull, "Too Many Books Spoil the Troop," F Troop, 1966
  • Pablo, "Black Market," Garrison's Gorillas, ABC, 1967
  • "Hondo and the Hanging Town," Hondo, ABC, 1967
  • Musician, "The Impossible Mission," Get Smart, NBC, 1968
  • Tony, "War and Crime," Garrison's Gorillas, ABC, 1968
  • Effects man, "A Star Is Not Born," Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., CBS, 1968
  • "Cast Your Bread upon the Water," The Flying Nun, ABC, 1969
  • Hippie, "Flower Power," Family Affair, CBS, 1969
  • "The New Boy," Room 222, ABC, 1970
  • Cop, "Love and Lover's Lane," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971
  • Alan Austen, "Helpful," Emergency, NBC, 1972
  • Ernie Walker, "A Collection of Eagles," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1973
  • Voice, Inch High, Private Eye, NBC, 1973
  • "Indictment," Toma, ABC, 1974
  • Jack Burton, "Primal Scream" (also known as "The Humanoids"), Kolchak:The Night Stalker (also known as The Night Stalker), ABC, 1975
  • "Profile in Evil," Amy Prentiss, NBC, 1975
  • Marty Paris, "Doomed Alibi," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1975
  • Rhyme and Reason, ABC, 1975
  • Panelist, The Gong Show, NBC and syndicated, 1976
  • Panelist, The $1.98 Beauty Show, syndicated, 1978
  • Sugar Daddy, "Parlez Vous," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • Celebrity Charades, syndicated, 1979
  • "The Spoonmaker Diamond/Papa Doc/The Role Model/Julie's Tycoon: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982
  • "Pirouette," Supertrain, NBC, 1979
  • Himself, "The Japanese Connection," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1981
  • "Youth Takes a Holiday," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983
  • "Love and the Second Honeymoon," New Love, American Style, ABC, 1985
  • "Love and the Earring," New Love, American Style, ABC, 1986
  • Substitute host, WordPlay, NBC, 1986
  • Theo Wexler, "A Little Night Work," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988
  • Storytime, PBS, 1994
  • Himself, "Guess Who's Sleeping in Lincoln's Bed?" Women of the House, CBS, 1995
  • Voice, "The Sign Painter's Dream," Reading Rainbow, 1995
  • Himself, "Sarah's Vestigial Organ," Men Behaving Badly, NBC, 1996
  • Voice of Mr. Wacko, "The High Life," Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 1997
  • Doug Hanson, "Drill for Death," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998
  • Dry cleaner, "Millennium Bug," Mad about You, NBC, 1999
  • "A&E Biography: Nina van Horn," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 2000
  • Guest player on Body Language; guest panelist on The Cross-Wits and The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour; also appeared on The Danny Kaye Show, CBS, and The Red Skelton Show, NBC and CBS.
  • Movies
  • Snuffy McCann, Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill, NBC, 1979
  • Studsky, Murder Can Hurt You!, ABC, 1980
  • Mickey Fine, Return of the Rebels, CBS, 1981
  • Larry Melody, For Love or Money, CBS, 1984
  • Himself, A Masterpiece of Murder (also known as A Nice Pleasant, Deadly Weekend, and A Nice Pleasant, Deadly Weekend in Palm Springs), NBC, 1986
  • Colonel Friederick, Combat High (also known as Combat Academy), NBC, 1986
  • Michael Reuben, Run Till You Fall, CBS, 1988
  • Miniseries
  • Yasser Hafiz, The Blue Knight, NBC, 1973
  • Specials
  • Joys (also known as Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in "Joys"),NBC, 1976
  • The Mad Mad Mad Mad World of the Super Bowl, 1977
  • Circus of the Stars #3, CBS, 1979
  • Circus of the Stars #4, CBS, 1979
  • Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, 1980
  • Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary, 1980
  • Circus of the Stars #6, CBS, 1981
  • Maxwell Q. Klinger, M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen, 1983
  • Circus of the Stars #8, 1983
  • Ringmaster, Circus of the Stars #9, CBS, 1984
  • Detroit host, CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1984
  • Anything for a Laugh--Twenty Years of the Best of the Chuck Barris Show, ABC, 1985
  • The Real Trivial Pursuit, ABC, 1985
  • The Wildest West Show of the Stars, CBS, 1986
  • Judge, The 1989 Mother/Daughter USA Pageant, syndicated, 1989
  • Himself and Maxwell Q. Klinger, Memories of M*A*S*H, CBS, 1991
  • "Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO,1991
  • TV's All-Time Favorites, CBS, 1995
  • Television Work
  • Director of "Friends and Enemies," an episode of M*A*S*H, CBS, andepisodes of After M*A*S*H.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Ali Hakim, Oklahoma!, Pantages Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,1979
  • (Broadway debut) Nathan Detroit, Guys and Dolls, Martin Beck Theatre, 1993-1995
  • Oscar Madison, The Odd Couple, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1997
  • Made stage debut as a shore patrolman and understudy for the role of Ensigna, Mr. Roberts, Las Palmas, Theatre Los Angeles, CA; also appeared in Lend Me a Tenor, Broadway production, New York City; and in a dinnertheatre production of Murder at Howard Johnson's.
  • Major Tours
  • Toured as Oscar Madison, The Odd Couple, and as Clem Rogers, Will Rogers Follies.
  • WRITINGS
  • Autobiography
  • Just Farr Fun, 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, May 16, 1983

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