Jamie Farr

Jamie Farr

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1934-07-01 (87 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Toledo, Ohio, USA

34 Movies · 44 TV shows

Also Known As: Jameel Farah

Biography

Jamie Farr (born Jameel Joseph Farah; July 1, 1934) is an American television and film comedian and theatre actor. He is best known for playing the cross-dressing corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger in the CBS television sitcom M*A*S*H.

Personal Life

Farr's autobiography is titled Just Farr Fun.After his role in the 1955 film Blackboard Jungle, he entered the United States Army for two years, serving overseas in Japan and Korea. His service in Korea was after the hostilities had ended. In his M*A*S*H role as Max Klinger, he can be seen wearing his actual U.S. Army-issued dog tags.The park in Toledo where Farr used to hang out when he was younger was renamed "Jamie Farr Park" in his honor on July 5, 1998. About the park, he said, "I wanted to be an actor, a famous actor, and I wanted my hometown of Toledo, Ohio, to be proud of me." Farr spoke to about 400 admirers and was quoted in the New York Post: "Jamie Farr Park is certainly a highlight of my life and career."Further exemplifying Farr's love of Toledo was his frequent mention of Tony Packo's hot dogs, a Toledo staple, on M*A*S*H. He also was shown in many episodes as a Toledo Mud Hens fan.Since 2000, Farr has frequently donated to the Republican National Committee.Farr has been married to Joy Ann Richards since 1963 and has two children, Jonas and Yvonne. He has a grandson named Dorian.Since the early 1990s, Farr has battled severe rheumatoid arthritis.In 2003, Farr and his wife wrote a children's story called "Hababy's Christmas Eve", which retells the First Christmas from the point of view of the animals.After the deaths of Wayne Rogers and William Christopher (on New Year's Eve of 2015 and 2016, respectively), Farr is currently the oldest surviving regular cast member from M*A*S*H.

Early Life

Farr was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Lebanese-American parents Jamelia M. (née Abodeely), a seamstress, and Samuel N. Farah, a grocer. He and his family attended Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Toledo.Farr's first acting success occurred at age 11, when he won two dollars in a local acting contest. After Woodward High School, where he was one of the standouts among his class, Farr attended the Pasadena Playhouse, where a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer talent scout discovered him, offering him a screen test for Blackboard Jungle. He won the role of the mentally challenged student, Santini. With the encouragement of his Toledo mentor, Danny Thomas, he decided to become an actor.

Movies & TV shows

2018.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids

5.33
2018
Three guy friends in a retirement community are the top dogs until they are blown out of the water by the newest member of the community, a female rebel who is ready to challenge their place.
Angels on Tap

Angels on Tap

2018
The heavenly messengers hang out at the bar when they're not looking out for humanity.

2015.

1 TV show
TV
Bella and the Bulldogs

Bella and the Bulldogs

6.67
2015
A head cheerleader's life takes an unexpected twist when her rifle-like throwing arm takes her from the sidelines to becoming her middle school’s starting quarterback. Bella Dawson is a confident, car...

2010.

1 Movie
The Real M*A*S*H

The Real M*A*S*H

2010
The Real MASH traces the original stories and people that inspired the fictional feature film and TV series about Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals in the Korean War. Both pushed buttons on cultural and ...

2007.

1 Movie
A Grandpa for Christmas

A Grandpa for Christmas

2007
An old-time movie star is in a relationship with his daughter and granddaughter.

2006.

1 Movie
The Real Match Game Story: Behind The Blank

The Real Match Game Story: Behind The Blank

2006
A Behind The Scenes look at one of the most innovative and influential game shows of the 60's The Match Game known for it's cheeky panelists, outrageous answers and bawdy humour

2005.

1 TV show
TV
The War at Home

The War at Home

2005
When they were young, their parents were easy to deal with. No one had time-outs, no one had boundaries, and no one had a word for parenting. Parents didn't know what their kids were doing. Now that t...

2002.

1 Movie
M*A*S*H: 30th Anniversary Reunion

M*A*S*H: 30th Anniversary Reunion

2002
The M*A*S*H 30th anniversary reunion special aired on the FOX network. The series was on CBS-TV from 1972 to 1983 and features interviews with past cast members, producers, and writers.

2001.

1 Movie
A Month of Sundays

A Month of Sundays

2001
The story of a teenage girl who kidnaps her grandfather to keep him from being placed in a nursing home. The getaway turns into a quest to locate a son who vanished many years before.

1999.

1 TV show
TV
Family Guy

Family Guy

6.07
1999
The adventures of the family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town, and the middle kid is not very bright, but he has a pass...

1998.

1 TV show
TV
That '70s Show

That '70s Show

6.24
1998
Go back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were the rage and play this hilarious retro-sitcom. A group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out in Eric's basement, life...

1997.

1 TV show
TV
Just Shoot Me!

Just Shoot Me!

8
1997
Steven Levitan is the show's executive producer.

1996.

2 TV shows
TV
Men Behaving Badly

Men Behaving Badly

1996
Men Behaving Badly was on NBC from 1996 to 1997. The British sitcom of the same name is what it is based on.
TV
Hey Arnold!

Hey Arnold!

7.8
1996
The daily life of Arnold, a fourth-grader with a wild imagination, street smarts and a head that looks like a football.

1995.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Women of the House

Women of the House

1995
Women of the House is an American situation comedy television series. It is a spin-off of Designing Women and stars Delta Burke, who had reconciled with producers after a bitter, highly publicized, of...
You Snooze You Lose

You Snooze You Lose

1995
16-year-old Jonathan Snazowski has a vivid imagination and lives in a dream world filled with adventure, fast cars, beautiful women and easy money. Unfortunately he only has partial control over his f...

1993.

1 TV show
TV
Diagnosis: Murder

Diagnosis: Murder

6.46
1993
Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.

1992.

1 TV show
TV
Mad About You

Mad About You

5.67
1992
In the '90s, young, urban newlyweds Paul and Jamie tried to sidestep the hurdles of love while maintaining their blissful marriage.

1991.

3 Movies
Memories Of M*A*S*H

Memories Of M*A*S*H

1991
Hosted by one-time M*A*S*H guest star Shelley Long, “Memories of M*A*S*H” included brand-new interviews with the cast as well as producers, creators and guest-stars. The 90-minute retrospective aired ...
Fearless Tiger

Fearless Tiger

1991
A man's brother died of an overdose from a new and potent drug introduced by a drug gang. He puts off his wedding to a beautiful model and travels to Hong Kong to learn kung fu from its master. He wan...
Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show

Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show

1991
Even though he wants the hottest comedians, he gets no respect.

1989.

2 Movies
Curse II: The Bite

Curse II: The Bite

1989
After a young man is bitten on the hand by a radioactive snake, his hand changes into a lethal snake head, which attacks everyone he comes into contact with. His body becomes filled with animals. He n...
Speed Zone

Speed Zone

1989
An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. There are many new cars that make up for the a...

1988.

1 Movie
Scrooged

Scrooged

5.9
1988
Frank Cross is a wildly successful television executive with a cold ambition and acerbity that has driven away the love of his life in this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." After f...

1987.

1 Movie
Happy Hour

Happy Hour

1987
A chemist experimenting with different formulas stumbles upon an ingredient that, when added to beer, makes it absolutely irresistible. Before he realizes it, an international spy is after him to try ...

1986.

2 Movies
Combat Academy

Combat Academy

1986
A comedy is set in a military school. Two high-school students are ordered by a judge to spend a year at a prestigious military academy, where one of them will find out who is responsible for a series...
A Masterpiece of Murder

A Masterpiece of Murder

1986
An over-the-hill gumshoe reluctantly teams with worldly retired master thief to solve a string of art thefts and murders.

1984.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
For Love or Money

For Love or Money

1984
A TV movie is about a game show.
TV
Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote

7
1984
An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Cannonball Run II

Cannonball Run II

5.14
1984
The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie compete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

1983.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

1983
This feature-length film is the last episode of the long-running television series, which follows an army surgical team during the Korean War. After years of serving together, the close-knit unit is a...
TV
AfterMASH

AfterMASH

1983
AfterMASH is an American situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 26, 1983, to December 11, 1984. A spin-off of the series M*A*S*H, the show takes place immediately following the end of the K...

1981.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy

1981
Hollywood stuntman Colt Seavers picks up some extra pocket money by using his rough-and-tumble skills to track and capture bail jumpers.
The Cannonball Run

The Cannonball Run

5.41
1981
Brock Yates organized the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash to protest the 55 mph speed limit in the US. The Cannonball was named for someone. Cannonball Baker rode his motorcyc...
Return of the Rebels

Return of the Rebels

1981
An aging motorcycle gang assembles for a 25-year reunion to help out Mary Beth, a widowed operator of a popular campground which is being threatened by a band of arrogant groupies.

1980.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Big Show

The Big Show

1980
The Big Show is an American comedy-variety-musical television series produced and broadcast by NBC for several months in 1980. The series aimed to revitalize the moribund variety television genre, wh...
The Gong Show Movie

The Gong Show Movie

1980
A week in the life of Chuck Barris, the creator of "The Gong Show".
Murder Can Hurt You!

Murder Can Hurt You!

1980
Spoof of TV crime dramas. Someone is murdering all the great detectives and cops, and it's up to the remaining few to find the killer and stop him.

1979.

1 Movie
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill

Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill

1979
A variety of people are drawn together by their participation in an amateur talent contest.

1977.

1 TV show
TV
The Love Boat

The Love Boat

7.31
1977
The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's...

1976.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Battle of the Network Stars

Battle of the Network Stars

1976
Battle of the Network Stars was a series of competitions where television stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC would compete in various sporting events. A total of nineteen of these competitions were held, al...
Joys

Joys

1976
Over fifty of the greatest living comedians are invited to a party at Bob Hope's house, where they are killed and their bodies thrown in Hope's pool. Hope and the cast are trying to find out who is th...

1974.

2 TV shows
TV
Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

5.33
1974
The Night Stalker was an American television series that aired on ABC. The crimes that a fictional reporter investigated wouldn't be pursued by law enforcement. Fantastic creatures, as well as the sup...
TV
Amy Prentiss

Amy Prentiss

1974
NBC aired a police drama called Amy Prentiss. The first female Chief of Detectives for the San Francisco Police Department was played by Jessica Walter in the NBC Mystery Movie. Helen Hunt was the dau...

1973.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Toma

Toma

1973
Toma ran on ABC in the 70's and 80's.
The Blue Knight

The Blue Knight

1973
Bumper Morgan is a street cop for the Los Angeles Police Department. He is going to retire after 20 years on the job, but he is not giving up on the criminal element.
Arnold

Arnold

1973
Karen gets Arnold's money if she stays by his coffin. Some of Arnold's relatives are being killed in a variety of ways.
Heavy Traffic

Heavy Traffic

5
1973
The inner city has a lot of bad characters that inspire the artwork of an "underground" cartoonist.

1972.

3 TV shows
TV
Emergency!

Emergency!

7
1972
Emergency! is an American television series that combines the medical drama and action-adventure genres. It was produced by Mark VII Limited and distributed by Universal Studios. It debuted as a midse...
TV
The Streets of San Francisco

The Streets of San Francisco

6.86
1972
Two police officers. Murders and other serious crimes are investigated by Inspector Keller and Stone. Stone was a second father to Keller as he learned the ins and outs of detective work.
TV
M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H

5.65
1972
The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. They have to have fun. Revenge jokes like the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers.

1968.

1 Movie
With Six You Get Eggroll

With Six You Get Eggroll

1968
A widow with three sons and a widower with a teen-age daughter begin dating and eventually decide to get married. They don't know how their children will react to the new union between the two familie...

1967.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
The Flying Nun

The Flying Nun

4.67
1967
Young Sister Bertrille is able to help others even if they don't want it. Her means are often criticized by Mother Superior. The other sisters have to deal with Sister's antics as she flies in and out...
TV
Hondo

Hondo

1967
Hondo was a Western television series that aired on ABC in the fall of 1967. The series was produced by a number of companies.
Who's Minding The Mint?

Who's Minding The Mint?

1967
A bumbling government employee accidentally destroys a small fortune and decides to break into the US Mint to replace it, but before long everyone wants a piece of the action.
TV
Garrison's Gorillas

Garrison's Gorillas

1967
A total of 26 hour-long episodes of Garrison's Gorillas were produced. The mod squad replaced Garrison's Gorillas at the end of the first season after it was inspired by The Dirty Dozen. It had a cult...

1966.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Family Affair

Family Affair

6.2
1966
Family Affair aired on CBS from 1966 to 1971 The series explored the trials of a well-to-do civil engineer and bachelor named Bill Davis as he tried to raise his brother's orphans in his New York City...
Ride Beyond Vengeance

Ride Beyond Vengeance

1966
There is a wealthy girl out of his humble class that he falls in love with. She married him against her aunt's wishes to win her consent. After living off of his wife's family, he deserts her to becom...

1965.

1 Movie · 4 TV shows
TV
I Dream of Jeannie

I Dream of Jeannie

6.18
1965
I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantasy premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom she falls i...
TV
Get Smart

Get Smart

6.3
1965
Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry said t...
TV
F Troop

F Troop

6
1965
F Troop is a satirical American television sitcom that originally aired for two seasons on ABC-TV. It debuted in the United States on September 14, 1965 and concluded its run on April 6, 1967 with a t...
TV
Laredo

Laredo

6
1965
The series aired on NBC from September 16, 1965, to April 7, 1967. The Texas Rangers are played by Peter Brown, William Smith, and Philip Carey. It is set on the Mexican border. The pilot was called "...
The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Greatest Story Ever Told

1965
The life of Jesus Christ, from his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, is given an all-star treatment in this epic retelling. The betrayal by Judas after the Last Supper, as wel...

1964.

1 TV show
TV
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

1964
Gomer Pyle is from the U.S.M.C. It aired on CBS from September 25, 1964 to May 2, 1969 The finale of the fourth season of The Andy Griffith Show was aired on May 18, 1964 for the spinoff series. The s...

1963.

3 TV shows
TV
The Danny Kaye Show

The Danny Kaye Show

1963
The Danny Kaye Show is an American variety show hosted by Danny Kaye that aired on CBS from 1963 to 1967 on Wednesday nights. Directed by Robert Scheerer, the show premiered in black-and-white, but la...
TV
Burke's Law

Burke's Law

6
1963
Burke's Law ran on ABC from 1963 to 1965, and was revived on CBS in the 1990s. Amos Burke, the millionaire captain of the Los Angeles police homicide division, was chauffeured around to solve crimes i...
TV
My Favorite Martian

My Favorite Martian

5.58
1963
Newspaper reporter Tim O'Hara finds a crashed alien spaceship that contains one live alien. Not wanting to be discovered by the authorities, the Martian assumes the identity of Tim's Uncle Martin and ...

1962.

1 TV show
TV
The Lucy Show

The Lucy Show

1962
The Lucy Show aired on CBS from 1962 to 1968. It was a follow-up to I Love Lucy. A significant change in cast and premise for the 1966–65 season separated the program into two distinct eras, except fo...

1961.

2 TV shows
TV
Ben Casey

Ben Casey

4.75
1961
Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ∞" on a chalkboa...
TV
The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show

5.8
1961
The show was on CBS from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966. Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam and Mary Tyler Moore were in the show. Rob is a writer. The show was produced by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. A...

1960.

2 TV shows
TV
The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show

6
1960
The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, ...
TV
My Three Sons

My Three Sons

6
1960
Steven Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law and later the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in lat...

1959.

2 TV shows
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

5.6
1959
A series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a gruesome or unexpected twist.
TV
The Rebel

The Rebel

1959
The Rebel is a 76-episode American western television series starring Nick Adams that debuted on the ABC network from 1959 to 1961. The Rebel was one of the few Goodson-Todman Productions outside of t...

1958.

1 TV show
TV
The Donna Reed Show

The Donna Reed Show

6
1958
The Donna Reed Show is an American situation comedy starring Donna Reed as the upper-middle-class housewife Donna Stone. Carl Betz co-stars as her pediatrician husband Dr. Alex Stone, and Shelley Faba...

1956.

1 Movie
Three Violent People

Three Violent People

1956
A rancher, his shady bride, and his brother fight with carpetbaggers in Texas.

1955.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Blackboard Jungle

Blackboard Jungle

1955
Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in...
TV
The 20th Century Fox Hour

The 20th Century Fox Hour

1955
The 20th Century Fox Hour is an American drama anthology series televised in the United States on CBS from 1955 to 1957. Some of the shows in this series were restored, remastered and shown on the Fox...
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