Howard Hesseman

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Place: Lebanon, OR
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/27/1940, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
User Rating: (17 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Howard Hesseman Fast Facts:
  • Was introduced to acting by his uncle, and noted that each performance he gave was "like repaying him a debt."
  • Worked under the stage name Don Sturdy in the early days of his career.
  • Performed with the improv group the Committee in the late 1960s and early '70s, along with Rob Reiner and The Bob Newhart Show's Peter Bonerz.
  • Portrayal of drama teacher Howard Johnson in the movie Billy Jack (1971) is considered by many to be his break-out role.
  • Worked as a disc jockey at San Francisco's underground radio station KMPX several years prior to his role as the anti-disco DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati.
  • In keeping with his counterculture image, guest starred in NBC's ER in 2007 as a man under the psychedelic influence of magic mushrooms.
  • Howard Hesseman Relationships:
  • Caroline Ducrocq - Wife
  • Edna Forster - Mother
  • George Henry Hesseman - Father
  • Howard Hesseman Awards:
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular