William Christopher

  • Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Died: December 31, 2016
  • Profession: Actor
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  • His grandmother wanted him to become a minister like his grandfather, who was the founder of the First Methodist Church of Chicago.
  • Majored in drama in college, while participating in fencing, soccer and the glee club.
  • Made his Broadway debut in the British revue Beyond the Fringe.
  • Ignored the script and decided to ad-lib his lines during his M*A*S*H audition.
  • Headlined a touring production of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple in 1996-97 with former M*A*S*H castmate Jamie Farr.
  • Co-authored the book Mixed Blessings with his wife, Barbara, about raising children with autism; their son Ned is autistic.
  • Served as honorary chairman of the National Autistic Society.
  • Could read classic Homer in the original Greek text.


  • Ned Christopher — Son
  • Wallace Christopher — Father
  • James Christopher — Brother
  • Barbara Christopher — Wife
  • Thomas Christopher — Brother
  • Louise W. Christopher — Mother
  • John Christopher — Son


  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, United States (1954)

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