Actors Jason Alexander and Gary Burghoff

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 27, 2003

Is the guy who played George on Seinfeld the same person who played Radar on M*A*S*H?
—Lorene L., Arizona

The actors are not the same. Seinfeld's George was played by Jason Alexander, 43, while Gary Burghoff, 59, is the man who played Radar in M*A*S*H. Alexander, a Tony-winning Broadway song and dance man, followed up Seinfeld with an attempt at his own sitcom called Bob Patterson. That didn't work out, but he's worked steadily, and in the fall, he was a visiting professor at the University of Southern California. He is scheduled to star this year in the Los Angeles production of the Broadway hit The Producers. He and his wife have two sons. Burghoff was the only original cast member from the movie M*A*S*H to re-create his role on television. He spent seven years on the series. Though he made some additional television appearances, he opted to work in regional theater afterward, rather than go on to another series, so he could spend more time with his family. He began painting, becoming quite successful with his pictures of wildlife. For a short time, he hosted a PBS show about pets and their families. He and his wife have two sons, and he also has a daughter from a previous marriage.