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Occupation
  
Actor

Role
  
Actor

Name
  
Howard Hesseman

Years active
  
1968–present


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Born
  
February 27, 1940 (age 84) (
1940-02-27
)

Spouse
  
Caroline Ducrocq (m. 1989), Catherine Maison (m. 1965–1974)

Parents
  
George Henry Hesseman, Edna Forster

Movies and TV shows
  
Similar People
  
Jan Smithers, Gary Sandy, Loni Anderson, Gordon Jump, Richard Sanders

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Howard Hesseman (born February 27, 1940) is an American actor best known for playing disc jockey Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati, Captain Pete Lassard in "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment" and schoolteacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class.

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Early life

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Hesseman was born in Lebanon, Oregon, the son of Edna (née Forster) and George Henry Hesseman. His parents divorced when he was five, and he was raised by his mother and stepfather, a police officer. He graduated from Silverton High School in 1958. Hesseman attended the University of Oregon, and was later a founding member of the San Francisco-based improvisational comedy troupe The Committee with fellow actor David Ogden Stiers. Early in his acting career, he used the alias Don Sturdy, the name he also used as a radio DJ.

Career

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Under the alias of Don Sturdy, Hesseman made some television appearances, including one episode of Dragnet in 1968 in which he portrayed a hippie named Jesse Chaplin, the editor of an underground newspaper. In this Dragnet episode, his character was a panelist on a TV show opposite Sgt. Friday and Officer Gannon.

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He played a bit part in two final-season episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. In the episode "Sam for Town Council," Hesseman has an exchange with Emmett Clark (Paul Hartman), who is running for town council against Sam Jones played by Ken Berry. Hesseman plays a character named Harry seen preparing fishing tackle outside a sporting goods store and complaining to Emmett how poor the fishing has been at a nearby fishing spot. Emmett promises to stock the pond with big perch in exchange for Harry's vote. Harry agrees and wears a campaign button supporting Emmett in the race. In the episode "Goober Goes to an Auto Show", Hesseman, also credited as Don Sturdy, plays the Counterboy, serving hot dogs and root beers to Goober and his old trade school rival Roy Swanson, played by Noam Pitlik. Hesseman made several appearances as Mr. Plager, a member of the group therapy ensemble on The Bob Newhart Show, who was later revealed to be gay. He became a playwright in the sixth season of the show, writing a play about the characters in the group. In several other episodes of the show, Hesseman's voice can be heard as a TV announcer. In 1969, he appeared uncredited with The Committee (though at the time using the name Don Sturdy) in several sketches on The Dick Cavett Show, and appeared in one sketch with guest Janis Joplin.

Hesseman is probably best known for his role as anti-disco disc jockey John "Dr. Johnny Fever" Caravella on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati from 1978 to 1982, a role Hesseman prepared for by working as a DJ in San Francisco at KMPX-FM for several months. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1980 and 1981 for his portrayal of Fever. In 1986, he was in the Disney cult classic Flight of the Navigator. He reprised the role in nine episodes of The New WKRP in Cincinnati, and also directed several episodes of the 1991-93 series revival.

Hesseman is also remembered for his role as teacher Charlie Moore on the ABC series Head of the Class from 1986 to 1990. He also played Sam Royer, the man who married Ann Romano (Bonnie Franklin) on One Day at a Time. In 1994, Hesseman introduced lost footage of Joplin in a documentary on Woodstock. He made two appearances on Saturday Night Live, one in which he paid tribute to, and told jokes about, the recently deceased John Belushi and the other in which he mooned President Ronald Reagan. NBC showed a picture of Reagan, and Hesseman mooned the president off camera. He also encouraged the viewing audience to moon the picture and send pictures in to NBC.

In 1995, Hesseman played the principal role of the Marquis de Sade in Quills at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, California, which included one scene in which he was fully naked. In 2001, Hesseman had a role on three episodes of That '70s Show. In 2006, he appeared in three episodes of the ABC television series Boston Legal, playing the unorthodox Judge Robert Thompson, as well as an episode of House. During his appearance as Judge Thompson, Hesseman paid homage to his role as a teacher in his earlier ABC series by hearing a court case while sitting atop the judge's bench, just as the character of Mr. Moore taught his class atop his desk. In 2007, he played The Chemist on HBO's John From Cincinnati. He has guest-starred as an announcer at a horse track on Psych, in the episode "And Down the Track Comes Murder". Hesseman guest-starred on the 2007 season premiere of NBC's ER, playing a man tripping on magic mushrooms who may or may not have been an orthopedic doctor from another hospital. Hesseman starred in The Sunshine Boys at the New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas, from September to November 2010. In February 2011, he had a guest role as Dr. Elliot D. Aden in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode titled "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead" from season 11 (episode 16). Dr. Aden was head of Department of Defense project called Stonewall at W.L.V.U., which did research in fringe psychological concepts such as E.S.P. and out-of-body experiences.

Filmography

Actor
2018
Dirty Politics as
Big Oil
2017
Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series) as
Mr. Royce
- This Isn't Us (2017) - Mr. Royce
- This Is Us (2017) - Mr. Royce
2016
Emmett in Peopleland (Short) as
Howard Oozman
2016
Silver Skies as
Billy
2016
A Christmas in Vermont (TV Movie) as
Nick Harper
2016
Wild Oats as
Vespucci
2016
Chicago Med (TV Series) as
Clyde Glickman
- Withdrawal (2016) - Clyde Glickman
2015
The Homeless Detective (TV Movie) as
Howard Oozman
2013
HitStreak (TV Series short)(2013)
2012
A Helping Hand (Short) as
Howard
2012
Bigfoot (TV Movie) as
Mayor Tommy Gillis
2012
Mike & Molly (TV Series) as
Otis
- Mike Likes Lasagna (2012) - Otis
2011
Drop Dead Diva (TV Series) as
Cole Lamburt
- The Wedding (2011) - Cole Lamburt
2011
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) as
Dr. Aden
- Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead (2011) - Dr. Aden
2010
Lie to Me (TV Series) as
Sam Hendricks
- Beat the Devil (2010) - Sam Hendricks
2009
All About Steve as
Mr. Horowitz
2009
Halloween II as
Uncle Meat
2008
The Rocker as
Gator
2007
Martian Child as
Dr. Berg
2007
ER (TV Series) as
Dr. James Broderick
- The War Comes Home (2007) - Dr. James Broderick
2007
John from Cincinnati (TV Series) as
Erlemeyer
- His Visit: Day Nine (2007) - Erlemeyer
- His Visit: Day Eight (2007) - Erlemeyer
2007
Psych (TV Series) as
Barry Saunder
- And Down the Stretch Comes Murder (2007) - Barry Saunder (as Howard Hessman)
2006
Boston Legal (TV Series) as
Judge Robert Thompson
- Fat Burner (2007) - Judge Robert Thompson
- Spring Fever (2006) - Judge Robert Thompson
- Ivan the Incorrigible (2006) - Judge Robert Thompson
2006
Domestic Import as
Lou Kimmelman
2006
House M.D. (TV Series) as
Henry Errington
- Sex Kills (2006) - Henry Errington
2006
Man About Town as
Ben Giamoro
2004
Oliver Beene (TV Series) as
Dr. Fenniger
- Superhero (2004) - Dr. Fenniger
2003
Boomtown (TV Series) as
Mel Castle
- The Big Picture (2003) - Mel Castle
2003
It's All Relative (TV Series) as
Monty
- Road Trippin' (2003) - Monty
2002
About Schmidt as
Larry Hertzel
2002
Maybe It's Me (TV Series) as
Mr. Finn
- The Crazy-Girl Episode (2002) - Mr. Finn
2002
The Mesmerist as
Mr. Valdemar
2001
Crossing Jordan (TV Series) as
Barney Reynolds
- Sight Unseen (2001) - Barney Reynolds
2001
Thieves (TV Series) as
Hal Bloomberg
- Jack's Back (2001) - Hal Bloomberg
2001
That '70s Show (TV Series) as
Max
- Hyde Gets the Girl (2001) - Max
- Backstage Pass (2001) - Max
- Radio Daze (2001) - Max
2001
Teddy Bears' Picnic as
Ted Frye
2001
Three Sisters (TV Series) as
Jerry Keats
- The In-Laws (2001) - Jerry Keats
2001
Level 9 (TV Series) as
General Richard Scheffer
- Wetware (2001) - General Richard Scheffer
2000
Touched by an Angel (TV Series) as
Flynn Hodge
- Monica's Bad Day (2000) - Flynn Hodge
1999
The Sky Is Falling as
Yogi Cook
1999
The Pretender (TV Series) as
Landlord
- Extreme (1999) - Landlord
1999
Family Law (TV Series) as
Howard Thomas / Randall
- The Fourth Trimester (1999) - Howard Thomas / Randall
1999
Tracey Takes On... (TV Series) as
Todd
- Drugs (1999) - Todd
1999
The Practice (TV Series) as
Judge C. Williams
- A Day in the Life (1999) - Judge C. Williams
1998
The Way to Santiago (Short) as
Johnson
1998
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (TV Series) as
Mr. Bergen
- Two Guys, a Girl and a Dad (1998) - Mr. Bergen
1997
On the 2nd Day of Christmas (TV Movie) as
David
1997
High Stakes (TV Movie) as
Wayne Dreyer
1997
The Outer Limits (TV Series) as
Dr. Emory Taylor
- Music of the Spheres (1997) - Dr. Emory Taylor
1997
Gridlock'd as
Blind Man
1996
Boys Night Out (Short) as
Sheba / Mr. Cabot
1996
Innocent Victims (TV Movie) as
Smithline
1995
Out-of-Sync as
Det. Caldwell
1995
Burke's Law (TV Series) as
Chuck Mason
- Who Killed the Gadget Man? (1995) - Chuck Mason
1994
Munchie Strikes Back as
Munchie (voice)
1993
Little Miss Millions as
Nick Frost
1993
Lethal Exposure (TV Movie) as
Taylor
1991
The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) as
Dr. Johnny Fever
- Johnny Goes Hollywood (1993) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Fever All Through the Night (1993) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Fever in the Morning (1993) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Herb's Lost Weekend (1993) - Dr. Johnny Fever (voice, uncredited)
- Flimm Flam Man (1992) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Moss Dies (1992) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Mama Was a Rolling Stone (1992) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Here Comes Everybody: Part 2 (1991) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Here Comes Everybody: Part 1 (1991) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Where Are We Going? (1991) - Dr. Johnny Fever
1992
Hot Chocolate (TV Movie) as
Mr. Cassidy
1992
The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series) as
Walter Bayes
- Downwind from Gettysburg (1992) - Walter Bayes
1992
Quiet Killer (TV Movie) as
Calvin Phillips
1991
Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Smart Story (TV Movie) as
Paul Maggioto
1991
Rubin and Ed as
Ed Tuttle
1990
Call Me Anna (TV Movie) as
John Ross
1986
Head of the Class (TV Series) as
Charlie Moore
- Teacher's Pet (1990) - Charlie Moore
- Cement Hi-Tops (1990) - Charlie Moore
- The Reel Charlie Moore (1990) - Charlie Moore
- Politics of Love (1990) - Charlie Moore
- Queen, Queen, Queen for a Day (1990) - Charlie Moore
- Simone Goes Overboard (1990) - Charlie Moore
- The Quiet Kid (1990) - Charlie Moore
- Recruitment Day (1990) - Charlie Moore
- From Hair to Eternity: Part 2 (1990) - Charlie Moore
- From Hair to Eternity: Part 1 (1990) - Charlie Moore
- Alan Goes Crimson (1990) - Charlie Moore
- Reel Problems (1990) - Charlie Moore
- Tough Guys Don't Sew (1990) - Charlie Moore
- The Joker Is Wild (1990) - Charlie Moore
- Why Ronnie Can't Read (1989) - Charlie Moore
- The Devil and Miss T.J. (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Arvid Nose Best (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Good Mourning (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Gotta Dance (1989) - Charlie Moore
- The Bright Stuff: Part 2 (1989) - Charlie Moore
- The Bright Stuff: Part 1 (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Blunden in Love (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Viki in Love (1989) - Charlie Moore
- The Ring of Darlene M. (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Viki & Eric & Simone & Alex (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Back to School (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Exactly Twelve O'Clock (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Labor Daze (1989) - Charlie Moore
- King of Remedial (1989) - Charlie Moore
- I Am the King (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Killer Coach (1989) - Charlie Moore
- The Little Sister (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Radio Activity (1989) - Charlie Moore
- The Hot Seat (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Little Shop 'Til You Drop: Part 2 (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Little Shop 'Til You Drop: Part 1 (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Scuttlebutt (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Arvid's Sure Thing (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Partners (1989) - Charlie Moore
- First Date (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Born to Run (1989) - Charlie Moore
- Get a Job (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Engen and Son (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Let's Rap (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Mission to Moscow: Part 2 (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Mission to Moscow: Part 1 (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Back in the U.S.S.R. (1988) - Charlie Moore
- The Refrigerator of Filmore High (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Moore Than You Know (1988) - Charlie Moore
- The 21st Century News (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Don't Play with Matches (1988) - Charlie Moore
- We Love You, Mrs. Russell (1988) - Charlie Moore
- For Better, for Worse (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Love Is Debatable (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Parent's Day (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Cello Fever (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Fatal Distraction (1988) - Charlie Moore
- On the Road Again (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Will the Real Arvid Engen Please Stand Up? (1988) - Charlie Moore
- Play It Again, Woody (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Revenge of the Liberal (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Psyched Out at Fillmore (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Poltergeist III (1987) - Charlie Moore
- That'll Be the Day (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Coach Charlie (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Trouble in Perfectville (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Child of the 60's (1987) - Charlie Moore
- The Big Squeeze (1987) - Charlie Moore
- The Write Stuff (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Science Fair-Weather Friends (1987) - Charlie Moore
- The Secret Life of Arvid Engen (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Crimes of the Heart (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Privilege (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Video Activity (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Valentine's Day (1987) - Charlie Moore
- The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming! (1987) - Charlie Moore
- A Problem Like Maria (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Past Imperfect (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Ode to Simone (1987) - Charlie Moore
- Rebel Without a Class (1987) - Charlie Moore
- The Way We Weren't (1986) - Charlie Moore
- As Time Goes By (1986) - Charlie Moore
- You've Got a Friend (1986) - Charlie Moore
- Cold Turkey (1986) - Charlie Moore
- Critical Choices (1986) - Charlie Moore
- Volleyball, Anyone? (1986) - Charlie Moore
- Teacher's Teacher (1986) - Charlie Moore
- The Outsider (1986) - Charlie Moore
- Love at First Byte (1986) - Charlie Moore
- Charliegate (1986) - Charlie Moore
- Back to the Future (1986) - Charlie Moore
- Pilot (1986) - Charlie Moore
1988
The Diamond Trap (TV Movie) as
Det. Rollings
1987
Amazon Women on the Moon as
Rupert King (segment "Titan Man")
1987
Six Against the Rock (TV Movie) as
Joseph 'Dutch' Cretzer
1986
Heat as
Pinchus Zion
1986
Inside Out as
Jack
1986
Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) as
King
- The Princess Who Had Never Laughed (1986) - King
1986
Flight of the Navigator as
Dr. Louis Faraday
1986
My Chauffeur as
McBride
1985
Clue as
The Chief (uncredited)
1985
George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
- The Honeybunnies (1985)
1985
Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) as
Sheldon Greenberg
- Widow, Weep for Me (1985) - Sheldon Greenberg
1985
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment as
Pete Lassard
1984
Silence of the Heart (TV Movie) as
Carl Lewis
1982
One Day at a Time (TV Series) as
Sam Royer
- Off We Go (1984) - Sam Royer
- Meaning of Life (1984) - Sam Royer
- Up in Smoke (1984) - Sam Royer
- Never Hire a Relative (1984) - Sam Royer
- Sam's Apartment (1984) - Sam Royer
- Not a Creature Was Staying (1983) - Sam Royer
- Worried Heart (1983) - Sam Royer
- Take My Ex (1983) - Sam Royer
- Shakedown (1983) - Sam Royer
- Honeymoon II (1983) - Sam Royer
- Second Time Around (1983) - Sam Royer
- The Good Life (1983) - Sam Royer
- Pride and Privacy: Part 3 (1983) - Sam Royer
- Pride and Privacy: Part 2 (1982) - Sam Royer
- Pride and Privacy: Part 1 (1982) - Sam Royer
- Lovers & Other Parents (1982) - Sam Royer
1984
Best Kept Secrets (TV Movie) as
Jim Osborne
1984
Mister Roberts (TV Movie) as
Doc
1984
This Is Spinal Tap as
Terry Ladd
1983
Focus on Fishko (Short) as
Sy
1983
Likely Stories, Vol. 4 (TV Movie) as
Seymour Z. Fishko
1983
Love, Sidney (TV Series) as
Earl Edwards
- The Shrink (1983) - Earl Edwards
1983
Doctor Detroit as
Smooth Walker
1982
Nine to Five (TV Series)
- Home Is Where the Hart Is (1982)
1982
One Shoe Makes It Murder (TV Movie) as
Joe Hervey
1978
WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) as
Dr. Johnny Fever / Ghost of Christmas Future
- The Impossible Dream (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- To Err Is Human (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Up and Down the Dial (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- The Creation of Venus (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Dear Liar (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Fire (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Circumstantial Evidence (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- I'll Take Romance (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Changes (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Pills (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Jennifer and Johnny's Charity (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- You Can't Go Out of Town Again (1982) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- The Consultant (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Love, Exciting and New (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Jennifer and the Will (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Three Days of the Condo (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Who's on First? (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Straight from the Heart (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Rumors (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- The Union (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- An Explosive Affair: Part 2 (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- An Explosive Affair: Part 1 (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Clean Up Radio Everywhere (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Til Debt Do Us Part (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Nothing to Fear But- (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- A Simple Little Wedding (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Out to Lunch (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Secrets of Dayton Heights (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- I Am Woman (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Ask Jennifer (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Dr. Fever and Mr. Tide: Part 2 (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Dr. Fever and Mr. Tide: Part 1 (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Venus and the Man (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Frog Story (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Daydreams (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- The Painting (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Baby, It's Cold Inside (1981) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Bah, Humbug (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever / Ghost of Christmas Future
- A Mile in My Shoes (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Hotel Oceanview (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- The Baby (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Real Families (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Jennifer Moves (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- The Airplane Show (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Most Improved Station (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Venus Rising (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Filthy Pictures: Part 2 (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Filthy Pictures: Part 1 (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- The Doctor's Daughter (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- In Concert (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Les' Groupie (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- The Americanization of Ivan (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Put Up or Shut Up (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Herb's Dad (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- A Family Affair (1980) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- God Talks to Johnny (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Sparky (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Jennifer's Home for Christmas (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Bailey's Big Break (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Baby, If You've Ever Wondered (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- The Patter of Little Feet (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Mike Fright (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Carlson for President (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Jennifer Falls in Love (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Bad Risk (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Baseball (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- For Love or Money: Part 2 (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- For Love or Money: Part 1 (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Preacher (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Fish Story (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Young Master Carlson (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- I Do, I Do- for Now (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Who Is Gordon Sims? (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Commercial Break (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- I Want to Keep My Baby (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Never Leave Me, Lucille (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Johnny Comes Back (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Goodbye Johnny (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Tornado (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- The Contest Nobody Could Win (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- A Date with Jennifer (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Love Returns (1978) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Turkeys Away (1978) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Bailey's Show (1978) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Hold Up (1978) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Hoodlum Rock (1978) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Les on a Ledge (1978) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Pilot: Part 2 (1978) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- Pilot: Part 1 (1978) - Dr. Johnny Fever
1982
Victims (TV Movie) as
Charles Galloway
1981
Honky Tonk Freeway as
Snapper
1981
Private Lessons as
Lester
1980
Skyward (TV Movie) as
Koup Trenton
1980
Gridlock (TV Movie) as
Senor Smooth (voice)
1979
The Jerk as
Carnival Worker (uncredited)
1979
Americathon as
Kip Margolis
1979
You Can't Take It with You (TV Movie) as
Wilbur C. Henderson
1978
More Than Friends (TV Movie) as
Avery Salminella
1978
Outside Chance (TV Movie) as
David
1978
Coming Attractions as
Ernie Piles
1978
The Comedy Company (TV Movie) as
Roger Dustleman
1978
Soap (TV Series) as
Mr. Franklin
- Episode #1.25 (1978) - Mr. Franklin
- Episode #1.24 (1978) - Mr. Franklin
- Episode #1.23 (1978) - Mr. Franklin
- Episode #1.22 (1978) - Mr. Franklin (uncredited)
- Episode #1.21 (1978) - Mr. Franklin
- Episode #1.20 (1978) - Mr. Franklin
- Episode #1.17 (1978) - Mr. Franklin
1978
Husbands, Wives & Lovers (TV Series) as
Dave
- Ron Moves in and Helene Steps Out (1978) - Dave
1978
The Rockford Files (TV Series) as
Al Steever
- The House on Willis Avenue (1978) - Al Steever
1978
The Ghost of Flight 401 (TV Movie) as
Bert Stockwell
1974
The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) as
Craig Plager / Augie
- Group on a Hot Tin Roof (1978) - Craig Plager
- Some of My Best Friends Are- (1976) - Craig Plager
- Who Is Mr. X? (1975) - Augie (voice, uncredited)
- Emily Hits the Ceiling (1975) - Craig Plager
- The Battle of the Groups (1974) - Craig Plager
- The Jobless Corps (1974) - Craig Plager
1977
Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (TV Movie) as
Fred
1977
Quincy M.E. (TV Series) as
D.A. Jerry Douglas
- A Dead Man's Truth (1977) - D.A. Jerry Douglas
1977
Blansky's Beauties (TV Series) as
Dr. Berg
- Nancy Breaks a Leg (1977) - Dr. Berg
1977
The Other Side of Midnight as
O'Brien
1976
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series) as
Dr. Robert Williams
1977
The TVTV Show (TV Movie) as
Ralph Buckler
1977
The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Movie) as
Jenks
1977
Westside Medical (TV Series) as
Buz Canfield
- The Witch of Four West (1977) - Buz Canfield
1977
Tail Gunner Joe (TV Movie) as
Lt. Ted Cantwell
1977
Delvecchio (TV Series) as
Goldie
- Dying Can Be a Pleasure (1977) - Goldie
1976
Laverne & Shirley (TV Series) as
Dr. Grayson
- Oh Hear the Angels' Voices (1976) - Dr. Grayson
1976
Baretta (TV Series) as
Walker
- Street Edition (1976) - Walker
1976
Switch (TV Series) as
M.W.
- Pirates of Tin Pan Alley (1976) - M.W.
1976
The Big Bus as
Jack
1976
Silent Movie as
Executive
1976
Jackson County Jail as
David
1976
Tunnel Vision as
Senator McMannus
1976
Family (TV Series) as
Store Manager
- A Special Kind of Loving (1976) - Store Manager
1976
Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur (TV Movie) as
AP Man
1975
The Sunshine Boys as
Mr. Walsh - Commercial Director
1975
Harry O (TV Series) as
Senator Lawler
- Tender Killing Care (1975) - Senator Lawler
1975
Whiffs as
Dr. Gopian
1975
Fay (TV Series) as
Curtis
- Pilot (1975) - Curtis
1975
Prisoners
1975
The Blue Knight (TV Series) as
Resident
- Pilot (1975) - Resident
1975
Sanford and Son (TV Series) as
Professor Stoneham
- The Family Man (1975) - Professor Stoneham
1975
Hustling (TV Movie) as
Detective
1975
Shampoo as
Red Dog
1975
Mannix (TV Series) as
Ray Bennett
- A Ransom for Yesterday (1975) - Ray Bennett
1974
Rhoda (TV Series) as
Kirk Stevens
- I'll Be Loving You, Sometimes (1974) - Kirk Stevens
1974
Another April (TV Movie) as
Dennis Webber
1974
Firehouse (TV Series) as
Hanley
- The Hottest Place in Town (1974) - Hanley
1974
Thanks A Lot (Short) as
Charlie
1973
The Blue Knight (TV Movie)
1973
Kid Blue as
Confectionary Man (as Howard Hessman)
1973
Jory as
Santa Rosa Bartender (uncredited)
1973
Steelyard Blues as
Frank Veldin
1971
The Christian Licorice Store as
Last Party Guest
1971
Cisco Pike as
Recording Engineer (as Don Sturdy)
1971
Billy Jack as
Drama Teacher (as Don Sturdy)
1971
The Feminist and the Fuzz (TV Movie) as
Hippie (uncredited)
1969
Some Kind of a Nut as
Bartender (uncredited)
1969
Where It's At (as The Committee)
1968
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series) as
Various
- Episode #3.23 (1969) - Various (as The Committee)
- Episode #3.22 (1969) - Various (as The Committee)
- Episode #3.21 (1969) - Various (as The Committee)
- Episode #3.11 (1968) - Various (as The Committee)
- Episode #3.7 (1968) - Various (as The Committee)
1968
Dragnet 1967 (TV Series) as
Jesse Chaplin
- Public Affairs: DR-07 (1968) - Jesse Chaplin (as Don Sturdy)
1968
Petulia as
Hippie (uncredited)
1968
The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) as
Harry / Counterboy
- Sam for Town Council (1968) - Harry (as Don Sturdy)
- Goober Goes to an Auto Show (1968) - Counterboy (as Don Sturdy)
Writer
1981
WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Til Debt Do Us Part (1981) - (written by)
1970
The Young Americans (TV Special)
1969
A Session with the Committee (Documentary) (uncredited)
1969
Music Scene (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1969) - (written by)
1968
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #3.23 (1969)
- Episode #3.22 (1969)
- Episode #3.21 (1969)
- Episode #3.11 (1968)
- Episode #3.7 (1968)
Director
1993
The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Herb's Lost Weekend (1993)
- Nancy's Old Man (1993)
1982
WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (1 episode)
- You Can't Go Out of Town Again (1982)
Soundtrack
1987
Head of the Class (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Exactly Twelve O'Clock (1989) - (performer: "You're Sixteen" - uncredited)
- Child of the 60's (1987) - (performer: "Respect" - uncredited)
- Ode to Simone (1987) - (performer: "The Yellow Rose of Texas" - uncredited)
1979
WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 12 episodes)
- Fire (1982) - (performer: "Over the Rainbow" (1939) - uncredited)
- Three Days of the Condo (1981) - (performer: "Tara's Theme'" - uncredited)
- Rumors (1981) - (performer: "She's So Fine" - uncredited)
- The Union (1981) - (performer: "Union Label" - uncredited)
- An Explosive Affair: Part 2 (1981) - (performer: "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" - uncredited)
- An Explosive Affair: Part 1 (1981) - (performer: "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" - uncredited)
- The Baby (1980) - (performer: "Peggy Sue" - uncredited)
- A Family Affair (1980) - (performer: "Viva Las Vegas" - uncredited)
- Jennifer's Home for Christmas (1979) - (performer: "Good King Wenceslas" - uncredited)
- For Love or Money: Part 1 (1979) - (performer: "Chopsticks" - uncredited)
- Commercial Break (1979) - (performer: "So Long for Awhile" - uncredited)
- Goodbye Johnny (1979) - (performer: "It's a Lovely Day Today" - uncredited)
Producer
2009
A Portrait of Grief (Short) (executive producer)
Thanks
2022
The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (in memoriam)
2022
The 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) (in memory of)
Self
2021
History of the Sitcom (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Actor
- Working for Laughs (2021) - Self - Actor
2020
The Hollywood Moment at Home Edition (TV Series) as
Self
- S1 E11 BJ Korros/Ed Asner Celebrating 91 Years (2020) - Self
2020
Life After the Navigator (Documentary) as
Self
2019
Valerie (Documentary short) as
Self
2017
Studio 10 (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 10 December 2017 (2017) - Self
2016
Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon (Documentary) as
Self
2014
How to Become an Outlaw (Documentary) as
Lawyer
2010
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Glee Club
2007
Out of Order: Character Judges (Video documentary short) as
Self
2007
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 20 April 2007 (2007) - Self
2005
TV Land's Top Ten (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Top Ten Musical Moments (2006) - Self
- Top 10 TV Dynamic Duos (2006) - Self
- Holiday Moments (2005) - Self
2005
Crazy for Christmas (TV Movie) as
Fred Nickells
2005
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2003
CBS at 75 (TV Special documentary) as
Self
2003
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Peter Boyle (2003) - Self
2000
Power Vision - Pop Galerie (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Janis Joplin (2000) - Self
1999
Television: The First Fifty Years (Video documentary) as
Self - Interviewee
1996
The Life and Times of the Red Dog Saloon (Documentary) as
Narrator
1993
1993 Environmental Media Awards (TV Special) as
Self
1988
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special documentary) as
Self - Presenter
1987
19th Annual NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1985
How to Be a Man (TV Special)
1984
Looking for Jango Edwards (TV Movie) as
Self
1984
Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Special) as
Self - Host
1983
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (TV Special documentary) as
Johnny Caravella (Doctor Johnny Fever)
1979
Saturday Night Live (TV Series) as
Self - Host / Various / Self
- Beau and Jeff Bridges/Randy Newman (1983) - Self (uncredited)
- Howard Hesseman/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1983) - Self - Host / Various
- Howard Hesseman/Men at Work (1982) - Self - Host / Various
- Howard Hesseman/Randy Newman (1979) - Self - Host / Various
1983
Tom Cottle: Up Close (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.85 (1983) - Self
1981
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee & Presenter
1981
The 7th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1981
Women Who Rate a 10 (TV Special) as
Host
1980
30 Years of TV Comedy's Greatest Hits: To Laughter with Love (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1980
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Guest
- Episode dated 7 October 1980 (1980) - Self
- Episode dated 15 May 1980 (1980) - Self - Guest
1980
The Fantastic Funnies (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1980
John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body (TV Special) as
Self / The Rock Doctor
1979
All-Star Family Feud Special (TV Series) as
Self - Celebrity Contestant
- Special #6: Love Boat vs. WKRP; Soap vs. Real People (1979) - Self - Celebrity Contestant
1979
Battle of the Network Stars VII (TV Special) as
Self - CBS Team
1979
The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode #19.41 (1979) - Self - Actor
1979
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 4 (TV Special) as
Self - Bicycle Race
1970
The Young Americans (TV Special)(as The Committee)
1969
Della (TV Series)
- Episode #1.141 (1969) - (as The Committee)
1969
This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #2.11 (1969) - (as The Committee)
1969
A Session with the Committee (Documentary) as
Various (as Don Sturdy)
1969
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
Self - The Committee
- Janis Joplin/The Committee/Michael Thomas (1969) - Self - The Committee (as Don Sturdy)
1969
Music Scene (TV Series) as
Self - Host
- Pilot (1969) - Self - Host (as The Committee)
1968
Petulia: The Uncommon Movie (Documentary short)
Archive Footage
2011
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Dr. Johnny Fever
- Tawny Kitaen (2011) - Dr. Johnny Fever
2004
Spinal Tap Goes to 20 (TV Movie documentary)
2004
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment - Accidental Heroes: The Best of... (Video documentary short) as
Pete Lassard (uncredited)
2004
Celebrities Uncensored (TV Series) as
Self
- Sex (2004) - Self
1991
The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) as
Dr. Johnny Fever
- Donovan, Don't Leave Us (1992) - Dr. Johnny Fever
- How Did We Get Here? (1991) - Dr. Johnny Fever
1982
The Bob Braun Show (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode dated 29 January 1982 (1982) - Self - Actor
1979
WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) as
Dr. Johnny Fever
- Mama's Review (1979) - Dr. Johnny Fever

References

Howard Hesseman Wikipedia