Howard Hesseman Biography, Age, Movies, TV Shows and Net worth

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Howard Hesseman Biography

Howard Hesseman is an American actor.  He is best known for playing DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati, Captain Pete Lassard in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Sam Royer on One Day at a Time and schoolteacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class.

Howard Hesseman
Howard Hesseman

Howard Hesseman Age | How Old Is Howard Hesseman

Howard was born on February 27, 1940 in Lebanon Oregon. He is 79 years old as of 2019.

Howard Hesseman Family

Howard was born in Lebanon, Oregon.  He is  the son of Edna (née Forster) and George Henry Hesseman.  When he was five years old his parents divorced when and he was raised by his mother and stepfather, a police officer.  In 1958 Howard graduated from Silverton High School. He went to he 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.

Howard Hesseman wife

Howard married Caroline Ducrocq on 22 July 1989.

Howard Hessemen Photo

Howard Hesseman Movies And Tv Shows

  • Petulia (1968) – Hippie (uncredited)
  • Some Kind of a Nut (1969) – Bartender (uncredited)
  • Billy Jack (1971) – Drama Teacher #2
  • The Christian Licorice Store (1971) – Last Party Guest
  • Cisco Pike (1972) – Recording Engineer
  • Steelyard Blues (1973) – Frank Veldini
  • Jory (1973) – Santa Rosa Bartender (uncredited)
  • Kid Blue (1973) – Confectionary Man
  • Shampoo (1975) – Red Dog
  • Prisoners (1975)
  • Whiffs (1975) – Dr. Gopian
  • The Sunshine Boys (1975) – Mr. Walsh, Commercial Director
  • Tunnel Vision (1976) – Senator McMannus
  • Jackson County Jail (1976) – David
  • Silent Movie (1976) – Executive
  • The Big Bus (1976) – Jack
  • The Other Side of Midnight (1977) – O’Brien
  • Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (1977) – Fred
  • The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978) – Bert Stockwell
  • Loose Shoes (1978) – Ernie Piles, War Correspondent
  • Americathon (1979) – Kip Margolis
  • Private Lessons (1981) – Lester
  • Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) – Snapper
  • Doctor Detroit (1983) – Smooth Walker
  • This Is Spinal Tap (1984) – Terry Ladd
  • Silence of the Heart (1984) – Carl Lewis
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) – Pete Lassard
  • Clue (1985) – The Chief (uncredited)
  • My Chauffeur (1986) – McBride
  • Flight of the Navigator (1986) – Dr. Louis Faraday
  • Inside Out (1986) – Jack
  • Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) – Rupert King (segment “Titan Man”)
  • Call Me Anna (1990) – John Ross
  • Rubin and Ed (1991) – Ed Tuttle
  • Little Miss Millions (1993) – Nick Frost
  • Munchie Strikes Back (1994) – Munchie (voice)
  • Out-of-Sync (1995) – Det. Caldwell
  • Gridlock’d (1997) – Blind Man
  • The Sky Is Falling (2000) – Yogi Cook
  • The Mesmerist (2002) – Mr. Valdemar
  • Teddy Bears’ Picnic (2002) – Ted Frye
  • About Schmidt (2002) – Larry Hertzel
  • Man About Town (2006) – Ben Giamoro
  • Domestic Import (2006) – Lou Kimmelman
  • Martian Child (2007) – Dr. Berg
  • The Rocker (2008) – Gator
  • Halloween II (2009) – Uncle Meat
  • All About Steve (2009) – Mr. Horowitz
  • Bigfoot (2012) – Mayor Tommy Gillis
  • How to Become an Outlaw (2014) – Lawyer
  • Silver Skies (2016) – Billy
  • Dirty Politics (2016) – Big Oil
  • Wild Oats (2016) – Vespucci

Howard Hesseman Wkrp

Howard is 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/. Howard prepared for this role by working as a DJ in San Francisco at KMPX-FM for several months. In 1980 he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series  and 1981 for his portrayal of Fever.  He was in the Disney cult classic Flight of the Navigator in 1986.

Howard went back to the role in nine episodes of The New WKRP in Cincinnati, and also directed several episodes of the 1991-93 series revival.
Howard was seen promoting the WKRP in Cincinnati television series in April 2018 and other classic television series on the MeTV television network.

Howard Hesseman Net Worth

Howard has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Actor Howard Hesseman

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

Howard played a bit part in two final-season episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. In the episode “Sam for Town Council,” Howard has an exchange with Emmett Clark (Paul Hartman), who is running for town council against Sam Jones played by Ken Berry. He 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”, Howard, 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, Howard’s voice can be heard as a TV announcer. He appeared uncredited with The Committee (though at the time using the name Don Sturdy) in several sketches on The Dick Cavett Show in 1969, and appeared in one sketch with guest Janis Joplin.

Howard Hesseman House

Howard appeared in three episodes of the ABC television series Boston Legal in 2006, playing the unorthodox Judge Robert Thompson, as well as an episode of House. The second season of house premiered on September 13, 2005 and ended on May 23, 2006  During the season.   House tries to cope with his feelings for his ex-girlfriend Stacy Warner, who, after House diagnosed her husband with acute intermittent porphyria, has taken a job in the legal department of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital.

Howard Hesseman Head Of The Class

Howard is also remembered for his role as teacher Charlie Moore on the ABC series Head of the Class from 1986 to 1990.  It is a Sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1991 on the ABC television network.

The series is based on  a group of gifted students in the Individualized Honors Program (IHP) at the fictional Monroe High School (later Millard Fillmore High School) in Manhattan, and their history teacher Charlie Moore (Howard Hesseman). The program was ostensibly a vehicle for Howard, best known for his role as radio DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982). Howared left Head of the Class in 1990 and was replaced by Scottish personality Billy Connolly (in his first major American production) as teacher Billy MacGregor for the final season. After the series ended, Connolly appeared in a short-lived spin-off titled Billy.

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