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Harry Morgan

Mostly Credited As: Harry Morgan
Sometimes Credited As: Henry 'Harry' Morgan
Henry Morgan

Birth Name: Harry Bratsburg
Date Of Birth: April 10, 1915 (Age 96)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
Date Of Death: December 07, 2011
Cause Of Death: Natural Causes
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)

Harry Morgan


Making his screen debut in 1942 originally as Henry Morgan, he decided to change it to Harry so not to confuse himself with the comedic Henry Morgan. Harry would go on to perform in a number of major motion pictures throughout the 1940's, usually in minor, yet memorable roles. He would host a radio show in 1947 titled "Mystery in the Air." In the 1960's is when he began his television career as the title role as Pete from the "December Bride" spin-off "Pete & Gladys" and well known recognition as Det. Friday's partner, Officer Bill Gannon in "Dragnet." Harry would even reprise the role in a couple of "Dragnet" films with Jack Webb and an 80's remake with Dan Ackroyd. Morgan would also appear in a bunch of Disney-made films, further making his one of the most recognizable character actors of all-time. When MacLean Stevenson decided to leave "M*A*S*H" the executives immediately picked Harry as his replacement, after having seen his memorable role on an earlier episode in which he played a nutty General. Unlike Stevenson's Col. Henry Blake, Morgan's Colonel Sherman T. Potter would be a seasoned career Army man, yet also served as a father figure to the troops on "M*A*S*H." Before the series end, Harry would win an Emmy award for this role. He reprised the role on "After M*A*S*H," now set in an Army hospital back in the U.S.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
You Can't Take It With You (1987)As: Martin Vanderhof
Blacke's Magic (1986)As: Leonard Blacke
AfterMASH (1983)As: Dr. Sherman T. Potter
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)As: Bob Campbell
Backstairs at the White House (1979)As: President Harry S. Truman
M*A*S*H (1972)As: Colonel Sherman T. Potter (S04-S11)
Hec Ramsey (1972)As: Doc Amos B. Coogan
The D.A. (1971) (1971)As: Chief Deputy D.A. "Staff" Stafford
Dragnet (1967) (1967)As: Officer Bill Gannon
Kentucky Jones (1964)As: Seldom Jackson
Pete and Gladys (1960)As: Pete Porter
December Bride (1954)As: Pete Porter
Episode Cast Credits 

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) 
  Sensitive Dick 02x21: (Apr/27/1997) As Professor Suter 
  Much Ado About Dick 02x05: (Oct/13/1996) As Professor Suter 
  Selfish Dick 01x19: (May/14/1996) As Professor Suter 

Grace Under Fire (1993) 
  Head Games 03x21: (Mar/20/1996) As George 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Mother Simpson 07x08: (Nov/19/1995) Voiced  Bill Gannon 

The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995) 
  Jeff & Ray & Rascal's Big Adventure 01x07: (Nov/04/1995) As Raymond 

Renegade (1992) 
  Hostage 02x15: (Jan/24/1994) As Moses Walzer 

The Twilight Zone (1985) (1985) 
  The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon 03x01: (Sep/24/1988) As Edgar Witherspoon 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  The Days Dwindle Down 03x21: (Apr/19/1987) As Ret. Lt. Richard Webb 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  German Cruise: The Villa/The Racer's Edge/Love or Money/The Accident (2) 09x05: (Nov/02/1985) As Unknown 
  German Cruise: The Villa/The Racer's Edge/Love or Money/The Accident (1) 09x04: (Nov/02/1985) As Unknown 
  The Expedition/Julie's Wedding/The Mongala/Julie's Replacement/The Three R's/The Professor's Wife (2) 05x04: (Oct/10/1981) As Professor 
  The Expedition/Julie's Wedding/The Mongala/Julie's Replacement/The Three R's/The Professor's Wife (1) 05x03: (Oct/10/1981) As Professor 

The Wild Wild West (1965) 
  More Wild Wild West (2) (Oct/08/1980) As Robert T. Malone 
  More Wild Wild West (1) (Oct/07/1980) As Robert T. Malone 
  The Wild Wild West Revisited (May/09/1979) As Robert T. Malone 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 32nd Annual Emmy Awards 32x01: (Sep/07/1980) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (for 'M*A*S*H') 

Bronk (1975) 
  Deception 01x12: (Dec/07/1975) As Coogan 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Brides and Grooms 20x19: (Feb/10/1975) As Jed Hockett 
  The Wiving 20x06: (Oct/14/1974) As Jed Hockett 
  Milligan 18x09: (Nov/06/1972) As John Milligan 
  The Witness 16x11: (Nov/23/1970) As Osgood Pickett 

M*A*S*H (1972) 
  The General Flipped at Dawn 03x01: (Sep/10/1974) As Major General Bartford Hamilton Steele 

Hec Ramsey (1972) 
  The Mystery of Chalk Hill 01x05: (Feb/18/1973) As Doc Amos B. Coogan, [Special Guest Stars]

The Partridge Family (1970) 
  All's War in Love and Fairs 02x23: (Mar/10/1972) As Cal 
  The Sound Of Money 01x02: (Oct/02/1970) As Willie Larkin 

Night Gallery (1970) 
  The Late Mr. Peddington 02x48: (Jan/12/1972) As Thaddeus Conway 

Love, American Style (1969) 
  Love and the Motel 02x02: (Sep/25/1970) As Unknown 

Dr. Kildare (1961) 
  Going Home (4) 05x23: (Nov/30/1965) As Francis X Healy 
  The Tent-Dwellers (3) 05x22: (Nov/29/1965) As Francis X Healy 
  A Gift of Love (2) 05x21: (Nov/23/1965) As Francis X Healy 

The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1965) 
  The Lady and the Luluai 01x10: (Nov/21/1965) As Unknown 

The Richard Boone Show (1963) 
  A Need of Valor 01x25: (Mar/31/1964) As Robert Logan 
  The Arena: Part 2 01x23: (Mar/17/1964) As Senator Clements 
  The Arena: Part 1 01x22: (Mar/10/1964) As Senator Clements 
  Run, Pony, Run 01x21: (Mar/03/1964) As Eddie 

The Virginian (1962) 
  Strangers at Sundown 01x27: (Apr/03/1963) As Kendall Jones 

Have Gun, Will Travel (1957) 
  American Primitive 06x21: (Feb/02/1963) As Ernie Backwater (as Henry (Harry) Morgan) 
  A Snare for Murder 02x11: (Nov/22/1958) As Fred Braus 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  Double Cross 04x12: (Dec/18/1962) As George "Bugs" Moran 

Ensign O'Toole (1962) 
  Operation Mess 01x09: (Nov/18/1962) As Charlie 

Going My Way (1962) 
  Like My Own Brother 01x06: (Nov/07/1962) As Al Everett 

Here's Hollywood (1960) 
  November 30, 1961 02x04: (Nov/30/1961) As Himself 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) 
  Anniversary Gift 05x06: (Nov/01/1959) As Hermie Jenkins 

The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955) 
  The Marriage Broker 02x19: (Jun/12/1957) As Mike Feeney 

Cavalcade of America (1952) 
  Who is Byington? 04x23: (May/15/1956) As Homer Byington 

The Amazing Mr. Malone (1951) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Feb/14/1951) As Unknown 

Love & Money (1999) 
  Career Daze 01x09: (Unaired) As Fletcher Conklin 
Crew Credits

Show Crew



Episode Crew


M*A*S*H (1972) (Credited in 9 episodes from this show) 
 
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U.N., the Night and the Music 11x10 Jan/03/1983 As: Director
Who Knew? 11x05 Nov/22/1982 As: Director
Blood Brothers 09x18 Apr/06/1981 As: Director
Tell it To the Marines 09x08 Jan/12/1981 As: Director
Stars and Stripes 08x14 Dec/17/1979 As: Director
Hec Ramsey (1972) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Only Birds and Fools 02x05 Apr/07/1974 As: Director
The Mystery of Chalk Hill 01x05 Feb/18/1973 As: Director
Adam-12 (1968) (1968) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Log 51 -- A Jumper - Code Two 01x19 Feb/15/1969 As: Director
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The World's Oldest Motive 03x25 Apr/12/1965 As: Director
Who Needs an Enemy? 02x28 May/15/1964 As: Director
The Richard Boone Show (1963) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
A Need of Valor 01x25 Mar/31/1964 As: Director
Occupational Hazard 01x20 Feb/25/1964 As: Director
Latest news

R.I.P. Harry Morgan Dec/13/2011

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Trivia

In a bit of irony, Harry once played a Detective by the name of Webb. He would later co-star in Dragnet as a Detective, which was created by Jack Webb.

Harry actually painted the pictures he is seen painting in M*AS*H.

Was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

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