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Birth Name: Gary Burghoff
Born: 05/24/1943
Birth Place: Bristol, Connecticut, USA

Gary Burghoff was born on May 24, 1943, in Bristol, CT, making him yes - nearly 30 years old when he was cast in his most notorious role as teenaged Radar O'Reilly in the film "M*A*S*H" (1970). Standing only 5'6" and equipped with a high speaking voice, Burghoff discovered early on that his acting roles were going to be limited - at least until he got a few wrinkles or some grey hair. In fact, Burghoff was born with several qualities that might have kept a lesser spirit out of the game, including a club foot (he began learning tap dancing at age five) and several deformed fingers on his left hand (he studied jazz drumming with considerable success).

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Popular Movies:
Small Kill
B.S., I Love You
1970-01-01 M*A*S*H

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