'M*A*S*H': Where Are They Now?
David Ogden Stiers
David Ogden Stiers (Major Charles Winchester)
David Ogden Stiers filled the void created when Larry Linville, who played Frank Burns, left "M*A*S*H." Stiers played Major Winchester, the refined Boston Brahmin who found the conditions at the 4077 beneath him. He stayed with the series until the finale in 1983.
When "M*A*S*H" ended, Stiers immediately began getting roles in movies and miniseries, including 1985's highly acclaimed "North and South" and its sequel. He went on to play Perry Mason in several TV movies and did some guest spots on "Matlock," "Wings," and "Alf."
He didn't return to TV as a regular until 1998's "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" and then moved on to "Love & Money" in 1999. He also had a recurring role on "Bull" in 2000. In 2002, he took the role of the Reverend Eugene Purdy on "Stephen King's Dead Zone," which lasted six seasons.
Stiers has also successfully lent his voice to film projects, most notably in Disney movies. He's brought many of these characters' voices to TV and worked on numerous video games as well. He
currently voices Mr. Maellard on the animated series "Regular Show."
Like his "M*A*S*H" character, Stiers is a classical music fiend, and not just as a fan. He's a
conductor and currently works with the Newport Symphony Orchestra. In the past, he has worked with more than 50 orchestras in numerous cities.