Basil Hoffman
Basil Hoffman
Basil Hoffman guest stars in two episodes of "M*A*S*H", in different roles.
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1938-01-18) January 18, 1938 (age 82)
Birthplace Houston, Texas, U.S.
Years active: 1964-present
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H (TV series)
Episodes appeared in: 2 in Seasons 3 & 7
Character(s) played: Major Pfiefer in "Adam's Ribs"
Major Bartruff in "C*A*V*E"

Basil Hoffman (born January 18, 1938) guest stars as Major Pfiefer, a supply depot officer, in the Season 3 episode M*A*S*H titled "Adam's Ribs" (#11). He also later guest stars as Major Bartruff, a logistics officer, in the in Season 7 episode M*A*S*H episode titled "C*A*V*E" (#21).

Life and careerEdit

Hoffman, a native of Houston, Texas, the son of Beulah (née Novoselsky) and David Hoffman, an antique dealer,[1] graduated from Tulane University (LA) with a B.B.A. in economics; and he spent two years at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, receiving a scholarship for the second, graduating year. His thirteen years of work in New York included many plays, some roles in episodic television, a recurring character on the ABC-TV daytime soap opera One Life to Live, hundreds of commercials and a film role in Lady Liberty with Sophia Loren, directed by Mario Monicelli.

He made his first trip to Los Angeles in 1974. In that season, he filmed a theatrical feature, At Long Last Love, for Peter Bogdanovich, two television movies, television episodes of Kung Fu, The Rockford Files, Sanford and Son, Police Woman and M*A*S*H, and several commercials. He had recurring roles as the fingerprint technician on Ellery Queen and Principal Dingleman on the short-lived 1982-83 CBS-TV sitcom series Square Pegs.

Although most of his work has been in film and television, he has made a few stage appearances, most notably in Sand Mountain, by Romulus Linney, for which he won a Drama-Logue Award, the first staged reading of Martin E. Brooks’ Joe and Flo at the Actors Studio, and the world premiere of William Blinn's Walking Peoria.


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