Basil Hoffman guest stars in two episodes of "M*A*S*H", in different roles.
|Born:||January 18, 1938|
|Birthplace||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|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, 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.