Michael Lerner
Michael Lerner
Michael Lerner makes a guest appearance on "M*A*S*H" as CAPT Futterman, a visiting dentist assigned to the 4077th in the episode "For Want of a Boot" in Season 3 of the TV series.
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1941-06-22) June 22, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H TV series
Episodes appeared in: "For Want of a Boot (TV series episode)" (Season 3)
Character(s) played: Captain Bernie Futterman

Michael Lerner (born June 22, 1941) made a guest appearance on the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H as Captain Bernie Futterman, a visiting dentist who arrives to treat Sergeant Zelmo Zale, on the condition that he be granted a three-day pass from Colonel Henry Blake, through Hawkeye and Trapper in the Season 3 episode titled "For Want of a Boot".

Personal lifeEdit

Born and raised Brooklyn, NY, to a Jewish family, he has a brother, Ken and a nephew, Sam. Lerner got a BA at City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY and a MA at the University of California, Berkeley, CA.[1]


Lerner made his television debut on Dr. Kildare in 1963 and his film debut in Alex in Wonderland in 1970. He would guest star on The Brady Bunch, The Good Guys, The Doris Day Show in the late 1960s and That Girl, Ironside, The New Perry Mason, M*A*S*H, Emergency! and The Bob Newhart Show in the early 1970s.

Lerner would guest on The Rockford Files for four episodes in early-late 1970s, Hill Street Blues for four episodes in early-mid 1980s, Courthouse for eleven episodes in 1995, and Clueless for eighteen episodes in late 1990s.

Michael was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Barton Fink. He guest starred on the FOx TV series Glee.

Lerner had a role in Godzilla in 1998 and would reprise it in the animated Godzilla: The Series. Lerner appeared on Suburgatory, The Good Wife, Matumbo Goldberg and was in an X-Men sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also guest starred on Glee for five episodes as Funny Girl producer, Sidney, in 2013 and 2014.


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