Monster M*A*S*H
Phyllis Katz
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1947-12-17) December 17, 1947 (age 74)
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Actress, director
Years active: 1975-present
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H
Episodes appeared in: 4 episodes
Character(s) played: Various nurse roles, which included Nurse Able

Phyllis Katz (born December 17, 1947) appeared in four episodes of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H, once as one of the many Nurse Ables and three appearances as an unnamed nurse.

Phyllis, a native of Chicago, IL, has also had numerous guest appearances on TV shows such as Rhoda, The White Shadow, The Billy Crystal Show, CBS-TV's short-lived Charlie and Co. series, which starred comedian/actor Flip Wilson, Webster, and E/R.

Phyllis in the Season 7 episode "Inga".

About Phyllis[]

A pioneer member and former director of The Groundlings,[1] Phyllis has enjoyed working in TV, film and stage as an actor, writer and director. Her one-woman show, "Katz: Music & Characters," won a Drama-Logue award for best performance; her play; "Codependently Yours," was an L.A. Weekly award nominee; and her first film short, "Shoedini," ran on I-film for a year with a 10 rating. She most recently appeared in Reno 911, Strong Medicine, and the film Taking the Plunge and was the female lead on Showtime's cult comedy Sherman Oaks. As a songwriter, she co-authored three TV theme songs and the anthem for Project Literacy and was a regular contributor to FX's Son of the Beach. In addition to co-creating The Groundlings School, Phyllis does private coaching and conducts writing, character development, and song improv workshops across the country. She is a contributing writer for

For the past six years, she periodically has been engaged as an actor, teacher, and director with The Virginia Avenue Project, a community arts program in Santa Monica, that works with at-risk kids.

Family/Personal life[]

Phyllis is the sister of both writer/producer Allan Katz, and Stu Katz, an attorney and jazz musician, whose new CD Family Affair – Ira Sullivan and Stu Katz – Live at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase was released in 2013 by Origin Records.

Phyllis is married to photographer Rob Lewine, who moonlights as a songwriter and bassist for The Enzymes. Phyllis and Rob live in Los Angeles with their dogs, Gary and Brian.


  1. Phyllis Katz (Alumni) at Groundlings website

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