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Harry Morgan Net Worth

Harry Morgan Net Worth is
$10 Million

Harry Morgan Biography

Harry Morgan net well worth: Harry Morgan was an American actor and director who had a net well worth of $10 million. Harry Morgan was created in Detroit, Michigan in April 1915 and passed on in December 2011. His film and television profession spanned six years. Morgan was most widely known for his functions in it series December Bride-to-be as Pete Porter from 1954 to 1959, Pete and Gladys as the same part from 1960 to 1962, Dragnet as Officer Expenses Gannon from 1967 to 1970, M*A*S*H as Colonel Sherman T. Potter from 1975 to 1983 and even more.


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Quick Facts

Full NameHarry Morgan
Net Worth$10 Million
DiedDecember 7, 2011, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor, Writer, Salesman, Television Director
SpouseBarbara Bushman, Eileen Detchon
ChildrenChristopher Morgan, Charles Morgan, Daniel Morgan, Paul Morgan
ParentsHenry Bratsberg, Hannah Bratsberg
SiblingsArnold Bratsberg, Marguerite Bratsberg
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, TV Land Coolest Crime Fighting Team Award
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor - Dramatic or Comedy Series
MoviesHigh Noon, The Ox-Bow Incident, Dragnet, Support Your Local Sheriff!, Inherit the Wind, The Glenn Miller Story, How the West Was Won, The Shootist, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Support Your Local Gunfighter, The Cat from Outer Space, To the Shores of Tripoli, The Far Country, The Big Clock, Bend of the River, The Barefoot Executive, Frankie and Johnny, Snowball Express, Yellow Sky, Strategic Air Command, Wing and a Prayer, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, Appointment with Danger, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Charley and the Angel, Cimarron, Dark City, Scandalous John, Orchestra Wives, The Flim-Flam Man, Strange Bargain, Dragonwyck, The Teahouse of the August Moon, The Mountain Road, State Fair, The Omaha Trail, Thunder Bay, Holiday Affair, Viva Max!, My Six Convicts, Star in the Dust, Moonrise, Apache War Smoke, The Flight of Dragons, Incident in a Small Town, All My Sons, The Saxon Charm, The Gangster, Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore, What Price Glory, Toughest Man in Arizona
TV ShowsM*A*S*H, Pete and Gladys, December Bride, AfterMASH, Blacke's Magic, Hec Ramsey, The D.A., Kentucky Jones, Backstairs at the White House, The Richard Boone Show, Dragnet, You Can't Take It With You


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Morgan served in the US Army during WW2 where he joined other actors making training films. One of his works, "The Rifle Platoon" made in 1942 is available on YouTube.
2 He is attending his grandson Spencer's wedding in Houston, Texas. [May 2008]
3 On Dragnet 1967 (1967), his character's wife's name was Eileen, in real-life, his wife's name was also Eileen.
4 Attended the funeral of McLean Stevenson when the actor passed away in 1996.
5 Longtime friend of John Wayne.
6 Worked at Jack Webb's production company, Mark VIII, from 1966 to 1974.
7 His second wife Barbara Bushman had said prior to Morgan's arrest, the argument that began during a dinner party earlier in the evening continued when the couple returned home, then turned violent.
8 Acting ran in his family.
9 When Morgan guest-starred on an episode of Murder, She Wrote: The Days Dwindle Down (1987), they used that footage from his movie Strange Bargain (1949).
10 When Morgan's father Henry registered at junior high school, the registrar spelled it Bratsburg instead of Bratsberg. His father did not demur.
11 Met Jack Webb in the movie Dark City (1950). Some 2 years later, Morgan would guest-star opposite Webb in Dragnet (1951), years before he would co-star opposite Webb in Dragnet 1967 (1967).
12 According to his ex-M*A*S*H (1972) co-star, Mike Farrell, he said in an interview, Morgan would never boast about the famed actors whom he had worked with and befriended, but, if prompted, would happily share memories.
13 A cowboy buff.
14 Met Lee J. Cobb, Elia Kazan, Sanford Meisner and Karl Malden at a group theater in New York City.
15 His son, Daniel Morgan, died in 1989.
16 Stepfather of Katherine Quine and Victoria Quine.
17 His acting mentor was the late Spring Byington.
18 His favorite movie was The Ox-Bow Incident (1943).
19 Became best friends with McLean Stevenson from 1974 until his death in 1996.
20 Had a dog named Sterling, who died in 2008.
21 Played Colonel Sherman T. Potter twice: M*A*S*H (1972) and its sequel After MASH (1983).
22 Neighbor of Loretta Swit.
23 Often enjoyed reading poetry.
24 Met Karl Malden in the play of 'Golden Boy.' They would later be friends for over 70 years until Malden's death in 2009.
25 Two of his grandchildren, by Christopher Morgan, are in the film business.
26 Before John Ritter would have a successful career, he used to work with him on both of Morgan's movies: The Barefoot Executive (1971) and Scandalous John (1971).
27 Appeared on the front cover of TV Guide six times.
28 Met Spring Byington in the movie Dragonwyck (1946), exactly eight years later, he would later co-star as her wisecracking neighbor on December Bride (1954).
29 Acting mentor and friends of Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell, David Ogden Stiers and the late John Ritter.
30 Appeared with Robert Horton in three films of Horton's early career: Apache War Smoke (1952), Arena (1953) and Prisoner of War (1954).
31 Former neighbor of Lionel Stander.
32 Attended Muskegon Community College in Muskegon, Michigan.
33 His brother, Arnold Bratsburg, died on January 4, 2001. He lived to be age 81.
34 All of his children were born in Los Angeles, California.
35 Morgan's popularity on M*A*S*H (1972) led him to a trip to Muskegon, Michigan, where he was the spokesperson for Lifesavers Candy.
36 Appeared in the original production of 'Golden Boy' by 'Clifford Odoets' opposite Luther Adler and Frances Farmer.
37 He did summer stock at the Pine Brook Country Club in Nichols, Connecticut.
38 Used to play handball with Elia Kazan.
39 Traveled to Mt. Kisco, New York's Summer Stock Theater Company, where he met and acted frequently with Frances Farmer.
40 His father, Henry Bratsberg, worked for war hero, Eddie Rickenbacker, who was also a car designer.
41 Through Elia Kazan, he met classmate Eileen Dutchon, where the two would eventually wed in 1940 until her death in 1985.
42 It was Jack Webb, who allowed Morgan to show his own sense of humor on Dragnet 1967 (1967).
43 When he was working as a salesman, he joined the theater group in Washington, D.C.
44 Made his stage debut in Ben Hecht's "The Front Page," and "The Petrified Forest.".
45 Traveled to New York City in 1937, where he appeared in several Broadway stage plays.
46 Attended the funeral of best friend and actor, Jack Webb, when the actor passed away in 1982.
47 Was one of the actors to have had the longest acting career than anybody else in the business, between movies and television; behind Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope, Barbara Stanwyck, Eddie Albert and Jane Wyman; but in-front of Karl Malden and Ernest Borgnine.
48 Took acting classes with Elia Kazan.
49 Had appeared with Robert Conrad twice: The D.A. (1971) and More Wild Wild West (1980).
50 Between 1959 and 1983, he received 11 Emmy nominations. He won his only Emmy in 1980 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series.
51 Had never listened to the radio show December Bride (1954), until he auditioned for Pete Porter.
52 It was Parke Levy's idea for Morgan to star in Pete and Gladys (1960), with Cara Williams.
53 Had received the Gold Award of Purple Heart Veterans Rehabilitation Service in the 1970s.
54 Had wanted to be a lawyer.
55 When the Writer's Guild went on strike, he and M*A*S*H (1972) co-star, Loretta Swit, were both presented on stage for their own Emmies, when there was no ceremony. Morgan had the award on his desk for over 30 years.
56 He and future M*A*S*H (1972) co-star, Mike Farrell, were both contract players at Universal Studios, before they both joined the cast for the show's fourth season.
57 Met Cara Williams in the movie, The Saxon Charm (1948). Some 12 years later, she would co-star on the sequel to December Bride (1954), Pete and Gladys (1960), as Morgan's wife.
58 Had a photographic memory.
59 His ex-M*A*S*H (1972) co-star and neighbor, Loretta Swit, wrote an obituary for him in Entertainment Weekly's Best and Worst 2011 column (29 December 2011).
60 His father and 2 uncles worked on the Erie Canal, after his parents moved to Michigan.
61 Met future wife, Eileen Detchon, in the play 'My Heart's in the Highlands'. They were married for nearly 45 years.
62 Starred in a pilot of a 1971 TV show alongside E.G. Marshall that did not sell.
63 On M*A*S*H (1972), his character rode horses, in real-life, he raised quarter horses on a ranch in Santa Rosa, California.
64 His widow, Barbara Bushman, was 11 years Morgan's junior.
65 Actor Jamie Farr bestowed him a Toledo Mud Hens baseball cap for him to wear.
66 His first wife, Eileen Dutchon, died on February 4, 1985, just 7 months before they would have celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary.
67 His ex-M*A*S*H (1972) co-star, Larry Linville, died on Morgan's 85th birthday in 2000.
68 Died just 6 1/2 months after the death of his best friend James Arness. Morgan guest-starred alongside Arness for 4 episodes of Gunsmoke (1955).
69 Through his best friend Norman Lloyd, he worked on an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955).
70 Was a very popular student at Muskegon High School, where he played varsity football, and by his senior year, he was class president.
71 Played Off. Bill Gannon, four times on: Dragnet (1951), Dragnet 1967 (1967), Dragnet (1987) and The Simpsons (1989).
72 Was the second actor to have directed more episodes of M*A*S*H (1972), behind co-star Alan Alda.
73 Was supposed to reprise his role as Off. Bill Gannon, on the revival of the third incarnation of Dragnet (1951), in 1982, but was unavailable, because he was under contract with 20th Century Fox, hence Kent McCord was supposed to play Jack Webb's new partner in the series. Unfortunately, those two plans have been scrapped when Webb passed away, late in 1982.
74 Survived by his wife, Barbara, of nearly 25 years, his 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
75 Was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 2006.
76 The oldest of three children.
77 Was charged with abusing his wife a year earlier, after a beating left her with injuries to her eye, foot, and arm. Prosecutors dropped the charges after Morgan completed a six-month domestic violence counseling program. [2 July 1996].
78 According to his son, Charles, he suffered pneumonia, at the time of his death.
79 Despite not appearing in the same seasons of M*A*S*H (1972) with McLean Stevenson, though Morgan guest-starred for one episode, they both starred in The Cat from Outer Space (1978). Morgan played the general, Stevenson played the doctor.
80 Died 10 days before his 25th wedding anniversary to Barbara Bushman.
81 In various episodes of M*A*S*H (1972), his real-life wife, Eileen Detchon, stood in for his character's wife, Mildred's portrait on his character's desk.
82 Enjoyed golfing, traveling, dining, fishing, spending time with his family, reading, raising quarter-horses, horseback riding, animals, painting and poetry.
83 His favorite actor was Alan Alda, who grew up watching him before he co-starred with Morgan on M*A*S*H (1972).
84 Was regarded as one of the busiest actors on television, who had continuing roles in at least 10 series, which, combined with his guest appearances, amounted to hundreds of episodes.
85 Upon his return to Muskegon, Michigan, his mother, Anna Olsen, passed away in 1942.
86 Upon his death he was cremated, his ashes are in possession of family.
87 Despite not being an original cast member, next to Mike Farrell, he appeared in each and every episode of M*A*S*H (1972), with the exception of 2, after he joined the cast in 1975, until its series cancellation in 1983.
88 Shortly before his death, he and his family had lunch with ex-M*A*S*H (1972) co-star, Mike Farrell, with his second wife, Shelley Fabares.
89 Harry Morgan passed away on December 7, 2011. This day was also actor Eli Wallach's 96th birthday. He and Morgan were both featured actors in the 1963 film How the West Was Won (1962).
90 After his last guest-starring role on Love & Money (1999), he retired from acting at age 84.
91 He replaced McLean Stevenson in the role of Colonel Sherman Potter on M*A*S*H (1972), for the series' fourth season, primarily because of his long association with Gene Reynolds.
92 Was the last minute replacement for the role of Officer Bill Gannon on the third revival of Dragnet 1967 (1967), with the help of his best friend Jack Webb.
93 Attended University of Chicago with a major of pre-law, but a lack of finances dropped him out.
94 He and Jack Webb were best friends from 1949 to Thursday, December 23rd, 1982, when Jack Webb lost his life.
95 By the time Morgan was a junior in high school at Muskegon High School, he won the Debate Championship at the University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
96 One of his sons was the friend of one of James Arness's children. One of Morgan's sons spent the night at Arness' ranch.
97 Despite high ratings, his second series Dragnet 1967 (1967) was canceled at the end of the fourth season, due to Jack Webb's planning on leaving the show, to continue producing both successful series: Adam-12 (1968) and Emergency! (1972). Later, Morgan would work with Webb again on both short-lived series: The D.A. (1971) and Hec Ramsey (1972).
98 The last original cast member of December Bride (1954) to die.
99 Remained friends with Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit, amongst the rest of the M*A*S*H (1972) cast, during and after the series' cancellation.
100 Was also good friends of John Garfield, Tim Conway and Don Knotts (who starred in both of his movies).
101 Was a spokesperson for both ERA real estate and Toyota in the 1980s.
102 Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Muskegon, Michigan, 42 miles west northwest of Grand Rapids.
103 Was a Democrat.
104 His M*A*S*H (1972) character was a heavy drinker and a smoker, as was Morgan, in real-life.
105 He and future co-star Mike Farrell were both fans of the M*A*S*H (1972) series, in the early years, before they both joined the cast in 1975.
106 Began his career as a contract player with 20th Century Fox in 1942.
107 Before he was a successful actor, he worked as a salesman.
108 His parents were Henry Bratsberg, a mechanic born in Norway, and Anna Olsen, a housewife born in Sweden.
109 Best remembered by the public for his starring roles as Officer Bill Gannon on Dragnet 1967 (1967) and as Colonel - later Surgeon - Dr. Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H (1972).
110 Was good friends with: Julie London, Bobby Troup, Jack Webb, Alan Alda, Gavin MacLeod, Shirley Jones, Robert Horton, Angela Lansbury, Robert Conrad, Larry Manetti, Desi Arnaz, Gale Gordon, Cara Williams, James Arness, Anne Baxter, Kathleen Freeman, Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews, James Stewart, Richard Boone, Rory Calhoun, Norman Lloyd, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Elia Kazan, Jonathan Winters, McLean Stevenson, Walter Matthau, Gene Reynolds and Jack Elam.
111 Started using Harry rather than Henry when comedian Henry Morgan became popular on radio and TV in the early 1960s. Ironically, they were only born 11 days apart.
112 Grandfather of Spencer Morgan (son of Charles and Charlotte Morgan) of Los Angeles, California.
113 He was an active opponent of the anti-communist campaign in Hollywood.
114 In 1942, Morgan had a small part in Orchestra Wives (1942) featuring Glenn Miller. In 1953, co-starred in The Glenn Miller Story (1954).
115 Graduated from Muskegon High School in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1933.
116 Second wife, Barbara Bushman, is the granddaughter of silent screen star Francis X. Bushman and the daughter of Francis X. Bushman Jr..
117 Had four sons by his first wife: Charles and Paul are both attorneys, Christopher Morgan, a TV producer, and Daniel, who died in 1989.
118 Prior to joining the cast of M*A*S*H (1972) in the fourth season as the stern but decent Colonel Potter, he appeared in the third season episode M*A*S*H: The General Flipped at Dawn (1974) as a crazed general who wanted to move the 4077 unit closer to the front line.
119 Grandfather of Rosemary Morgan, Terence N. Morgan and Jeremy Morgan.
120 Appeared with Lee J. Cobb, the father of his future daughter-in-law Julie Cobb in How the West Was Won (1962).
121 Reprised his Dragnet 1967 (1967), Dragnet 1966 (1969) and Dragnet (1987) character (Officer Bill Gannon) in The Simpsons (1989) episode "Mother Simpson".
122 In several episodes of M*A*S*H (1972), Col. Potter was seen painting portraits, mainly of the other characters. These portraits were actually painted by Morgan.
123 Once said that he enjoyed playing Colonel Potter on M*A*S*H (1972) so much that he felt that he could have "gone on forever" playing that character.
124 Was the former father-in-law of Julie Cobb. In 1988, Cobb married James Cromwell, who had made a guest appearance on M*A*S*H (1972).
125 In the episode Murder, She Wrote: The Days Dwindle Down (1987), he played an LAPD Detective named Webb. In 1967, he had starred as a member of the LAPD in Dragnet 1967 (1967) which was created by and costarred Jack Webb.
126 Of Norwegian descent, his grandparents were immigrants from Scandinavia.
127 Once belonged to the Group Theater in New York.
128 Father of Christopher Morgan, Charley Morgan, Paul Morgan and Daniel Morgan.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Deadpan delivery
2 Often played roles whose characters spent time in the military.
3 His gray hair.
4 Short stature.
5 Disney movies
6 Frequently played bad guy or cowardly roles
7 His commanding voice


Quotes

#Quote
1 [on the death of his dog, Sterling]: He was a very special dog.
2 [Who compared Blacke's Magic (1986) with Murder, She Wrote (1984)]: The endings where all the pieces fall into place, are hard to make consistent. It's true on Murder, She Wrote (1984), and it's true on our show, too.
3 [on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Hal Linden, who played Alex Blacke]: They tell me there's good chemistry, between us, and that's important - witness M*A*S*H (1972). They even had a chemist from UCLA come over to test the show.
4 [In 2004]: For being a fairly pleasant person and for having gotten along for the most part with a lot of the people I've worked with. And for having a wonderful life and for having enjoyed practically every minute of it, especially in the picture business and on the stage. I think I'm one of the luckiest people in the world.
5 [Who vehemently responded in 1996 of his arrest]: I didn't batter my wife!
6 [When his role as "Col. Sherman Potter" ended] I'm feeling very sad and sentimental. I don't know if M*A*S*H (1972) made me a better actor, but I know it made me a better human being.
7 I was particularly fond of Dick Boone [Richard Boone]. I started to direct with him.
8 [In 1980, about joining M*A*S*H (1972) in its fourth season] I've always been with a show from the beginning, but this was easier than starting some of those shows from the beginning.
9 [on Alan Alda]: Alan came back to the set like a real basket case. Though he always doesn't fly home to his family in New Jersey on weekends anymore, doesn't go when he's writing. I'd think he'd be exhausted. He must be, I guess.
10 [on Ron Howard]: He's never hired me. I guess I didn't treat him well. He's very good, incidentally.
11 [In 1978, of his M*A*S*H (1972) co-star Gary Burghoff's talking about leaving the show] I'm sure he means it, even though CBS doesn't. And I think it'll be harder to replace him than it was to replace McLean Stevenson, Wayne Rogers or Larry Linville. Gary's character is special. And, also, he's the only true original among us, since he's the only one from picture [MASH (1970)]. He'll sorely be missed.
12 [on the cancellation of M*A*S*H (1972)] I think it broke all the listening, the tuning in records of "You doing it", it was a wonderful show. At the end of the show, we all said farewell to one another. I rode off on my horse, and they all stood up and saluted me, which was very unusual, it didn't have that kind of visible respect for the colonel . . . although it was there, but it wasn't demonstrated formally. It was touching, and it was more than just a film, this was it. So, I mean, what you were doing was really happening, going to happen, because it was a very profound moment. I think we all felt that because it was hard to say goodbye to "M*A*S*H". I could've done it for another 10 years, but I think most of the people felt the same way, maybe not Alan [Alan Alda]. He had other fish to fry. Most of us have gone on to anything after "M*A*S*H" . . . I don't think Alan has his. All he's done is nature shows, that's natural.
13 [Of Jack Webb, who worked with him on Dragnet 1967 (1967)'s very first episode, which Webb's character did psychedelic drugs]: He's been taking them, the pills, all day. He kept saying he wants to get even farther out.
14 I've never been more comfortable in a part than with Colonel Potter.
15 I don't care about the money. I'm just interested in the perks. I'll do a series if I am picked up by a limo, work only until 4, and the show is shot in Hawaii.
16 [in 1983, about his wife Eileen Dutchon and his After MASH (1983) co-star, Barbara Townsend] Eileen looks a lot like Townsend, and the two women get along pretty well, but I sit between them so as not to take any chances.
17 [on how he got along with the other actors on M*A*S*H (1972)] They weren't fearful of competition, and they handed you some of the juiciest things in the show.
18 [in 1985, about something he once told President Ronald Reagan] I once lived in the White House for four days in the Presidential quarters. Well, before I get arrested, I had better tell you that NBC did sort of a maxi-series called Backstairs at the White House (1979) and I played President [Harry S. Truman]. We didn't have a Rose Garden. But then, they never promised us a rose garden.
19 [In 1986] The only ones in town who were moving office equipment in the teeth of the Depression were the people selling filing cabinets to the Social Security Administration.
20 An actor's most important responsibility is to know lines well.
21 [Of his M*A*S*H (1972) character] He was firm. He was a good officer and he had a good sense of humor. I think it's the best part I ever had. I loved playing Colonel Potter.
22 [on his concerns about replacing McLean Stevenson on M*A*S*H (1972)] After all, I was replacing a great comic, McLean Stevenson, and entering a company that had been close-knit for three seasons.
23 [If he was worried about the cast reaction to his replacing McLean Stevenson on M*A*S*H (1972)] Our relationships just get deeper and deeper the longer I'm with the show.
24 [In 1979, after having spent a few seasons on M*A*S*H (1972)] I think I'm a lot looser now, less military. There's much more of a flow between me and the other characters now. It's good. We have so much fun sitting around off-camera that it really doesn't change when we get on-camera. There's a lot of affection flowing around there.
25 Loretta Swit called me from London, I think she's probably my best friend. She didn't even call collect.
26 [on the death of Jack Webb] Jack had a lot of affection in him. He'd always throw his arms around me. My God, off-screen he was the most garrulous person you ever met - full of life and laughs. We had a ball . . . I loved him very much.
27 [About his years on series in TV before he got M*A*S*H (1972)] Television allowed me to kick the Hollywood habit of typing an actor in certain roles. "M*A*S*H" was so damned good, I didn't think they could keep the level so high, but they have. I think this season's shows have been outstanding.
28 [Asked if he felt that M*A*S*H (1972) had started to suffer in later months] No one connected with it will be able to stand its being less than it was. I'm sure they'd rather leave than hang around and watch quality go down.
29 [about the cast of M*A*S*H (1972)] It's amazing how attached we've become.
30 [on his popularity while playing the 60-something Col. Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H (1972)] Two guys just waved to me and said, "Hi, Colonel", as I was coming to the hotel lobby.
31 [In 1977] It might be good for a holiday show, but I don't imagine it will be a real ratings-getter.
32 [In 1976] A lot of people live much more simply than in the old days. That doesn't bother me. Keeping busy is the problem. Television guest shot fees are going down. You can do a dozen guest shots a year, but you're not making that much money.
33 [on M*A*S*H (1972) co-star Larry Linville] We were all fond of Larry, but when we moved onto the set, no one was fond of Frank Burns. He was nothing like Larry in the flesh. He was brilliant in that part.
34 [on replacing McLean Stevenson for the last 8 seasons of M*A*S*H (1972)] And he wouldn't leave that behind, so I had to start from scratch.
35 [In 1975] For some reason, I'm confused with Henry Morgan. Perhaps the M*A*S*H (1972) series will change that situation.
36 I could never afford to go back to New York and the theater, what with a big family. I didn't really start out to be an actor. I just sort of fell into it. I've had a good career, a lot of laughs. I don't know if that's enough, but it beats coal mining.
37 I didn't have enough money to go back east, so I stayed around, finding jobs mainly out of friendships. I played a lot of sheriffs in those years.


Pictures

All Harry Morgan pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Coolest Crime Fighting Team Dragnet 1967 (1967) Jack Webb
1998 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1980 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series M*A*S*H (1972)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series M*A*S*H (1972)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series M*A*S*H (1972)
1982 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series' M*A*S*H (1972)
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series M*A*S*H (1972)
1980 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series M*A*S*H (1972)
1979 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series M*A*S*H (1972)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series M*A*S*H (1972)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series M*A*S*H (1972)
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series M*A*S*H (1972)
1975 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series M*A*S*H (1972)
1959 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series December Bride (1954)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love & Money 1999 TV Series Fletcher Conklin
Crosswalk 1999 Short Dr. Chandler
Family Plan 1997 Sol Rubins
3rd Rock from the Sun 1996-1997 TV Series Professor Suter
Grace Under Fire 1996 TV Series George
The Simpsons 1995 TV Series Bill Gannon
The Jeff Foxworthy Show 1995 TV Series Raymond
Incident in a Small Town 1994 TV Movie Judge Bell
Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore 1992 TV Movie Judge Stoddard Bell
The Incident 1990 TV Movie Judge Bell
The Twilight Zone 1988 TV Series Edgar Witherspoon
You Can't Take It with You 1987-1988 TV Series Martin Vanderhof
14 Going on 30 1988 TV Movie Uncle Herb
Dragnet 1987 Gannon
Murder, She Wrote 1987 TV Series Retired Lt. Richard Webb
Blacke's Magic 1986 TV Series Leonard Blacke
The Love Boat 1978-1985 TV Series Charly Fields / Professor Milo Endler / Wendel Snead
After MASH 1983-1985 TV Series Dr. Sherman T. Potter
Sparkling Cyanide 1983 TV Movie Captain Kemp
M*A*S*H 1974-1983 TV Series Col. Sherman T. Potter Maj. Gen. Bartford Hamilton Steele
The Flight of Dragons 1982 Video Carolinus (voice)
Rivkin: Bounty Hunter 1981 TV Movie Father Kolodny
More Wild Wild West 1980 TV Movie Robert T. 'Skinny' Malone
Scout's Honor 1980 TV Movie Mr. Briggs
Roughnecks 1980 TV Movie Plug Champion
Better Late Than Never 1979 TV Movie Mr. Scott
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 1979 Maj. T.P. Gaskill
You Can't Take It with You 1979 TV Movie Mr. DePinna
The Wild Wild West Revisited 1979 TV Movie Robert T. Malone
Backstairs at the White House 1979 TV Mini-Series President Harry S. Truman
Roots: The Next Generations 1979 TV Mini-Series Bob Campbell
The Cat from Outer Space 1978 General Stilton
Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid 1978 TV Movie Hugo Peavey
The Bastard 1978 TV Movie Capt. Caleb
Murder at the Mardi Gras 1978 TV Movie Jim Bob Jackson
Maneaters Are Loose! 1978 TV Movie Toby Waites
McLaren's Riders 1977 TV Movie Sheriff Bill Willet
The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa 1977 TV Movie J.J. Strange
Exo-Man 1977 TV Movie Arthur Travis
The Shootist 1976 Marshall Thibido
The Apple Dumpling Gang 1975 Homer McCoy
The Last Day 1975 TV Movie Narrator
Gunsmoke 1970-1975 TV Series Jed Hockett / John Milligan / Osgood Pickett
Hec Ramsey 1972-1974 TV Series Doc Amos B.Coogan Doc Amos B. Coogan
Sidekicks 1974 TV Movie Sheriff Jenkins
Charley and the Angel 1973 The Angel formerly Roy Zerney
The Mouse Factory 1973 TV Series Harry Morgan
Snowball Express 1972 Jesse McCord
The Partridge Family 1970-1972 TV Series Cal / Willie Larkin
Night Gallery 1972 TV Series Thaddeus Conway (segment "The Late Mr. Peddington")
The D.A. 1971 TV Series H.M. 'Staff' Stafford
Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You 1971 TV Movie Inspector Richard Queen
Cat Ballou 1971/II TV Movie The Rancher
Scandalous John 1971 Sheriff Pippin
Support Your Local Gunfighter 1971 Taylor
The Barefoot Executive 1971 E.J. Crampton
The Feminist and the Fuzz 1971 TV Movie Dr. Horace Bowers
But I Don't Want to Get Married! 1970 TV Movie Mr. Good
Love, American Style 1970 TV Series Woody (segment "Love and the Motel")
Dragnet 1967 1967-1970 TV Series Officer Bill Gannon
Viva Max 1969 Chief of Police Sylvester
Support Your Local Sheriff! 1969 Olly Perkins
Dragnet 1966 1969 TV Movie Officer Bill Gannon
Star Spangled Salesman 1968 Documentary short TV Cop
The Jerry Lewis Show 1967 TV Series Officer Bill Gannon
The Flim-Flam Man 1967 Sheriff Slade
Kelly's Kingdom 1966 TV Movie
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 Maj. Pott
Frankie and Johnny 1966 Cully
Dr. Kildare 1965 TV Series Francis X Healy Francis X. Healy
The Wackiest Ship in the Army 1965 TV Series
Kentucky Jones 1964-1965 TV Series Seldom Jackson
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! 1965 Secretary of State Deems Sarajevo
The Richard Boone Show 1963-1964 TV Series Senator Clements / Robert Logan / Bjornsson / ...
The Wall to Wall War 1963 TV Movie
The Virginian 1963 TV Series Kendall Jones
Have Gun - Will Travel 1958-1963 TV Series Sheriff Ernie Backwater / Fred Braus
The Untouchables 1962 TV Series George 'Bugs' Moran
Going My Way 1962 TV Series Al Everett
How the West Was Won 1962 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)
Ensign O'Toole 1962 TV Series Charlie
Pete and Gladys 1960-1962 TV Series Pete Porter
Cimarron 1960 Jesse Rickey (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)
Inherit the Wind 1960 Judge Mel Coffey
The Mountain Road 1960 Sgt. 'Mike' Michaelson (as Henry 'Harry' Morgan)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1959 TV Series Hermie Jenkins
It Started with a Kiss 1959 Charles Meriden (as Henry 'Harry' Morgan)
December Bride 1954-1959 TV Series Pete Porter
Under Fire 1957 Sgt. Joseph C. Dusak (as Henry Morgan)
The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1957 TV Series Mike Feeney
The Teahouse of the August Moon 1956 Sgt. Gregovich (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)
Star in the Dust 1956 Lew Hogan
Cavalcade of America 1953-1956 TV Series Homer Byington
Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers 1956 Documentary Pilot on Radio (voice, uncredited)
Backlash 1956 Tony Welker
The Bottom of the Bottle 1956 Felix - Barkeep (as Henry Morgan)
Pete Kelly's Blues 1955 uncredited
Not as a Stranger 1955 Oley
Strategic Air Command 1955 Sgt. Bible (flight engineer) (as Henry Morgan)
The Lone Wolf 1954 TV Series Rev. Jeffrey Hallam / Jim Strait
The Far Country 1954 Ketchum (as Henry Morgan)
About Mrs. Leslie 1954 Fred Blue (as Henry Morgan)
Prisoner of War 1954 Maj. O.D. Hale
The Forty-Niners 1954 Alf Billings (as Henry Morgan)
The Glenn Miller Story 1954 Chummy (as Henry Morgan)
Torch Song 1953 Joe Denner (as Henry Morgan)
Champ for a Day 1953 Al Muntz (as Henry Morgan)
Arena 1953 Lew Hutchins (as Henry Morgan)
Thunder Bay 1953 Rawlings (as Henry Morgan)
Stop, You're Killing Me 1952 Innocence (as Henry Morgan)
The Doctor 1952 TV Series
Toughest Man in Arizona 1952 Verne Kimber (as Henry Morgan)
Apache War Smoke 1952 Ed Cotten
Big Jim McLain 1952 Narrator (voice, uncredited)
What Price Glory 1952 Sgt. Moran (uncredited)
High Noon 1952 Sam Fuller (as Henry Morgan)
My Six Convicts 1952 Dawson
Bend of the River 1952 Shorty (as Henry Morgan)
Scandal Sheet 1952 Biddle (as Henry Morgan)
Boots Malone 1952 Quarter Horse Henry (as Henry Morgan)
The Blue Veil 1951 Charles Hall
The Amazing Mr. Malone 1951 TV Series
The Well 1951 Claude Packard (as Henry Morgan)
The Highwayman 1951 Tim (as Henry Morgan)
Appointment with Danger 1951 George Soderquist (as Henry Morgan)
When I Grow Up 1951 Father Reed (modern) (as Henry Morgan)
Belle Le Grand 1951 Abel Stone (as Henry Morgan)
Dark City 1950 Soldier (as Henry Morgan)
The Showdown 1950 Rod Main (as Henry Morgan)
The Amazing Mr. Malone 1950 TV Movie
Outside the Wall 1950 Garth (as Henry Morgan)
Hello Out There 1949 Short The Young Gambler
Holiday Affair 1949 Police Lieutenant (as Henry Morgan)
Red Light 1949 Rocky (as Henry Morgan)
Strange Bargain 1949 Lt. Richard Webb (as Henry Morgan)
Madame Bovary 1949 Hyppolite (as Henry Morgan)
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend 1949 Hoodlum (uncredited)
Down to the Sea in Ships 1949 Britton (as Henry Morgan)
Yellow Sky 1948 Half Pint (as Henry Morgan)
Moonrise 1948 Billy Scripture (as Henry Morgan)
The Saxon Charm 1948 Hermy (as Henry Morgan)
Race Street 1948 Hal Towers (as Henry Morgan)
All My Sons 1948 Frank Lubey (as Henry Morgan)
The Big Clock 1948 Bill Womack (as Henry Morgan)
The Gangster 1947 Shorty (as Henry Morgan)
Crime Doctor's Man Hunt 1946 Jervis (uncredited)
It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog 1946 Gus Rivers (as Henry Morgan)
Somewhere in the Night 1946 Bath Attendant (uncredited)
Dragonwyck 1946 Klaas Bleecker (as Henry Morgan)
Johnny Comes Flying Home 1946 Joe Patillo (as Henry Morgan)
From This Day Forward 1946 Hank Beesley (as Henry Morgan)
State Fair 1945 Barker (as Henry Morgan)
A Bell for Adano 1945 Capt. N. Purvis (as Henry Morgan)
Gentle Annie 1944 Cottonwood Goss (as Henry Morgan)
Wing and a Prayer 1944 Ens. Malcolm Brainard (as Henry Morgan)
Roger Touhy, Gangster 1944 Thomas J. 'Smoke' Reardon (as Henry Morgan)
The Eve of St. Mark 1944 Pvt. Shevlin (as Henry Morgan)
Happy Land 1943 Anton 'Tony' Cavrek (as Henry Morgan)
The Ox-Bow Incident 1943 Art Croft (as Henry Morgan)
Crash Dive 1943 Brownie (as Henry Morgan)
Orchestra Wives 1942 Cully Anderson (as Henry Morgan)
The Omaha Trail 1942 Henchman Nat (as Henry Morgan)
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe 1942 Ebenezer Burling (as Henry Morgan)
To the Shores of Tripoli 1942 Mouthy (as Henry Morgan)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
After MASH 1983 TV Series performer - 1 episode
M*A*S*H TV Series 2 episodes, 1976 - 1978 performer - 16 episodes, 1974 - 1983
Frankie and Johnny 1966 performer: "Look Out Broadway" - uncredited

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
M*A*S*H 1976-1983 TV Series 9 episodes
Hec Ramsey 1973-1974 TV Series 2 episodes
The D.A. 1971 TV Series
Adam-12 1969 TV Series 1 episode
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1964-1965 TV Series 2 episodes
The Richard Boone Show 1964 TV Series 2 episodes

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special in memory of
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Memories of M*A*S*H 1991 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'M*A*S*H': 30th Anniversary Reunion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself / Col. Sherman T. Potter
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick 1995 Documentary Himself
Memories of M*A*S*H 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself / Col. Sherman T. Potter
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series
The 28th Annual Genii Awards 1982 TV Special Himself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Comedy Program
The 34th Annual Directors Guild Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series
The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series
The 6th People's Choice Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Accepting Favourite TV Comedy Award
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The Paul Lynde Comedy Hour 1978 TV Movie Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jack Benny's Second Farewell Special 1974 TV Special Himself
The Mouse Factory 1972 TV Series Himself
The Jerry Lewis Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1968 TV Series Himself
Today 1967 TV Series Himself - Guest
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
Operation Teahouse 1956 Documentary short Himself
Light's Diamond Jubilee 1954 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Scrap of Paper 1943 Documentary short

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda 1978 TV Special documentary Actor 'The Ox-Bow Incident (uncredited)
Take It or Leave It 1944 Cully Anderson: Clip from 'Orchestra Wives' (uncredited)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee 2016 TV Series Colonel Sherman T. Potter
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Officer Bill Gannon - Dragnet 1967
Greenboy: Prescription for Death 2013 TV Short Bill Gannon
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Officer Bill Gannon
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Actor 'Crash Dive' (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fonda on Fonda 1992 TV Movie documentary Actor in 'The Ox-Bow Incident' (uncredited)
Showbiz Goes to War 1982 TV Movie
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1973-1982 TV Series Major Gaskill / General Stilton / E.J. Crampton / ...
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor in 'The Ox-Bow Incident (uncredited)
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