William Christopher, American actor, Died at 84


William Christopher was born on October 20, 1932, in Evanston, Illinois and died on December 31, 2016.

He was an American actor.

Christopher was best known for playing Father Mulcahy on the television series M*A*S*H and Private Lester Hummel on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

In feature films, he performed in The Fortune Cookie, The Private Navy of Sgt. O’Farrell, The Shakiest Gun in the West, With Six You Get Eggroll, and Hearts of the West.

William had parts in telefilms including The Movie Maker, The Perils of Pauline, and For the Love of It.

After having six You Get Eggroll was notable for fans of M*A*S*H as Jamie Farr appears along with Christopher five years before the show, both playing hippies.

Christopher came from a family believed to be descendants of Paul Revere.

William Christopher spent his youth in several of Chicago’s northern surburbs, including Winnetka, Illinois, where he attended New Trier High School.

He graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, with a B.A. in drama, focusing on Greek literature.

In college, he took part in fencing, soccer, and the glee club, and was initiated as a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

He had met his future wife, Barbara, on a blind date.

The couple got married in 1957 and the couple adopted two sons, John and Ned.

William Christopher passed away at 84 years old.