Date of Birth : Jul 28th 1968
Actor, director and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was viewed as the archetypal sympathetic male, though in recent years, he has appeared in roles that counter that image. Alda began his career in the 1950s as a member of the Compass Players comedy revue. In 1966, he starred in the musical The Apple Tree on Broadway; he was nominated for the Tony award as Best Actor in a Musical for that role.
Alda made his Hollywood acting debut as a supporting player in Gone are the Days!—a 1963 film version of the highly successful Broadway play Purlie Victorious, which co-starred veteran actors Ruby Dee and her husband, the late Ossie Davis. Other film roles would follow, such as his portrayal of author, humorist, and actor George Plimpton in the film Paper Lion (1968) as well as The Extraordinary Seaman (1969) and the occult-murder-suspense thriller The Mephisto Waltz (1971), with actress Jacqueline Bisset. During this time, Alda frequently appeared as a panelist on the 1968 revival of What’s My Line?. He also appeared as a panelist on I’ve Got a Secret during its 1972 syndication revival.