Roger Bowen

Highest Rated: 92% Petulia (1968)
Lowest Rated: 7% Zapped! (1982)
Birthday: May 25, 1932
Birthplace: Not Available
American actor Roger Bowen spent most of the 1960s playing "preppie" types on a number of TV commercials. His film bow was in 1968's Petulia, but Bowen's big movie break came in 1970, when he created the role of lackadaisical Colonel Henry Blake in the Robert Altman film M*A*S*H (1970). While it was another TV-ad veteran, McLean Stevenson, who would play Col. Blake on the television version of M*A*S*H, Roger Bowen hardly lacked exposure in the early 1970s. He gained a fan following as Hamilton Majors Jr., the pleasantly snooty Ivy League boss of Herschel Bernardi on the TV sitcom Arnie (1970-72). After Arnie, Bowen joined the cast of The Brian Keith Show (1972), then returned to commercials and movie cameo roles, showing up briefly in such films as Heaven Can Wait (1978), The Main Event (1979) and Zapped (1981). In the early 1980s, Roger Bowen enjoyed another round of weekly TV work with recurring roles on House Calls, At Ease, and Suzanne Pleshette is Maggie Briggs. He made his final film appearance in the Bill Murray/Richard Dreyfus vehicle What About Bob? (1991). In addition to performing Bowen was a talented comedy writer who penned satirical sketches for television and theatre. He co-founded Chicago's Second City and also wrote 11 novels including Just Like a Movie.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
84% What About Bob? Phil 1991
No Score Yet Morgan Stewart's Coming Home Dr. Cabot 1987
7% Zapped! Mr. Springboro 1982
67% Foxes Counsellor 1980
No Score Yet Damien: The Leper Priest Prime Minister Gibson 1980
44% The Main Event Sinthia Cosmetics Owner 1979
89% Heaven Can Wait Newspaperman 1978
60% Steelyard Blues Fire Commissioner 1973
No Score Yet Wicked, Wicked Manager 1973
No Score Yet Playmates Actor 1972
85% M*A*S*H Col. Henry Blake 1970
92% Petulia Warren 1968

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet House Calls
1979-1982
Dr. Beiderbeck Waiter
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1979
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Samuel Mason Advertising Man
  • 1981
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Drew
  • 1980
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Mitch
  • 1977
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
Ritchie Myers
  • 1977
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Babitch Bar Owner
  • 1977
  • 1976
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Lindquist
  • 1975

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