In addition to starring in three TV
series (WKRP in Cincinnati, One Day at a Time and Head of the Class),
HOWARD HESSEMAN's (Larry) numerous television credits include such
shows as Soap, The Rockford Files, Laverne and Shirley, Family, The Bob
Newhart Show, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Quincy, Blansky's Beauties, Switch,
Rhoda and Barretta.
Hesseman has also been seen in many
motion-pictures-for-television, among them Hustling, The Life and Times of
Senator Joe McCarthy, The Amazing Howard Hughes, The TVTV show, Tarantulas: The
Deadly Cargo, The Comedy Company and The Ghost of Flight 401. He has
guest-starred in such MOW's as CBS' all star production of Kaufman and Hart's
You Can't Take It With You, One Show Makes It Murder (with Robert
Mitchum and Angie Dickinson) and the police surveillance drama Best Kept
Secrets (with Patty Duke and Frederic Forrest). He also starred opposite
Bette Davis (in Skyward, a drama about the aspirations of the disabled),
Kate Nelligan (In Our Hands, an investigation of rape and revenge), and The
Shooter (a thriller starring Ally Sheedy).
Hesseman began acting in high school
and college, then went on to a number of little theater productions in San
Francisco. In 1965 he joined that city's famed improvisational troupe, The
Committee. Often billed as "Don Sturdy," he performed in various San
Francisco, Los Angeles and companies of The Committee through 1976.
Hesseman has also appeared in over
twenty-five feature films.
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