Remembering Johnny Haymer, born January 19, 1920 and passed away on November 18, 1989.
Johnny Haymer was an actor and comedian who appeared once on Star Trek playing the Sarpeidon constable in the episode “All Our Yesterdays”.
Haymer had a long and steady career spanning nearly 25 years and in both film and television. He may be best known for his frequent role as Sergeant Zelmo Zale in the hit TV series M*A*S*H from 1974 through 1979.
Haymer made guest appearances on many television series. These include The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Wild Wild West, Gunsmoke, Mannix, Hogan’s Heroes, Adam-12, S.W.A.T., Baa Baa Black Sheep, The Streets of San Francisco, The Incredible Hulk, Fame and Cagney & Lacey.
Haymer has also established himself as a voice actor, voicing characters in such popular animated series as Transformers and G.I. Joe.
He made his film debut in the 1968 comedy The Secret War of Harry Frigg.
This was followed with appearances in such films as The Organization (1971), Another Day at the Races (1975), The Four Deuces (1976), the science fiction classic Logan’s Run (1976), the classic 1977 comedy Annie Hall, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977), American Hot Wax (1978), …And Justice for All (1979, with Keith Andes and John G. Hertzler), Samurai (1979) and Open House (1987).
Haymer died of cancer in 1989 at the age of 69. His last on-screen acting appearance was a guest role an episode of Life Goes On.
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