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MASH/Korean Actors


I know there are more than at least 50 different Korean actors that played non-speaking and speaking parts. My question is, who are the actors that played different characters throughout the series, and what parts did they play.

Hi John,

You're right; there were many actors of Asian decent that played roles on episodes of M*A*S*H.  Many of them were not of Korean decent specifically but either Japanese or Chinese.  Here are a few:

 1. Mako - He was a frequent guest star on many episodes including the N. Korean doctor arranging a wounded prisoner exchange in "Rainbow Bridge" from season 3, The S. Korean soldier trying to take a captured woman in "Guerilla My Dreams" from season 8 & many others.  By coincidence he was married in real life to Shizuko Hoshi who was also a frequent guest on many M*A*S*H episodes, such as the mother in "Hawkeye" from season 4.

There were many others such as Jack Soo from "Barney Miller" fame & Rosalind Chao who later was Soon Lee Klinger.

Hope this helps.

Yours in M*A*S*H,



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