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Larry Linville
Birthday: September 29, 1939

Birth Place: Ojai, California, USA
Height: 6' 1"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Larry Linville. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



Larry Linville is best known for playing weasel-like Major Frank Burns on the esteemed, long-running series M*A*S*H*. He began his career as a supporting actor in the pilot for the television series Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) and made his feature-film debut in Jack Lemmon's Kotch (1971). Linville left M*A*S*H in 1977 after appearing on it for five years. Since then he appeared in low-budget films such as Rock and Roll High School Forever (1990) and Body Waves (1991). Linville also continued working on television in series such as Grandpa Goes to Washington (1978-1979) and Herbie the Love Bug (1982) and as a guest star in other series. Linville's stage appearances included a Broadway stint in Travels With My Aunt, though in the '90s, he was more likely to appear in dinner theater.

Movie Credits
West from North Goes South (2004)
Crazy for You (1999)
Fatal Pursuit (1998)
[ Malcolm McDowell ][ Joe Estevez ][ Obba Babatundé ]
Pressure Point (1997)
Angel's Tide (1995)
[ Jason Wiles ]
A Million to Juan (1994)
[ Cheech Marin ][ Edward James Olmos ][ David Rasche ]
No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn (1994)
[ James Marsden ][ Allison Mack ][ Robert Hays ][ Michael McDonald ]
Body Waves (1992)
[ Michael McDonald ]
Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever (1990)
[ Corey Feldman ][ Lewis Arquette ][ Jason Lively ][ Cameron Bancroft ]
C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989)
[ Robert Englund ][ Robert Vaughn ][ Norman Fell ]
Curse of the Daanav (1988)
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
[ Jim Carrey ][ Jeff Goldblum ][ Damon Wayans ][ Michael McKean ][ Corey Michael Eubanks ]
Blue Movies (1988)
Misfits of Science (1985)
[ Kevin Peter Hall ][ Kenneth Mars ]
Murder Takes the Bus (1985)
School Spirit (1985)
[ Deke Anderson ]
Night Partners (1983)
[ M. Emmet Walsh ][ M.C. Gainey ]
Also Rans/Portrait of Solange (1981)
[ David Groh ]
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite (1981)
[ Jack Elam ][ Jerry Mathers ][ Tom Poston ]
Florence's New Job: Part 2 (1981)
April the Ninny/The Loan Arranger/First Voyage, Last Voyage (1981)
My Fair Pharaoh/The Power (1980)
The Critical Success/Love Lamp Is Lit, The/Take My Boy Friend, Please/Rent a Family/Man in Her Life: Part 1 (1979)
The Critical Success/Love Lamp Is Lit, The/Take My Boy Friend, Please/Rent a Family/Man in Her Life: Part 2 (1979)
[ John Hillerman ][ Jackie Earle Haley ]
A Christmas for Boomer (1979)
Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979)
[ Leif Garrett ][ Jim Brown ][ Fred Williamson ]
War of Nerves (1977)
[ Peter Riegert ]
Margaret's Marriage (1977)
Post Op (1977)
Souvenirs (1977)
The Night Stalker (1972)
[ Darren McGavin ][ Claude Akins ]
The Stepmother (1972)
Bunny O'Hare (1971)
[ Ernest Borgnine ][ John Astin ]
Kotch (1971)
[ Jack Lemmon ][ Walter Matthau ]
Vanished (1971)
[ William Shatner ][ Larry Hagman ][ Richard Widmark ][ Tom Bosley ]
Who Is Sylvia? (1970)
Flight (1969)
[ Dabney Coleman ]
A Penny for the Peepshow (1969)
Merry Go Round for Murder (1969)
Shadow of a Man (1969)
Robot (1969)
The Glass Cage (1969)
Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)
[ James Brolin ][ Tom Bosley ][ Pete Duel ]


  • Was raised in Sacramento, California
  • Studied aeronautical engineering at the University of Colorado
  • Studied at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • His only child, Kelly Linville (born 1970), is a photo technician in L.A.
  • Los Angeles Times 4/11/00 reports Linville, who died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is survived by his wife, Deborah Linville.
  • Underwent surgery to remove part of his lung after doctors found a malignant tumor under his sternum. [12 February 1998]
  • His ex-wife, Kate, was Will Geer's daughter.
  • After college, he applied for a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England; he was one of three Americans out of 300 applicants to win.
  • Selected to appear opposite Ingrid Bergman on Broadway because, he said, he was one of the few actors tall enough to play opposite her.
  • Linville and actor David Ogden Stiers, who'd played Major Winchester, were both VIP guests at the ceremonial closing of the last active M*A*S*H unit in Korea, in the 1990s. Ironically, Stiers had replaced Linville on the show, and neither they nor their characters had ever met - but Winchester's last comment in the last regular episode had been about Major Burns.
  • Contrary to his much-maligned character Frank Burns, Linville was actually well-liked by his "M*A*S*H" castmates. He and Gary Burghoff were close friends off the show; Burghoff described Linville as a "renaissance man" who knew about the intricacies of the Egyptian pyramids and who once even built and flew his own airplane. Alan Alda also remembered Linville fondly, after his death.
  • Stated in a 1990s People magazine "Where are they now?" feature about TV doctors that he had no regrets about leaving '"M*A*S*H" (1972)' six years before it ended.
  • Chose not to renew his "M*A*S*H" (1972) contract because "I felt I had done everything possible with the character" of Frank Burns. Said later that the fifth season (his last) had been hardest for him, since Frank no longer had Loretta Swit's character Hot Lips on his side, leaving him to bear the brunt of the insults alone. Even stopped attending dailies, because Linville was tired of seeing his character as the butt of so many jokes.
  • The nickname "ferret face" that was used to describe his Frank Burns character M*A*S*H was coined up by his own brother.
  • Frequently played stuffed-shirt characters; an interesting exception was when he appeared as a wise, all-powerful genie on "Fantasy Island".

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