Howard Hesseman Cause Of Death

Howard Hesseman, who portrayed Dr. Johnny Fever, a radio disc jockey on the comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” and Charlie Moore, an actor-turned-history teacher on “Head of the Class,” has died.

Who Was Howard Hesseman?

Howard Hesseman was an American actor who played the principal character of history teacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class and the malcontent disc jockey “Dr. Johnny Fever” on WKRP in Cincinnati. He was born on February 27, 1940 in Lebanon, Oregon.

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Howard Hesseman Cause Of Death

Howard attended Silverton High School and graduated in 1958. He later went to University of Oregon and subsequently co-founded The Committee, an improvisational comedy club located in San Francisco, with fellow actor David Ogden Stiers.

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He employed the identity Don Sturdy early in his acting career, which he also used as a radio DJ[2] on San Francisco’s underground FM station KMPX in the late 1960s.

From the 1970s to the 2010s, he was a regular on television and in films, with notable appearances including Sam Royer (the husband of lead character Ann Romano) in the last two seasons of One Day at a Time and a supporting part as Captain Pete Lassard in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment.

Hesseman received two Emmy nominations for playing Dr. Johnny Fever on “WKRP in Cincinnati,” which ran on CBS for four seasons from 1978 to 1982. However, he admitted to doing “pharmaceutical experiments in recreational chemistry” to People magazine in 1983. In reality, he was arrested for selling marijuana in San Francisco in 1963.

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Howard Hesseman Cause Of Death

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Howard Hesseman Cause Of Death

Hesseman, who starred as DJ Johnny Fever on “WKRP in Cincinnati” and as actor-turned-history teacher Charlie Moore on “Head of the Class,” died at the age of 81.

According to his manager Robbie Kass, Hesseman died on Saturday in Los Angeles as a result of complications after colon surgery.


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