Alan Fudge (1944-2011)

Actor Alan Fudge, who guest starred in “Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler” as the eponymous Captain Chandler, passed away on October 10th at the age of 67. Fudge also made guest appearances on Trapper John, M.D. and AfterMASH, thereby completing the M*A*S*H trifecta (how many people can say that?). He had recurring roles in several television series, including Man From Atlantis, Eischied and 7th Heaven.

Alan Fudge as Captain Chandler in Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?
Alan Fudge as Captain Chandler in “Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?”

His nearly four decade career began in 1972 with a guest role on Gunsmoke, followed by dozens of guest spots in shows like The Rookies, Starsky and Hutch, Police Story, Lou Grant, The A-Team and Dallas. According to his IMDb profile, Fudge’s last television appearance was a 2009 episode of The Office. An obituary can be found at

(Thanks to Dan.)


  • Chai says:

    Oh no!! He was one of the BEST guest stars on the show….very memorable and beautifully acted. RIP Mr. Fudge.

  • This was one of those episodes that really shows you just how brilliant the writing for this show is when you actually don’t even realize there was no laugh track until people pointed it out.

    I remember Gary saying this was one of his favorite episodes as well, and I agree, Alan Fudge’s performance was just wonderful, he was so sincere in thinking he was Jesus Christ, and I thought it was wonderful that Sidney really didn’t try to convince him otherwise… even as he was leaving for the evac, he was still so convinced, blessing Radar and his teddy bear, and the others in camp before leaving.

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