Corey Fischer (1945-2020)

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Actor Corey Fischer, who appeared in the movie MASH and guest starred in an episode of the TV series, died earlier this month (June 6th) at the age of 75. He was one of just four actors to appear in both the movie and the TV series.

Fischer played Captain Bandini in the 1970 movie and later appeared as Captain Phil Cardozo in the Season 2 episode “5 O’Clock Charlie” (where he was credited as Corey Fisher).

Still from the M*A*S*H episode 5 O'Clock Charlie showing Corey Fischer.
Corey Fischer as Captain Phil Cardozo

Fischer also guest starred in a 1973 episode of the short-lived CBS sitcom Roll Out, created by Larry Gelbart and Gene Reynolds.

He had a regular role in NBC’s Sunshine in 1975. He guest starred in episodes of shows like All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Barney Miller, and Frasier. In 1978, Fischer helped found A Traveling Jewish Theatre.

Obituaries can be found at the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook and The Jewish News of Northern California.

(Thanks to Dan.)

One Reply to “Corey Fischer (1945-2020)”

  1. He was the guy in the movie who played the guitar while Ken Prymus sang the title song during the whole ‘Last Supper’ sequence.

    Funny guy. RIP!!

    Seems we are losing so many cast members. Time goes on, sure, but it sure is tragic!!

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