Johnny Haymer

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Johnny Haymer
Johnny Haymer 1963.jpg
Johnny Haymer in 1963
Born (1920-01-19)January 19, 1920
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died November 18, 1989(1989-11-18) (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1956-1989
Spouse(s) Helen Sylivia Graff (1949-1989) (his death) (3 children)
Children Susan; James; Robert[1]

Johnny Haymer (January 19, 1920 – November 18, 1989) was an American actor who played Staff Sergeant Zelmo Zale, a recurring character in the television series M*A*S*H. Haymer also was one of the announcers for the Nipsey Russell-hosted game show Your Number's Up, and appeared as one of the servers in the original McDonald's "You deserve a break today" commercial, and in the mid-1980s, provided his voice for the characters Swindle, Vortex, Highbrow, and Caliburst in The Transformers. He played butler Walter Pinkerton to puppet Madame in 1982-83 on Madame's Place. Haymer also appeared in the next-to-last episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, "All Our Yesterdays". Among Haymer's many TV appearances are his role as a cop on an episode of The Facts of Life (entitled "Under Pressure") in 1983, and his appearance on The Golden Girls in 1986 in the season one episode "It's a Miserable Life" as a judge. These two were only brief appearances on screen.

Haymer was born Haymer Flieg in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Jewish immigrants. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1942, majoring in speech and specializing in dramatic impressions. He died in Los Angeles, California, from cancer at age 69.

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