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Ted Bessell

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Ted Bessell
Birth name Howard Weston Bessell
Born March 20, 1935 in Queens, New York, USA
Died October 6, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA from an aortic aneurysm
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Frankie Lombardi 1965–1966

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
That Girl Don Hollinger 1966–1971 1 2 3 4 5
Me and the Chimp Mike Reynolds 1972 1
Good Time Harry Harry Jenkins 1980 1
Hail to the Chief Oliver Mansfield 1985 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Ben Casey Albert Brian 4x01 - August Is the Month Before Christmas September 14, 1964
12 O'Clock High Corporal Smith 2x03 - Then Came the Mighty Hunter September 27, 1965
That Girl Dr. Rex Kennedy 2x26 - If You Were Almost the Only Man in the World March 21, 1968
Marcus Welby, M.D. Dr. Hal Powers 3x09 - Echo from Another World November 9, 1971
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Joe Warner 6x11 - Mary Richards Falls in Love November 22, 1975
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Joe Warner 6x14 - One Boyfriend Too Many December 13, 1975

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Your Money or Your Wife Dan Cramer December 19, 1972 CBS Tuesday Night at the Movies


Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
The Tracey Ullman Show 1987 –1990 Producer


Series Episode Airdate Credit
That Girl 3x16 - Dark on Top of Everything Else January 16, 1969
That Girl 4x17 - That Metermaid January 22, 1970

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(3 Nominations)