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John Schuck Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Feb 4, 1940
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

One was always reminded of a startled chipmunk when viewing the work of American actor John Schuck. After theatre and improv-comedy work, Schuck was cast as Painless Pole in the irreverent [[Performer~P79456~Robert Altman~robertaltman]] comedy [[Feature~V64361~M*A*S*H~mash]] (1970). Midway through the film, Schuck's character contemplates killing himself, which segues into the film's famous "Last Supper" sequence and a full rendition of the [[Feature~V64361~M*A*S*H~mash]] theme song Suicide is Painless. Schuck appeared in a few other [[Performer~P177780~Altman~altman]] projects, then in 1971 was hired for the role of Sgt. Charles Enright on the TV series [[Feature~V83675~McMillan and Wife~andmillionswilldie]]. Enright's function was to keep the plot wheels turning while stars [[Performer~P33748~Rock Hudson~rockhudson]] and Susan St. James battled for the best camera angles. Schuck left [[Feature~V83675~McMillan and Wife~andmillionswilldie]] in 1975 to play a robot cop (that's what we said) in the short-lived Holmes and Yoyo. Later, equally brief TV series assignments of John Schuck included Turnabout (1979) and [[Feature~V35944~The New Odd Couple~theoddcouple]] (1982); there was also a more widely seen performance as Ordell in the groundbreaking miniseries [[Feature~V133160~Roots~roots]] (1977). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi