Hardcore M*A*S*H Fans, This One Is for You – Amazing Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Favorite Tv Show

McLean Stevenson Identified With His Character

McLean Stevenson played Henry Blake and didn’t have too much of a problem slipping into the skin of his character as they shared many similarities. Both Blake and Stevenson had the same hometown of Bloomington, Illinois.

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Source: CBS Television (public domain)

Stevenson once said he basically played a character who was just like his own father. Interestingly, when he first auditioned for the show, Stevenson tried out for the role of Hawkeye but was clearly destined for a different part.

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