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Igor Straminsky
Igor
Jeff Maxwell as "Igor" on the CBS TV series M*A*S*H.
M*A*S*H character
Vital information
Rank Private (E-3), Promoted to Corporal (E-4) in series
Job/Role in unit: Mess cook the 4077th M*A*S*H unit
Home  ????
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Family/Personal Information
Born: Not Mentioned
Birthplace:  ????
Nationality/Race: American/Caucasian
Spouse:  ????
Relatives/Children: Not Mentioned
Appearances
First appeared in: "5 O'Clock Charlie" (Season 2)
Last appeared in: "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen" (Season 11)
Series/Film
appeared in:
M*A*S*H
Played by: Jeff Maxwell / Peter Riegert (2 episodes)

Private Igor Straminsky was generally portrayed by actor Jeff Maxwell, although Peter Riegert assumed the role temporarily in two sixth season episodes. He debuted in the second season and appeared on and off up until the series finale. He has appeared in more episodes than any recurring character except for Nurse Kellye.

Igor's role was often to serve food out in the mess and therefore also to serve as the foil for a lot of the complaints about the state of the food.

In "Promotion Commotion" , Igor relentlessly tries to impress Hawkeye and B.J., so he can be promoted to Corporal. He once mentioned to Father Mulcahy that he sets aside three dollars from each salary payment for the local orphanage.

In "The Price of Tomato Juice", Igor identifies himself as "Maxwell," (a goof on the part of actor Jeff Maxwell) and Major Frank Burns also refers to him as "Maxwell" in the following line of dialogue

Generally he played the comic relief as a not so smart idiot who is even more stupid than Frank Burns--in one epsiode he is cursed by the entire camp when he creams local grown corn instead of serving it on the cob "A War for All Seasons" in Season 9. Later on in Season 9 in "No Sweat" he turns a big fan on while Major Winchester is trying to sort out his family's income tax papers-and scatters them all around!

Personnel of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
Commissioned Officers
Lt. Col. Henry Blake | Major Frank Burns | Augustus Bedford "Duke" Forrest | Major Sidney Freedman | B.J. Hunnicutt | Oliver "Spearchucker" Jones | Captain "Trapper John" McIntyre | Father Francis Mulcahy | Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce | Colonel Sherman T. Potter | Walter "Painless Pole" Waldowski | Charles Emerson Winchester III | Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan | Nurse Margie Cutler | Nurse Ginger Bayliss | Nurse Kellye Yamoto | Nurse Peggy Bigelow | Lieutenant Maria "Dish" Schneider
Enlisted
Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger | Corporal "Radar" O’Reilly | Sergeant Zelmo Zale | Pvt. Igor Straminsky | Sergeant Luther Rizzo | Sergeant Major Vollmer | Corporal Judson | Private Lorenzo Boone

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