Mary Peters

Personal Information
Gender: Female
Height 5' 10"
Hair Color: red
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H
Episodes appeared in: "Officer of the Day" and "Payday" (Season 3)
Character played: Lieutenant Peters

  Mary Peters a.k.a. Mary Katherine Peters or Mary Peters Scannell is an American actress and stuntwoman best known for her stunt work is films such as Lethal Weapon, Terminator II and Independence Day. Originally from California, she started out as a model for 20th Century Fox, her screen career began when she landed a part in MASH working on side roles. In her own words, she was "always the tall, red-haired nurse in the background, and often teamed up with Radar because he is shorter than me, and it was lots of fun." During the six-month filming hiatus each year, she would attend courses to train as a stuntwoman. After working for MASH for five years and earning her Screen Actors Guild card, she moved on to other roles, specializing in stunt work.

 She made several uncredited appearances as a nurse. In "Check-Up" she is seen to the left of Lieutenant Kellye in the group of nurses being briefed by Margaret. Later she is seen dancing with Radar at the party for Trapper. In "Life with Father", she also dances with Radar at the party after the bris ceremony. She appears as an OR nurse in "Officer of the Day" and then in "Payday". In "Margaret's Marriage", she is seen playing basketball with Potter, Hawkeye, BJ, Klinger and Father Mulcahy. When Donald Penobscott arrives, Potter introduces her as Lieutenant Peters, probably the only time her character is named.


Ion Oklahoma Online - Stuntwoman lands on Her Feet, by Peggy Gandy

Outlook, May 2014- Taking the Fall, by Heide Brandes

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