Mills Watson
Mills Watson
Mills Watson appeared as racist Sgt. Condon in the Season 2 episode of M*A*S*H titled "Dear Dad...Three".
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Birthname William Oscar Watson
Born: (1940-07-10) July 10, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace Oakland, California, U.S.
Years active: 1968–1992
Spouse(s): Caroline Mary Mason, 1968–1970 (divorced)
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H
Episodes appeared in: "Dear Dad...Three" (Season 2)
Character played: Sergeant Condon

Mills Watson (born William Oscar Watson on July 10, 1940) appeared as Sergeant Condon, a racist patient who is taught a lesson by Hawkeye and Trapper after a confrontation with Nurse Ginger Bayliss, who is black, and whose blood is used to give him a transfusion in the Season 2 episode of M*A*S*H titled "Dear Dad...Three".

A veteran television and film actor, Mills is probably best known for his role as Deputy Perkins, first on B.J. and the Bear and later on The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo. He also played Uncle Buster in the sitcom, Harper Valley P.T.A.. Watson has appeared in guest roles in numerous TV series such as Hawaii Five-O, The Rockford Files, The A-Team and Murder She Wrote, as well as movies including Papillon, Up In Smoke and Cujo. After his acting debut in 1968, in an episode of Gunsmoke, his last role was in the television film Gunsmoke: To the Last Man. Watson retired from acting and now resides in Marcola, Oregon.[1]


  1. An Interview with Ed Lauter, Issue #38 pp. 3–8, 48, Shock Cinema, published May 2010 (Ed Lauter quote, page 4 (article includes a cast photo of Lauter and Mills together): "Mills is retired now: He lives up in Marcola, Oregon, has 22 acres, and is as happy as a clam.")

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