Pvt. Goldman, on left, as server with mess cook Igor Straminsky in the Season 3 episode "Adam's Ribs".
|Rank:||Private (E-3). U.S. Army|
|Job/Role in Unit:||Bartender/Corpsman/MP for the 4077th|
|First appeared in:||"Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde" (Season 2)|
|Last appeared in:||“Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen” (Season 11, series finale)|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
31 episodes in total, 21 credited thru series
|Played by:||Roy Goldman|
Private Roy Goldman was a character who appeared in a total of 37 episodes of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H, first appearing in the season 2 episode "Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde". The part of Private Goldman was played by Roy Goldman.
Although only credited — as Roy, Roy Goldman, Bartender, Orderly Corpsman and M.P. — in 21 episodes, Private Goldman appeared in a total ten other episodes. He was one of several recurring characters that, while not at the same level as Igor, Rizzo or Nurse Kellye, helped make the 4077th feel like a family. His first credited role was in “The Trial of Henry Blake,” where he played an M.P. guarding Hawkeye and Trapper.
In “Adam’s Ribs”, the character of Goldman worked alongside Igor serving the liver that led to Hawkeye’s famous food revolt. In “The Red/White Blues,” Goldman developed anemia (as did Klinger) revealing that Caucasians of Mediterranean descent were also susceptible to anemia after taking primaquine; previously, it was believed only those of African descent were at risk of becoming anemic from the drug, according to text shown on screen at the end of the episode. And during the farewell dinner scene in “Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen”, Goldman revealed that he didn’t know what he was going to do now that the Korean War was over (I believe his scene was cut in syndication).