Robert Karnes
Robert Karnes Misson Impossible
Robert Karnes in episode from the CBS-TV series "Mission Impossible". He guest starred as General Fox in the Season 6 episode of "M*A*S*H" titled "Lash Laugh". He also appeared as an upset colonel in “Welcome to Korea.”
Personal Information
Birthname Robert A. Karnes
Born: (1917-06-19)June 19, 1917
Birthplace Paducah, Kentucky,
Died: December 4, 1979(1979-12-04) (aged 62)
Deathplace Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California,
Years active: 1943–1979, his death
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H
Episodes appeared in: "Last Laugh" (Season 6)
Character played: General Fox

Robert A. Karnes (born July 19, 1917 –died December 4, 1979) made a guest appearance on M*A*S*H as General Fox, head of the Provost Marshal's command in Seoul, who brings B.J. up on charges that he threw a wild party at a Seoul hotel with a party of people, who crashed in upon him and his secretary who were on R&R, in the Season 6 episode titled "Last Laugh". was a prolific television actor who also appeared in some films early in his career, including mostly uncredited parts in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950), and From Here to Eternity (1953).[1] A Paduach, Kentucky native, Karnes was living in Arizona at the time he procured his SocialSecuity number]].[2]

He was a costar with James Gregory (who appeared earlier in the series in the episode "Iron Guts Kelly") in the NBC crime drama [The Lawless Years, having appeared as Max Fields in fifteen episodes between 1959 and 1961. The program, set during the Roaring 20s preceded the more successful The Untouchables by a half-season. Karnes even appeared twice on The Untouchables. He appeared eight times on the half-hour or hour-long versions of the Alfred Hitchcock program on CBS-TV.


  1. Robert Karnes, Birth and death dates, List of credits:
  2. Social Security Death Index:

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