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Staff Sergeant Gorman
Bobby Troup as SSGT Gorman
Bobby Troup as SSGT Gorman in the 1970 film "MASH".
M*A*S*H character
Vital information
Rank: SSGT (E-6), U.S. Army Motor Pool
Job/Role in Unit: Sergeant
of the Motor Pool the 4077th M*A*S*H hospital
Home: ????
Hair Color: Greying, Auburn highlights
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Family/Personal Information
Born: Not Mentioned
Birthplace: Not Mentioned
Nationality/Race: American/Caucasian
Spouse(s): Not mentioned
Relatives/Children: ????
Appearances
First appeared in: MASH (film)
Last appeared in: N/A, one time appearance
Appeared on/or in: MASH (film)
Played by: Bobby Troup
Staff Sergeant Gorman was a character who appeared in the 1970 Oscar-winning, Robert Altman directed film MASH. The part of SSGT Gorman was played in the film by actor/composer/director/musician Bobby Troup.

About GormanEdit

Near the end of the MASH film When Trapper and Hawkeye are leaving the 4077th, it is SSGT Gorman, who shows his disgust with Army protocol, and any other thing for that matter, who has to drive them from camp; they manage to swipe a jeep without asking Henry's permission in the process:

Scene quote
  • SSGT. Gorman: Goddamn Army.
  • SSGT. Gorman: Goddamn army.

[Hawkeye and Trapper begin speaking in mock Japanese] [Tries to start his Jeep] Goddamn army jeep.


  • P.A. Announcer:

[clears his throat] Attention. Tonight's movie has been "M*A*S*H." Follow the zany antics of our combat surgeons as they cut and stitch their way along the front lines, operating as bombs - [chuckles] operating as bombs and bullets burst around them; snatching laughs and love between amputaions and penicillin.


  • Col. Blake: [Watches as a jeep rolls away] Did Hawkeye steal that jeep?
  • Radar: No, sir. That's the one he came in.
  • Col. Blake: Oh, very good. Come along, my dear. [He and Lt. Leslie leave]

  • P.A. Announcer:

Follow Hawkeye, Trapper, Duke, Dago Red, Painless, Radar, Hot Lips, Dish and Staff Seargeant Vollmer as they put our boys back together again. [a montage of cast members starts] Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Jo Ann Pflug, Rene Auberjonois, Roger Bowen, Gary Burghoff, David Arkin, John Schuck, Fred Williamson, Indus Arthur, Tim Brown, Corey Fischer, Bud Cort, Carl Gottlieb, Dawne Damon, Tamara Horrocks, Ken Prymus, Danny Goldman, Kim Atwood, Michael Murphy, G. Wood, Rick Teal and Bobby Troup.

  • SSGT. Gorman: Goddamn army.
  • P.A. Announcer: That is all. [a gong sounds and the screen suddenly goes black. End of movie]


Personnel of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
Commissioned Officers
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 Yamato | 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 | SSGT Gorman | Corporal Judson | Private Lorenzo Boone

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