Sal Viscuso was one of two actors (Todd Susman being the other) to assume the voice of the P.A. Announcer on the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H.
|Born:||October 5, 1948|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Actor/Voice over artist|
|Character played:||Various characters/PA Announcer|
Sal Viscuso (born October 5, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York) was one of two regular public address announcers in the series M*A*S*H. The more commonly-heard voice was that of actor Todd Susman.
Some sources also list Viscuso as the PA announcer in the film M*A*S*H*, though this is not accurate. The voice of the PA announcer in the movie was actor David Arkin, who played Sgt. Vollmer as well.
His most notable role was as the uncredited, unseen P.A. system announcer in the long-running TV series M*A*S*H. He also made three one-shot appearances as other characters throughout the series, first as 4077th patient John in Dear Sigmund (1976), then as Sergeant Raymond McGill in Post Op (1977), and as Corporal Benny Bryant in Tea and Empathy (1978).
He is also known for playing one of the most controversial TV characters of the 1970s, Father Timothy Flotsky on the ABC television series Soap, a Roman Catholic priest struggling with his vow of celibacy. He also took minor roles in the movies Spaceballs and the 1974 film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. He has appeared in Diagnosis: Murder alongside Dick Van Dyke, and starred in an internationally syndicated Pepsi-Cola commercial. He also played several weeks of the game show $20,000 Pyramid with Dick Clark from 1977-81.
The comedy series Childrens Hospital paid homage to Viscuso and his role on M*A*S*H by naming the unseen PA announcer (played by Michael Cera) Sal Viscuso.
Viscuso attended University of California, Davis where he was active in theater.
- ↑ Television: Is Prime Time Ready for Sex?, Time Magazine, July 11, 1977, accessed on(www.Time.com) November 22, 2010.