|SSGT Zelmo Zale|
Veteran actor/comedian Johnny Haymer played Zelmo Zale on the CBS TV series M*A*S*H.
|Rank:||Staff Sergeant (E-6)|
|Job/Role in Unit:||Supply Sergeant the 4077th M*A*S*H hospital|
|Home:||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Hair Color:||Greyish Brown|
|Birthplace:||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|First appeared in:||"For Want of a Boot" (Season 2)|
|Last appeared in:||"Good-Bye Radar: Part 1" (Season 8)|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Johnny Haymer|
Staff Sergeant Zelmo Zaleas Zale was portrayed by Johnny Haymer. Zale was the supply sergeant for the 4077th MASH and also was the camp's electrician; he was shown trying to keep the camp's generator going until it blew and repairing the juke box in the officers' club after the Marines busted it up. He mentions in one episode that he was from Brooklyn, which was the reason he didn't know what people who were heading to California in the late 1840s were looking for, when quizzed. He made his first appearance in the Season 2 episode, "For Want of a Boot", and his final appearance in the Season 8 episode, "Good-Bye Radar: Part 1" (which also marked Gary Burghoff's last appearance on the show as Corporal Radar O'Reilly). Zale's name is mentioned for the final time in "Yes Sir, That's Our Baby". A running gag on the series is his numerous feuds with other enlisted men, particularly his ongoning ones with Maxwell Klinger. In one episode in order to get supplies for a poor Korean family, BJ has to resort to blackmail-Zale had shipped a Quonset set motel to his wife!
- ↑ 402 Incredible Super Trivia, by Fred L. Worth, Greenwich House, 1984.
- ↑ 47 David Scott Diffrient, M*A*S*H, (Wayne State University Press, 2008).