|Birthname:||William Orphie Wiard|
|Born:||December 3, 1927|
|Birthplace:||Los Angeles County, California, U.S.|
|Died||July 3, 1987(aged 59)|
|Death Location||Los Angeles County, California, U.S.|
|Appeared on/Involved with:||M*A*S*H|
|wrote 6 in Seasons 1|
William Wiard (born William Orphie Wiard on December 3, 1927-died July 3, 1987.) wrote nine Season one episodes of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H, beginning with "Henry, Please Come Home" and ending with "L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel". William wrote episodes of many TV series, which also include The Doris Day Show, The F.B.I., Room 222, Daniel Boone, Love, American Style, The Love Boat, and finally, the ABC-TV series Spenser:For Hire. He got his start in television as a writer for the TV series version of the Broadway play and the 1955 film Mister Roberts in the mid 1960's.