Trapper John, MD

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Television series
German title Trapper John, MD
Chief Medical Officer Trapper John
Original title Trapper John, MD
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) 1979 to 1986
length 60 minutes
Episodes 151 in 7 seasons
genre Hospital series
idea Frank Glicksman ,
Don Brinkley
production Don Brinkley ,
Deborah Zoe Dawson ,
Victoria Johns
music John Carl Parker ,
Lance Rubin
First broadcast September 23, 1979 (USA) on CBS
first broadcast
June 22, 1989 on Sat.1

Trapper John, MD (German also: Chief Doctor Trapper John ) is an American hospital series that was broadcast from September 23, 1979 to September 4, 1986 in the USA on the CBS station.

A total of 151 episodes were shot in seven seasons. This series is an offshoot of the movie MASH or the television series of the same name , as the protagonist John McIntyre once served in the Korean War in MASH 4077. However, in all three cases the character was portrayed by a different actor.


Dr. John McIntyre, known as Trapper, is the chief physician at San Francisco Memorial Hospital . He once served in a field hospital during the Korean War (see MASH ), and his nickname comes from this time . His closest colleague and best friend is Dr. George Alonzo Gates, called Gonzo. With the support of numerous doctors and nurses , they have to master many dramatic, but also humorous situations.

Cast and dubbing

actor Role name Period Voice actor
Pernell Roberts Dr. John "Trapper" McIntyre Episode 1.1–7.19 Erik Schumann
Gregory Harrison Dr. George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates Episode 1.1–7.10 Stephan Hoffmann
Brian Stokes Mitchell Dr. "Jackpot" Jackson Episode 1.1–7.19 Marcus Off
Charles Siebert Dr. Stanley Riverside II Episode 1.1–7.19 Tonio von der Meden
Christopher Norris Sister Gloria "Ripples" Brancusi Episode 1.1–6.23 Gundula Liebisch
Mary McCarty Sister Clara "Starch" Willoughby Episode 1.1-1.22
Madge Sinclair Sister Ernestine "Ernie" Shoop Episode 2.1–7.19 Ingrid Capelle
Timothy Busfield Dr. John "JT" McIntyre Episode 6.2–7.19 Axel Malzacher


The series was nominated for an Emmy six times .


In 1989, Sat.1 was the first German TV station to broadcast the series almost completely. Only the 135th episode was missing. This episode ( The Wunderkind ) is about a doctor who is suspected of being a Nazi guilty of the deaths of several hundred people.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Trapper John, MD . German dubbing files . Retrieved February 11, 2019.