CJAD: How are you sir?
JAMIE: Well I'm a little tired. I've been up since 4 o'clock
this morning doing CNN television at 6:40 to go back east to make it 9:40.
You know, what's nice about Montreal? Not only is it a beautiful city, but
you have Cuban cigars, which I envy you for (laughter).
CJAD: Now, you've come out with this book, JAMIE FARR: JUST FARR
JAMIE: And you want your money back!
CJAD: No, no, no!
JAMIE: You got it for nothing! Whattya want, Peter! (laughter)
CJAD: A lot of years have gone by since M*A*S*H was on the air
and none of your cast members have put their memoirs down to paper yet. Why
do you think that is? Why are you the first?
JAMIE: Because they're illiterate! (laughter).....I did it
because I got tired of reading a bunch of books that everybody was either
coming out of the closet or they were abused or they had some kind of
substance problem. There was some kind of thing that was going on. You
know, I'm tired of these books. I'd like to write a book where you had a
lot of fun in the business for 42 years and share your stories. That's
really the reason why I came out with it.
CJAD: You know, all the years watching you on M*A*S*H, seeing
you interviewed on various television shows over the years, you seemed to
be the happiest man in the world.
JAMIE: Well, I don't know, I never met the second happiest man,
or the first happiest man, so I can't judge where I fall into that category.
But, there was a line, I think it comes from AUNTIE MAME, or it could have
come from Rosalind Russell herself. "Life is a banquet and some poor
suckers are starving to death." That really basically it. I think it's
great. You get up every day and ah....I remember, there's this Lebanese
lady that I dearly loved who raised 13 children back in Toledo and she
retired in Phoenix, Arizona. My wife and I used to visit her quite often.
She said, "you know, I get up every morning and say 'thank you, God.' I do
the same thing now. There are so many people in my life that are passing
away and you realize, "oh my goodness. I haven't spent time with them. I
haven't shared some moments." Because we meet so many people in our lives.
I don't know, how old are you Peter?
JAMIE: Okay, well you're fairly young. I'm going to be 61 this
July. What happens is, you accumulate a great deal of acquaintances and
friendships over the years and you just can't always spend as much time as
you would like, not only with your friends and acquaintances, but with your
relative. It's very difficult. Sometimes you get a call and, gee, an uncle
passed away that you really liked, or a cousin or somebody else. So each
day becomes a little more precious then the day that preceded it.
CJAD: You also have never seemed, unlike a lot of people you
read about and hear about in the Hollywood milieu....you never forget your
roots. You're probably the greatest ambassador Toledo, Ohio has ever
JAMIE: I think that's very important that you don't.....it really
makes you a better actor, it makes you a better person to know where you
came from, because where ever you go there is somebody in some town, city,
hamlet, whatever, that has the same dreams that you have. You have to
remember that. That's where you came from. Those were the people that
either harmed you or inspired you, but at least you're a product of whatever
that environment might be, positive or negative. With me it was a very
positive attitude. I go back there and all my friends are there when I have
my golf tournament which is the 4th of July week. They treat me the same
way they did when I was growing up and I love it, because they don't have
any airs about them and I certainly don't have any airs about myself.
CJAD: Those years you were on M*A*S*H....you weren't there from
the very beginning were you?
JAMIE: Oh, most certainly. I came in, I think, the seventh show
of the first season and I think I did about six or seven shows that first
CJAD: All those years on M*A*S*H, that was quite a group of
actors and technicians and crafts people behind the scenes. As I was
mentioning to somebody before, the show ran three times the length of the
actual Korean War. Did you anticipate when you first got on the air with
that show, the type of following it would have? Especially considering it's
a dark subject to do a show about, a comedy at that.
JAMIE: Well that would have prevented it from getting on the air,
had you been a network executive, (laughter), because that's the first thing
they said. "How could you make fun of a bunch of people up at the front?
People getting wounded and killed?" That's what made it very special,
because you had these people trapped in situations where they couldn't get
out of. And of course they had to provide entertainment for themselves so
they wouldn't go crazy. I don't think you're going to have another show
like it on the air. There isn't a show, certainly, like it on the air. You
have good shows. You have SEINFELD, and you have FRASIER and a couple of
other comedies that I enjoy watching but it doesn't have the same sub-text
that M*A*S*H had. And incidently, let me tell you something. I think your
Canadian talent is exceptional. You continually show us up here in the
States with your brilliancy. You have writers that come up with a play like
TOMORROW, which is a wonderful, wonderful play and a wonder concept. You
send us great hockey players. You also send us wonderful performers from
the beginning with Mary Pickford and I think even Louis B. Mayer was
Canadian. Went to Nova Scotia, or something, before he came to California
to start Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. You've given us John Candy and Martin Short
and Bill Shatner and lord knows how many other wonderful, wonderful
performers. You have, I think, the entire behind the scenes of SATURDAY
NIGHT LIVE are all Canadian. You should be very proud of the product that
you turn out and of course the influence that you've made here down south of
CJAD: We have some people who want to talk to you on the lines.
We're talking with actor Jamie Farr. His book is called JUST FARR
JAMIE: Have you read it, or am I putting you on the spot by
asking you that?
CJAD: Well you know, I have a rule. The Larry King rule. Never
read a book before I have the person on the air.
JAMIE: Oh, all right. That's a good...(laughter)....you're as
smooth as he is.
CJAD: We go to the lines. We go to Walter in DDO. Hi
CALLER: Good evening, good evening Mr. Farr.
JAMIE: Yes good evening to you Walter.
CALLER: I have a few quick questions, if I may. One regarding a
particular episode of M*A*S*H where your character was in that rubber suit.
I think the idea was to prove you were crazy enough by sweating in it. Were
you actually in such a suit?
JAMIE: Oh, indeed I was. You know one of the terrible things
about doing movies is that the writers never consider the temperature
outside. That particular episode was done in the summertime with the
rubber. I indeed did lose weight and complained about me, as the actor,
complained about it. However, there were some times when we did the winter
scenes in the summer and I had to wear that silly fur coat that I had on.
Oh, my lord! I was perspiring out there and of course they'd have to keep
sending somebody out there before the scene was shot dabbing me with tissues
and towels and everything else. Then usually you'd do the summer scenes in
the winter. So you're out there with a tee-shirt and you hope nobody sees
your air. You know, that you're breathing out. I think the trick was we
used to put ice cubes in our mouth to stop that from happening.
CALLER: Well at least you weren't shooting in Vancouver in the
JAMIE: Well Vancouver is a beautiful area, I don't care what time
of the year you're there. Vancouver and Calgary. Around Banff and Lake
Louise and of course the great golf course, Cananaskis. Great places in
CALLER: If, I may ask. Now I know that you are multi-talented and
when you're not in television I'm sure you're performing on stage live. Are
you a singer as well?
JAMIE: No I really am not, although I did my first Broadway show
this past year. I replaced Nathan Lane in GUYS AND DOLLS on Broadway,
playing Nathan Detroit, and I had to sing a couple of songs. And people
said, "gee I didn't know you sang" and I said, "well no I don't" and to
prove it I did eight shows a week (laughter).
CALLER: Oh wonderful. Talking about multi-talented, did you write
your book, or did you have a ghost writer do it for you.
JAMIE: No, I wrote the book, but I did have somebody help me with
it, because what happened was I got GUYS AND DOLLS at the time when we were
starting the book. If you do eight shows a week it's just too difficult to
try to put everything that you can together, but I assure you I was on that
every page, every sentence, every word, ever piece of punctuation. And even
with that there are typographical errors in the book.
CALLER: You played Max Klinger for a number of years, and I just
wondered about the problem of typecasting.
JAMIE: Yeah, yeah, I know what the question is. I correct people
when they say, "hey how's Radar doing?" I say, "his name is Gary Burghoff."
I protect them, but it's just dreadful. That's the double edged sword. It
makes you famous. You get some money from it. You go on and do the best
you can, but it really is dreadful that people don't know your name.
Children and even adults, when they like certain athletes, they can tell you
about their batting average, about where they came from. They can tell you
everything about that person. When they watch a television show, you become
that character and that's all it is. They claim that some of the people
that are on soap operas, if you play the villain or the villainess on there,
they see you walking down the street, they'll hit you with a handbag or
something, because they don't like you and that who they thing you are.
CALLER: That's the sign of doing the job well though, I guess.
JAMIE: Well it is, but then remember something else. When the
show is over we still have to pay our rent, we have to buy food. We have to
do all the same things that you do, so it makes it a little more
CALLER: Has it made things really difficult for you or have you
gotten past that?
JAMIE: Well, that's why I do Broadway. That's exactly why I do
Broadway, because I refuse to succumb to the stereotypical things that
Hollywood does to a performer by saying, "we don't dare hire him because
they're going to think of him only as Gilligan or only as......Have you ever
noticed something. Let me show you a little trick they do in television.
Remember Mary Tyler Moore did THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, but her name in the
show was not Mary Tyler Moore, it was Mary Richards. So that's what they
do, because they don't want people out there not to know who they are. Even
in some of the movies that John Wayne did, you notice his name was always
John in a movie. So that's the trick. If you get a show named after you,
and then play another character that's fine. But if you do a show that's an
ensemble show like GILLIGAN'S ISLAND or M*A*S*H or something like that, then
you're in trouble.
CALLER: Are you going to get a show named after you?
JAMIE: Well, I don't think so. I don't think anybody is wanting
to put me back on the air. But I'm certainly out there trying.
CJAD: Okay Walter, thank you for the call.......We were talking
about the popularity of the show M*A*S*H. At what point...because there's
two levels of popularity really. I mean, you had world leaders who were
fans of your show. I understand the Queen was a fan of your show...
JAMIE: ....the Dalai Lama, Presidents of the United States.
Everybody was, but it was a great show. You had to like it whether you
agreed with it or if you didn't agree with it. Whether you were right or
left. It didn't matter whether you were a blue collar worker or the richest
person in the world. There was something for everybody in the show. It was
a well done show and you have to respect that.
CJAD: As a member of the cast and crew of that show, when was it
you realized, first of all you were on a hit, and then second, you were on a
show that had a world-wide following?
JAMIE: I think probably the third year was when I realized that I
was a hit. When you go out to the market to shop. The same market you've
been shopping in for any number of years and no one pays any attention to
you. Then the fact that we were international, I think happened when I
would be getting fan mail from around the world. And also when I did a LOVE
BOAT. It would go to so many different countries, and I would travel there
and I would get this incredible response from everybody. So that's when you
realize that hey, this is not just a little studio we go to, Stage 9 at
Twentieth Century Fox and make these television episodes. This thing is
reaching everybody in the world! Suddenly you realize the power of
CJAD: Hello Susan, you're on the air with Jamie Farr.
JAMIE: Hi Susan!
CALLER: How are you?
JAMIE: Oh, I'm just fine. A little tired, but it's a little
later for you. I've been up since 4 o'clock this morning.
CALLER: I hope you've had your supper.
JAMIE: No I haven't had that yet. My wife is slightly
incapacitated due to an operation, so my daughter and I have been kind of
taking care of the house, doing the laundry and all the other things, so I'm
going to fix myself a bit of supper and also my wife's.
CALLER: If I'm not mistaken, you're Arabic, right?
JAMIE: Yes, Lebanese.....(at this point both Jamie and Susan
exchange pleasantries in Arabic)......Now, how long have you been in
CALLER: My parents have been here 23 years. I was born here.
JAMIE: Oh, good. I have a cousin of mine. A first cousin that
was born in Beirut. He was a very fine attorney there and when the war
broke out he wanted to save his family and he moved to the Ottawa area. He
lives there. His name is Farrah Aboud.
CALLER: Oh, my uncle might know him, I don't know.
JAMIE: Yes, he's a nice, nice man. I have an Iraqi friend of
mine who lives in your area. He and his wife are lovely people. They were
down here in California for many years. He was an actor. As a matter of
fact he was with me when my son was born.
CALLER: Jamie, if I'm not mistaken, didn't you also appear on a
few game shows also.
CJAD: You were on THE GONG SHOW, weren't you.
JAMIE: Right, I helped set THE GONG SHOW, but if you buy my book,
all of that is documented in there. Yeah, I've done so many game shows and
I've helped create game shows even.
CALLER: I'm not sure, but did I see you on the $100,000 PYRAMID?
JAMIE: Many times. Oh, yes, I've done that, but see, you're very
young. You have to remember something. I've been in this business 42
years. Those are reruns you're probably seeing on USA CABLE.
CALLER: But M*A*S*H was done in the early 70s, right?
JAMIE: Started in about 71 or 72, so...
CALLER: I remember them. My father is a huge fan of yours. My
family, even my grandmother who lives in Syria saw M*A*S*H.
JAMIE: Oh, yeah, I get letters. You cannot believe the letters
that I get from all over the world. From Russia, from Denmark, from Sweden,
from Norway, from Germany, from England, from Lebanon, from Morocco, from
Syria. It's just phenomenal. Portugal.
CALLER: When she comes here and we watch the M*A*S*H reruns she
looks at your character and she says to me, "you know, this man is
Lebanese." I told her, "yes I know", and she was very happy and proud that
an Arabic person has made it famous in the States.
JAMIE: Well you have Paul Anka from Canada. He's one of our
people. Yeah, I know it's great when you can identify with somebody. It
makes you very proud and you also feel a relationship with that person and I
have always tried to maintain that. I have never denied my nationality,
although in the business it is predominately controlled by Jewish people,
and as I write in the book, they have been the most wonderful people in the
world to me. They have given me all the breaks that you can possibly have.
But of course, it's wonderful when you feel that your own nationality has
made it. It gives you kind of hopes.
CJAD: Thank you for the call Susan........Jamie we touched a
little bit on the stereotyping of your character, of you as Klinger. Let's
go back earlier to when you first started your career. You brought up your
ethnic background. Was there any problem with stereotyping when you first
started because of your ethnic background?
JAMIE: Well of course, I'm certainly not going to play a
Norwegian, or Swede, based on my features, but no, because when I got into
the business, you could play Italians, Greeks, Jews, Arabs, Spaniards,
whatever. Today because of the political correctness, unless you are
whatever that nationality happens to be, then you gotta be that. But at
that time everybody was an actor. Even in the days when they did OTHELLO,
you didn't necessarily have to be Black to play Othello. You wore the
makeup and there were some great performances. But we're all so politically
correct today that people can't play other parts and can't do things.
You've got to be whatever it is you're supposed to be. Sometimes I think
that doesn't offer the challenge as an actor to portray something.
CJAD: Let's go back to the lines. Spiro, hi, you're on the
JAMIE: Spiro! This has to be a Greek?
CALLER: You got it. (Greek banter between Jamie and caller, plus
laughter). Jamie, I'm a fan of old movies. I managed to see you in one of
them from the 40s. The movie escapes me right now, but what struck me was
the fact that your name was Farah.
JAMIE: Jameel Farah. Yes, I write about that in my book. It
wasn't a movie from the 40s. I was born in 1934 and I didn't make my first
movie until 1954, for about 20 years later.
CALLER: It must have been one of your first ones.
JAMIE: Yeah it must have been BLACKBOARD JUNGLE or NO TIME FOR
CALLER: What prompted the name change from Farah to Farr.
JAMIE: The thing is people couldn't pronounce my name. This was
prior to Farrah Fawcett. I always used to say we had the same first name
but different plumbing. (laughter). People couldn't pronounce the name.
They were very waspish. Italian names...you didn't have names like
Sylvester Stallone, Robert DeNiro, things like that, or Arnold
Schwartzenegger. In those days when I was growing up you had very common
simple names. Betty Davis, Ronald Reagan. Even an name like Humphrey
Bogart. I mean, we know who the name is attached to. The face and the
actor is great, but if you were to start out and you said, "my name is
Humphrey" somebody would punch you out, because that's a stupid name to
have. So I tried to make it a simple as possible for people so that they
could pronounce your name.
CALLER: By the way, I also understand you were a hell of a singer
when you were younger.
JAMIE: No I was not. I'm the worst singer in the world. Look,
I'm the worst golfer in the world and the worst singer in the world and I
love both of those. Maybe I should sing while I'm playing golf or golf
while I'm singing.
CALLER: Bye now.
CJAD: Thank you for the call....one of the other shows you had a
chance to be on for a little bit was THE DANNY KAYE SHOW, correct.
CJAD: What was that like doing sketch comedy in front of a live
audience? Different sketches, different characters?
JAMIE: Well I did sketch comedy for years and I've always enjoyed
it. Actually I think the best sketch comedy....sometimes I want to go into
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and rewrite some of the sketches because they're really
not that good. If you want good sketches, go pick up your Sid Caesar. The
best of YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS. That's the greatest sketch comedy you'll ever
see on television. They sometimes beat things into the ground. They don't
know when to get out of a situation. They think it's going to be
funny....the more you pound the nail into the ground the funnier it gets and
that's not necessarily true. I don't know if you're a Sid Caesar fan or
even saw their shows, but I assure you, pick it up at your video store and
you'll sit there and laugh. You'll see what great sketch comedy is. Danny
Kaye resembled that because we had all the writers from the Sid Caesar show
CJAD: The cast on that included....let me see if I remember,
JAMIE: Harvey Korman, Bernie Kopel, I'm trying to think of some
of the others, but I got canned from that show.
CJAD: Joyce Van Patten was on that show too, correct?
JAMIE: I got canned because Paul Mazersky who was in BLACKBOARD
JUNGLE as an actor, became a very famous writer and director as we know
later on, was writing that show with Larry Tucker, another writer friend of
his. And he was friends with Joyce Van Patten. So he apparently....you
gotta be careful of your friends. They can turn on you and what happened
was they wanted to bring in a lady into the show, so they brought in Joyce
Van Patten and they canned me.
CJAD: Oh dear, are you still talking to Joyce?
JAMIE: Oh sure, she's a very fine actress. I still talk to Paul
Mazersky. That's the way it goes in the business. Hey, I'm still here. As
I've often said, listen I'm still here. They've driven a stake through my
heart, shot me with a silver bullet and I'm still around.
CJAD: Getting back to M*A*S*H, you played a character who spent
his time trying to get a Section 8. Trying to get out of the military. Now
you actually were in the military, correct?
JAMIE: Yes, I was in from 57 to 59.
CJAD: What was the reaction from the military to your
JAMIE: There wasn't anything, Peter. I mean, nobody wrote me a
bad letter, no one wrote me a good letter. They enjoyed the show, they
just liked the show. I never got any kind of mail regarding whatever I did
on the show. You would think, "oh wow, some right winger would write me a
letter saying, 'how dare you' and some left winger would write you a letter
saying 'how dare you." But none of that happened.
CJAD: Let's go back to the phones. Hank, hi, you're on the
CALLER: Jamie, a few quick questions. I wanted to know did you
have to audition for your character on M*A*S*H? Who auditioned you? And
what was your reaction when you found the kind of character you were going
to be portraying. You were trying to get a Section-8. Having to wear
dresses, beautiful outfits, hats.
JAMIE: Okay, well first of all, I didn't audition for it, perse.
Obviously, I had auditioned for it with the various parts I had played prior
to that because I had worked with Gene Reynolds before. Gene Reynolds was
the producer. So when the character came up, Gene said there is only one
person in the world who can play this part. That's when he called on me. I
didn't know what I was doing. I was called in and I was put into this
trailer outside of Stage 9, that had a lady's outfit hanging up, which was a
WAC outfit, a women's army outfit. I thought I was dressing with an
actress. He said, "no, no, that's yours, put it on." Of course I did, and
when I went out on the soundstage everybody was screaming and laughing
because of those hairy bow legs and various other things going on when you
try to talk in high heels. I played it the way the director had asked me to
play it, which was kind of limp-wristed and rather effeminate. But I did
what he told me to do because I wanted the job. I went home and the next
day they were calling and they said, "look we saw the dailies, we can't have
this character be portrayed this way. Come on in, we have to reshoot it.
You tell how you think this character should be played." So I came back and
I said, "I think I should just play it straight. Use my regular voice and I
don't pay attention to the clothes I'm wearing, but everybody else does.
Let's see how that works." And of course I came on to that one day with
that concept and I stayed for eleven years.
CALLER: Two other quick questions. First of all what size dress
were you wearing.
JAMIE: Ah, you put me to the test. Boy I'm not quite sure. I
think it was a 17 or 18. I'm not sure. If you asked me that 13 years ago, I
could have given you the answer right away.
CALLER: Were they made to measure or were they off the rack?
JAMIE: They were off the rack with the exception of the Statue of
Liberty outfit and a couple of other outfits that they actually had to make
for me because they were special, but basically they were off the rack.
CALLER: Just one serious question. The mood on the final episode,
GOODBYE, FAREWELL AND AMEN. How was it?
JAMIE: Well in reality, that wasn't the final episode. That was
next to the final episode. What had happened was we shot that first and of
course that's when the ranch burned down. We had to go to another location.
That location we went to, we filmed the supposedly final episode, which
wasn't the final episode that went on the air, but it wasn't the final
episode that we shot, GOODBYE, FAREWELL AND AMEN, is over at Lake Sherwood.
If you watch golf at all, they have the GREG NORMAN SHOOTOUT. That's where
we shot the final episode of M*A*S*H where Jack Nicklaus created that golf
course. The final episode of M*A*S*H was the one that we did where we
buried the time capsule. It was a half hour episode. All the other stuff
was in the can. We filmed this last thing called THE TIME CAPSULE.....
CALLER: I think that's the one where Radar's teddybear was buried,
JAMIE: Yeah, the teddybear and all kinds of things we put into
it. That was actually the final episode.
CALLER: And how was the mood on the set between the characters and
JAMIE: Well first of all it was very sad and at the same time it
was very tiring because you must understand, when you're doing that kind of
a show and you're part of everybody's household, be it the United States,
Canada or the rest of the world, you're leaving them. You're departing from
them, and every newspaper, every magazine, every radio program, every
television show in the world is after you. We were on the phone constantly.
We were in front of cameras constantly. We were talking to reporters
constantly. It was really wild. It wasn't it was until after we all said
goodbye, and we all went home and suddenly realized, "hey come Monday
morning, we have no place to go!" that it really all hit us.
CJAD: Do you keep it contact with your former co-stars?
JAMIE: Yeah, Friday we're going to be in Tuscon for a get
together. When I was in New York for GUYS AND DOLLS, Alan and Arlene Alda
we'd see quite often and Loretta Swit would come into town. Mike Farrell
and Shelley Fabares...back here in California I talk to Harry Morgan and his
wife on many an occasion...Bill Christopher....I see McLean Stevenson and
Wayne Rogers at a lot of golf tournaments.
CJAD: Thank you Hank.....Chris in Westmount, hi.
CALLER: Jamie, I just turned on the radio, so I don't know what
you've covered. I was just curious about the questionable sexuality of the
character you portrayed. When you went parties and socialized outside of
the show when it was in its heyday, if that ever entered into things?
JAMIE: No, that one time did it. Everybody knew that the
character was straight and was trying to get out on a Section-8. Oh, maybe
on occasion, somebody had a little too much to drink, they might do a joke.
Some people that might not be in the business that was trying to be funny
would make some kind of comment, but basically they all knew and they loved
the character. I can't tell you how much fan mail I get even now, after all
these years off the air. I sit here at my desk and I have to answer all
CALLER: Well you can turn on the TV any day and you're on the air
JAMIE: Yeah, I know that and I think that's frightening. You can
go all across the United States and Canada and I agree with you....
CJAD: Not only that, they've just recently redid the master
tapes so it's clear and crisp and clean and back on the air again
JAMIE: Yeah, I know. Well, when we were doing it, Larry Gelbart
said, "well, you've been immortalized. This is for eternity." Children
will be watching it, which is fine. I tell you, I have a good time watching
NICK AT NIGHT with the old shows on there and the same thing with our show.
I love to see I LOVE LUCY on the air although I've seen them many, many
times. I think it's a security factor, it's like your blanket. I may not
watch the show, but I want to know it's on the air. It makes me feel
CALLER: One last question, do you still get residuals for all that
JAMIE: Yeah, it's not enormous amounts, but I still get them and
I'm grateful for that. Thankful for it. But I didn't do it for that. I
did it because I love the business.
CALLER: I still get a kick out of you every time I see it.
JAMIE: Well thank you. I appreciate that.
CJAD: Thank you for the call....what about the future? There's
still a long road ahead of you, Jamie. Where can we see you.....
JAMIE: Well I would think so. I can't answer that question
because I am not the captain of my ship. My ship is out there. I am the
captain of my ship, but I don't have my course, (laughter), what I'm saying,
you see, is I don't know yet at this point. You never know in this business
after 42 years, the phone rings and there's another Broadway show or another
TV series or a movie or a Movie Of The Week. We just don't know. That's
the gamble you take. But fortunately I've been frugal with what I do and I
don't have to worry about financially what my next job may be.
CJAD: Well you've done the hit television series and you've done
Broadway. Is there something in your acting career that you haven't done
that you'd like to?
JAMIE: I'd like to create a role on Broadway is what I would love
to do, as opposed to replace somebody on Broadway or do a revival of
something on Broadway. I'd love to create a character. That would really
heighten my senses.
CJAD: Well it certainly was a pleasure talking to you this past
JAMIE: Well thank you Peter.
CJAD: And the book is out. JAMIE FARR: JUST FARR FUN.
JAMIE: And you know what? It's a great Father's Day gift. I've
been out on the book tour going through Pittsburgh, St Louis and Cleveland
and Dayton and Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and I sign many a
books for people for Father's Day. And it is. It's a terrific book.
Please do what Larry King does. Read it after we talk and I think you'll
agree with me, it's a lot of fun.
CJAD: I certainly will. The book is called JAMIE FARR: JUST
FARR FUN. I thank you Jamie for being on the program.
JAMIE: Well thank you Peter.