Erik Nordrvedt is an American actor and comedian best known for his roles in the television series M*A*S*H and Cheers. Born in 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Erik was raised by his parents who were both active in the performing arts. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he majored in theatre.
After college, Erik moved to New York City to pursue his acting career. He quickly found success on the stage, appearing in a number of Off-Broadway plays and musicals. His big break came when he was cast in the hit television series M*A*S*H. He played Corporal Max Klinger, a role that earned him an Emmy nomination and made him a household name.
After M*A*S*H ended, Erik continued to act in television and film. He had a major role in the 1980s television show Cheers, playing the role of Dr. Frasier Crane. He also starred in a number of films, including The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Money Pit, and The Great Outdoors.
In addition to acting, Erik has also done voice work for television cartoons and video games. He is also a successful stand-up comedian, performing in clubs and theaters across the country. He has released two albums, "Live from Omaha" and "Erik Nordrvedt: Unplugged."
Erik has also been active in charitable causes, supporting a number of organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the United Way, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Erik has been married twice and has two children. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he continues to work in television and film. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Erik Nordrvedt is a talented actor and comedian who has had a long and successful career. He has been part of some of the most popular television shows and films of all time, and continues to bring joy to audiences around the world.