The character was often the comic foil to the hijinks of Alda's "Hawkeye" and Mike Farrell's Captain B.J. Hunnicutt. Actor David Ogden Stiers has died at age 75. Stiers' character, while arrogant, also showed an empathy and wit his predecessor lacked. "I wish to spend my life's twilight being just who I am", he said in 2009.