Howard Hesseman

1940 - 2022

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Howard Hesseman (February 27, 1940 – January 29, 2022) was an American actor known for his television roles as burned-out disc jockey Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati and the lead role of history teacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Hesseman has received more than 2,985,401 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Howard Hesseman is the 8,486th most popular actor (down from 5,262nd in 2019), the 12,516th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,818th in 2019) and the 3,963rd most popular American Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Howard Hessemen by language

Over the past year Howard Hesseman has had the most page views in the with 319,731 views, followed by Italian (5,435), and German (4,967). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Volapük (165.10%), Egyptian Arabic (59.22%), and Simple English (27.61%)


Among actors, Howard Hesseman ranks 8,486 out of 13,578Before him are Louis Hayward, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Ann B. Davis, Mary-Kate Olsen, Emma D'Arcy, and Martin Wallström. After him are Sakura Ando, Viva Bianca, Jason Robards Sr., Cécile Cassel, Matt Salinger, and Yoo Seung-ho.

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Among people born in 1940, Howard Hesseman ranks 582Before him are Billy Fury, Mike Melvill, Trevor Nunn, Mike Troy, William Ferguson, and Mary Rand. After him are Cynthia Weil, Sotsha Dlamini, Brian Labone, Tommy Troelsen, Chet Walker, and Tony Bill. Among people deceased in 2022, Howard Hesseman ranks 619Before him are Gallagher, Volodymyr Struk, Bruce Johnstone, Bob McGrath, Dorothy E. Smith, and Kathleen Nord. After him are James Forbes, Don L. Lind, June Brown, KK, Vin Scully, and Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard Hesseman ranks 12,516 out of 20,380Before him are Gary Larson (1950), Jan Brewer (1944), John 5 (1971), Cindy McCain (1954), Ron Simmons (1958), and Katharine Drexel (1858). After him are Jason Robards Sr. (1892), Tom Foley (1929), Matt Salinger (1960), Thomas Corwin (1794), Nelsan Ellis (1977), and Wendi McLendon-Covey (1969).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Howard Hesseman ranks 3,963Before him are Gary Collins (1938), William Alland (1916), Becki Newton (1978), Brian Geraghty (1975), Ann B. Davis (1926), and Mary-Kate Olsen (1986). After him are Jason Robards Sr. (1892), Matt Salinger (1960), Nelsan Ellis (1977), Wendi McLendon-Covey (1969), Mason Adams (1919), and Rena Sofer (1968).

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