Originally Posted by North
Yeah, that show was a sitcom training ground. Gavin McLeod was in it & so was another guy (whose name escapes me) who went on to be a character actor in a bunch of TV sitcoms.
Borgnine was really much better as a dramatic actor, I thought, but McHale's Navy was fun to watch, mostly for the physical comedy.
Yes, he won Best Actor for "Marty", well before "McHale's Navy". That role and his award was the subject of the planned wrong answer in the movie "Quiz Show", reenacting the payola scandal on 50's TV game shows.