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Also Known As: Thomas Daniel Conway Died:
Born: December 15, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Willoughby, Ohio, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, director

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Actor Tim Conway's unassuming frame and easygoing Midwestern demeanor served as the perfect baffle for his formidable comedic talents. As a comic actor, he displayed a knack for playing easily confused and clumsy characters, like the naïve Ensign Parker on "McHale's Navy" (ABC, 1962-1966). But Conway's true gifts were in physical comedy and improvisation, which were put to excellent use on "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS, 1967-1978). His peerless timing and pantomime skills easily reduced audiences - and often his castmates - into helpless laughter with little or no dialogue. Conway's work with Burnett was richly rewarded with four Emmy Awards - three for performance and one for writing. But after "The Carol Burnett Show," Conway struggled in trying to branch out on his own, though he did find some success in several films with Don Knotts and playing the hapless, height-challenged Dorf in a string of popular direct-to-video comedies. Nonetheless, Conway remained a legendary comic performer who attracted new generations of fans throughout the years.

Actor Tim Conway's unassuming frame and easygoing Midwestern demeanor served as the perfect baffle for his formidable comedic talents. As a comic actor, he displayed a knack for playing easily confused and clumsy characters, like the naïve Ensign Parker on "McHale's Navy" (ABC, 1962-1966). But Conway's true gifts were in physical comedy and improvisation, which were put to excellent use on "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS, 1967-1978). His peerless timing and pantomime skills easily reduced audiences - and often his castmates - into helpless laughter with little or no dialogue. Conway's work with Burnett was richly rewarded with four Emmy Awards - three for performance and one for writing. But after "The Carol Burnett Show," Conway struggled in trying to branch out on his own, though he did find some success in several films with Don Knotts and playing the hapless, height-challenged Dorf in a string of popular direct-to-video comedies. Nonetheless, Conway remained a legendary comic performer who attracted new generations of fans throughout the years.

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 Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy (2006) Skip Jones
3.
 Air Bud 2: Golden Receiver (1998) Fred Davis
4.
 Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) Mr Kenter
5.
 Dear God (1996) Herman Dooly
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 Longshot, The (1986) Dooley
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 Cannonball Run II (1984) 1st Chp
8.
 Private Eyes, The (1980) Dr Tart
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 Prize Fighter, The (1979) Bags
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Served as writer, director and performer at KWY-TV in Cleveland, OH
1956:
Moved to New York City
1958:
Moved back to Cleveland to work with Ernie Anderson on WKYC TV, an NBC affiliate
1960:
Became a regular player on "The Steve Allen Show" (NBC)
1960:
Wrote material for Anderson's "Ghoulardi Saturday Night Picture Show" on WJW TV
1962:
Breakthrough role as the bumbling, naive Ensign Charles Parkerin on the ABC sitcom "McHale's Navy"
1964:
Feature film debut, reprised role of Parker for the feature film spin-off "McHale's Navy"
1966:
Appeared regularly on the CBS series, "The John Gary Show"
1967:
Played an incompetent Texas Ranger on the ABC comedy "Rango"
1967:
Best known as a regular cast member of the CBS variety series "The Carol Burnett Show"
1969:
Hosted the ABC series "Turn On"
1970:
Teamed with Joe Flynn of "McHale's Navy" for the CBS sitcom "The Tim Conway Show"
1970:
Appeared in his own hour-long variety show, "The Tim Conway Comedy Hour" (CBS)
1975:
Teamed with Don Knotts for the Disney film "The Apple Dumpling Gang"
1978:
Feature screenwriting debut "The Billion Dollar Hobo"; also co-starred
1983:
Headlined the CBS sitcom "Ace Crawford, Private Eye"
1991:
Appeared in the CBS special "Dorf's Family"
1995:
Reprised role for the "Dorf" home video; also wrote and produced
1995:
Had a recurring role as Ephraim Wanker, the hillbilly father of Peg Bundy on FOX's "Married with Children"
1999:
Voiced Barnacle Boy on Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants"
2001:
Occasionally guest-starred on the CBS sitcom "Yes Dear," as the father of Anthony Clark's stuffy character
2008:
Guest-starred in an episode of NBC's "30 Rock"
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Education

Bowling Green State University: Bowling Green , Ohio - 1956

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wife:
Mary Anne Conway. Married in 1961; divorced in 1978; mother of Conway's six older children.
wife:
Charlene Fusco. Married in 1984; mother of Conway's youngest.

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daughter:
Kelly Ann Conway. Born in July 1962.
son:
Timothy D Conway. Born in October 1963.
son:
Patrick D Conway. Born in December 1964.
son:
Jamie D Conway. Born in September 1966.
son:
Corey D Conway. Born in November 1968.
son:
Seann D Conway. Born in August 1970.
daughter:
Jackie Conway. Mother, Charlene Fusco.
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