Tim Conway Biography
Thomas Daniel “Tim” Conway commonly known as Tim Conway was an American actor, writer, director, and comedian, who was born on December 15, 1933 Willoughby, Ohio, U.S.
Tim Conway first gained notice for his portrayal of Ensign Parker on the 1960s military comedy McHale’s Navy. He earned his greatest fame as an oft-featured guest and then cast member of The Carol Burnett Show, where he became known for cracking up co-stars with his improvisations.
He paired with fellow comedian Don Knotts for several films throughout the late 1970s, and later enjoyed success on the home video market with his Dorf movies. A six-time Emmy winner, Conway has also been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He portrayed the inept Ensign Parker in the 1960s World War II situation comedy McHale’s Navy, co-starred on the 1970s variety and sketch comedy program The Carol Burnett Show, starred as the title character in the Dorf series of comedy films, and provided the voice of Barnacle Boy in the animated series Sponge Bob Square Pants.
Tim Conway died on May 14 2019 at the age of 85 years.He died from complications of normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Tim Conway Height and Weight
He had an estimated height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighed about 180.78 lbs (82 kg)
Conway attended Chagrin Falls High School and then Bowling Green State University, where he studied television and radio and showcased his unique sense of humor as a disc jockey. After graduating in 1956, he spent two years in the U.S. Army.
He was the only child of European immigrants whose father Dan, was from Ireland and worked as horseman and mom Sophie from Romania Conway moved often as his parents struggled to make ends meet during the Great Depression.There no records of his relatives.
Conway was married to Mary Anne Dalton from 1961 to 1978, and has been with his second wife, Charlene Fusco, since 1984. Of his seven children, Tim Jr. became an actor before earning prominence as a radio talk show host in Southern California.
Out of his two marriages, Tim has been blessed with seven children consisting of two daughters namely Kelly Conway and Jackie Conway and five sons namely Corey, Jaime, Tim jr, Pat and Shawn Conway.
Tim’s net worth was $15 million dollars gained from his acting and comedy skills.
After his discharge from the Army, Conway returned to Cleveland and worked with Ernie Anderson on KYW-TV, an NBC affiliate, in 1958 and 1959.
From 1960 to 1962, he was on WJW-TV on a weekday morning film show, where he also wrote material for the comedic skits shown in between film intermissions.
Conway also recorded a comedy album with Anderson, who himself gained national prominence as a voice over announcer for ABC Television in the 1970s.
WJW dismissed Conway in 1962, in part because he misled station management into thinking he had experience as a director.
Because of this move, which deprived Anderson of his co-host and comic foil, the station asked Anderson if he could host a B-grade horror film show on Friday nights instead.
Conway continued to make many appearances alongside Anderson’s alter ego Ghoulardi, in addition to “Big Chuck” Schodowski, a station engineer who Anderson got to assume much of Conway’s sidekick status.
After he became famous, Conway resurfaced periodically on Cleveland television on the Hoolihan and Big Chuck and Big Chuck and Lil’ John shows on WJW-TV, in guest spots and occasional skits.
Conway has since made regular guest appearances at numerous “Ghoulardifest” functions held by WJW over the years, along with former Cleveland TV personality Bob “Hoolihan” Wells, in tribute to Anderson, who died in 1997..
Tim Conway Movies
- He starred in Disney films such as The World’s Greatest Athlete (1973),
- The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975), Gus (1976), and The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979).
- He starred in the 1977 comedy film The Billion Dollar Hobo. Conway also co-starred with Don Knotts in The Prize Fighter (1979) and The Private Eyes (1980).
- He was Herman Dooly in the 1996 film, Dear God.
- Conway continued to do the series.
- In 2007, he hosted Thou Shalt Laugh 2: The Deuce, a collection of Christian stand-up comedians.
- In 2012-13, he voiced the character ‘Mulch’ in DreamWorks’ Dragons: Riders of Berk series.
- In 2014, he played Professor VanVanguard, a knowledgeable character of the lives, characteristics and treating of zombies in the award-winning feature film Chip & Bernie’s Zomance.
- 1963: Channing, playing a job applicant
- 1973: The New Scooby Doo Movies, voiced
himself in the episode “The Spirited Spooked Sports Show”
- 1991: Carol & Company; a cameo appearance as audience member in the episode “That Little Extra Something”
- 1995–96: Married… with Children as Ephraim Wanker, hillbilly father of Peg Bundy in four episodes
- 2015. In September 2018, SpongeBob showrunner Vincent Waller confirmed that Conway would not reprise his role as Barnacle Boy again.
- 2003: On The Spot, short-lived WB Network comedy, as Mr. Henderson
- 2003–10: Hermie and Friends, Max Lucado’s animated video series, providing the voice of the title character in eight episodes
- 2008: Garfield’s Fun Fest, voicing Freddy Frog and other characters
- 2008: 30 Rock, as Bucky Bright, a washed up star from the 1940s and 1950s
- 2010: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as legendary Vegas comic Knuckles Pratt, in the episode “Take My Life, Please”
- 2010–11: WordGirl, voicing Bampy Botsford and Museum Security Guard
- 2011: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, voicing the Weeper in the episode “Joker: The Vile and the Villainous!”
- 2011: Wizards of Waverly Place, as Cragmont in the episode “Justin’s Back In”
- 2013: Mike & Molly, as Brian in the episode “School Recital”
- 2013: Major Crimes, as a tenant of Shangri-La Apartments in “There’s No Place Like Home”
- 2014: Two and a Half Men, as a guest at Marty’s stag party in “Bite Me, Supreme Court”
- 2014: Glee, as an old man who plays in Peter Pan in “Old Dog New Tricks”
Tim Conway Books
- What’s So Funny?: My Hilarious Life
- Elliot Safe at Home
- Fly Fishing the West Branch of the Ausable
- You Slept Where Last Night?
- Sector-Wide Approaches for HeathDevelopment: A Review of Experience
Tim Conway Dies At The Age Of 85
He passed away at 8:45 a.m. in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, his rep Howard Bragman confirms to PEOPLE. Prior to his death, he suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s.
He was known to ad-lib his sketches even surprising his scene partners and won a Golden Globe Award for the series in 1976, along with Emmys in 1973, 1977 and 1978.
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. Most heartfelt condolences to Tim’s Conway’s family.
Tim Conway with Carol Burnett
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Carol Burnett was like a part of the family in the 1970s.
From 1967 to 1978, millions of Americans welcomed the comedienne-actress and her pals into their living rooms each week on “The Carol Burnett Show.”
Along with her came Vicki Lawrence and Harvey Korman, Cleveland native Tim Conway and Lyle Waggoner — her cast of comedians and friends.
Each week, Burnett would open the show and welcome fans — in person and on TV — with a spontaneous Q&A with members of the studio audience.
Last Updated On:26th January 2023