Bert Convy

Bert Convy

  • Highest Rated: 88% Semi-Tough (1977)
  • Lowest Rated: 30% The Cannonball Run (1981)
  • Birthday: Jul 23, 1933
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American actor Bert Convy excelled in baseball while attending North Hollywood High School and was signed upon graduation by the Philadelphia Phillies. After two years' stagnation in the Phillies' farm system, Convy gave up baseball and attended UCLA, where he became a member of a briefly popular singing group called the Cheers. A 1959 stint with the songs-and-laughs Billy Barnes Revue led to small TV and movie parts, notably a brief bit as a murder victim in the Roger Corman "C minus" horror classic Bucket of Blood (1959). Convy's star ascended on Broadway in the 1960s, when he originated two memorable musical comedy roles: Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret. He was a popular variety-show guest star in that decade, but despite starring appearances in several TV pilots he was unable to get his own prime time series. However, thanks to his ingratiating personality and smooth speaking voice, Convy developed into the perfect daytime game show host, headlining such quizzers of the 1970s and 1980s as Tattletales (which won him an Emmy), Super Password, The Third Degree and Win, Lose or Draw. This last program was co-produced by Convy's close friend Burt Reynolds, who had previously arranged for Convy to obtain good secondary roles in several of Reynolds' films. Convy finally cracked prime time TV with a continuing role on the 1972 mystery series The Snoop Sisters; four years later, The Late Summer-Early Fall Bert Convy Show was briefly telecast by CBS, with Convy presiding over a motley crew of sketch comics. From 1977 to 1986, Convy was a frequent guest star on the long-running TV anthology series The Love Boat, seemingly popping up in every other episode when the series is rerun today. Convy co-starred in the very short-lived TV sitcom It's Not Easy in 1983, and hosted the 1984 Candid Camera clone People Do the Craziest Things. In 1989, the actor learned that he had a brain tumor, and in 1990 suffered a series of severe strokes. One year later, Bert Convy was dead at the age of 58.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

64% In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid) Newspaper Editor 1987
No Score Yet Weekend Warriors Executive Producer Director 1986
No Score Yet Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz Actor 1985
No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor Mike 1984
No Score Yet Help Wanted: Male Actor 1982
30% The Cannonball Run Brad 1981
No Score Yet Hero at Large Walter Reeves 1980
No Score Yet The Man in the Santa Claus Suit Gil Travis 1979
No Score Yet Hanging by a Thread Actor 1979
No Score Yet Racquet Tommy Everett 1979
No Score Yet Jennifer (Jennifer the Snake Goddess) (Jennifer Power) Jeff Reed 1978
88% Semi-Tough Friedrich Bismark 1977
No Score Yet SST: Death Flight (Flight of the Maiden) Actor 1977
No Score Yet Death Takes a Holiday John Cummings 1971
75% The Love Bug Actor 1969
No Score Yet Act One Archie Leach 1963
No Score Yet Susan Slade Wells Corbett 1961
75% A Bucket of Blood Lou Raby 1959
No Score Yet Gunman's Walk Paul Chouard 1958

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Peter Brill
  • 1986
  • 1984
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Hollister
  • 1979
No Score Yet Fantasy Island
1978-1984
Udall
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Guest Dr. Whelander Richard Lawrence
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Doug Stafford
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Jack
  • 1972
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Doane
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Paul Revere
  • 1970
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Ben
  • 1961
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Harry
  • 1960

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