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Conrad Bain

Highest Rated:   100% I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Lowest Rated:   80% The Anderson Tapes (1971)
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Wryly humorous Canadian character actor Conrad Bain was all wrapped up in such athletic pursuits as hockey and speed skating when, in his junior year of high school, he suddenly became fascinated with acting. He studied at Alberta's Banff School of Fine Arts, served in the Canadian army during World War II, then resumed his training at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He worked at the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival and in live television before scoring his first real success in the 1956 Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. In the early 1970s, Bain began popping up in such New York-based films as Lovers and Other Strangers (1970) and Woody Allen's Bananas (1973). He gained national fame in the TV role of stuffy next-door neighbor Dr. Arthur Harmon on the Norman Lear sitcom Maude (1974-78). Bain was later awarded top billing as wealthy Phillip Drummond, foster father to Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges, on Diff'rent Strokes. His most recent regular-series assignment was as presidential aide Charley Ross on the George C. Scott TV vehicle Mr. President (1987). Conrad Bain's identical twin brother Bonar Bain occasionally guested on Conrad's various TV series. Conrad died at 89 in early 2013.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
90% Postcards from the Edge
  • Grandpa
1990
No Score Yet Child Bride of Short Creek
  • Frank King
1981
No Score Yet C.H.O.M.P.S.
  • Ralph Norton
1979
No Score Yet A Pleasure Doing Business
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Up the Sandbox
  • Dr. Gordon
1972
No Score Yet A Fan's Notes
  • Poppy
1972
80% The Anderson Tapes
  • Dr. Rubicoff
1971
88% Bananas
  • Semple
1971
No Score Yet Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?
  • Val
1971
No Score Yet Fury on Wheels
  • Lester
1971
100% I Never Sang for My Father
  • Rev. Pell
1970
86% Last Summer
  • Dan's Father
1969
No Score Yet Star!
  • Salesman at Cartier's
1968
94% Coogan's Bluff
  • Madison Avenue Man
1968
100% Madigan
  • Hotel Clerk
1968
No Score Yet Gentle Annie
  • Actor
1945

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Philip Drummond
  • 1996
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
  • Philip Drummond
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Philip Drummond
  • 1979

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