Conrad Janis

Highest Rated: 100% The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Birthday: Feb 11, 1928
Birthplace: Not Available
A New York-based radio actor from childhood, Conrad Janis was 16 when he made his first Broadway appearance in Junior Miss. Janis went on to star in the 1945 film comedy Snafu then played supporting roles in such 20th Century-Fox productions as Margie (1946) and The Brasher Doubloon (1947, as a teenaged murderer). His subsequent Broadway credits include The Brass Ring (for which he won a Theatre World Award), Time Out for Ginger and Visit to a Small Planet. Premature baldness compelled him to switch from leading-man assignments to character roles. A veteran of some 350 TV appearances, Janis was seen on a regular weekly basis as Otto Palindrome on the 1978 sci-fi spoof Quark, and as Mindy McConnell's dad Fred on the Robin Williams sitcom Mork and Mindy. Dropped from M & M after the 1978-79 season when the producers decided to retool the program, Janis was rehired in 1980, this time at a much heftier salary. Though justifiably proud of his acting accomplishments, Janis reportedly is prouder still of his activities as a jazz musician, fronting such prestigious musical aggregations as The Tailgaters and the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band (this latter group served as the subject of a lively PBS documentary). In addition, Janis is the owner operator of a prominent avant-garde art gallery, and is in charge of his own production company, MiraCom. In 1994, Conrad Janis made his film directorial bow with The Feminine Touch.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bad Blood... The Hunger Producer Director Actor 2012
No Score Yet Sonny Boy Dr. Bender 2011
No Score Yet Maneater Doc 2009
53% The Cable Guy Father `Double Trouble' 1996
No Score Yet The November Conspiracy Frank Donaldsonn Director 1995
No Score Yet Heung Gong wun fung kwong(The Gods Must Be Crazy IV) Actor 1994
No Score Yet Crazy Hong Kong Jack 1994
58% Mr. Saturday Night Director 1992
57% Nothing in Common Himself 1986
36% Brewster's Millions Businessman in Car 1985
No Score Yet The Red Light Sting Bowman 1984
50% Oh, God! Book II Mr. Benson 1980
100% The Buddy Holly Story Turner 1978
No Score Yet Roseland George 1977
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington Fred 1977
20% The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox Gladstone (Widdicombe's assistant) 1976
No Score Yet The Virginia Hill Story Actor 1976
29% Airport 1975 Drinker 1974
No Score Yet Miracle on 34th Street Dr. Pierce 1973
No Score Yet Let's Rock (Keep It Cool) Charlie 1958
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl Dewey Coons 1947
No Score Yet The Brasher Doubloon Leslie Murdock 1947
No Score Yet Margie Johnny Green 1946

TV

CREDIT
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Albert
  • 2002
  • 1997
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
O'Connell Miles Hatcher Dr. Lambert
  • 1991
  • 1988
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest
  • 1987
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
C.J. Barabbas
  • 1985
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
Atomic Man
  • 1985
No Score Yet Mama's Family
1983-1990
Dwight Nettles
  • 1984
95% Mork & Mindy
1978-1982
Frederick McConnell
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet House Calls
1979-1982
Fiskerson
  • 1980
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Conductor Mr. Ripper
  • 1980
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Lynn
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Stratton
  • 1977
No Score Yet Happy Days
1974-1984
Kendall
  • 1976
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
Lyle Bellamy
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Graham Thornbury
  • 1976
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Chad Foster
  • 1966
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Victor
  • 1965

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