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Conrad Janis



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
54% 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
56% Mr. Saturday Night
  • Director
1992
58% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Albert

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