Tim Conway

Highest Rated: 89% Wait for Your Laugh (2017)
Birthday: Dec 15, 1933
Birthplace: Not Available
American actor Tim Conway was born in Willoughby, Ohio, but grew up in the curiously named community Chagrin Falls, a fact that he'd later incorporate for a quick laugh in many of his comedy routines, TV films and movies. After majoring in speech and radio at Bowling Green State University, Conway went into the Eighth Army Assignment Team, where, much in the manner of his later bumbling screen characters, he managed to "misplace" a boatload of 7500 replacement troops. Once the army was through with him (and vice versa), Conway secured a job answering mail for a Cleveland radio deejay; his letters were so amusing that he was given a position as a writer in the promotional department, then went on to direct a TV program called Ernie's Place. Whenever Ernie was short a guest, Conway showed up as "Dag Hereford," a so-called authority on several subjects who'd reveal himself to be a blithering simpleton. Comedienne Rose Marie happened to be in Cleveland in 1961, and upon catching Conway's routine recommended the young erstwhile comic to Steve Allen; Conway redid the Hereford bit for Allen's ABC variety series in the fall of '61, fracturing the audiences (and Allen) in three memorable appearances. Now that he was a full-fledged comic, he knew he couldn't continue performing under his real name, Tom Conway, since that was also the name of a well-known British actor; Allen advised Tom to "dot the O," and thereafter he was known as Tim Conway. In 1962, Conway was engaged to play the Doug Hereford-like role of Ensign Doug Parker on the wartime sitcom McHale's Navy, which lasted six seasons and made Conway a star. The actor made several attempts over the following decades to succeed as a solo TV star (witness his 1967 western comedy Rango on ABC), but none of his post-McHale's Navy series have been anything resembling hits. Still, Conway was always welcome as a supporting comic, and he scored major success with hysterically funny appearances opposite Harvey Korman on The Carol Burnett Show in the 1970s; Conway also enjoyed a measure of success as star or co-star of a number of Disney films and low-budget "regional" comedy pictures like The Prize Fighter (1978) and The Private Eyes (1980). In the late 1980s and '90s Conway starred in a popular series of satirical "how-to" home videos, playing a diminutive, dim-bulbed Scandinavian named Dorf; he also lent an acclaimed comedic cameo as a driving instructor to the action film Speed 2 (1997), and voiced a series of Christian-themed animated videos entitled Hermie & Friends, with such friends and colleagues as the late Don Knotts and Burnett co-star Vicki Lawrence. Conway would continue to appear on screen over the coming years, making memorable appearances on TV shows like 30 Rock and providing the voice of Barnacle Bob on the animated series Spongebob Squarepants.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
89% Wait for Your Laugh Actor 2017
81% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Seagull 2015
No Score Yet Surprised by Love Actor 2015
No Score Yet Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers Actor 2015
17% Saving Santa Santa 2013
No Score Yet Treasure Buddies Sniffer 2012
25% Certifiably Jonathan Actor $8.3K 2011
No Score Yet Spooky Buddies Actor 2011
20% Santa Buddies Sniffer 2009
No Score Yet Hermie & Friends: The Flo Show Creates a Buzz Hermie 2009
No Score Yet Garfield's Funfest Roger 2008
No Score Yet Hermie & Friends: Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp Hermie 2008
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television Actor 2008
No Score Yet Thou Shalt Laugh 2: The Deuce Actor 2007
No Score Yet Hermie & Friends: Milo the Mantis Who Wouldnt Pray Hermie 2007
No Score Yet Hermie & Friends: Hermie - A Common Caterpillar Hermie 2007
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy! Skip Jones 2006
No Score Yet Tim Conway: Timeless Comedy Actor 2006
79% The Aristocrats Actor $6.2M 2005
No Score Yet Carol Burnett: Just to Have a Laugh Actor 2005
No Score Yet A Fruitcake Christmas Hermie 2005
No Score Yet Hermie & Friends: Buzby, the Misbehaving Bee Hermie 2005
No Score Yet Hermie & Friends: Webster the Scaredy Spider Actor 2004
No Score Yet Buzby the Misbehaving Bee Actor 2004
No Score Yet Hermie & Friends: Flo the Lyin' Fly Hermie 2003
No Score Yet Air Bud 5 - Spikes Back Actor 2003
No Score Yet Dorf Da Bingo King Actor 2002
No Score Yet Dorf Goes Fishing Actor 2002
No Score Yet Dorf Goes Fishing / Tim & Harvey in the Great Outdoors Screenwriter Actor 2002
No Score Yet Dorf On The Diamond Actor 2002
No Score Yet Splish Splash Actor 2001
No Score Yet Lullaby & Goodnight Actor 2001
No Score Yet Rainbow Valley Fire Department Actor 2001
No Score Yet The View from the Swing Henry 2000
No Score Yet O' Christmas Tree Actor 1999
21% Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver Fred Davis 1998
No Score Yet O' Christmas Tree Squirrel 1998
4% Speed 2 - Cruise Control Mr. Kenter 1997
12% Dear God Herman Dooly 1996
No Score Yet Dorf's Golf Bible Actor 1989
No Score Yet Dorf And The First Games Of Mount Olympus Actor 1988
No Score Yet Dorf On Golf Actor 1987
No Score Yet Cyclone Barrell 1987
No Score Yet The Longshot Dooley Screenwriter 1986
No Score Yet Dorf's Golf Bible Actor 1986
13% Cannonball Run II CHP Officer 1984
No Score Yet The Private Eyes Screenwriter Dr. Tart 1981
No Score Yet The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Amos Tucker 1979
No Score Yet The Prize Fighter Bags Screenwriter 1979
No Score Yet They Went That-a-Way & That-a-Way Dewey Screenwriter 1978
No Score Yet The Billion Dollar Hobo Screenwriter Vernon Praiseworthy 1978
50% The Shaggy D.A. Tim 1976
No Score Yet Gus Crankcase 1976
No Score Yet Paul Lynde Halloween Special Actor 1976
No Score Yet Paul Lynde Halloween Special Actor 1976
56% The Apple Dumpling Gang Amos 1975
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Athlete Milo Jackson 1973
No Score Yet McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Ensign Charles Parker 1965
No Score Yet McHale's Navy Ensign Charles Parker 1964
No Score Yet Christmas Classics Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge
2015-2018
Voice
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
Voice
  • 2018
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Melissa & Joey
2010-2015
Counselor
  • 2014
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk
2012-2013
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Nick
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk
2012
Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Major Crimes
2012-2018
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Knuckles Pratt
  • 2010
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Bucky Bright
  • 2008
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television
2008-2014
Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Proud Family
2001-2005
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Clerk/Justice of the Peace
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys
1998-2004
Voice
  • 1999
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
Pawnbroaker
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
  • 1997
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1997
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1997
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Kenny
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Ephraim
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Himself
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show
1967-1978

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