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Tim Conway



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • Seagull
2015
No Score Yet Surprised by Love
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet SpongeBob: na suchym l?dzie 3D
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet SpongeBob Schwammkopf 3D
  • Actor
2015
20% Saving Santa
  • Santa
2013
No Score Yet Treasure Buddies
  • Sniffer
2012
25% Certifiably Jonathan
  • Actor
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 Hermie & Friends: Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp
  • Hermie
2008
No Score Yet Garfield's Funfest
  • Roger
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
2005
No Score Yet Hermie and Friends
  • Hermie
2005
No Score Yet A Fruitcake Christmas
  • Hermie
2005
No Score Yet Carol Burnett: Just to Have a Laugh
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Hermie & Friends - Webster the Scaredy Spider
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Buzby the Misbehaving Bee
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Flo the Lyin Fly
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Air Bud 5 - Spikes Back
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Hermie and Friends
  • Hermie
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
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
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
3% Speed 2 - Cruise Control
  • Mr. Kenter
1997
12% Dear God
  • Herman Dooly
1996
No Score Yet Dorf on the Diamond
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
1996
No Score Yet Dorf Goes Fishing
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
1995
No Score Yet Dorf Goes Auto Racing
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Dorf - 'Scue Me!
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Dorf's Golf Bible
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Tim Conway's Comedy Review - 'SCUE ME!
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Dorf And The First Games Of Mount Olympus
  • Actor
1988
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
  • Screenwriter
  • Bags
1979
No Score Yet They Went That-a-Way & That-a-Way
  • Dewey
  • Screenwriter
1978
No Score Yet The Billion Dollar Hobo
  • Vernon Praiseworthy
  • Screenwriter
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 Mystery Theater: Mark Saber of the Homicide Squad
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Christmas Classics
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet Melissa & Joey
2010-2015
  • Counselor
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Major Crimes
2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge
2015-2016
  • Voice
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk
2012-2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk
2012
  • Voice
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Knuckles Pratt
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Bucky Bright
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television
2008-2014
  • Appearing
The Carol Burnett Show
1978
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Nick
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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