Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley

Highest Rated: 100% Divorce American Style (1967)

Lowest Rated: 0% Million Dollar Mystery (1987)

Birthday: Oct 01, 1927

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

A Tony Award-winning turn on Broadway brought actor Tom Bosley to national attention, but his enduring fame derived from a string of television series and appearances from the late 1950s through the 1990s. Adept at playing average Joes with an inquisitive or irascible streak, Bosley found the perfect apotheosis of that persona playing Howard Cunningham, the perpetually exasperated but kind-hearted dad on "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-1984). The show's staggering popularity ensured that Bosley would be the go-to for lovable father figures for decades to come. He later divided his acting roles between characters of that ilk and more curmudgeonly types like Sheriff Amos Tupper on "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996) and the title sleuth in "The Father Dowling Mysteries" (NBC/ABC, 1987-1991). Meanwhile, his onscreen appearances were fewer and farther between in his later years, with an episode of "That 70s Show" (Fox, 1998-2006), the TV movie "Charlie & Me" (Hallmark Channel, 2008) and a small part in "The Back-Up Plan" (2010) marking some of his final roles. Despite his limited output in the 21st century, Bosley nonetheless remained a revered and well-remembered performer across several generations.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
18% 46% The Back-up Plan Arthur (Character) $37.5M 2010
20% 56% Santa Buddies Santa Paws (Voice) - 2009
No Score Yet 60% Charlie & Me Charlie (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 59% Hidden Places Wakefield (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 21% The Fallen Ones Rabbi Eli Schmitt (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 69% Confession Father Abbot Sutton (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 62% Christmas at Water's Edge Harry (Character) - 2004
72% 74% Paper Clips Unknown (Character) $1.1M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mothers and Daughters Bob (Character) - 2003
31% No Score Yet Returning Mickey Stern Harry Mankelbaum (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 71% Mary Christmas Les Turner (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home Ranger Tasker (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Boat: A Summer Cruise Lt. Logan (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage Lt. Logan (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 16% Wicked Stepmother Lt. MacIntosh (Character) $43.7K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Dowling Mysteries: The Missing Body Mystery Father Frank Dowling (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire and Rain Derryl Price (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 56% Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night Geppetto (Voice) $2.7M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery Father Frank Dowling (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gnomes' Great Adventure David the Gnome (Voice) - 1987
0% 31% Million Dollar Mystery Sidney Preston (Character) $513.7K 1987
No Score Yet 43% Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun Father Chris DeLeon (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 60% The Jesse Owens Story Jimmy Hoffa (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 29% O'Hara's Wife Fred O'Hara (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet For the Love of It Norman (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Castaways on Gilligan's Island Henry Elliott (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal Morris Feldman (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Mod Squad Frank Webber (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 14% The Bastard Benjamin Franklin (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet With This Ring Edward Edwards (Character) - 1978
100% 52% The Stingiest Man in Town Unknown (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Market Baby Dr. Andrew Brantford (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 58% Gus Spinner (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skim Money Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Survivors Marcus Damian (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night That Panicked America Norman Smith (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Is the Black Dahlia? Bevo Means (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Cruise David Mason (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped Harold (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle on 34th Street Judge Henry X. Harper (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Eddie Clark (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Place to Run Dr. Golinski (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Find a Man Dr. Katchaturian (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Congratulations, It's a Boy! Herb (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones Mr. Jones (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Step Out of Line Jack Berger (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 78% Night Gallery Sidney Resnick (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 50% The Secret War of Harry Frigg Gen. Roscoe Pennypacker (Character) - 1968
50% 80% Yours, Mine and Ours Family Doctor (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bang Bang Kid Merriweather Newberry (Character) - 1968
100% 56% Divorce American Style Farley (Character) - 1967
91% 57% The World of Henry Orient Frank Boyd (Character) - 1964
80% 87% Love With the Proper Stranger Anthony Columbo (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arsenic & Old Lace Teddy Brewster (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures Unknown (Voice) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Howard Cunningham (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Still Standing Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Strike Maxwell/Yuppie Man (Guest Voice) 2002 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 80% ER Walter Nikolaides (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack & Jill Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maggie Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 94% Boy Meets World Tom Bosley (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heaven Help Us Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Dr. Burke (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weekend Specials Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Dowling Mysteries Father Frank Dowling (Character) 1989-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of This World Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Howard Cunningham (Character) 1974-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jesse Owens Story Jimmy Hoffa (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanie Loves Chachi Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Unknown (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Testimony of Two Men Unknown (Character) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Eddie Coughlin (Guest Star) 1976 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1975
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wait Till Your Father Gets Home Harry Bolye (Voice) 1972-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paul Lynde Show Congressman Landis (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Me and the Chimp Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Ferdy (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanished Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970-1971
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
14% No Score Yet It's All Relative Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad John Wells (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Timothy Michael MacMurrough (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1962

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