Russ Conway

Actor + Character Actor + Military Person
Born Apr 25, 1913

Russ Conway was a Canadian-American character actor who appeared on film and television between 1947 and 1975.

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1913 Birth Born on April 25, 1913.


1937 24 Years Old Born Russell Clarence Zink in Brandon, the second largest city of Manitoba, Canada, Conway earned a bachelor's degree in 1937 from the University of California at Los Angeles. … Read More


1947 34 Years Old At first, he had uncredited roles in some two dozen motion pictures from 1947–1953, beginning as a medic in Buck Privates Come Home and including The Heiress (film) appearing as Quintus SeaburyFlamingo Road, I Was a Male War Bride, Calamity Jane and Sam Bass about frontier characters Martha Jane Cannary and the bandit Sam Bass, Twelve O'Clock High, Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation, and the 1952 film The Outcasts of Poker Flat, based on a Bret Harte short story of the same name. … Read More
1950 37 Years Old Conway became best known for his multiple television appearances, beginning with "Sheep Thieves", the first of four episodes between 1950 and 1954, of the classic western The Lone Ranger. … Read More
1951 38 Years Old In 1951, Conway appeared on the detective series Boston Blackie.
1952 39 Years Old He then guest starred in three 1952-1953 episodes of Jack Webb's original Dragnet crime drama on NBC. … Read More


1953 40 Years Old Over the years, Conway guest-starred in many television westerns, including a forgotten 1953 episode "McCoy of Abilene", about the 1860s cattleman Joseph McCoy in Abilene and Dodge City, Kansas, Kansas, a segment of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, then on NBC. … Read More
He portrayed a character named "Stirling" in the 1957 episode "Judith" of the syndicated The Gray Ghost, an American Civil War drama based on the life of Confederate cavalry officer John Singleton Mosby.
1958 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Conway was cast in two 1958 segments, "Diamonds in the Rough" and "When the Cat's Away" of Rod Cameron's State Trooper modern western crime drama. … Read More
He appeared in the 1959 episode "Act of Faith" of the NBC western series, The Californians.
1961 48 Years Old From 1961 to 1968, he appeared four times on NBC's Bonanza: as Dave Hart in "The Tax Collector", as attorney Jeremy Grant in "The Man Without Land", as Judge Horace Wheeler in "False Witness", and as Balenger in "The Passing of a King". … Read More


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1968 55 Years Old In September 1968, Conway starred as a rancher in the Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color two-part episode "Boomerang, Dog of Many Talents". … Read More
1969 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1969, Conway played Maxy Parker, bewildered father of the rebellious 16-year-old George Leroy Parker (Michael Margotta), in the syndicated series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Robert Taylor not long before Taylor's own death. … Read More
1972 59 Years Old In 1972, he guest starred in "A Game of Chess" on ABC's The F.B.I. starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. In 1973, he starred in the episode "The Winning Ticket" of NBC's short-lived Chase, starring Mitchell Ryan and Wayne Maunder.


1974 61 Years Old In 1974, Conway appeared on William Conrad's Cannon in the episode entitled "Where's Jennifer?".
1975 62 Years Old His last screen appearance was in 1975 as an unnamed ship's captain in the 1975 episode "The Cruise Ship Murders" of the Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert CBS crime drama, Switch. … Read More
2009 96 Years Old Died on January 12, 2009.
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