Tim Conway

Actor + Comedian
Born Dec 15, 1933

Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway is an Emmy award-winning American comedian and actor, who has worked in sitcoms, sketch comedy, and film. Conway is best known for his role in the popular 1960s WWII sitcom McHale's Navy as the inept Ensign Charles Parker, second in command to Lt. Commander Quinton McHale, and for co-starring alongside Carol Burnett on The Carol Burnett Show. He is also known for the voice of Barnacle Boy from the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tim Conway.


1933 Birth Born on December 15, 1933.


1958 24 Years Old After leaving the Army, Conway moved back to Cleveland to work with Ernie Anderson on KYW-TV, an NBC affiliate, in 1958 and 1959 and later, from 1960 to 1962, on WJW-TV (then a CBS affiliate, now a Fox affiliate) on a weekday morning film (under the Ernie's Place banner), where he also wrote material for the comedic skits shown in between film intermissions. … Read More
1961 27 Years Old Conway has been married twice. He was married to Mary Anne Dalton from 1961 until 1978. … Read More
1962 28 Years Old WJW dismissed Conway in 1962, in part because he (and Anderson) misled station management into thinking he had experience as a director. … Read More


1967 33 Years Old Afterwards, he starred in a string of short-lived TV series, starting with 1967's Rango which starred Conway as an incompetent Texas Ranger. … Read More
1969 35 Years Old Even though Conway was listed only as a guest star on the pilot, which ABC broadcast on February 5, 1969, it was the only episode that ever aired. … Read More
1970 36 Years Old In 1970, The Tim Conway Show paired Conway with Joe Flynn of McHale's Navy in a sitcom as owner-pilots of a one-plane (a Beechcraft Model 18 named Lucky Linda) airline operated by the pair. Having "nowhere to run", this pressurized situation was ideal for the fast repartee of the lead actors. It debuted in January 1970, and the last new show aired in June 1970. … Read More


1975 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Beginning in 1975 Conway was often paired with Don Knotts in family films from Disney, including The Apple Dumpling Gang and its 1979 sequel, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again. … Read More
1978 44 Years Old Conway remained a regular cast member of The Carol Burnett Show until the program's run ended, in 1978.
In 1980, Conway again was given his own one-hour variety program, titled The Tim Conway Show (the title that was previously used for his 1970 sitcom).
1983 49 Years Old In the spring of 1983, Conway starred in another situation comedy, Ace Crawford, Private Eye; a spoof of detective shows, it lasted only a month.


1990 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In the summer of 1990, he starred in Tim Conway's Funny America, playing pranks in disguise on unsuspecting passersby around the United States while hidden cameras recorded the results, which Conway presented to a studio audience; it, too, lasted only a few weeks. … Read More


1996 62 Years Old He guest-starred in ABC's Coach, for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series playing Kenny Montague in the 1996 episode "The Gardener". … Read More
2002 68 Years Old In 2002, Conway was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
2003 69 Years Old Starting in 2003, Conway teamed up with good friend Don Knotts again to provide voices for the direct-to-video children's series Hermie and Friends, which continued until Knotts' death in 2006. … Read More
2007 73 Years Old In 2007, he hosted "Thou Shalt Laugh 2: The Deuce", a collection of Christian stand-up comedians.
2008 74 Years Old On his 75th birthday in 2008, Conway was interviewed as a guest on The Bonnie Hunt Show and given a surprise cake by Bob Newhart. … Read More
2012 78 Years Old In 2012-13 he voiced the character 'Mulch' in DreamWorks' "Dragons:Riders of Berk" series.
In 2014 he played Professor VanVanguard, a knowledgeable character of the lives, characteristics and treating of zombies in the award winning feature film "Chip & Bernie's Zomance". … Read More
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