Tim Conway was born on December 15, 1933. Early in 1956, comedienne Rose Marie discovered a funny young comic and arranged an audition for him on The Steve Allen Show. That comic was Tim Conway. He endeared himself to TV audiences as Ensign Charles Parker on McHale's Navy (1962) and subsequently appeared in the two feature films based on the series, 1964's McHale's Navy and 1965's McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force.
He then starred in several other series: Rango (1967), The Tim Conway Show (1979), The Tim Conway Hour (1970) and Roll, Freddy, Roll! (1974). But it was his work in a long line of family films, like World's Greatest Athlete (1973); The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975); Gus (1976); The Billion Dollar Hobo (1978); The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979); The Prize Fighter (1979); and Private Eyes (1980) that brought him his biggest accolades. In these films he was frequently paired with The Andy Griffith Show 's famed second-banana, Don Knotts. But it is his work on The Carol Burnett Show for which Conway is best known. His work there won him a Golden Globe and three Emmys. His reputation for making other cast members laugh on stage during tapings, while he remained in character, is legendary.
Conway has made numerous guest appearances on other shows and won an Emmy in 1989 for his role on Coach, an American Comedy Award for his 1992 appearance on Mad about You and most recently, an Emmy for his role as Bucky Bright on 30 Rock. He has also had numerous voice acting roles in animated series like The Simpsons and The Wild Thornberrys. In the world of direct-to-video fare, Conway's series of videos as Dorf, a dwarf sportsman, is a lucrative franchise which continues to delight audiences. In 2010, he also appeared on TV Land's hit sitcom Hot in Cleveland sitcom to razz and romance Elka (Betty White). In 2013, he will once again appear on an episode of Hot in Cleveland as Nick.
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