52 Facts About Tim Conway


Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway was an American actor, comedian, writer, and director.


Tim Conway won six Primetime Emmy Awards during his career, four of which were awarded for The Carol Burnett Show, including one for writing.


Tim Conway's father, who immigrated to the United States in 1927, was born in Ireland to Scottish parents and his mother was a first-generation Romanian-American.


Tim Conway attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he majored in television and radio and was a disc jockey, and a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.


When he graduated, Tim Conway enlisted in the United States Army, where he served between 1956 and 1958.


Tim Conway recorded a comedy album with Anderson, who himself gained national prominence as a voice over announcer for ABC Television beginning in the 1970s.


Tim Conway made regular guest appearances at numerous "Ghoulardifest" functions held by WJW over the years, along with former Cleveland TV personality Bob "Hoolihan" Wells, in tribute to Anderson, who died in 1997.


Tim Conway viewed tapes of some of Anderson and Conway's skits and proceeded to take Conway under her wing.


Tim Conway gained a national following from his role as the bumbling, naive Ensign Charles Parker, Executive Officer of the World War II PT-73, in the 1960s sitcom McHale's Navy, alongside Ernest Borgnine and Joe Flynn.


Tim Conway appeared at Borgnine's 90th birthday celebration and, four years later, paid tribute to his friend at the 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on TNT.


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 airline operated by the duo.


Tim Conway, told of the upcoming eviction from the comfortable home, caused Burnett and Harvey Korman to break up with an interminable process of packing to leave.


Tim Conway suggested to the puppet that singing might relax Waggoner's character to the point he is willing to talk.


Tim Conway remained a regular cast member of The Carol Burnett Show until the program's run ended in 1978.


Former Burnett cast member Harvey Korman became a Tim Conway Show regular in late 1980, after having earlier made guest appearances on the show, as had Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence.


In 1973, Tim Conway guest-starred in The New Scooby Doo Movies, voiced himself in the episode "The Spirited Spooked Sports Show".


Tim Conway narrated The Secret Shortcut in Reading Rainbow and hosted The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration.


Tim Conway provided the voice of Freddy the Frog in the direct-to-DVD film Garfield's Fun Fest.


From 2003 to 2010, Tim Conway starred as Hermie in Max Lucado's animated video series, Hermie and Friends alongside his co-star, Don Knotts as Wormie.


In 1963, Tim Conway guest-starred in Channing playing a job applicant.


In 1987, Tim Conway guest-starred in Faerie Tale Theatre as a mayoral candidate in the episode: "Rip Van Winkle".


In 1998, Tim Conway guest-starred in Ellen as a comedian in the episode: "Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute, Part 1".


From 2001 to 2005, Tim Conway guest-starred in Yes Dear as Tom Warner, the father of Greg, with Carol Burnett Show co-star Vicki Lawrence playing his wife.


Tim Conway won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Bucky Bright in the 30 Rock episode "Subway Hero," which initially aired on April 17,2008.


On his 75th birthday in 2008, Tim Conway was interviewed as a guest on The Bonnie Hunt Show and given a surprise cake by Bob Newhart.


In 2018, Tim Conway was seen promoting The Carol Burnett Show and other classic television series on the MeTV television network.


Tim Conway starred in Disney films such as The World's Greatest Athlete, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Gus, and The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, his work with the company earning him a Disney Legend award in 2004.


Tim Conway starred in the 1977 comedy film The Billion Dollar Hobo.


Tim Conway co-starred with Don Knotts in The Prize Fighter and The Private Eyes.


Tim Conway starred in the 1986 equestrian comedy, The Longshot.


Tim Conway was postal employee Herman Dooly in the 1996 film, Dear God.


Tim Conway collaborated with many notable performers and maintained long-term professional relationships with many of them.


Tim Conway first pitched the idea of Ernie Anderson and himself doing a late night show together in Cleveland during the 1960s.


That is where Rose Marie found Tim Conway and got him a role on The Steve Allen Show.


Anderson turned to doing voiceovers after Tim Conway moved on, but their collaborations continued with Tim Conway's string of shows and Anderson's career as "The Voice of ABC".


In 2013, Tim Conway went to the Ghoulardi Fest to promote his book and show his love for his friend Anderson.


Tim Conway first met Harvey Korman in 1966 during the first of Tim Conway's three appearances on The Danny Kaye Show.


Korman and Tim Conway performed together for 10 years on The Carol Burnett Show before Korman left to pursue his own show.


The DVD Together Again with Tim Conway and Harvey is a recording of their touring stage show that ran over 10 years to sold out markets until Korman's death in 2008.


When Tim Conway was starting his career in Hollywood, so was Don Knotts.


Tim Conway wrote two other films for the pair to star in together starting with The Prize Fighter in 1979 and The Private Eyes in 1980.


In 2007, Tim Conway met filmmaker Pasquale Murena when Murena was brought in to direct additional scenes and edit the direct-to-DVD film Legend of the Paddle, starring Tim Conway.


Tim Conway was married to Mary Anne Dalton from 1961 until 1978, and they had six children together.


Tim Conway was married to Charlene Fusco from May 18,1984, until his death.


In June 2010, Tim Conway returned to his hometown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, to put on fund-raising performances at the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre to kick off its capital campaign.


Tim Conway was a spokesperson for the United Leukodystrophy Foundation.


In September 2018, SpongeBob SquarePants showrunner Vincent Waller commented that during the time Conway was recording dialogue for the seagull in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, he was having trouble recording due to health issues.


In 2018, Tim Conway was diagnosed with dementia due to normal pressure hydrocephalus.


Tim Conway had surgery to have a ventricular shunt placed.


Tim Conway died on May 14,2019, at the age of 85 from complications of normal pressure hydrocephalus at a care facility in Los Angeles.


Harvey went up to accept his award, Tim Conway went up and stood right next to him, not saying a word.


Tim Conway was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being.