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Tim Conway Biography

Birth Name:
Thomas Daniel Conway
Birth Place:
Willoughby, Ohio, United States
Profession
Actor, writer, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Father was a whip in Ireland and continued working with horses once he moved to the United States; as a child, Conway once dreamed of becoming a jockey
  • Served in the U
  • S
  • Army for two years following college
  • Early comedy partner was Ernie Anderson, director Paul Thomas Anderson's father
  • Comedian Rose Marie discovered Conway at a local Cleveland television station and arranged for him to audition for The Steve Allen Show
  • Changed name to Tim so as not to be confused with British actor Tom Conway
  • Co-founder of the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund, which aids disabled jockeys
  • His license plate once read "13 WKS," a reference to all of his solo television series being canceled after 13 weeks

Awards

  • 1980Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series: winner
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series: winner
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music: winner
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music: winner
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1977Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1977Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1976Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1976Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music: nominated
  • 1975Emmy-Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music: nominated
  • 1975Emmy-Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music: nominated
  • 1973Emmy-Outstanding Achievement by a Supporting Performer in Music or Variety: winner
  • 1963Emmy-Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor: nominated

Relationships