In Memoriam: Tim Conway

by Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 4 months ago | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Beloved comedic actor and father Tim Conway passed away on May 14th, 2019 at the age of 85. The former Army veteran Conway got his start after being spotted by Rose Marie, co-star of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), who arranged an audition for Tim on The Steve Allen Show (1956). That was enough exposure to launch his career in Hollywood. Conway will be best remembered for his work on The Carol Burnett Show (1967), McHale's Navy (1964) as Ensign Charles Parker and most recently on Chip and Bernie Save Christmas with Dorf (2016) as Dorf. But in between those roles he managed to rack up many other memorable appearances. Tim will sadly be missed.

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1. McHale's Navy (1962–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, War

The misadventures of a misfit PT boat crew during World War II.

Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway, Carl Ballantine

Votes: 2,177

Ensign Charles Parker

2. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 4,288

3. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

G | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Western

59 Metascore

Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts, Tim Conway

Votes: 4,452 | Gross: $36.85M

Includes the sequel. As Amos Tucker

4. Rango (1967)

30 min | Comedy, Western

The adventures of Rango, a bumbling Texas Ranger stationed at Deep Wells Ranger Station in the late 19th century, and his sidekick, the cowardly Indian scout Pink Cloud.

Stars: Tim Conway, Guy Marks, Norman Alden, Michael Carr

Votes: 61

As Rango

5. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 2,324

6. The Shaggy D.A. (1976)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

60 Metascore

A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 2,332

As Tim

7. Cannonball Run II (1984)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy

13 Metascore

The original characters from The Cannonball Run (1981) race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.

Votes: 14,026 | Gross: $28.08M

CHP officer #1

8. The Longshot (1986)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

Four losers borrow money from gangsters to bet on a "sure thing", but lose. The gangsters go after them to get their money.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Tim Conway, Jack Weston, Harvey Korman, Brad Trumbull

Votes: 514 | Gross: $1.10M


9. Dorf on Golf (1987 Video)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

Avid diminutive sportsman Derk Dorf plays some golf with his clueless caddy Leonard. Unfortunately, he's bad at it, so he thinks of various ways to improve his game, including gadgets. First film in a series.

Director: Roger Beatty | Stars: Tim Conway, Vincent Schiavelli, Michele Smith

Votes: 206

And all the Dorf Shorts as Dorf

10. Newhart (1982–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy

Votes: 5,076

As Tim Conway

11. Hollywood Squares (1998–2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Stars: Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens, Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Mull

Votes: 837


12. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,902

Himself. Includes Jay Leno also.

13. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 347



15. Married... with Children (1987–1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse

Votes: 91,160

Ephraim Wanker

16. Dear God (1996)

PG | 112 min | Comedy

When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The post office, however, is annoyed.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Laurie Metcalf, Maria Pitillo, Tim Conway

Votes: 3,495 | Gross: $7.06M

Herman Dooly

17. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

23 Metascore

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 70,719 | Gross: $48.61M

Mr. Kenter, Driving Instructor

18. The Drew Carey Show (1995–2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A sitcom about Drew's personal and professional life.

Stars: Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Kathy Kinney, Ryan Stiles

Votes: 14,929

As Gus

19. Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Cynthia Stevenson, Tim Conway, Dick Martin

Votes: 5,059 | Gross: $10.22M

Fred Davis

20. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)
Episode: Here Comes Santa Claus (1998)

TV-G | 44 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Like every Christmas, Eric compromises the kids' fun by imposing 'voluntary good deeds' and cheating the draw of the family presents distribution. Matt is even pressed into a mall Santa job... See full summary »

Director: Joel J. Feigenbaum | Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Barry Watson, David Gallagher

Votes: 52

Rocky / Santa Claus

21. Mad About You (1992–1999)
Episode: The Final Frontier (1999)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Romance

Flash forward a number of years. Mabel is a grown film maker, showing a documentary of her parents lives over the last 20 years. Married or not, separated or not, Mabel blames her parents for her own current life.

Director: Helen Hunt | Stars: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow, Louis Zorich

Votes: 50

Clerk / Justice of Peace

22. Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
Episode: The Roast (1999)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

The day Dr. Mark Sloane is to be 'honored' as Man of the Year at the Roast, where comedians makes merciless fun of him in the Jokers Club, which despite its fun-loving name is also a ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Hibler | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, Charlie Schlatter, Barry Van Dyke

Votes: 52

Tim Conrad

23. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Votes: 75,709

Barnacle Bob

And the movies

24. DreamWorks Dragons (2012–2014)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

The further adventures of Hiccup and his friends on the Island of Berk.

Stars: America Ferrera, Jay Baruchel, T.J. Miller, Zack Pearlman

Votes: 8,789

As Mulch

25. Melissa & Joey (2010–2015)
Episode: Don't Look Back in Anger (2014)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

In a special clip episode, Mel and Joe meet with a counselor to discuss their relationship. As they look back on their years together, they quickly decide that honesty is not the best policy.

Director: David Kendall | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler, Nick Robinson

Votes: 65

Rev. Matthews

26. Chip and Bernie Save Christmas with Dorf (2016)

48 min | Comedy

A hilarious elf. A puppet newsroom. A Santa in distress. Get ready for a magical dose of holiday cheer, zany Yuletide greetings, and the most fun you'll have on this side of the North Pole.... See full summary »

Director: Pasquale Murena | Stars: Marc Robert, Pasquale Murena, Tim Conway, Autumn Murena


27. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: Bite Me, Supreme Court (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Marty proposes to Evelyn, and she accepts. But after Alan and Walden throw Marty a bachelor party, he abruptly calls off the wedding.

Director: James Widdoes | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, Amber Tamblyn, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 498

As Tim

28. Major Crimes (2012–2018)
Episode: There's No Place Like Home (2013)

Not Rated | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a landlord is killed, Major Crimes' investigation quickly focuses on his elderly tenants, who all worked together on a 1970s detective TV program.

Director: Leo Geter | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 227

As Howard Gray

29. Mike & Molly (2010–2016)
Episode: School Recital (2013)

TV-14 | 21 min | Short, Comedy

Molly is so focused on directing a school recital that she doesn't realize a fellow teacher is hitting on her. Meanwhile, Vince convinces Mike to join him in an unusual money-making scheme. TIM CONWAY and JIM BEAVER guest star.

Director: Mark Roberts | Stars: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon

Votes: 90

As the Exhibitionist

30. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Take My Life, Please (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A comic who was one-half of a legendary Vegas duo from the 1970s is found dead on the eve of their reunion show, while the body of a fugitive who bombed an abortion clinic is dumped in Las Vegas with over 100 bullet holes in him.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 478

As Knuckles Pratt

31. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Subway Hero (2008)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Jack asks Liz to get her ex-boyfriend Dennis for the show after he becomes a hero for saving someone at a subway station, and tries to get Tracy to become an African-American spokesman for the Republican party.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 671

As Bucky Bright

32. Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)
Episode: Justin's Back In (2011)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Alex helps Justin prepare his students.

Director: Guy Distad | Stars: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone

Votes: 81

As Cragmont

33. Hermie & Friends (2004 TV Movie)

Animation, Comedy, Family

Add a Plot

Director: Rick Eldridge | Stars: Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, Tim Conway, Melissa Disney

Votes: 30

As Hermie

34. Coach (1989–1997)
Episode: The Body Gardener (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sport

Hayden repeatedly goes out of way to help his ex handicapped gardener Kenny Montague.

Director: Tony Dow | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Bryan Clark, Tim Conway

Votes: 18

As Kenny Montague

35. Clueless (1996–1999)
Episode: Never P.E.T.A. Squirrel (1998)

TV-G | Comedy

Mel hires a pest exterminator to rid the Horowitz home of a squirrel. The exterminator turns out to be the former shop teacher Mr Hubley, who Cher and Dee got sacked. It turns out to be an eventful day.

Director: Tim O'Donnell | Stars: Rachel Blanchard, Stacey Dash, Donald Faison, Elisa Donovan

Votes: 6

As Mr. Hubley

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