Award winning comedic actor Tim Conway died May 14, 2019 in Los Angeles at the age of 85 with his wife and daughter at his side. Conway died just four days before his 35th wedding anniversary.

Conway’s accomplishments include six Emmy Awards – four of them for his work on the “Carol Burnett Show” -, is a Golden Globe Award winner, and is a member of the Comedy and Academy of Television Arts, & Sciences’ Halls of Fame.

Along with his numerous acting roles, Conway created the character Dorf and was the voice of Barnacle Boy on the animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants”.

He made his national screen debut in 1963 in an episode of “Channing”. After earning recognition as Ensign Charles Parker” in 138 episodes of “McHale’s Navy” Conway went on to appear in over 100 film and television productions including “Rango”, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”, “The Apple Dumpling Gang”, “The Carol Burnett Show”, “Cannonball Run II”, numerous Dorf videos, “Married with Children”, “Dear God”, “Coach”, “Speed II: Cruise Control”, “Touched by an Angel”, “Hermie and Friends”, “30 Rock”, and “Hot in Cleveland”.

Conway has made over 150 appearances as himself on talk shows, variety shows, game shows, an episode of Sesame Street. Award shows, an episode of “The Simpsons”, documentaries, variety show. and his own short lived variety show.

His writing credits include an episode of “McHale’s Navy” and 31 episodes of “The Carol Burnett Show”.

Thomas Daniel Conway was born on December 15, 1933 in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Willoughby. His television debut came in the Cleveland area after serving in the United States Army.

Conway is suvived by his second wife Charlene; children Jackie, Tim Jr, Patrick, Jamie, Kelly, Corey, and Seann; and two grandchildren.


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