2019-05-17

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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Comedian
  • Birthday:  December 15, 1933
  • Accomplishments:  Primetime Emmy
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Conway started in a Christian comedy video called "Thou Shalt Laugh: The Deuce".

Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway was an American comedic actor, writer, and director. He portrayed the inept Ensign Parker in the 1960s World War II situation comedy "McHale's Navy", was a regular cast member on the 1970s variety and sketch comedy program The "Carol Burnett Show", co-starred with Don Knotts in several films in the late 1970s and early 1980s, starred as the title character in the Dorf series of sports comedy films, and provided the voice of Barnacle Boy in the animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants". He was particularly admired for his ability to depart from scripts with spontaneously improvised character details and dialogue, and he won six Primetime Emmy Awards during his career, four of which were awarded for "The Carol Burnett Show", including one for writing. He passed away on May 14th, 2019.


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