Tim Conway Biography – Tim Conway Wiki
Tim Conway born Thomas Daniel Conway, was an American actor, writer, director, and comedian.
He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a double major in speech and radio. After college, Conway enlisted in the U.S. Army before returning to Cleveland in the late 1950s, where he landed a job working for radio personality Ernie Anderson at the local NBC affiliate KYW-TV. Conway moved on to CBS affiliate WJW-TV. He wrote skits with Anderson and quickly caught the attention of actress and comic veteran Rose Marie, whom Conway credited as discovering him.
After Marie took him under her wing, Conway snagged a part on the weekly variety series The Steve Allen Show. Conway made New York City home and went on to land a breakout role on McHale’s Navy beginning in 1962. Four years after his run on McHale’s Navy ended, Conway debuted his self-titled sitcom, which aired for six months in 1970. The series was the first in a string of self-titled shows, including The Tim Conway Comedy Hour and The Tim Conway Show, the latter of which was a variety sketch series that aired from 1980 until 1981.
With a career stretching television and film, Conway made cameos on several hit shows including Glee, The Steve Allen Show, Married With Children, Diagnosis: Murder, Mike & Molly, 30 Rock, Yes, Dear, CSI, Wizards of Waverly Place, Mad About You, 7th Heaven,Coach, Cybill,Two and a Half Men and Hot in Cleveland.
He lent his voice to the animated character Barnacle Boy on SpongeBob SquarePants in addition to voiceover roles on The New Scooby-Doo Movies, The Simpsons and The Proud Family. Conway was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2002.
Tim Conway Age
Tim was born on December 15, 1933 in Willoughby, Ohio, United States as Thomas Daniel Conway. He died on May 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. He was 85 years old at the time of his death.
Tim Conway Wife
Tim was married twice. He was married to his first wife Mary Anne Dalton from 1961 until their divorce in 1978. They had six children together. He was married to Charlene Fusco from May 18, 1984 until his death.
Tim Conway Children
Tim had 6 biological children; Corey Conway, Kelly Conway, Jaime Conway, Patrick Conway, Shawn Conway and Tim Conway Jr., and 1 step-daughter, Jackie Conway.
Tim Conway Illness
In 2018, Conway was diagnosed with dementia, began using a wheelchair, and had brain surgery.
Tim Conway Death
Tim died on May 14, 2019 at the age of 85. Tim Conway’s daughter, Kelly Conway, confirmed his death in a statement:
“It is with the greatest sorrow that my brothers, Tim, Patrick, Jamie, Corey, Seann, and I announce that our Dad, Tim Conway has passed away,” the statement reads. “The love he gave us, and the laughter he gave the world will never be replaced, but will be remembered forever. He is at peace now but I will miss him every second of every day until we meet again in heaven. We knew he would have to leave us someday, but that day came too soon. ‘SO LEAVE ME IF YOU NEED TOO, I WILL STILL REMEMBER, ANGEL FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND.’ I want to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support over the past year or so.”
His former manager and publicist, Roger Neal, also sent out a statement about his death:
“It was my high honor to represent Tim Conway as his manager and publicist from 2012 to 2017. The guest star roles I had him do, and the press tour for his NY Times best selling book, and spending time in his home, were truly some of the best times in my 38-year career. He was off screen what the world saw on screen. We had so many laughs… what a pure joy to have had the privilege of working with one of the true masters of comedy… there will never be another one like him,” the statement continues. “R.I.P. my friend…”
Tim Conway Cause of Death
Tim Conway’s cause of death was complications of normal pressure hydrocephalus, which is when fluid accumulates and causes the ventricles in the brain to become enlarged.
Tim Conway Nationality
Tim was of American nationality.
Tim Conway Ethnicity
Tim was of Irish descent on his father’s side and Romanian on his mother’s side.
Tim Conway Net Worth
Tim Conway had an estimated net worth of $15 million.
Tim Conway Height
He stood at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).