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Tim Conway is 83 years old
Best known as: The bald cast member from The Carol Burnett Show

     

     

Tim Conway Biography

Name at birth: Thomas Daniel Conway

Comedian Tim Conway has won six Emmy awards, four of them for his work as the silliest cast member of The Carol Burnett Show during the 1970s.

Tim Conway got his show business start in radio in Cleveland. From there he broke into writing and performing comedy sketches, appearing on television variety shows in guest shots. His first big success came as Ensign Charles Parker, a bumbling officer in McHale’s Navy (1962-66, starring Ernest Borgnine).

That led to a movie career in Disney comedies, and, more importantly, a spot as a regular guest on The Carol Burnett Show, beginning in 1967. Conway joined the cast full-time in 1975 and became an audience favorite. His special talent for making co-star Harvey Korman lose composure during a sketch became a trademark of the duo. While on Burnett’s show, Conway won three Emmys as a performer and one as a writer; he went on to win a fifth Emmy for a guest role in the series Coach (1997), and a sixth for a guest role on 30 Rock (2008).

To younger viewers, Conway is known as the voice of Barnacle Boy in the cartoon Spongebob Squarepants. His feature film credits include The World’s Greatest Athlete (1973), The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975), The Shaggy D.A. (1976) and Cannonball Run II (1984).

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During the 1980s, Tim Conway marketed a series of home videos, including Dorf on Golf and Dorf Goes Fishing… On Spongebob Squarepants, he was the sidekick to Mermaid Man, who was voiced by Conway’s former co-star, Ernest Borgnine.


     

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