Tim Conway

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Quotes (25)

  • Tim: As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists.

  • Tim: At first I wanted to be a jockey. I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses. So there wasn't much of a future in it.

  • Tim: Both Harvey [Korman] and I like to keep in touch with Carol [Burnett]. We try to see her at least once a month, because she's got a drive-Up ATM window at her house. And we like to go and pick up some cash.

  • Tim: Carol [Burnett] is a wonderful, giving person; she had a personal interest in everyone around the show, including the stagehands and the ushers. And then we didn't do a lot of rehearsal, so the material stayed fresh. It was really a lot like doing a live show.

  • Tim: Don Knotts was a really big influence, especially on the Steve Allen Show. I mean, look at the guy, his entire life is in his face.

  • Tim: Every show wants to be like Friends, and so you've got these shows that literally are so much alike you could stack them on top of each other.

  • Tim: Harvey is a hypochondriac and a worrywart and I give him plenty to worry about.

  • Tim: Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life. I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits, mainly, when I asked him to come along.

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Trivia (20)

  • After graduating from Bowling Green University, Tim served two years in the U.S. Army on the Eighth Army Assignment Team.

  • Tim has appeared in two radio commercials since 2002: he appeared in a commercial for GM Goodwrench Service in 2002 and he was a voice in an Alltel Wireless Service commercial in 2003.

  • Tim is Roman Catholic.

  • Tim has a personalized license plate that reads "13 WKS." This refers to his inability to get a solo TV show to run for longer than that interval of 13 weeks.

  • Tim Conway is a co-founder of the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund. He also serves as the Vice President of the fund and he is a member of the Board of Directors.

  • Tim is a fan of thoroughbred horse racing and he is an occasional race horse owner.

  • Tim has won an American Comedy Award, four Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.

  • In 2001, Tim did voiceover work and TV promos for TV Land.

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