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.
Tim has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Before moving out of Cleveland, Tim was a TV comedy team partner with Ernie Anderson, who is the father of director Paul Thomas Anderson.
Tim is of Irish descent; this comes from his father's side of the family.
In 2001, Tim appeared in a commercial regarding the topic of the California energy crisis.
In 2004, Tim was named a Disney Legend.
Tim is a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
Tim has often been called "the best second-banana in the business."
Tim caught his big break when comedienne Rose Marie noticed him and arranged for him to be on "The Steve Allen Show." Allen liked Tim so much that Tim got his a regular spot on the show.
He changed his name from Tom to Tim in order to avoid being confused with fellow actor Tom Conway.
Tim has seven total children - six from his first wife and one from his second wife.
Upon discharge from the U.S. Army, Tim spent his time answering mail for a Cleveland radio deejay.
Tim majored in speech and radio at Bowling Green University.
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.
Tim: I don't see anything wrong with what's going on in this country today, so I don't really think much of it. It's not something I watch.
Tim: I don't watch a lot of TV anymore. A lot of it isn't the kind of thing you can feel comfortable with watching with your kids. And I still feel that way even though, now, my kids are in their 30s.
Tim: I figure you're only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction.
Tim: I like to work a lot with wood. I make furniture that falls apart. I also sew.
Tim: I love doing my own material.
Tim: I play the saxophone. I know one song, and I play it over and over again all night long until the neighbors start to scream.
Tim: I was born in Willoughby, but I was immediately whisked off to Chagrin Falls, where I grew up.
Tim: I've known Harvey for over 40 years and I worked with him on the Burnett show for 11 years. I guess you could say we're about as close as you can get to being a comedy team.
Tim: I've never really taken anything very seriously. I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it.
Tim: If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten some material about my miserable childhood. But as it is, I've had a great life.
Tim: My career is pretty much over. I'm out in the Valley eating soft-boiled eggs.
Tim: My mother was a seamstress, and I watched her sew growing up. So now I make clothes for my 2-year-old granddaughter that don't fit her. I also make all of Harvey's suits.
Tim: Nowadays they have 12 directors and 15 producers and 30 writers. And all the writers want their lines said a certain way--which isn't necessarily funny. I mean the lines aren't necessarily so funny to begin with.
Tim: People enjoy sitting back knowing they won't hear a lot of four-letter words.
Tim: Richard Pryor's characterizations were brilliant, and his language was really a part of him. For most comedians today, though, the language is just so casual. Now all you need is a brick wall and a mike and you're a comedian.
Tim: When I watch TV, I'm embarrassed by some of what's on.
Tim: You can't TV surf without coming across an Andy of Mayberry episode where you've just got to watch Don as Barney. That's why I put Don in several of my movies.