Tim Conway

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Tim Conway

Born

12/15/1933, Willoughby, Ohio

Birth Name

Thomas Daniel Conway

Gender

Male
8.7
out of 10
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34 votes

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Tim Conway is an American comedian and actor best known for his role in the Carol Burnett Show. Born in Willoughby, OH on December 15, 1933, Conway majored in Speech and Radio at a small Ohio university. He served briefly in the Army and then took up a…more

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    • 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.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Oldie but goodie.

    9.5
    Great. Funny.
  • Tim Conway rocks...he rocked back in Mchales Navy and it never gets old.

    9.9
    Tim Conway is one of the all time great comedians I have ever seen. I loved him in Mchale's Navy, even though I wasn't around when those came out, and also in the Carol Burnette Show. I wasn't around when either of those were being made, but I have seen them on reruns and Tim is the most awesome charecter on them both. I love his style of humor. I think that it is awesome how he can pretend to be dumb.



    On the Carol Burnette Show, I loved it when he and Harvy would team up to do a skit. One of my all-time favorites is when Harvy goes to the dentist who is Tim Conway. Tim sticks himself several times witht he novocane and then collapses. It was awesome because Harvy never saw it coming. That was one of the awesome things about Tim Conway, for him, the scripts were more like suggestions. He could look at it and, if he thought of something funnier, he would use it. It makes for great TV.



    He would have been awesome on the show "Whose Line Is It Anyways?" He would have fit right in with all the ad-libbing. He can make up hilarious stuff right on the spot and, he can do funny voices. I loved him in all the roles that he did. Tim Conway is definatly one of the all-time greatest comedians!moreless
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