Tim has a "Bacon Number" of 2.
He was in Across 110th Street with Nick Lapadula,
Nick was in Only When I Laugh with Kevin Bacon.
When Buster Crabbe, who played Buck Rogers in the 1930's, appeared on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Tim was overjoyed. Having seen the original films the two spent a lot of time on set talking about them.
As a child Tim O'Connor was about as big a fan of Buck Rogers as anyone could be. He loved the comic strip so much that he had a space helmet and ray gun that he wore everywhere.
An admitted scifi fan, Tim O'Connor has spoken publicly with praise for Close Encounters of a Third Kind and Alien.
The actor was not enthusiastic about the results after filming a TV movie Murder at Peyton Place.
He would jog a few miles each morning before heading over to Universal Studios to film Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
While preparing for a sailing adventure that was to include Mexico and Central America, O'Connor studied Spanish and ham-radio operation at UCLA.
Tim O'Connor is an avid sailor who has "enjoyed the rapture of the deep" since the mid sixties.
He made frequent appearances on the The United States Steel Hour (1953) and performed regularly in the "Family Classics" series, where he played roles in numerous productions such as "A Tale of Two Cities" and "The Three Musketeers."
Tim O'Connor wed Mary Foskett in 1957. They had one child.
His narration of the book on tape for Peyton Place earned him the Earphones award.
Tim O'Connor gained prominence in playing officials, military men, and police officers. Dr. Elias Huer in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Jack Boland in General Hospital, and Elliot Carson in Peyton Place are among his most notable roles. He continued this trend into the 1990's when he portrayed an alien ambassador on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
When he began work on Peyton Place, Tim O'Connor lived on an island in the middle of Glen Wild Lake, near Bloomingdale, New Jersey. As the show's popularity grew, he realized that traveling from New Jersey to Los Angeles was a hassle and moved to Santa Monica, California.
Having been a big fan of the original Buck Rogers film serials starring Buster Crabbe, he delightedly accepted saying a role in the television series when producer Glen A. Larson asked.
Tim O'Connor: I've always been spotted in public. I played Elliot Carson on Peyton Place for four and a half years and no one is more loyal than a soap opera Fan.
Tim O'Connor: (upon be called back to the set from an interview to re-shoot a scene after multiple re-shoots of the same scene.) My God! This scene is turning into an epic!
Tim O'Connor: (emphatically accepting the role of Dr. Elias Huer on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century) Hell! Yes, I will!