Tim Conway is an American comedian and actor. In 1961, the comic legend Steve Allen signed Conway to appear as a regular on The Steve Allen Show. Conway went on to serve as Ernest Borgnine’s second-in-command, Ensign Parker, on the ABC primetime sitcom McHale’s Navy, from 1962 to 1966. He made his big screen debut in 1964, reprising his role as Parker in the film version of McHale’s Navy.
In 1975, Conway found TV success again, this time on CBS’s The Carol Burnett Show. As a regular on the top-rated variety show, Conway delighted audiences with his hilarious characterizations and improvisations. Conway won four Emmy Awards, including one for his work as a writer and one for his guest appearance on the sitcom Coach.
On the big screen, he appeared in The Apple Dumpling Gang and from 1975 to 1986, he and Don Knotts starred in six feature comedy films. Conway also wrote the screenplays for several of his movies. In 1996, Conway appeared in the comedy film Dear God, co-starring Greg Kinnear. He also appeared in the 1997 action film, Speed 2: Cruise Control, starring Sandra Bullock.