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Ted Knight ACTOR


Ted knight was born on December 7th, 1923 in Terryville, Connecticut with the birth name Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka.  He dropped out of High School early to join the military during World War II and was decorated five times for bravery.  
When he completed his service and studied acting in Hartford, Connecticut and enjoyed working with puppets and doing ventriloquism.    
It as this talent that gave him the opportunity to work on television in a kids show from 1950 to 1955.  He then found work in New York hosting the Early Show.  This followed with working as a radio announcer up until 1957. 
He then took the advice of a co worker and left for a Hollywood to pursue a acting career in film.  Between the 50's and late 60's, Knight found employment doing voice over work for a number of commercials and did some film work in, "Psycho" (1960).  He also made a number of television appearances on such shows as, "The New Loretta Young Show", "Highway Patrol", "How to Marry a Millionaire", "The Eleventh Hour", "Get Smart", "Bonanza" and "The Wild Wild West".
Along with his film and voice over experience he also voiced a number of Superhero cartoons such as, "Flash, The Atom, Superman, Super Friends and the Justice League.
Knight's final film role was in 1980 in, "CaddyShack".  It was due to his strong characteristic voice that he always managed to find work as an announcer or doing voice work for cartoon characters.  He is most well known and remembered for his role on, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" as the newscaster which earned him six Emmy nominations and winning and Emmy for, "Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy" in 1973 and 1976.    

Ted Knight married only one time to Dorothy Smith in 1948 and they remained together having three children, Ted, Elyse and Eric before he passed away on August 26th, 1986 in Los Angeles, California from cancer.  He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to Television. he was also honored by his hometown of Terryville, Connecticut dedicating a bridge on Canal Street in his memory.


1980-1987 Too Close for Comfort
1980-1983 The Love Boat
1980 Caddyshack  
1978 A Mac Davis Special: Christmas Odyssey - 2010
1978 The Ted Knight Show
1970-1977 Mary Tyler Moore
1975 Emilio and His Magical Bull 
1975 The Ghost Busters
1974 Rhoda
1974 The Fireman's Ball
1973 Super Friends
1973 Star Trek
1973 Lassie's Rescue Rangers 
1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies
1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie 
1972 Of Thee I Sing 
1961-1972 Bonanza 
1970 The Immortal
1970 M*A*S*H 
1969 Anatomy of a Crime 
1968 The Outsider 
1968 The Wild Wild West
1968 Fantastic Voyage
1968 The Batman/Superman Hour 
1968 Garrison's Gorillas
1968 Countdown
1968 Judd for the Defense 
1968 Aquaman 
1967 The Invaders 
1967 The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure
1967 Journey to the Center of the Earth 
1967 Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI 
1966-1967 Get Smart
1966 The Fugitive
1965-1966 The F.B.I.
1966 T.H.E. Cat 
1962-1966 Combat!
1966 The New Adventures of Superman
1966 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 
1964 The Young Marrieds 
1965 Blindfold
1965 12 O'Clock High 
1965 Run for Your Life
1964-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1965 Young Dillinger 
1959-1965 Gunsmoke 
1965 The Katherine Reed Story 
1963-1964 McHale's Navy
1964 The Outer Limits
1964 Nightmare in Chicago
1964 The Lieutenant 
1964 The Candidate 
1963 Arrest and Trial
1962-1963 The Virginian
1963 Sam Benedict
1961-1963 The Untouchables
1963 Ripcord
1962 The Eleventh Hour
1962 The New Loretta Young Show
1962 The Interns 
1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome
1962 Hawaiian Eye
1962 13 West Street 
1961-1962 Cain's Hundred
1962 Hitler 
1961 G.E. True Theater
1961 Dr. Kildare
1961 Two Rode Together 
1961 The Asphalt Jungle
1961 Sea Hunt
1961 Surfside 6
1961 Outlaws
1961 The Great Impostor 
1961 Swingin' Along 
1961 Cry for Happy 
1961 Manhunt
1960 The Clear Horizon 
1960 Key Witness 
1960 Pete and Gladys 
1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond
1960 Cage of Evil 
1960 Psycho
1960 Mr. Lucky
1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1960 The Man and the Challenge
1960 13 Fighting Men 
1960 Twelve Hours to Kill
1960 Man on a String 
1960 Bourbon Street Beat
1960 Lawman
1960 Lock Up
1959 Twilight Zone
1959 Peter Gunn
1959 The Donna Reed Show
1959 Lassie
1959 Highway Patrol 
1958 How to Marry a Millionaire
1956 Mike Hammer   

Matinee Classics - The Mary Tyler Moore Show starring Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Ted Knight, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod and Betty White
Matinee Classics - Party Girls for the Candidate starring Mamie Van Doren and Ted Knight

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