Actor Ted Knight paid his dues with nearly two decades of relatively obscure dramatic, often villainous television work, before finding enduring fame in a scene-stealing supporting turn on a classic s sitcom, hilariously overplaying a silver-haired, self-important imbecile. Although the conceited "stuffed shirt" typecast plagued him for the rest of his career, the self-proclaimed "Polish Prince of Comedy" continued on good-naturedly, earning lead status on his own comedy series.
During his tour of duty, Ted Answer - Ted Knight - Hi Guys - Ted Knight Special D.J. Interview an interest in acting, returning home in the post-war years to study his craft in Hartford, Connecticut, at the Randall School of Dramatic Arts.
A fascination with puppetry and ventriloquism led to his first steady paycheck, as the host of a children's radio show WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island Heading west to Los Angeles, California inTed spent most of his early years providing slick commercial voiceovers and earning minor roles on television Sea Hunt and film Psycho But nothing monumental pushed his career forward.
The arrogant but highly insecure character earned Knight two supporting Emmy trophiesbut severely pigeon-holed him for the rest of his career. However, the genial actor made the best of it and continued on stage "Some of My Best Friends" and in commercials and TV spots that were similar in persona. Ina musical album entitled "Hi, Guys! Knight eventually starred opposite Nancy Dussault in his own television series, Too Close for Comfortwhich had a healthy run despite the fact that Knight, as the lead, was more subdued than on the Mary Static At Night - Adam Bugaj - Wave Of Tears Moore classic.
Renamed "The Ted Knight Show" after it became a syndicated series, the series finally ended in only due to Knight's terminal illness. The actor's sole post-Ted Baxter movie role was as a judge in the golf-themed comedy, Caddyshackin which he continually bumped heads with the film's star, Rodney Dangerfield.
Knight was initially diagnosed with cancer infor which he was treated over an extended period of time. Inthe television star's conditioned worsened and the year-old actor died on August 26,following surgery for a growth in his urinary tract. Konopkaand was survived by his wife of 38 years, Dorothy Knight nee Smithand their three children, Ted Knight Jr. Sign In. Edit Ted Knight. Showing all 24 items. Had played a minor villain on television Πάρε Με Στ Όνειρο - Ελένη Τσαλιγοπούλου - Best Of - Σαν Ψέματα film drama for the longest time before the role of Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show aggressively tapped into his comedy talents.
Bore an uncanny resemblence to Barry Goldwater. In an episode of Too Close for Kosmos Summit - Kosmos Shtasmos - Self Space when someone paints a portrait of Knight's character, the running gag becomes "Wow, look at that great picture of Barry Goldwater ". Had a small role at the very end of Alfred Hitchcock 's Psychoas a cell guard who opens the cell door for another officer who gives Anthony Perkins "Norman Bates" a blanket.
Served as a combat engineer of A Company, th Combat Engineer Battalion which built bridges, roads, and temporary living structures in the European Theatre following the D-Day invasion.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, In the s, he was the spokesperson for Southgate USA and appeared in numerous Sweet - Old Canes - Feral Harmonic that aired on Cleveland area television and radio stations.
The college sweatshirts he wore in the situation comedy Too Close for Comfort were sometimes sent to him by students from real colleges. He was most known as the the omnipotent narrator, but he also voice over Answer - Ted Knight - Hi Guys - Ted Knight Special D.J. Interview of the second string character voices.
He was never, or very rarely, the protagonist. Bullockall of whom were Knight's good friends. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. Edit page. Deaths: August Hilarious Movie Villains. Share this page:. Clear your history.
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