Ted Knight

Mary Tyler Moore
1923 - 1986

Ted Knight  American Actor


Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor and voice artist perhaps best known for playing the comedic role of Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Henry Rush in Too Close for Comfort, and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddysha...

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Longest Relationship38 yrs, 7 mths
Shortest Relationship38 yrs, 7 mths
Average Relationship Length38 yrs, 7 mths
First Name Ted
Middle Name Wladyslaw
Last Name Knight
Full Name at Birth Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka
Alternative Name Theodore C. Konopka
Age 62 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th December, 1923
Birthplace Terryville, Plymouth, Connecticut, USA
Died 26th August, 1986
Place of Death Pacific Palisades, California, USA
Cause of Death Cancer - Colon
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Randall School of Fine Arts, Hartford, CT
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Ted Baxter on Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comf
Year(s) Active 1950–1986
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Caddyshack1980 Judge Elihu Smails Movie
Too Close for Comfort1980 Henry Rush TV Show
The Ted Knight Show1978 Roger Dennis TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Barney Gordon, Tom McMann, Captain Gunner Nordquist TV Show
Busting Loose1977 Roger Dennis TV Show
The Ghost Busters1975 Simon de Canterville TV Show
Emilio and His Magical Bull1975 Movie
The Fireman's Ball1974 TV Movie
Paradise1974 Movie
Inch High, Private Eye1973 TV Show
Star Trek: The Animated Series1973 Vendorian TV Show
Super Friends1973 The Flash TV Show
Lassie's Rescue Rangers1973 Ben Turner TV Show
Of Thee I Sing1972 Ted Baxter TV Movie
The New Scooby-Doo Movies1972 Ghost of Paul Reveer TV Show
The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie1972 Ben Turner TV Show
Cold Turkey1971 Mr. Slick (uncredited) Movie
MASH1970 Offstage Dialog (voice, uncredited) Movie
Mary Tyler Moore1970 Ted Baxter TV Show
The Immortal1969 Dr. Arliss TV Show
Anatomy of a Crime1969 Nick Ames TV Movie
Countdown1968 Walter Larson Movie
Aquaman1968 Narrator, Additional Characters (voice) TV Show
Fantastic Voyage1968 Commander Jonathan Kidd, Professor Carter, Narrator (voice) TV Show
The Batman/Superman Hour1968 Commissioner Gordon TV Show
The Outsider1968 Nick Ames TV Show
Garrison's Gorillas1967 Werner TV Show
Journey to the Center of the Earth1967 Professor Oliver Lindenbrook TV Show
Judd for the Defense1967 Fan TV Show
The Invaders1967 Summit Attendee, Alien Air Force Major McEvoy TV Show
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure1967 Chrystal Man Leader, Narrator TV Show
T.H.E. Cat1966 J.W. Hardman TV Show
The New Adventures of Superman1966 Perry White TV Show
Blindfold1965 Dr. Bob Berford (uncredited) Movie
The Katherine Reed Story1965 Narrator Short Film
Get Smart1965 Hans Frome, KAOS Agent #1 TV Show
Run for Your Life1965 Sam Billings TV Show
The F.B.I.1965 Milo, Security Guard, Doc Ventura TV Show
The Wild Wild West1965 Daniel TV Show
Young Dillinger1965 Johnsyn Movie
12 O'Clock High1964 Lt. Col. Rogers TV Show
Gomer Pyle: USMC1964 Don Mills TV Show
The Candidate1964 Frank Carlton Movie
The Young Marrieds1964 Phil Sterling (1965) TV Show
Nightmare in Chicago1964 TV Movie
Arrest and Trial1963 Sgt. Thomas TV Show
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963 Dr. Lessing, Carl Lombardo TV Show
The Fugitive1963 Dr. Rains, Lieutenant Mooney TV Show
The Lieutenant1963 Yeoman Mark Hollander TV Show
The Outer Limits1963 Mr. Jerome TV Show
Young Men in a Hurry1963 TV Movie
13 West Street1962 Baldwin Movie
Hitler1962 Maj. Buch Movie
The Interns1962 Photographer's Assistant at Fashion Shoot (uncredited) Movie
The Pigeon That Took Rome1962 Steve (uncredited) Movie
Combat!1962 German Sergeant TV Show
McHale's Navy1962 Admiral Go-Go Granger TV Show
Sam Benedict1962 Judge Sloan TV Show
The Eleventh Hour1962 Jansen TV Show
The Virginian1962 Miner, Skelly TV Show
The New Loretta Young Show1962 Haskell TV Show
Cry for Happy1961 Lt. Glick Movie
The Great Impostor1961 Reporter (uncredited) Movie
Two Rode Together1961 Lt. Upton (uncredited) Movie
Cain's Hundred1961 Detective, Joe Bowen TV Show
Dr. Kildare1961 Henryk TV Show
Ripcord1961 The Attendant TV Show
The Asphalt Jungle1961 Reporter, Lawyer TV Show
Swingin' Along1961 Priest Movie
Key Witness1960 Cowboy's Lawyer (uncredited) Movie
Man on a String1960 Prof. Vasheen (uncredited) Movie
Psycho1960 Policeman in Hallway Opening Door (uncredited) Movie
Outlaws1960 Prosecutor TV Show
Pete and Gladys1960 Neighbor TV Show
Surfside 61960 Tod Edwards TV Show
13 Fighting Men1960 Samuel Movie
Twelve Hours to Kill1960 Police Sgt. Denton Movie
The Clear Horizon1960 Col. Tate (1960-1962) TV Show
Cage of Evil1960 Lt. Dan Ivers (uncredited) Movie
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond1959 Woodruff TV Show
Bonanza1959 Mayor Amos Garrett, Halloran TV Show
Bourbon Street Beat1959 Capt. Brent Dawson TV Show
Hawaiian Eye1959 Chuck Taylor TV Show
Lock Up1959 Fred Prescott TV Show
Mr. Lucky1959 Dr. Benjamin Furst TV Show
The Untouchables1959 Turnley, Congressman Oliver TV Show
The Twilight Zone1959 Adams TV Show
The Man and the Challenge1959 John Mickelson, Dr. Herter TV Show
Manhunt1959 Fletcher Stevens TV Show
Lawman1958 Frank Jorgenson TV Show
Peter Gunn1958 Poole TV Show
Sea Hunt1958 Steve Powery TV Show
The Donna Reed Show1958 Phil Martin TV Show
Target1958 TV Show
How to Marry a Millionaire1957 Bill Sutton TV Show
Mike Hammer1956 Asst. District Attorney Barney Green TV Show
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955 Mr. Maynard TV Show
Gunsmoke1955 Bill Miller, Jay Rabb TV Show
Highway Patrol1955 Merrill Hartman TV Show
Lassie1954 Mr. Ventrilo TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953 Judge TV Show
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    CraigSnyderMay 21, 2013

    Ted Knight was hilarious. Loved him on Mary Tyler Moore and in Caddyshack he was amazingly funny.

    rn_tracy1_rnApr 25, 2013

    Another fine CT actor. Love ya Ted. RIP

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