Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley
1927 - 2010

Tom Bosley  American Actor

Thomas Edward "Tom" Bosley (October 1, 1927 – October 19, 2010) was an American actor. Bosley is best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on the long-running ABC sitcom Happy Days, and the titular character on the NBC/ABC series Father D...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship31 yrs, 9 mths
Shortest Relationship17 yrs
Average Relationship Length24 yrs, 4 mths
First Name Tom
Middle Name Edward
Last Name Bosley
Full Name at Birth Thomas Edward Bosley
Age 83 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st October, 1927
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
Died 19th October, 2010
Place of Death Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, California
Cause of Death Heart failure, Lung cancer
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University DePaul University, Chicago
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Happy Days, Murder, She Wrote, Father Dowling Mysteries
Year(s) Active 1959–2010
Father Benjamin Bosley
Mother Dora Heyman Bosley
Family Member Patricia Carr (wife)
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Tom Bosley83 LibraActor
Patricia Carr78 SagittariusActress
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The Back-up Plan2010 Arthur Movie
Charlie & Me2008 Charlie TV Movie
Mothers and Daughters2006 Bob Movie
Hidden Places2006 Wakefield TV Movie
Nobody's Watching2006 Tom Bosley TV Movie
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures2006 Principal Richard Warner TV Show
Confession2005 Father Abbot Sutton Movie
Geppetto's Secret2005 Geppetto Movie
Popstar2005 Harvey Movie
The Fallen Ones2005 Rabbi Eli Schmitt TV Movie
Christmas at Water's Edge2004 Harry TV Movie
It's All Relative2003 Father Joseph TV Show
One Tree Hill2003 Mel McFadden TV Show
Kids' Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth2003 Ben-Ami (voice) Short Film
Mary Christmas2002 Les Turner TV Movie
Still Standing2002 Dr. S.T. Bloom TV Show
Returning Mickey Stern2002 Harry Mankelbaum Movie
Legend of the Candy Cane2001 Franklin Holz (voice) TV Movie
Jason and the Heroes of Mount Olympus2001 Jupiter TV Show
Family Guy1999 Howard Cunningham TV Show
Family Law1999 Kyle Mason TV Show
Jack & Jill1999 Bernie TV Show
Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home1998 Ranger Tasker Movie
That '70s Show1998 Dr. Hammond TV Show
Maggie1998 Father George TV Show
Johnny Bravo1997 Santa Claus TV Show
Port Charles1997 Burt TV Show
Early Edition1996 Uncle Vic TV Show
The Drew Carey Show1995 Mr. Bobeck TV Show
Burke's Law1994 Dr. Burke TV Show
ER1994 Walter Nikolaides TV Show
Heaven Help Us1994 Albert TV Show
Touched by an Angel1994 Elmer TV Show
Walker, Texas Ranger1993 Minister TV Show
Hearts Are Wild1992 Sam Fesman TV Show
The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage1990 Lt. Logan TV Movie
Rugrats1990 Dwayne Tickerbacker, Strike Maxwell, Yuppie Man TV Show
Wicked Stepmother1989 Lt. MacIntosh Movie
Fire and Rain1989 Derryl Price TV Movie
Million Dollar Mystery1987 Sidney Preston Movie
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night1987 Geppetto Movie
The Gnomes' Great Adventure1987 David the Gnome (voice) Movie
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery1987 Father Frank Dowling TV Movie
Father Dowling Mysteries1987 Father Frank Dowling TV Show
Out of This World1987 Grandpa Zelig TV Show
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun1986 Father Chris DeLeon TV Movie
Private Sessions1985 Harry O'Reilly TV Movie
David the Gnome1985 David (1987) (English version, voice) TV Show
The Jesse Owens Story1984 Jimmy Hoffa TV Movie
Finder of Lost Loves1984 Malcolm Beck TV Show
Glitter1984 Doc TV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984 Sheriff Amos Tupper TV Show
Hotel1983 Blaine Chapman, Walter Devlin TV Show
O'Hara's Wife1982 Fred O'Hara Movie
Joanie Loves Chachi1982 Howard Cunningham TV Show
Here's Boomer1980 TV Show
For the Love of It1980 Norman TV Movie
The Return of Mod Squad1979 Frank Webber TV Movie
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island1979 Henry Elliott TV Movie
The Rebels1979 Benjamin Franklin TV Movie
The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal1979 Morris Feldman TV Movie
Tales of the Unexpected1979 Ralph Stackpole TV Show
The Bastard1978 Benjamin Franklin TV Movie
The Stingiest Man in Town1978 B.A.H. Humbug (voice) TV Movie
With This Ring1978 Edward Edwards TV Movie
Testimony of Two Men1977 Dr. Louis Hedler, Narrator TV Show
ABC Weekend Specials1977 Carl W Clemmer TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Harry Meacham, Howard Pfister, George Hammond TV Show
Black Market Baby1977 Dr. Andrew Brantford TV Movie
Gus1976 Spinner Movie
The Love Boat1976 George Havlicek TV Movie
The Last Survivors1975 Marcus Damian TV Movie
The Night That Panicked America1975 Norman Smith TV Movie
Who Is the Black Dahlia?1975 Bevo Means TV Movie
Ellery Queen1975 Bud Armstrong TV Show
Mobile One1975 John Brewster TV Show
Mixed Company1974 Al Movie
Death Cruise1974 David Mason TV Movie
Happy Days1974 Howard Cunningham TV Show
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974 Jack Flaherty TV Show
The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped1974 Harold TV Movie
Miracle on 34th Street1973 Judge Harper TV Movie
Chase1973 Axel Sullivan TV Show
Tenafly1973 Dave Barker TV Show
Yogi's Gang1973 TV Show
A Touch of Grace1973 Preacher TV Show
To Find a Man1972 Dr. Katchaturian Movie
Maude1972 Dr. Tasko TV Show
The New Temperatures Rising Show1972 Gibson TV Show
The Paul Lynde Show1972 Congressman Landis TV Show
The Sandy Duncan Show1972 Bert Quinn TV Show
The Sixth Sense1972 Albert TV Show
The Streets of San Francisco1972 Eddie Clark TV Show
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home1972 Harry Boyle TV Show
Me and the Chimp1972 Goodrich TV Show
No Place to Run1972 Dr. Golinski TV Movie
Bobby Jo and the Good Time Band1972 Mayor TV Movie
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones1971 Mr. Jones TV Movie
Vanished1971 Johnny Cavanaugh TV Movie
Banyon1971 Steve Corbett TV Show
Funny Face1971 Used Car Dealer TV Show
McMillan & Wife1971 Sam Hamilton TV Show
Sarge1971 Stanley Miller TV Show
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1971 Mr. O'Hare TV Show
A Step Out of Line1971 Jack Berger TV Movie
Congratulations, It's a Boy!1971 Herb TV Movie
The Most Deadly Game1970 George TV Show
The Silent Force1970 Binachi TV Show
Love, American Style1969 Harry Boyle (segment "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father") TV Show
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969 Tiny Baker TV Show
Medical Center1969 Howard Spirling TV Show
Night Gallery1969 Jules Kettleman (segment "Make Me Laugh"), Sidney Resnick TV Show
The Bill Cosby Show1969 Cookie Maharg TV Show
The Debbie Reynolds Show1969 Bob Landers TV Show
The Secret War of Harry Frigg1968 Gen. Roscoe Pennypacker Movie
Yours, Mine and Ours1968 Family Doctor Movie
Mod Squad1968 John Wells TV Show
The Name of the Game1968 Morey Tait, Charlie Reid TV Show
Divorce American Style1967 Farley Movie
The Bang-Bang Kid1967 Merriweather Newberry Movie
Jericho1966 Percy Vandercook TV Show
Mission: Impossible1966 Henry Matula TV Show
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966 Quantum TV Show
Get Smart1965 Emil Farkas TV Show
The F.B.I.1965 John Clanton TV Show
The World of Henry Orient1964 Frank Boyd Movie
Bewitched1964 Ferdy TV Show
Profiles in Courage1964 TV Show
A Very Close Family1964 Son Movie
Love with the Proper Stranger1963 Anthony Columbo Movie
The Doctors and the Nurses1962 Mr. Ross, Clarence TV Show
The Virginian1962 Nat Trumbull TV Show
Focus1962 Fred Cooper TV Movie
Ben Casey1961 Timothy Michael MacMurrough TV Show
Car 54, Where Are You?1961 'Reverend' Harold Peterson, Archie the Artist TV Show
Dr. Kildare1961 Harry Markham TV Show
The Defenders1961 Charlie Barry TV Show
The DuPont Show of the Week1961 Howard TV Show
Insight1960 Incredible Man TV Show
Route 661960 Dr. Sumner Klein, Jim Horst TV Show
The Law and Mr. Jones1960 Assistant D.A. Ryan TV Show
Diagnosis: Unknown1960 Freddie Ziegler TV Show
The Right Man1960 Throttlebottom Movie
Bonanza1959 Hiram Peabody, Titus Simpson TV Show
Play of the Week1959 Dupont-Dufour Jr. TV Show
Naked City1958 Judge TV Show
Alice in Wonderland1955 Knave of Hearts TV Movie
TV Reader's Digest1955 Silent man in Studebaker commercial TV Show
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    jekuper2010Feb 27, 2011

    Tom Bosley was one of my very favorite actors. RIP Tom. I miss you.

    RichardSep 14, 2009

    Tom is almost 82 and still with us. Great as Howard Cunningham.

    Clint KrogmanJun 4, 2007

    I fan to Tom Bosley, I love him and pray that he doing well of his actress for Happy Day!

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