Tom Bosley  American Actor

Current Status

Tom Bosley passed away on 19th Oct 2010 aged 83.


Tom Bosley was previously married to Jane Eliot (1961 - 1978).

Tom Bosley had 4 children, Ritcie, Joanie, Chuck and Amy.


Tom Bosley is a 83 year old American Actor. Born Thomas Edward Bosley on 1st October, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, he is famous for Happy Days, Murder, She Wrote, Father Dowling Mysteries in a career that spans 1959–2010. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Tom Bosley was in an on-screen matchup with Marion Ross in Happy Days (1974).

Tom Bosley is a member of the following lists: Male actors from Chicago, Illinois, Jewish American male actors and American male voice actors.


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Tom Bosley83 LibraActor
Patricia Carr78 SagittariusActress
Jane Eliot-




The Back-up Plan2010ArthurMovie
Charlie & Me2008CharlieTV Movie
Mothers and Daughters2006BobMovie
Hidden Places2006WakefieldTV Movie
Nobody's Watching2006Tom BosleyTV Movie
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures2006Principal Richard WarnerTV Show
Confession2005Father Abbot SuttonMovie
Geppetto's Secret2005GeppettoMovie
The Fallen Ones2005Rabbi Eli SchmittTV Movie
Christmas at Water's Edge2004HarryTV Movie
It's All Relative2003Father JosephTV Show
One Tree Hill2003Mel McFaddenTV Show
Kids' Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth2003Ben-Ami (voice)Short Film
Mary Christmas2002Les TurnerTV Movie
Still Standing2002Dr. S.T. BloomTV Show
Returning Mickey Stern2002Harry MankelbaumMovie
Legend of the Candy Cane2001Franklin Holz (voice)TV Movie
Jason and the Heroes of Mount Olympus2001JupiterTV Show
Family Guy1999Howard CunninghamTV Show
Family Law1999Kyle MasonTV Show
Jack & Jill1999BernieTV Show
Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home1998Ranger TaskerMovie
That '70s Show1998Dr. HammondTV Show
Maggie1998Father GeorgeTV Show
Johnny Bravo1997Santa ClausTV Show
Port Charles1997BurtTV Show
Early Edition1996Uncle VicTV Show
The Drew Carey Show1995Mr. BobeckTV Show
Burke's Law1994Dr. BurkeTV Show
ER1994Walter NikolaidesTV Show
Heaven Help Us1994AlbertTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994ElmerTV Show
Walker, Texas Ranger1993MinisterTV Show
Hearts Are Wild1992Sam FesmanTV Show
The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage1990Lt. LoganTV Movie
Rugrats1990Dwayne Tickerbacker, Strike Maxwell, Yuppie ManTV Show
Wicked Stepmother1989Lt. MacIntoshMovie
Fire and Rain1989Derryl PriceTV Movie
Million Dollar Mystery1987Sidney PrestonMovie
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night1987GeppettoMovie
The Gnomes' Great Adventure1987David the Gnome (voice)Movie
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery1987Father Frank DowlingTV Movie
Father Dowling Mysteries1987Father Frank DowlingTV Show
Out of This World1987Grandpa ZeligTV Show
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun1986Father Chris DeLeonTV Movie
Private Sessions1985Harry O'ReillyTV Movie
David the Gnome1985David (1987) (English version, voice)TV Show
The Jesse Owens Story1984Jimmy HoffaTV Movie
Finder of Lost Loves1984Malcolm BeckTV Show
Glitter1984DocTV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Sheriff Amos TupperTV Show
Hotel1983Blaine Chapman, Walter DevlinTV Show
O'Hara's Wife1982Fred O'HaraMovie
Joanie Loves Chachi1982Howard CunninghamTV Show
Here's Boomer1980TV Show
For the Love of It1980NormanTV Movie
The Return of Mod Squad1979Frank WebberTV Movie
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island1979Henry ElliottTV Movie
The Rebels1979Benjamin FranklinTV Movie
The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal1979Morris FeldmanTV Movie
Tales of the Unexpected1979Ralph StackpoleTV Show
The Bastard1978Benjamin FranklinTV Movie
The Stingiest Man in Town1978B.A.H. Humbug (voice)TV Movie
With This Ring1978Edward EdwardsTV Movie
Testimony of Two Men1977Dr. Louis Hedler, NarratorTV Show
ABC Weekend Specials1977Carl W ClemmerTV Show
The Love Boat1977Harry Meacham, Howard Pfister, George HammondTV Show
Black Market Baby1977Dr. Andrew BrantfordTV Movie
The Love Boat1976George HavlicekTV Movie
The Last Survivors1975Marcus DamianTV Movie
The Night That Panicked America1975Norman SmithTV Movie
Who Is the Black Dahlia?1975Bevo MeansTV Movie
Ellery Queen1975Bud ArmstrongTV Show
Mobile One1975John BrewsterTV Show
Mixed Company1974AlMovie
Death Cruise1974David MasonTV Movie
Happy Days1974Howard CunninghamTV Show
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974Jack FlahertyTV Show
The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped1974HaroldTV Movie
Miracle on 34th Street1973Judge HarperTV Movie
Chase1973Axel SullivanTV Show
Tenafly1973Dave BarkerTV Show
Yogi's Gang1973TV Show
A Touch of Grace1973PreacherTV Show
To Find a Man1972Dr. KatchaturianMovie
Maude1972Dr. TaskoTV Show
The New Temperatures Rising Show1972GibsonTV Show
The Paul Lynde Show1972Congressman LandisTV Show
The Sandy Duncan Show1972Bert QuinnTV Show
The Sixth Sense1972AlbertTV Show
The Streets of San Francisco1972Eddie ClarkTV Show
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home1972Harry BoyleTV Show
Me and the Chimp1972GoodrichTV Show
No Place to Run1972Dr. GolinskiTV Movie
Bobby Jo and the Good Time Band1972MayorTV Movie
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones1971Mr. JonesTV Movie
Vanished1971Johnny CavanaughTV Movie
Banyon1971Steve CorbettTV Show
Funny Face1971Used Car DealerTV Show
McMillan & Wife1971Sam HamiltonTV Show
Sarge1971Stanley MillerTV Show
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1971Mr. O'HareTV Show
A Step Out of Line1971Jack BergerTV Movie
Congratulations, It's a Boy!1971HerbTV Movie
The Most Deadly Game1970GeorgeTV Show
The Silent Force1970BinachiTV Show
Love, American Style1969Harry Boyle (segment "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father")TV Show
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969Tiny BakerTV Show
Medical Center1969Howard SpirlingTV Show
Night Gallery1969Jules Kettleman (segment "Make Me Laugh"), Sidney ResnickTV Show
The Bill Cosby Show1969Cookie MahargTV Show
The Debbie Reynolds Show1969Bob LandersTV Show
The Secret War of Harry Frigg1968Gen. Roscoe PennypackerMovie
Yours, Mine and Ours1968Family DoctorMovie
Mod Squad1968John WellsTV Show
The Name of the Game1968Morey Tait, Charlie ReidTV Show
Divorce American Style1967FarleyMovie
The Bang-Bang Kid1967Meriweather P. NewberryMovie
Jericho1966Percy VandercookTV Show
Mission: Impossible1966Henry MatulaTV Show
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966QuantumTV Show
Get Smart1965Emil FarkasTV Show
The F.B.I.1965John ClantonTV Show
The World of Henry Orient1964Frank BoydMovie
Bewitched1964FerdyTV Show
Profiles in Courage1964TV Show
A Very Close Family1964SonMovie
Love with the Proper Stranger1963Anthony ColumboMovie
The Doctors and the Nurses1962Mr. Ross, ClarenceTV Show
The Virginian1962Nat TrumbullTV Show
Focus1962Fred CooperTV Movie
Ben Casey1961Timothy Michael MacMurroughTV Show
Car 54, Where Are You?1961'Reverend' Harold Peterson, Archie the ArtistTV Show
Dr. Kildare1961Harry MarkhamTV Show
The Defenders1961Charlie BarryTV Show
The DuPont Show of the Week1961HowardTV Show
Insight1960Incredible ManTV Show
Route 661960Dr. Sumner Klein, Jim HorstTV Show
The Law and Mr. Jones1960Assistant D.A. RyanTV Show
Diagnosis: Unknown1960Freddie ZieglerTV Show
The Right Man1960ThrottlebottomMovie
Bonanza1959Hiram Peabody, Titus SimpsonTV Show
Play of the Week1959Dupont-Dufour Jr.TV Show
Naked City1958JudgeTV Show
Alice in Wonderland1955Knave of HeartsTV Movie
TV Reader's Digest1955Silent man in Studebaker commercialTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

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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    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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