Ted Knight

Ted Knight
1923 - 1986

Ted Knight  American Actor


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Ted Knight was previously married to Dorothy Knight (1948 - 1986).


American Actor Ted Knight was born Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka on 7th December, 1923 in Terryville, Plymouth, Connecticut, USA and passed away on 26th Aug 1986 Pacific Palisades, California, USA aged 62. He is most remembered for Ted Baxter on Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comf. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Ted Knight was in 4 on-screen matchups, including Georgia Engel in The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970), Nancy Dussault in Too Close for Comfort (1980), Rita Moreno in The Love Boat (1977) and Rue McClanahan in The Love Boat (1977).

Ted Knight is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American voice actors.


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Married1 39 years, 8 months - -
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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
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California
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

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

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Ted Knight62 SagittariusActor
Dorothy Knight82 CapricornSpouse


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
TedMaleDorothy Knight
ElyseFemaleDorothy Knight
EricMaleDorothy Knight


Saturday's the Place!1984Mr. McKayTV Movie
Caddyshack1980Judge Elihu SmailsMovie
Too Close for Comfort1980Henry RushTV Show
The Ted Knight Show1978Roger DennisTV Show
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels1977Additional VoicesTV Show
The Love Boat1977Barney Gordon, Captain Gunner Nordquist, Tom McMannTV Show
Busting Loose1977Roger DennisTV Show
The Ghost Busters1975Simon de CantervilleTV Show
Emilio and His Magical Bull1975Movie
The Fireman's Ball1974TV Movie
Paradise1974DickieTV Movie
Inch High, Private Eye1973TV Show
Star Trek: The Animated Series1973Carter Winston, VendorianTV Show
Super Friends1973Narrator, The FlashTV Show
Lassie's Rescue Rangers1973Ben TurnerTV Show
Of Thee I Sing1972Ted Baxter (uncredited)TV Movie
The New Scooby-Doo Movies1972Additional Voices, Ghost of Paul Reveer, The PenguinTV Show
The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie1972Ben Turner, NarratorTV Show
Honeymoon Suite1972Father of BrideTV Show
Cold Turkey1971Mr. Slick (uncredited)Movie
MASH1970Offstage Dialog (voice, uncredited)Movie
The Mary Tyler Moore Show1970Mrs. Goldman's Dog, Ted BaxterTV Show
The Immortal1969Dr. ArlissTV Show
Anatomy of a Crime1969Nick AmesTV Movie
Countdown1968Walter LarsonMovie
Aquaman1968Additional Characters (voice), NarratorTV Show
Fantastic Voyage1968Commander Jonathan Kidd, Narrator, Professor CarterTV Show
The Batman/Superman Hour1968Commissioner Gordon, Narrator, The PenguinTV Show
The Outsider1968Nick AmesTV Show
Garrison's Gorillas1967John WernerTV Show
Journey to the Center of the Earth1967Atlantian King, Count Saknussemm, Professor Oliver LindenbrookTV Show
Judd for the Defense1967FanTV Show
The Invaders1967Alien Air Force Major McEvoy, Alien NarratorTV Show
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure1967Chrystal Man Leader, NarratorTV Show
T.H.E. Cat1966J.W. HardmanTV Show
The New Adventures of Superman1966Narrator (voice), Perry WhiteTV Show
The Adventures of Superboy1966NarratorTV Show
Blindfold1965Dr. Bob Berford (uncredited)Movie
The Katherine Reed Story1965NarratorShort Film
Get Smart1965Hans Frome, KAOS Agent #1TV Show
Run for Your Life1965Sam BillingsTV Show
The F.B.I.1965Doc Ventura, Milo, Security GuardTV Show
The Wild Wild West1965DanielTV Show
Young Dillinger1965JohnsynMovie
12 O'Clock High1964Lt. Col. RogersTV Show
Gomer Pyle: USMC1964Don MillsTV Show
The Candidate1964Frank CarltonMovie
The Young Marrieds1964Phil Buckley #2TV Show
Nightmare in Chicago1964Commissioner LombardoTV Movie
Arrest and Trial1963Sgt. ThomasTV Show
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963Carl Lombardo, Dr. LessingTV Show
The Fugitive1963Dr. Rains, Lieutenant MooneyTV Show
The Lieutenant1963Yeoman Mark HollanderTV Show
The Outer Limits1963Mr. JeromeTV Show
Young Men in a Hurry1963Bill SmithTV Movie
13 West Street1962BaldwinMovie
Hitler1962Maj. BuchMovie
The Interns1962Photographer's Assistant at Fashion Shoot (uncredited)Movie
The Pigeon That Took Rome1962Steve (uncredited)Movie
Combat!1962German Sergeant, Kurt, Lt. HerlmochTV Show
McHale's Navy1962Admiral Go-Go Granger, Capt. EvansTV Show
Sam Benedict1962Judge Sloan, Judge WalkerTV Show
The Eleventh Hour1962Detective Jansen, WardenTV Show
The Virginian1962Miner, SkellyTV Show
The New Loretta Young Show1962HaskellTV Show
Cry for Happy1961Lt. GlickMovie
The Great Impostor1961Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Cain's Hundred1961Detective, Joe BowenTV Show
Dr. Kildare1961HenrykTV Show
Ripcord1961The AttendantTV Show
The Asphalt Jungle1961Lawyer, ReporterTV Show
Swingin' Along1961PriestMovie
Key Witness1960Cowboy's Lawyer (uncredited)Movie
Man on a String1960Prof. Vasheen (uncredited)Movie
Psycho1960Policeman in Hallway Opening Door (uncredited)Movie
Outlaws1960ProsecutorTV Show
Pete and Gladys1960NeighborTV Show
Surfside 61960Tod EdwardsTV Show
13 Fighting Men1960SamuelMovie
Twelve Hours to Kill1960Police Sgt. DentonMovie
The Clear Horizon1960Col. Tate (1960-1962)TV Show
Cage of Evil1960Lt. Dan Ivers (uncredited)Movie
One Step Beyond1959WoodruffTV Show
Bonanza1959Halloran, Mayor Amos GarrettTV Show
Bourbon Street Beat1959Capt. Brent DawsonTV Show
Lock Up1959Fred PrescottTV Show
Mr. Lucky1959Dr. Benjamin FurstTV Show
The Untouchables1959Congressman Oliver, TurnleyTV Show
The Twilight Zone1959AdamsTV Show
The Man and the Challenge1959Dr. Herter, John MickelsonTV Show
Manhunt1959Fletcher StevensTV Show
Lawman1958Frank Jorgenson (The Ugly Man)TV Show
Mike Hammer1958Asst. District Attorney Barney GreenTV Show
Peter Gunn1958PooleTV Show
Sea Hunt1958Steve PoweryTV Show
The Donna Reed Show1958Phil MartinTV Show
Target1958TV Show
Dr. Death1958Dr. DeathTV Show
How to Marry a Millionaire1957Bill SuttonTV Show
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955Mr. MaynardTV Show
Gunsmoke1955Bill Miller, Jay RabbTV Show
Highway Patrol1955Merrill HartmanTV Show
Lassie1954Mr. VentriloTV Show
G.E. True Theater1953JudgeTV Show
Death Valley Days1952Ship's officerTV Show
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cboothe977cboothe977Dec 11, 2020

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wjerryzwjerryzJun 20, 2018

I have really enjoyed Ted Knight. I miss him

CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 21, 2013

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

rn_tracy1_rnrn_tracy1_rnApr 25, 2013

Another fine CT actor. Love ya Ted. RIP

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