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Tom Bosley (I) (1927–2010)


Tom Bosley was born on October 1, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Thomas Edward Bosley. He was an actor, known for Happy Days (1974), Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (1972) and Father Dowling Mysteries (1989). He was married to Patricia Carr and Jean Eliot. He died on October 19, 2010 in Palm Springs, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Happy Days
Happy Days Howard Cunningham / Boris / Eddie
(1974-1984)
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home
(1972-1974)
Father Dowling Mysteries
Father Dowling Mysteries Father Frank Dowling / Blane Dowling / Frank / O'Downey
(1989-1991)
The Back-up Plan
(2010)

Filmography

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 2010 The Back-up Plan
Arthur
 2010 Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures (TV Series)
Principal Richard Warner
 2009 Santa Buddies (Video)
Santa Paws (voice)
 2008 Charlie & Me (TV Movie)
Charlie
 2006/II Mothers and Daughters
Bob
 2006 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Dr. Hammond
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love (2006) ... Dr. Hammond
 2006 Hidden Places (TV Movie)
Wakefield
 2006 Nobody's Watching (TV Movie)
Tom Bosley
 2005 Geppetto's Secret
Geppetto (voice)
 2005 Family Guy (TV Series)
Howard Cunningham
- The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz (2005) ... Howard Cunningham (voice)
 2005 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
Mel McFadden
 2005 Popstar
Harvey
 2005 The Fallen Ones (TV Movie)
Rabbi Eli Schmitt
 2005 Still Standing (TV Series)
Dr. S.T. Bloom
- Still Holding (2005) ... Dr. S.T. Bloom
 2005/I Confession
Father Abbot Sutton
 2004 Christmas at Water's Edge (TV Movie)
Harry
 2004 Felix the Cat Saves Christmas (Video)
Santa Claus (voice)
 2004 It's All Relative (TV Series)
Father Joseph
- Fight for Your Invite to Party (2004) ... Father Joseph
 2003 Kids' Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth (Video short)
Ben-Ami (voice)
 2002 Mary Christmas (TV Movie)
Les Turner
 1993-2002 Rugrats (TV Series)
Dwayne Tickerbacker / Strike Maxwell / Yuppie Man
- Murmur on the Ornery Express (2002) ... Dwayne Tickerbacker (voice)
- King Ten Pin/Runaway Angelica (1993) ... Strike Maxwell / Yuppie Man (voice)
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Elmer
- The Blue Angel (2002) ... Elmer
 2002 Returning Mickey Stern
Harry Mankelbaum
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Kyle Mason
- Angel's Flight (2001) ... Kyle Mason
 2001 Legend of the Candy Cane (TV Movie)
Franklin Holz (voice)
 2001 ER (TV Series)
Walter Nikolaides
- Fear of Commitment (2001) ... Walter Nikolaides
- Surrender (2001) ... Walter Nikolaides
 2001 Jason and the Heroes of Mount Olympus (TV Series)
Jupiter (voice)
 2000 The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas! (Video)
Mr. Winkle (voice)
 2000 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Minister
- Wedding Bells: Part 2 (2000) ... Minister
- Wedding Bells: Part 1 (2000) ... Minister
 2000 Jack & Jill (TV Series)
Bernie
- Lovers and Other Strangers (2000) ... Bernie
 1999 Maggie (TV Series)
Father George
- Uh-Oh Baby (1999) ... Father George
 1999 Port Charles (TV Series)
Burt
- Episode #1.441 (1999) ... Burt
 1999 Early Edition (TV Series)
Uncle Vic
- Just One of Those Things (1999) ... Uncle Vic
 1998 Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home
Ranger Tasker
 1997 Johnny Bravo (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- I Used to Be Funny/My Fair Dork/'Twas the Night (1997) ... Santa Claus (voice)
 1996 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Mr. Bobeck
- Mimi's Day Parade (1996) ... Mr. Bobeck
 1994 Heaven Help Us (TV Series)
Albert
- Lovers Lullaby (1994) ... Albert
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Dr. Burke
- Who Killed Alexander the Great? (1994) ... Dr. Burke
 1993 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Carl W Clemmer
- The Parsley Garden (1993) ... Carl W Clemmer
 1992 Hearts Are Wild (TV Series)
Sam Fesman
- The Catch (1992) ... Sam Fesman
 1989-1991 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Father Frank Dowling / Blane Dowling / O'Downey / ...
- The Consulting Detective Mystery (1991) ... Father Frank Dowling
- The Malibu Mystery (1991) ... Father Frank Dowling
- The Hardboiled Mystery (1991) ... Father Frank Dowling / O'Downey
- The Monkey Business Mystery (1991) ... Father Frank Dowling
- The Mummy's Curse Mystery (1991) ... Father Frank Dowling
 1990 The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage (TV Movie)
Lt. Logan
 1988-1989 Out of This World (TV Series)
Grandpa Zelig
- Around the World in 80 Minutes (1989) ... Grandpa Zelig
- Guess Who's Coming to Earth (1988) ... Grandpa Zelig
 1989 Fire and Rain (TV Movie)
Derryl Price
 1989 Wicked Stepmother
Lt. MacIntosh
 1984-1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sheriff Amos Tupper
- Benedict Arnold Slipped Here (1988) ... Sheriff Amos Tupper
- Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder? (1988) ... Sheriff Amos Tupper
- Indian Giver (1987) ... Sheriff Amos Tupper
- If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly (1987) ... Sheriff Amos Tupper
- When Thieves Fall Out (1987) ... Sheriff Amos Tupper
 1987 The Gnomes' Great Adventure
David the Gnome (voice)
 1987 Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (TV Movie)
Father Frank Dowling
 1987 Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
Geppetto (voice)
 1987 Million Dollar Mystery
Sidney Preston
 1986-1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Blaine Chapman / Walter Devlin
- Fatal Attraction (1987) ... Blaine Chapman
- Child's Play (1986) ... Walter Devlin
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie)
Father Chris DeLeon
 1985-1986 David the Gnome (TV Series)
David
- The Mountains of Beyond (1986) ... David
- Good Medicine (1985) ... David
 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
Doc
- Rock 'n Roll Heaven (1985) ... Doc
 1985 Private Sessions (TV Movie)
Harry O'Reilly
 1985 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Malcolm Beck
- Deadly Silence (1985) ... Malcolm Beck
 1974-1984 Happy Days (TV Series)
Howard Cunningham / Boris / Eddie
- Fonzie's Spots (1984) ... Howard Cunningham
- Good News, Bad News (1984) ... Howard Cunningham
- School Dazed (1984) ... Howard Cunningham
- Low Notes (1984) ... Howard Cunningham
- So How Was Your Weekend? (1984) ... Howard Cunningham
 1984 The Jesse Owens Story (TV Movie)
Jimmy Hoffa
 1982 Joanie Loves Chachi (TV Series)
Howard Cunningham
- Joanie's Roommate (1982) ... Howard Cunningham
- Chicago (1982) ... Howard Cunningham
 1982 O'Hara's Wife
Fred O'Hara
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Ralph Stackpole
- Light Fingers (1982) ... Ralph Stackpole
 1980 For the Love of It (TV Movie)
Norman
 1980 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
- Me and My Shadow (1980)
 1979 The Return of Mod Squad (TV Movie)
Frank Webber
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
Benjamin Franklin
 1979 The Castaways on Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Henry Elliott
 1979 The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (TV Movie)
Morris Feldman
 1978 The Stingiest Man in Town (TV Movie)
B.A.H. Humbug (voice)
 1978 The Bastard (TV Movie)
Benjamin Franklin
 1978 With This Ring (TV Movie)
Edward Edwards
 1977 Black Market Baby (TV Movie)
Dr. Andrew Brantford
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Louis Hedler / Narrator
 1972-1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Eddie Clark / Eddie Coughlin / Saretti
- Dead or Alive (1976) ... Eddie Clark
- Going Home (1973) ... Eddie Coughlin
- Pilot (1972) ... Saretti
 1976 The Love Boat (TV Movie)
George Havlicek
 1976 Gus
Spinner
 1975 Mobile One (TV Series)
John Brewster
- The Crusader (1975) ... John Brewster
 1975 The Night That Panicked America (TV Movie)
Norman Smith
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Bud Armstrong
- The Adventure of the Comic Book Crusader (1975) ... Bud Armstrong
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Jack Flaherty
- The Sentry (1975) ... Jack Flaherty
 1975 The Last Survivors (TV Movie)
Marcus Damian
 1975 Insight (TV Series)
Incredible Man
- The Incredible Man (1975) ... Incredible Man
 1975 Who Is the Black Dahlia? (TV Movie)
Bevo Means
 1974 Death Cruise (TV Movie)
David Mason
 1974 Mixed Company
Al
 1972-1974 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series)
Harry Boyle
- Car 54 (1974) ... Harry Boyle (voice)
- Marriage Counselor (1974) ... Harry Boyle (voice)
- Model Alice (1974) ... Harry Boyle (voice)
- Rich Little, Supersleuth (1974) ... Harry Boyle (voice)
- Maude Loves Papa (1974) ... Harry Boyle (voice)
 1974 The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped (TV Movie)
Harold
 1973 Yogi's Gang (TV Series)
- Mr. Hothead (1973) ... (credit only)
- Lotta Litter (1973) ... (credit only)
- Dr. Bigot (1973) ... (credit only)
 1973 Miracle on 34th Street (TV Movie)
Judge Harper
 1973 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Sam Hamilton
- Freefall to Terror (1973) ... Sam Hamilton
 1973 Tenafly (TV Series)
Dave Barker
- Joyride to Nowhere (1973) ... Dave Barker
 1970-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Alan Walker (segment "Love and the Comedienne") / Harry Boyle (segment "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father") / Jack Smallerd (segment "Love and the Artful Codger") / ...
- Love and the Comedienne/Love and the Lie/Love and the Lifter/Love and the Suspicious Husband (1973) ... Alan Walker (segment "Love and the Comedienne")
- Love and the Bachelor Party/Love and the Latin Lover/Love and the Old-Fashioned Father/Love and the Test of Manhood (1972) ... Harry Boyle (segment "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father") (voice)
- Love and the Artful Codger/Love and the Neglected Wife/Love and the Traveling Salesman (1971) ... Jack Smallerd (segment "Love and the Artful Codger")
- Love and the Safely Married Man/Love and the Uncoupled Couple/Love and the Many Married Couple (1970) ... Dr. Y.A. Harris (segment "Love and the Uncoupled Couple")
 1973 Chase (TV Series)
Axel Sullivan
- Gang War (1973) ... Axel Sullivan
 1973 A Touch of Grace (TV Series)
Preacher
- The Lodge (1973) ... Preacher
 1973 Maude (TV Series)
Dr. Tasko
- Maude and the Medical Profession (1973) ... Dr. Tasko
 1973 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
Congressman Landis
- The Congressman's Son (1973) ... Congressman Landis
 1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Howard Spirling
- Judgment (1973) ... Howard Spirling
 1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Gibson
- Black Is Beautiful (1973) ... Gibson
 1972 The Sandy Duncan Show (TV Series)
Bert Quinn
- Dream a Little Recurring Dream of Me (1972) ... Bert Quinn
- From Rags to Riches to Rags (1972) ... Bert Quinn
- Write On (1972) ... Bert Quinn
- Doctor New (1972) ... Bert Quinn
- Hold Your Hoarse (1972) ... Bert Quinn
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Albert
- The Eyes That Wouldn't Die (1972) ... Albert
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Steve Corbett
- The Graveyard Vote (1972) ... Steve Corbett
 1972 No Place to Run (TV Movie)
Dr. Golinski
 1972 Bobby Jo and the Good Time Band (TV Movie)
Mayor
 1972 Me and the Chimp (TV Series)
Goodrich
- The Paint Job (1972) ... Goodrich
 1972 To Find a Man
Dr. Katchaturian
 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (TV Movie)
Mr. Jones
 1971 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Mr. O'Hare
- A House Is Not a Home, Yet (1971) ... Mr. O'Hare
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Stanley Miller
- Psst! Wanna Buy a Dirty Picture? (1971) ... Stanley Miller
 1971 Congratulations, It's a Boy! (TV Movie)
Herb
 1971 Funny Face (TV Series)
Used Car Dealer
- The Used Car (1971) ... Used Car Dealer
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Henry Matula
- Blind (1971) ... Henry Matula
 1971 Bewitched (TV Series)
Ferdy
- Samantha's Magic Mirror (1971) ... Ferdy
 1971 Vanished (TV Movie)
Johnny Cavanaugh
 1971 A Step Out of Line (TV Movie)
Jack Berger
 1970-1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Morey Tait / Charlie Reid
- Seek and Destroy (1971) ... Morey Tait
- A Love to Remember (1970) ... Charlie Reid
 1969-1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Jules Kettleman (segment "Make Me Laugh") / Sidney Resnick
- Make Me Laugh/Clean Kills and Other Trophies (1971) ... Jules Kettleman (segment "Make Me Laugh")
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series)
Binachi
- In by Nine, Out by Five (1970) ... Binachi
 1970 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series)
George
- Breakdown (1970) ... George
 1969-1970 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
Bob Landers
- The Producer (1970) ... Bob Landers
- Debbie Gets Jim Fired (1970) ... Bob Landers
- Those Dangerous Years (1970) ... Bob Landers
- Mission: Improbable (1970) ... Bob Landers
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Cookie Maharg
- The Gumball Incident (1970) ... Cookie Maharg
 1968-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Hiram Peabody / Titus Simpson
- A Lawman's Lot Is Not a Happy One (1969) ... Hiram Peabody
- The Last Vote (1968) ... Titus Simpson
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Tiny Baker
- A Matter of Humanities (1969) ... Tiny Baker
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
John Wells
- A Run for the Money (1969) ... John Wells
 1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Nat Trumbull
- Crime Wave in Buffalo Springs (1969) ... Nat Trumbull
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Emil Farkas
- The Farkas Fracas (1968) ... Emil Farkas
 1968 Yours, Mine and Ours
Family Doctor
 1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
John Clanton
- Ring of Steel (1968) ... John Clanton
 1968 The Secret War of Harry Frigg
Gen. Roscoe Pennypacker
 1967 Bang Bang Kid
Meriweather P. Newberry
 1967 Divorce American Style
Farley
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Quantum
- The Faustus Affair (1966) ... Quantum
 1966 Jericho (TV Series)
Percy Vandercook
- Dutch and Go (1966) ... Percy Vandercook
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Charlie Barry
- The Bum's Rush (1965) ... Charlie Barry
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Timothy Michael MacMurrough
- Did Your Mother Come from Ireland, Ben Casey? (1965) ... Timothy Michael MacMurrough
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
- George W. Norris (1965)
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Harry Markham
- All Brides Should Be Beautiful (1965) ... Harry Markham
 1963-1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Mr. Ross / Clarence
- Rites of Spring (1964) ... Mr. Ross
- The Witch of the East Wing (1963) ... Clarence
 1964 The World of Henry Orient
Frank Boyd
 1964 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Howard
- The Gambling Heart (1964) ... Howard
 1964 A Very Close Family (TV Movie)
Son
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger
Anthony Columbo
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Dr. Sumner Klein / Jim Horst
- Same Picture, Different Frame (1963) ... Dr. Sumner Klein
- Soda Pop and Paper Flags (1963) ... Jim Horst
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Judge
- Golden Lads and Girls (1963) ... Judge
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
'Reverend' Harold Peterson / Archie the Artist
- The Star Boarder (1963) ... 'Reverend' Harold Peterson / Archie the Artist
 1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Assistant D.A. Ryan
- The Man Who Wanted to Die (1962) ... Assistant D.A. Ryan
 1962 Arsenic & Old Lace (TV Movie)
Teddy Brewster
 1962 Focus (TV Movie)
Fred Cooper
 1960 The Right Man (TV Movie)
Throttlebottom
 1960 Diagnosis: Unknown (TV Series)
Freddie Ziegler
- The Case of the Radiant Wine (1960) ... Freddie Ziegler
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dupont-Dufour Jr.
- Thieves Carnival (1959) ... Dupont-Dufour Jr.
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Silent man in Studebaker commercial
- If I Were Rich (1955) ... Silent man in Studebaker commercial (uncredited)
 1955 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Knave of Hearts
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Other Works:

Nowhere to Go But Up (1962). Musical. Music by Sol Berkowitz. Lyrics by James Lipton. Book by James Lipton. Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler. Music arranged by Robert Ginzler. Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene. Musical Director: Herbert Greene. Choreographed by Ronald Field. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Winter Garden ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Tom & Jean

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

My wife says that my tombstone will read, 'Here lies Mr. C, who used to be Mr. B.' So I think that's probably what I'll be remembered for. See more »

Trivia:

Made his stage debut in "Our Town" with the Canterbury Players at the Fine Arts Theatre in 1947. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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