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Ted Knight (I) (1923–1986)


Actor Ted Knight paid his dues with nearly two decades of relatively obscure dramatic, often villainous television work, before finding enduring fame in a scene-stealing supporting turn on a classic 1970s sitcom, hilariously overplaying a silver-haired, self-important imbecile. Although the conceited "stuffed shirt" typecast plagued him for the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 1980-1987 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Henry Rush
- Lisa Goes Lottery Loco (1987) ... Henry Rush
- Presenting Buddy Ficus (1987) ... Henry Rush
- Acropolis Now (1986) ... Henry Rush
- Believing Is Seeing (1986) ... Henry Rush
- Herb Kisses, Henry Tells (1986) ... Henry Rush
 1978 The Ted Knight Show (TV Series)
Roger Dennis
- The Honeymoon Game (1978) ... Roger Dennis
- Sweet Sixteen (1978) ... Roger Dennis
- The Wedding (1978) ... Roger Dennis
- Hop to It (1978) ... Roger Dennis
- My Hero (1978) ... Roger Dennis
 1970-1977 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Ted Baxter / Mrs. Goldman's Dog
- The Last Show (1977) ... Ted Baxter
- Lou Dates Mary (1977) ... Ted Baxter
 1974 Paradise (TV Movie)
 1974 The Fireman's Ball (TV Movie)
 1973 Lassie's Rescue Rangers (TV Series)
Narrator / Ben Turner (voice)
 1973 Super Friends (TV Series)
Narrator / The Flash
- The Watermen (1973) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Planet Splitter (1973) ... Narrator (voice)
- Gulliver's Gigantic Goof (1973) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Mysterious Moles (1973) ... Narrator (voice)
- Menace of the White Dwarf (1973) ... Narrator (voice)
 1973 Star Trek (TV Series)
Vendorian / Carter Winston
- The Survivor (1973) ... Vendorian / Carter Winston (voice, uncredited)
 1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (TV Series)
Ghost of Paul Reveer
- The Loch Ness Mess (1972) ... Ghost of Paul Reveer (voice)
- The Caped Crusader Caper (1972) ... (voice)
- The Secret of Shark Island (1972) ... (voice)
- The Ghastly Ghost Town (1972) ... (voice)
 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series)
Narrator / Ben Turner
- Lassie and the Spirit of Thunder Mountain (1972) ... Narrator / Ben Turner (voice)
 1972 Of Thee I Sing (TV Movie)
Ted Baxter (uncredited)
 1970 The Immortal (TV Series)
Dr. Arliss
- The Return (1970) ... Dr. Arliss
 1970 MASH
Offstage Dialog (voice, uncredited)
 1969 Anatomy of a Crime (TV Movie)
Nick Ames
 1968 Aquaman (TV Series)
Narrator / Additional Characters (voice)
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Nick Ames
- Tell It Like It Is... and You're Dead (1968) ... Nick Ames
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Daniel
- The Night of the Kraken (1968) ... Daniel
 1968 Fantastic Voyage (TV Series)
Commander Jonathan Kidd / Professor Carter / Narrator (voice)
 1968 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Werner
- The War Diamonds (1968) ... Werner
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Fan
- The Grand Old Man (1968) ... Fan
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Summit Attendee / Alien Air Force Major McEvoy
- Summit Meeting: Part II (1967) ... Summit Attendee (voice)
- Valley of the Shadow (1967) ... Alien Air Force Major McEvoy
 1967 Journey to the Center of the Earth (TV Series)
Professor Oliver Lindenbrook / Count Saccunson (voice)
 1967 The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (TV Series)
Chrystal Man Leader / Narrator
- Justice League of America: Between Two Armies (1967) ... Chrystal Man Leader / Narrator (voice)
 1967 Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI (TV Movie)
Milo
 1967 Countdown
Walter Larson
 1966-1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Hans Frome / KAOS Agent #1
- Pussycats Galore (1967) ... Hans Frome
- Stakeout on Blue Mist Mountain (1966) ... KAOS Agent #1
 1965-1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Milo / Security Guard / Doc Ventura
- The Executioners: Part 1 (1967) ... Milo
- The Assassin (1966) ... Security Guard
- An Elephant Is Like a Rope (1965) ... Doc Ventura
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Dr. Rains / Lieutenant Mooney
- Second Sight (1966) ... Dr. Rains
- The White Knight (1966) ... Lieutenant Mooney
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
J.W. Hardman
- Brotherhood (1966) ... J.W. Hardman
 1962-1966 Combat! (TV Series)
Lt. Herlmoch / German Sergeant / Kurt / ...
- The Brothers (1966) ... Lt. Herlmoch
- The Volunteer (1963) ... Kurt
 1966 The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Perry White / Narrator (voice)
 1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Don Mills
- Gomer, the Would-Be Hero (1966) ... Don Mills
 1961-1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mayor Garrett / Halloran
- Peace Officer (1966) ... Mayor Garrett
- Elizabeth, My Love (1961) ... Halloran
 1965 The Katherine Reed Story (Short)
Narrator
 1965 Blindfold
Dr. Bob Berford (uncredited)
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Rogers
- Storm at Twilight (1965) ... Lt. Col. Rogers
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Sam Billings
- The Cold, Cold War of Paul Bryan (1965) ... Sam Billings
 1964-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Lessing / Carl Lombardo
- Kill No More (1965) ... Dr. Lessing
- Once Upon a Savage Night (1964) ... Carl Lombardo
 1965 Young Dillinger
Johnsyn
 1959-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bill Miller / Jay Rabb
- Run, Sheep, Run (1965) ... Bill Miller
- Print Asper (1959) ... Jay Rabb
 1963-1964 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Admiral Go-Go Granger / Capt. Evans
- One of Our Engines Is Missing (1963) ... Capt. Evans
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Mr. Jerome
- The Invisible Enemy (1964) ... Mr. Jerome
 1964 The Candidate
Frank Carlton
 1964 The Young Marrieds (TV Series)
Phil Sterling (1965)
 1964 Nightmare in Chicago (TV Movie)
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Yeoman Mark Hollander
- Tour of Duty (1964) ... Yeoman Mark Hollander
 1963 Young Men in a Hurry (TV Movie)
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Sgt. Thomas
- Run, Little Man, Run (1963) ... Sgt. Thomas
 1962-1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Miner / Skelly
- The Final Hour (1963) ... Miner
- Throw a Long Rope (1962) ... Skelly
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Judge Sloan
- Season for Vengeance (1963) ... Judge Sloan
 1961-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Turnley / Congressman Oliver
- The Speculator (1963) ... Turnley (uncredited)
- The Big Train: Part 1 (1961) ... Congressman Oliver (uncredited)
 1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
The Attendant
- Panic at 10,000 (1963) ... The Attendant
 1962 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Jansen
- Angie, You Made My Heart Stop (1962) ... Jansen
 1962 The New Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Haskell
- America at Home (1962) ... Haskell
 1962 The Interns
Photographer's Assistant at Fashion Shoot (uncredited)
 1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome
Steve (uncredited)
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Chuck Taylor
- Among the Living (1962) ... Chuck Taylor (as Edward Knight)
 1961-1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Detective / Agent Joe Bone
- The Left Side of Canada (1962) ... Detective
- Penitent (1961) ... Agent Joe Bone
 1962 Hitler
Maj. Buch
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Judge
 1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Henryk
- Immunity (1961) ... Henryk
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Reporter / Lawyer
- The Scott Machine (1961) ... Reporter
- The Friendly Gesture (1961) ... Lawyer
 1961 Two Rode Together
Lt. Upton (uncredited)
 1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Steve Powery
- The Defector (1961) ... Steve Powery
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Tad Edwards
- The Impractical Joker (1961) ... Tad Edwards
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Prosecutor
- Culley (1961) ... Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1961 The Great Impostor
Reporter (uncredited)
 1961 Cry for Happy
Lt. Glick
 1961 Manhunt (TV Series)
Fletcher Stevens
- Woman on the Highway (1961) ... Fletcher Stevens
 1961 Swingin' Along
Priest
 1960 The Clear Horizon (TV Series)
Col. Tate (1960-1962)
 1960 Key Witness
Cowboy's Lawyer (uncredited)
 1960 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Neighbor
- Crime of Passion (1960) ... Neighbor
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Woodruff
- Tidalwave (1960) ... Woodruff
 1960 Cage of Evil
Lt. Dan Ivers (uncredited)
 1960 Psycho
Policeman in Hallway Opening Door (uncredited)
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Dr. Benjamin Furst
- Odyssey of Hate (1960) ... Dr. Benjamin Furst
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Maynard
- Party Line (1960) ... Mr. Maynard
 1960 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
John Mickelson / Dr. Herter
- Shooter McLaine (1960) ... John Mickelson
- Daredevils (1960) ... Dr. Herter
 1960 Twelve Hours to Kill
Police Sgt. Denton
 1960 13 Fighting Men
Samuel
 1960 Man on a String
Prof. Vasheen (uncredited)
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Capt. Brent Dawson
- The House of Ledezan (1960) ... Capt. Brent Dawson
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Frank Jorgenson - The Ugly Man
- The Ugly Man (1960) ... Frank Jorgenson - The Ugly Man
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Fred Prescott
- Dead Man's Shoes (1960) ... Fred Prescott
 1959 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Adams
- The Lonely (1959) ... Adams (uncredited)
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Poole
- Crisscross (1959) ... Poole
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Phil Martin
- April Fool (1959) ... Phil Martin
 1959 Lassie (TV Series)
Mr. Ventrilo
- The Puppet (1959) ... Mr. Ventrilo
 1959 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Merrill Hartman
- Exposé (1959) ... Merrill Hartman
 1958 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Bill Sutton
- A Call to Arms (1958) ... Bill Sutton
 1956 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Asst. District Attorney Barney Green
- Jury of One ... Asst. District Attorney Barney Green
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials for Southgate U.S.A. Shopping Center in Cleveland, Ohio (late 70s/mid 80s) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Knight | Ted Konopka

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

In the 1970s, he was the spokesperson for Southgate USA and appeared in numerous commercials that aired on Cleveland area television and radio stations. (Southgate USA is a Shopping Center in Maple Heights, Ohio). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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