Ted Knight

Actor, Disc jockey, Ventriloquist
With a booming voice and a pompous, yet easily flustered elitist persona, actor Ted Knight was a comic tour de force on television and in film for decades. While often remember by the Gen-X set for his stick-in-the-mud ... Read more »
Born: 12/07/1923 in Terryville, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Ted Knight Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Circus of the Stars 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Saturday's the Place 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Real Trivial Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Too Close For Comfort 1980 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Caddyshack 1980 (Movie)

Judge Smails (Actor)

Olivia Newton-John's Hollywood Nights 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Pat Boone and Family Easter Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Ted Knight Show 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Lassie's Rescue Rangers 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Voice

Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Mitzi: A Tribute to the American Housewife 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Paradise 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Sandy in Disneyland 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Aquaman 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Voice

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth 1967 - 1969 (TV Show)

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Countdown 1968 (Movie)

Larson (Actor)

The New Adventures of Superman 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

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The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

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Young Dillinger 1964 (Movie)

Johnsyn (Actor)

Clear Horizon 1959 - 1962 (TV Show)

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Cry For Happy 1961 (Movie)

Lt Glick (Actor)

Two Rode Together 1961 (Movie)

Lt Upton (Actor)

Twelve Hours to Kill 1960 (Movie)

Denton (Actor)

Inch High, Private Eye (TV Show)

Voice

Of Thee I Sing (TV Show)

Actor

Super Friends (TV Show)

Narrator

The Adventures Of Aquaman (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

With a booming voice and a pompous, yet easily flustered elitist persona, actor Ted Knight was a comic tour de force on television and in film for decades. While often remember by the Gen-X set for his stick-in-the-mud, golf-obsessed judge in "Caddyshack" (1980), it was his Emmy-winning characterization as the vain and vastly untalented Ted Baxter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS, 1970-77) that first endeared Knight to the public. He went on to create another loveable buffoon, Henry Rush, on the hit sitcom, "Too Close for Comfort" (ABC, 1980-86), cementing a legacy that few in Hollywood ever hope to achieve.

Relationships

Elyse Knight

Daughter

EDUCATION

Randall School of Dramatic Arts

Hartford , Connecticut

Milestones

Starred as Henry Rush in the comedy series "Too Close For Comfort"

Starred as Ted Baxter on the televison comedy series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

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