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Ted Knight is a Actor American born on 7 december 1923 at Terryville (USA)

Ted Knight

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Birth name Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka
Nationality USA
Birth 7 december 1923 at Terryville (USA)
Death 26 august 1986 (at 62 years) at Glendale (USA)

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


In 1948, he married Dorothy Smith, and the couple had three children: Ted, Jr., Elyse, and Eric.

In January 1985, Knight was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the television industry. It is located at 6673 Hollywood Boulevard.

Best films

Caddyshack (1980)

Usually with

Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2 films)
Art Baker
Art Baker
(3 films)
James Caan
James Caan
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ted Knight (17 films)

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Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy, 2h39
Directed by Dominic Polcino
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation
Themes Space opera
Actors Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Lori Alan
Roles Judge Smails (live-action footage from Caddyshack)
Rating81% 4.0952654.0952654.0952654.0952654.095265
During power outages, Peter Griffin tells his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy films, with characters from Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad! playing the Star Wars roles. A running joke at the end of the episode deals with Chris Griffin (voiced by Seth Green) criticizing Peter's take on Star Wars as a ripoff of Robot Chicken: Star Wars, to which Peter argues back about his disappointment with Seth Green films.
Caddyshack (1980)
, 1h38
Directed by Harold Ramis, Ricou Browning
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Golf films
Actors Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Murray, Cindy Morgan
Roles Richter Elihu Smails
Rating72% 3.647743.647743.647743.647743.64774
Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe) works as a caddy at the upscale Bushwood Country Club to raise enough money to go to college. Danny often caddies for Ty Webb (Chevy Chase), a suave and talented golfer and the son of one of Bushwood's co-founders. Danny decides to gain favor with Judge Elihu Smails (Ted Knight), the country club's stodgy co-founder and director of the Caddy Scholarship program, by caddying for him. Meanwhile, Carl Spackler (Bill Murray), one of the greenskeepers, is entrusted with combatting a potentially disastrous gopher infestation. Throughout the film, Carl tries a variety of methods to kill the gopher (e.g. shooting, drowning) without success.
Countdown (1967)
, 1h37
Directed by William Conrad, Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Films based on science fiction novels, Political films, Space opera
Actors James Caan, Joanna Moore, Robert Duvall, Barbara Baxley, Michael Murphy, Ted Knight
Roles Walter Larson
Rating59% 2.950612.950612.950612.950612.95061
In the late 1960s, astronauts training in an Apollo simulator have their session ended early. They grumble about it, but their commander, Chiz (Robert Duvall), knows the reason for the abort: the Pilgrim Program. The Russians will be sending a moon landing mission up in four weeks. The Americans had a secret alternate plan to the Apollo program (Pilgrim) in case this happened. One man would be sent to the moon in a one-way rocket, a modified Project Gemini craft. He would stay on the moon for a few months in a shelter pod launched and landed before him. Later, a manned Apollo mission would come to retrieve him.
Blindfold (1966)
, 1h42
Directed by Philip Dunne
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Actors Rock Hudson, Claudia Cardinale, Jack Warden, Guy Stockwell, Brad Dexter, Vito Scotti
Roles Dr. Bob Berford
Rating61% 3.0998653.0998653.0998653.0998653.099865
A patient being psychoanalyzed by Dr. Bartholomew Snow is a government scientist who evidently has had a mental breakdown. General Pratt, a national security chief, hides the patient, Arthur Vicenti, in a remote place known only as "Base X," forcing Dr. Snow to wear a blindfold whenever he is taken there.
Young Dillinger, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors John Ashley, Nick Adams, Robert Conrad, Mary Ann Mobley, Victor Buono, John Hoyt
Roles Johnsyn
Rating57% 2.870462.870462.870462.870462.87046
With help from Elaine, his girlfriend, young John Dillinger breaks into her father's safe. They are caught, but Dillinger takes the rap by himself.
The Candidate, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Mamie Van Doren, June Wilkinson, Ted Knight, Eric Mason, Robin Raymond
Roles Frank Carlton
Rating58% 2.910162.910162.910162.910162.91016
Hitler (1962)
, 1h47
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Origin USA
Genres War, Biography, Historical
Themes Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Hitler, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Richard Basehart, John Banner, Cordula Trantow, Maria Emo, Martin Kosleck, Narda Onyx
Roles Maj. Buch
Rating58% 2.9075652.9075652.9075652.9075652.907565
Le film raconte la vie d'Hitler, qui commence avec le Putsch de la brasserie de novembre 1923, et qui se concentre principalement sur sa vie privée, particulièrement sur ses relations avec sa nièce Geli et sa compagne et épouse, Eva Braun.
13 West Street
Directed by Philip Leacock
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Alan Ladd, Rod Steiger, Michael Callan, Dolores Dorn, Kenneth MacKenna, Margaret Hayes
Rating63% 3.197763.197763.197763.197763.19776
For no discernible reason, scientist Walt Sherill is assaulted and viciously beaten by a group of well-dressed young men. When the police, including investigating officer Detective Koleski, are in his opinion too slow in finding the culprits, Sherill decides to go after them on his own.
Cry for Happy, 1h50
Directed by George Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Glenn Ford, Donald O'Connor, James Shigeta, Miiko Taka, Miyoshi Umeki, Howard St. John
Roles Lt. Glick
Rating62% 3.1020153.1020153.1020153.1020153.102015
During the Korean War, Andy Cyphers (Glenn Ford), a Navy photographer and his three-man team occupy a Tokyo geisha house, though it is off-limits and four girls are living there.
The Great Impostor, 1h53
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Comedy
Actors Tony Curtis, Frank Gorshin, Gary Merrill, Edmond O'Brien, Arthur O'Connell, Karl Malden
Roles Reporter
Rating69% 3.4950353.4950353.4950353.4950353.495035
As he is arrested by the Coast Guard on an island in New England, a man born as Ferdinand Waldo Demara but known by many other identities recalls the events that brought him to this point.
Swingin' Along
Directed by Charles Barton
Actors Tommy Noonan, Peter Marshall, Barbara Eden, Ted Knight, Connie Gilchrist, Carol Christensen
Roles Priest
Rating47% 2.3919452.3919452.3919452.3919452.391945
Freddy Merkle never finishes anything. He has a half-done painting, half a sculpture and a sonata he's been composing for quite a while. His girlfriend Ginny encourages him to finish something he starts, but Freddy, a delivery boy, never quite gets around to it.
Psycho (1960)
, 1h49
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Hilton A. Green
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Slasher
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh
Roles Policeman in Hallway Opening Door (uncredited)
Rating84% 4.249384.249384.249384.249384.24938
During a lunchtime tryst in Phoenix, Arizona, a real estate secretary named Marion Crane discusses with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis, how they cannot afford to get married because of Sam's debts. After lunch, Marion returns to work, where a client drops off a $40,000 cash payment on a property. Her boss asks her to deposit the money in the bank, and she asks if she can take the rest of the afternoon off. Returning home, she begins to pack for an unplanned trip, deciding to steal the money and give it to Sam in Fairvale, California. She is seen by her boss on her way out of town, which makes her nervous. During the trip, she pulls over on the side of the road and falls asleep, only to be awakened by a state patrol officer. He is suspicious about her nervous behavior but allows her to drive on. Shaken by the encounter, Marion stops at an automobile dealership and trades in her Ford Mainline, with its Arizona license plates, for a Ford Custom 300 that has California tags. Her transaction is all for naught - the highway patrolman sees her at the car dealership and witnesses her purchase of the newer car.
Man on a String, 1h28
Directed by André de Toth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Ernest Borgnine, Colleen Dewhurst, Kerwin Mathews, Glenn Corbett, Alexander Scourby, Vladimir Nikolayevich Sokoloff
Rating61% 3.0514053.0514053.0514053.0514053.051405
A government intelligence agency in Washington, D.C., wants agent Frank Sanford to follow Boris Mitrov, a film producer who appears to also be a Russian spy.
Twelve Hours to Kill, 1h23
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Barbara Eden, Russ Conway, Grant Richards, Art Baker, Gavin MacLeod, Kitty Kelly
Roles Sgt. Denton
Rating57% 2.8831152.8831152.8831152.8831152.883115
Martin Filones (Nico Minardos). a young Greek man, witnesses the murder of gangster Frankie Russo, and is ushered off into the relative "safety" of suburban obscurity by Lt. Jim Carnevan (Grant Richards), unaware that he is being double-crossed by a crooked gendarme. Barbara Eden plays the femme fatale of the story.