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Tom Bosley is a Actor American born on 1 october 1927 at Chicago (USA)

Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley
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Birth name Thomas Edward Bosley
Nationality USA
Birth 1 october 1927 at Chicago (USA)
Death 19 october 2010 (at 83 years) at Palm Springs (USA)

Thomas Edward "Tom" Bosley (October 1, 1927 – October 19, 2010) was an American actor. Bosley is best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on the long-running ABC sitcom Happy Days, and the titular character on the NBC/ABC series Father Dowling Mysteries. He also was featured in a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote. He originated the title role of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Broadway musical Fiorello!, earning the 1960 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.


En 1945, il s'engage dans la marine américaine, épouse en 1962 Jane Eliot, qui mourra en 1978, puis en 1980 Patricia Carr. Il a une fille.

De 1959 à 1961, il triomphe à Broadway dans la comédie musicale Fiorello! qui retrace la vie du maire de New York Fiorello La Guardia, avant de suivre une carrière plutôt portée sur des rôles à la télévision.

Son rôle le plus connu, de 1974 à 1984 pendant 255 épisodes, est celui de Howard Cunningham, père de Richie Cunningham dans la série télévisée Les Jours heureux (Happy Days).

De 1984 à 1988, il tourne dans la série Arabesque le rôle du shérif Amos Tupper.

Atteint d'un cancer aux poumons, il meurt, le 19 octobre 2010 dans un hôpital de Rancho Mirage, près de Palm Springs en Californie.

Usually with

Robert Vince
Robert Vince
(1 films)
Jim Backus
Jim Backus
(3 films)
James Gregory
James Gregory
(3 films)
Larry Cohen
Larry Cohen
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tom Bosley (33 films)

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The Back-Up Plan, 1h40
Directed by Alan Poul
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Eric Christian Olsen, Anthony Anderson, Linda Lavin, Michaela Watkins
Roles Arthur
Rating53% 2.660372.660372.660372.660372.66037
Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has given up on finding the man of her dreams and decided to become a single mother and undergoes artificial insemination. The same day she meets Stan (Alex O'Loughlin) when they both try to hail the same taxi. They run into each other twice more at a farmers market and a pet store. Stan convinces Zoe to go on a no-obligations date. Zoe is still uncertain whether she is pregnant or not and if she should tell Stan. The night she takes the test, Stan takes her for a romantic dinner in a garden. Things don't turn out as well as planned when he spills the wine and a fire occurs. At the end of the night Stan asks her to come to his farm during the weekend and Zoe finds out that she is pregnant.
Santa Buddies, 1h28
Directed by Robert Vince
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Sports films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Santa Claus in film
Actors Zachary Gordon, Craig Anton, Josh Flitter, Tom Bosley, George Wendt, Quinn Lord
Roles Santa Paws (voice)
Rating47% 2.352632.352632.352632.352632.35263
The movie begins at the North Pole with Santa Claus (George Wendt) and his dog Santa Paws (Tom Bosley) taking a look at the magical Christmas Icicle, which is melting because of nobody believing in Christmas anymore; if it continues to melt, Christmas will be gone forever.
Charlie & Me, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Tom Bosley, Michael McLachlan, Barclay Hope, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Cara Pifko, James Gallanders
Roles Charlie
Rating65% 3.2864753.2864753.2864753.2864753.286475
Casey Baker (Jordy Benattar) is a 12-year-old girl whose best friend is her grandfather, Charlie (Tom Bosley). Charlie has been like her surrogate parent since she was 4 years old, when Casey's mother died. Her still-grieving father, Jeffrey (James Gallanders), has kept his distance. When Jeffrey is away on a business trip, Charlie has a heart attack, and Casey finds herself alone making some critical decisions for her grandfather.
Hidden Places, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Sydney Penny, Shirley Jones, Jason Gedrick, Barry Corbin, Time Winters, Tom Bosley
Roles Wakefield
Rating64% 3.2020553.2020553.2020553.2020553.202055
When Eliza (Sydney Penny) loses her father-in-law she is left to raise two children, continue work on an unharvested orange crop, and maintain a heavy mortgage. She begins to lose faith until her Aunt Batty (Shirley Jones) persuades her to persevere. Suddenly a mysterious stranger called Gabe (Jason Gedrick) turns up and helps Eliza with the harvest just in time to stop the bank from taking over. The more Eliza learns about Gabe, the more she realizes she loves him.
Popstar (2005)
, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Aaron Carter, Alana Austin, Stella Stevens, David Cassidy, Adrianne Palicki, Kimberly Kevon Williams
Roles Harvey
Rating25% 1.2660051.2660051.2660051.2660051.266005
Jane Brighton [Alana Austin] is a high school math whiz obsessed with J.D. McQueen [Aaron Carter], a teen music sensation whose parents have sent him back to public high school to improve his declining grades. J.D. risks missing a critical summer tour that could ruin his musical career. To get help with math, he builds a relationship with Jane.
Mary Christmas
Directed by John Schneider
Genres Drama
Themes Christmas films
Actors John Schneider, Cynthia Gibb, Jenna Boyd, Tom Bosley, Daniel Roebuck, Benton Jennings
Roles Les Turner
Rating65% 3.2912653.2912653.2912653.2912653.291265
Mary Maloney est journaliste à la télévision. Elle rêverait de présenter le 20 heures mais son patron ne fait aucun effort pour la promouvoir à ce poste. C'est la période de Noël et, cette année encore, il ne neigera pas en Californie. Comme tous les ans, Mary est chargée d'apprendre aux enfants à rédiger leur lettre au Père Noël. Mais Mac, le directeur adjoint, soucieux de faire rêver les spectateurs, suggère à Mary de lire le courrier des enfants. Il espère y trouver une histoire qui, en ce Noël caniculaire, sera un véritable conte et surtout fera remonter l'audience. Mary découvre ainsi qu'une petite fille du nom de Félicie a écrit au Père Noël pour lui demander une maman. Mac flaire l'audimat et envoie Mary en mission chez la petite fille qui vit avec son père.
Paper Clips, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about education, Films about racism, Films about religion, Documentary films about racism, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Tom Bosley
Rating72% 3.643023.643023.643023.643023.64302
Paper Clips takes place in the rural, blue-collar Tennessee community of Whitwell, where a middle-school class attempts to gauge the magnitude of World War II's Holocaust by collecting paper clips, each of which represents a human life lost in the Nazis' slaughter of Jews. The idea came in 1998 from three of the teachers at the school and was completed in their eighth grade classrooms. The students ultimately succeeded in collecting over 25 million paperclips.
Christmas at Water's Edge, 1h27
Origin USA
Themes Christmas films
Actors Keshia Knight Pulliam, Pooch Hall, Earl Billings, Ray J, Richard Lawson, Janet Hubert
Roles Harry
Rating54% 2.7230752.7230752.7230752.7230752.723075
An angel from above walks into Layla Turner's (Knight-Pulliam) life and shows her the true meaning of the holiday season. The angel's mission is to transform Layla's materialistic views about the occasion. The angel opend Layla's eyes, showing that there is more to Christmas than things money can buy.
Returning Mickey Stern, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Joseph Bologna, Tom Bosley, Renee Taylor, Connie Stevens
Roles Mankelbaum
Rating59% 2.9595552.9595552.9595552.9595552.959555
Mickey Stern is signed by the New York Yankees to play baseball out of high school. He also falls in love with an older woman, Leah, but his professional and personal lives are disrupted by the Korean War.
Fire and Rain, 1h29
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Charles Haid, Angie Dickinson, Penny Fuller, Tom Bosley, David Hasselhoff, Dean Jones
Roles Derryl Price
Rating56% 2.817032.817032.817032.817032.81703
On August 2, 1985, Delta Airlines Flight 191, flown by Captain Connors (John Beck) and First Officer Rudy Price (Dick Christie) are preparing to land at Dallas on its single stop, flying from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Los Angeles. Air Traffic controllers advise that a thunderstorm is present. The flight crew surmise that the aircraft might get washed, but have no other worries about the storm being so near. Passengers such as Lucille Jacobson (Patti Labelle), who is terrified of flying, however, are fearful about landing in a storm. Others, like Marilyn (Gloria Hocking) and Mike Steinberg (Joe Berryman) are thinking more about their California vacation. As the rain pelts down on the airliner, there is no warning of an impending crisis.
Wicked Stepmother, 1h30
Directed by Larry Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film
Actors Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera, Colleen Camp, Lionel Stander, David Rasche, Tom Bosley
Roles Lt. MacIntosh
Rating39% 1.962411.962411.962411.962411.96241
The original plot cast Davis as the title character, a chain smoking witch named Miranda, who has married Sam while his vegetarian daughter Jenny and son-in-law Steve are on vacation. They return to find their new stepmother has filled their refrigerator with meat and played havoc with their collection of herbs. To explain Davis' absence, the script was rewritten to introduce Miranda's daughter Priscilla, who takes on a human form while her mother's spirit inhabits the body of a cat. Priscilla then sets out to get Jenny who has figured out that there is something going on. She accuses her of messing up the kitchen while Jenny's on a bike ride. Priscilla ends up sleeping with Jenny's husband. The entire time she refuses to switch bodies with Miranda. Jenny then figures out that they're witches and tries to stop them from ruining her family.
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, 1h27
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Adaptations de Pinocchio, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Scott Grimes, Tom Bosley, Edward Asnere, Frank Welker, Jonathan Harris, James Earl Jones
Roles Geppetto (voice)
Rating62% 3.139873.139873.139873.139873.13987
A bumblebee named Lieutenant Grumblebee is woken from his sleep by the arrival of a large sinister looking ship. A man named Puppetino remarks that this is the ideal spot for the carnival. Stakes and ropes fly from the ship and a circus tent forms. Grumblebee hastily leaves the area.
Million Dollar Mystery, 1h35
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Tom Bosley, Royce D. Applegate, Eddie Deezen, Douglas Edward Emerson, Rich Hall, Daniel McDonald
Roles Sidney Preston
Rating50% 2.51262.51262.51262.51262.5126
Sidney Preston, a disgruntled White House aide, takes off with $4 million that belonged to the government. While on the run, he stops at a roadside diner and has their world famous chili. He suffers a fatal heart attack and before dying, reveals to onlookers the location of the first million dollars.