Ted Knight


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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

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 rest of his career, the self-proclaimed "Polish Prince of Comedy" continued on good-naturedly, earning lead status on his own comedy series. The Connecticut-born actor was christened Tadeusz (Theodore) Wladyslaw Konopka, the son of a Polish-American family in his native town of Terryville, Connecticut. A high school dropout, he enlisted for World War II duty and eventually became a decorated member of the A Company, 296th Combat Engineer Battalion.During his tour of duty, Ted developed an interest in acting, returning home in the post-war years to study his craft in Hartford, Connecticut, at the Randall School of Dramatic Arts. A fascination with puppetry and ventriloquism led to his first steady paycheck, as the host of a children's radio show (WJAR) in Providence, Rhode Island (1950-1955). Following this, Ted found more work (WROW-TV) in Albany, New York, hosting a children's variety show while playing radio announcer for its sister radio station, WROW.Heading west to Los Angeles, California in 1957, Ted spent most of his early years providing slick commercial voiceovers and earning minor roles on television (Sea Hunt (1958)) and film (Psycho (1960)). He appeared regularly on the short-lived, The New Loretta Young Show (1962), and the daytime soap opera, The Young Marrieds (1964). Other television guest appearances sprouted including dramatic (The Twilight Zone (1959), The Fugitive (1963), Gunsmoke (1955), Highway Patrol (1955), Bonanza (1959), Combat! (1962)) as well as occasional comedic parts (McHale's Navy (1962), Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964), Get Smart (1965)). But nothing monumental pushed his career forward.Ted's well-modulated voice was his moneymaker during the lean years, whether as an announcer/narrator or cartoon voice character. However, this anonymity ended went he copped the role of inept, pearly-toothed WJM anchorman "Ted Baxter" on Mary Tyler Moore (1970). The arrogant but highly insecure character earned Knight two supporting Emmy trophies (1973, 1976) but severely pigeon-holed him for the rest of his career. However, the genial actor made the best of it and continued on stage ("Some of My Best Friends") and in commercials and TV spots that were similar in persona. In 1975, a musical album entitled "Hi, Guys!" (a catchphrase of the Baxter character) was released, which included a series of bizarre novelty songs.Knight eventually starred opposite Nancy Dussault in his own television series, Too Close for Comfort (1980), which had a healthy run despite the fact that Knight, as the lead, was more subdued than on the Mary Tyler Moore classic. Renamed "The Ted Knight Show" after it became a syndicated series, the series finally ended in 1986 only due to Knight's terminal illness. The actor's sole post-Ted Baxter movie role was as a judge in the golf-themed comedy, Caddyshack (1980), in which he continually bumped heads with the film's star, Rodney Dangerfield.Knight was initially diagnosed with cancer in 1977, for which he was treated over an extended period of time. In 1985, the television star's conditioned worsened and the 62-year-old actor died on August 26, 1986, following surgery for a growth in his urinary tract. He was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California (his marker reads Theodore C. Konopka), and was survived by his wife of 38 years, Dorothy Knight (nee Smith), and their three children, Ted Knight Jr., Elyse Knight and Eric Knight. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Ted Knight’s flixes, followed by Vudu compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Ted Knight on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1970 to 1991. See the full graphs of the number of Ted Knight movies released per year from 1970 till 1991.

Top Genres

Ted Knight works mostly in Comedy Genre followed by Animation Genre flixes. 42% of Ted Knight movies are Comedy Genre movies. See Top Genres that Ted Knight worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Ted Knight has worked on is 6.9.

6.9 / 10

Ted Knight's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

8.2/1030 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972)

The Mystery Inc. gang investigate more supernatural sightings with various guest stars and characters.

7.6/1083 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

Caddyshack (1980)

An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

7.2/1098 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

Super Friends (1973)

The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

7.2/1060 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

Inch High, Private Eye (1973)

Animated childrens show about a private detective who's only a few inches tall. Aided by some normal sized teenagers, he solves a variety of mysteries.

6.5/1030 min

Available in 3 platform(s).