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Ted Knight

Henry Rush in Too Close For Comfort

Photos Ted Knight Birth name: Ted Knight
Birth date: 1923/07/12
Date of death : 1986/08/26 (63 years old)
Birth place : Terryville, Connecticut, U.S.A.

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Biography for Ted Knight

Ted Knight is an American player born December 7, 1923 in Terryville, Connecticut (United States), who died on August 26, 1986 in Los Angeles (California).

Ted Knight was an American actor known for his comic roles in the 1970s and 1980s. He is best known for his role as Henry Rush in the television series "Too Close for Comfort" and for his role as Ted Baxter in the television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show".


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Title Role
Too Close for Comfort Henry Rush (81 episodes, 1980-1986)
The Love Boat Tom McMann / ... (6 episodes, 1980-1983)
Caddyshack (1980) Judge Elihu Smails
The Ted Knight Show (1978) TV series Roger Dennis (1978)
Mary Tyler Moore Ted Baxter (167 episodes, 1970-1977)
The Ghost Busters Simon de Canterville (1 episode, 1975)
Rhoda Ted Baxter (1 episode, 1974)
Super Friends Narrator / ... (11 episodes, 1973)
Star Trek Carter Winston / ... (1 episode, 1973)
Lassie's Rescue Rangers (1973) TV series (voice) Narrator/Ben Turner
The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie Ben Turner / ... (1 episode, 1972)
The New Scooby-Doo Movies (2 episodes, 1972)
Of Thee I Sing (1972) (TV) (uncredited) Ted Baxter
Bonanza Halloran / ... (3 episodes, 1961-1972)
The Immortal Dr. Arliss (1 episode, 1970)
MASH (1970) (voice) (uncredited) Offstage Dialog
Anatomy of a Crime (1969) (TV) Nick Ames
The Outsider Nick Ames (1 episode, 1968)
The Wild Wild West Daniel (1 episode, 1968)
Fantastic Voyage (1968) TV series (voice) Commander Jonathan Kidd/Professor Carter/Narrator
The Batman/Superman Hour (1968) TV series Commisioner Gordon / ... (unknown episodes)
Garrison's Gorillas Werner (1 episode, 1968)
Countdown (1968) Walter Larson
Judd for the Defense Fan (1 episode, 1968)
Aquaman (1968) TV series (voice) Narrator/Additional Characters
The Invaders Alien Air Force Major (1 episode, 1967)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1967) TV series (voice) Professor Oliver Lindenbrook/Count Saccunson
Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI (1967) (TV) Milo
Get Smart Hans Frome / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure Chrystal Man Leader / ... (1 episode, 1967)
The Fugitive Dr. Rains / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
The F.B.I. Doc Ventura / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
T.H.E. Cat J.W. Hardman (1 episode, 1966)
Combat! German Captain / ... (4 episodes, 1962-1966)
The New Adventures of Superman (1966) TV series Narrator / ... (unknown episodes)
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Don Mills (1 episode, 1966)
The Young Marrieds (1964) TV series Phil Sterling (1965)
Blindfold (1965) (uncredited) Dr. Bob Berford
12 O'Clock High Lt. Col. Rogers (1 episode, 1965)
Run for Your Life Sam Billings (1 episode, 1965)
Young Dillinger (1965) Johnsyn, Elaine's Father
Gunsmoke Bill Miller / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1965)
The Katherine Reed Story (1965) Narrator
McHale's Navy Admiral Go-Go Granger / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
The Outer Limits Mr. Jerome (1 episode, 1964)
Nightmare in Chicago (1964) (TV)
Kraft Suspense Theatre Carl Lombardo (1 episode, 1964)
The Lieutenant Yeoman Mark Hollander (1 episode, 1964)
The Candidate (1964) Frank Carlton
The Virginian Miner / ... (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Sam Benedict Judge Sloan (1 episode, 1963)
The Untouchables Turnley (1 episode, 1963)
Ripcord The Attendant (1 episode, 1963)
The Eleventh Hour Jansen (1 episode, 1962)
The New Loretta Young Show Haskell (1 episode, 1962)
The Interns (1962) (uncredited) Photographer's Assistant at fashion shoot
The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) (uncredited) Steve
Hawaiian Eye Chuck Taylor (1 episode, 1962)
13 West Street (1962) Baldwin
Cain's Hundred Agent Joe Bone / ... (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Hitler (1962) Maj. Buch
General Electric Theater Judge (1 episode, 1961)
Dr. Kildare Henryk (1 episode, 1961)
Two Rode Together (1961) (uncredited) Lt. Upton
The Asphalt Jungle Lawyer / ... (2 episodes, 1961)
Sea Hunt (1 episode, 1961)
Surfside 6 Tad Edwards (1 episode, 1961)
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond Woodruff (1 episode, 1961)
Cry for Happy (1961) Lt. Glick
Swingin' Along (1961) Priest
The Clear Horizon (1960) TV series Col. Tate (1960-1962)
Key Witness (1960) (uncredited) Cowboy's Lawyer
Pete and Gladys Neighbor (1 episode, 1960)
Cage of Evil (1960) (uncredited) Lt. Dan Ivers, S.F. Police
Psycho (1960) (uncredited) Guard
Mr. Lucky Dr. Furst (1 episode, 1960)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Mr. Maynard (1 episode, 1960)
The Man and the Challenge Dr. Herter / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
13 Fighting Men (1960) Samuel
Twelve Hours to Kill (1960) Denton
Man on a String (1960) (uncredited) Professor Vasheen
Bourbon Street Beat Police Captain Brent Dawson (1 episode, 1960)
Lawman (1 episode, 1960)
Lock Up Fred Prescott (1 episode, 1960)
The Twilight Zone Adams (1 episode, 1959)
Peter Gunn Poole (1 episode, 1959)
The Donna Reed Show Phil Martin (1 episode, 1959)
Lassie Mr. Ventrilo (1 episode, 1959)
Highway Patrol Merrill Hartman (1 episode, 1959)


Was a minor villain on TV and film drama for the longest time before the role of Ted Baxter on "Mary Tyler Moore" (1970) aggressively tapped into his comedy talents.

His well-modulated voice, ideal for radio broadcasting and announcing, helped keep him afloat during the dismal 60s providing narration and voices for a number of cartoon series -- including "The Batman/Superman Hour" (1968) and "Star Trek" (1973).

Bore an uncanny resemblence to Barry Goldwater. In an episode of "Too Close for Comfort" (1980) when someone paints a portrait of Knight's character, the running gag becomes "Wow, look at that great picture of Barry Goldwater".

Has a bit role at the very end of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) as a cell guard who opens the cell door for another officer who gives Norman Bates a blanket.

A hero in WWII, he was decorated five times for bravery.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 491-493. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.

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

The college sweatshirts he wore in the television series, "Too Close For Comfort" were sometimes sent to him by students from real colleges.



Spouse : Dorothy Smith (1948 - 26 August 1986) (his death) 3 children

Three children: Ted Knight Jr., Elyse Knight and Eric Knight.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 08/09/2008 by davidnonoise

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