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Tim O'Connor
Tim O'Connor

Blue Heaven, September 26, 1964 Written by Les Crutchfield, Directed by Michael O'Herlihy, Guest Cast: Tim O'Connor, Kurt Russell, Diane Ladd, Karl Swenson, Jan Merlin

The Witness, November 23, 1970 Written by Shimon Wincelberg, Directed by Philip Leacock, Guest Cast: Harry Morgan, Tim O'Connor, Barry Brown, Dack Rambo, Annette O'Toole, June Dayton, l. Stanford Jolley, Roy Young, Herb Vigran, I. Stanford Jolley

Judgment, October 2, 1972 Written by Shimon Wincelberg, Directed by Philip Leacoek, Guest Cast: William Windom, Ramon Bieri, Tim O'Connor, Mariette Hartley, Katherine Helmond, Richard Kelton

His was a very familiar face on television back in the 1960s and 70s. His best remembered role was as Elliot Carson on "Peyton Place" but he guested on numerous series of that era. He was tall, slim and dark, neatly groomed, with piercing blue eyes and a flat but mellow voice. His film career was quite brief as TV was his medium. He was born on July 3, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois and raised on the city's tough Southside. He started in show business after he was sold a course to a radio acting school by a salesman. He later studied at the Goodman Memorial Theatre of the Chicago Institute of Art and later spent five seasons at the Tent House Theatre Group. After that he moved on to New York where he worked in off-Broadway productions, summer stock and made his way into television. He married actress Mary Foskett in 1957 and they had a son Timothy Michael. His film credits include: "Master Minds" (1949) as Hoskins Boy, his film debut; "Wild in the Sky" (1972) as Sen. Bob Recker; "The Groundstar Conspiracy" (1972) as Gossage; "Ssssss" (1973) with Strother Martin, as Kogen; La Cruz de Iberia" (1990) and the crazy comedy "Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear" (1991) as Fenswick. He was a regular on the TV series: "The Power and the Glory" (1961) a mini-series; "Peyton Place" (1965-68) as Elliot Carson; "Wheels" (1978) a mini-series, as Hub Hewitson; "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979-80) as Dr. Elias Huer and the soap "General Hospital" (1994) as Jack Boland #2, his most recent work. He has starred in TV movies too numerous to mention but which include: "The Failing of Raymond" (1971); "Tail Gunner Joe" (1977); "The Golden Gate Murders" (1979) and "Grass Roots" (1992). He has guest starred on such TV series as: "Twilight Zone"; "The Fugitive"; "Gunsmoke"; "The F.B.I."; "Hawaii 5-0"; "Maude"; "All in the Family"; "M*A*S*H"; "Wonder Woman"; "Murder, She Wrote"; "Star Trek: The Next Generation"; "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "The Burning Zone."

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