Feb. 4th, 1936
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Gary Conway was born Gareth Monello Carmody in Boston, Massachusetts. His most notable credits include a co-starring role with Gene Barry in the detective series Burke's Law from 1963-1965. In addition, he starred in the Irwin Allen sci-fi series Land of the Giants from 1968-1970.
Conway has been married for many years to Marian McKnight, who is Miss America, 1957. They first met while students at the University of California, Los Angeles, where Conway studied art. The couple has two children. They have worked together in film production and writing and own a winery called Carmody McKnight.
Conway's film credits include Once Is Not Enough, I Was a Teenage Frankenstein as the monster, and How to Make a Monster, In 1958, he was cast with Richard Beymer in the episode "Man Hunt" of the western aviation television series, Sky King, with Kirby Grant and Gloria Winters.
In 1960, Conway appeared as Lt. Charles Williams in the episode "Absent Without Leave" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Colt .45, starring Wayde Preston. Tyler McVey was in the guest cast as Col. Ben Williams, and Steve Brodie also appeared in the episode. He also appeared in 1960 in three episodes under the names of different characters on the ABC/WB crime drama, Bourbon Street Beat, starring Andrew Duggan. In 1966 Conway made an unsuccessful television pilot Assault! a spinoff from Combat! about the US Marine Corps in the Pacific.
- At age 37, (still in his physical "prime"), he posed for the centerfold in Playgirl Magazine's August 1973 issue.
- After graduating from high school, the athletic youth became an art major at UCLA but switched to drama soon afterward. While in college, Conway supplemented his income by modeling for physique photographers.
- Has two children by long-time wife 'Marian McKnight' (qv): U.C. graduates Kathleen and Gareth. Gareth produced National Geographic Today on the National Geographic Channel and served as senior producer for PBS. Kathleen is a winemaker and manages the Carmody McKnight winery.
- Interviewed in "Earth vs. the Sci-Fi Filmmakers" by 'Tom Weaver (I)' (qv) (McFarland, 2005).
- Graduated with a degree in art history from UCLA.
- A renowned landscape and portrait painter, he was the youngest artist to win a major prize at the LA County Art Exhibition and, before age sixteen, was awarded full scholarships to the three most prestigious art schools in the country. He also went on to become an accomplished violinist who has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, and an architect whose work has been featured in Design West.
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