Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

77 (passed away Feb. 7th, 2020)
May. 29th, 1942
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
5' 6

Kevin Conway's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Outer Limits (1995) TV Show
The Outer Limits (1995)
The Bronx is Burning TV Show
The Bronx is Burning
Rage of Angels TV Show
Rage of Angels
New York News TV Show
New York News

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Conway was born in New York City, the son of Helen Margaret (née Sanders), a sales representative, and James John Conway, a mechanic.[1] In his first major screen role, he portrayed Roland Weary in the 1972 film Slaughterhouse-Five, based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut.
Theatre Conway's off-Broadway credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Elephant Man, Other People's Money, and When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, for which he received the 1974 Drama Desk Award for one of the greatest performances ever seen Off Broadway. On Broadway, he has appeared in Indians, Moonchildren, and in revivals of The Plough and the Stars, Of Mice and Men (as George Milton, opposite James Earl Jones as Lennie Small), and Dinner at Eight. In 1980, he was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play (Mecca).
Films In 1987, Conway directed the independent film The Sun and the Moon. Among other film roles, Conway played Crum Petree, the insane mailman in the 1988 film Funny Farm, Frank Papale in the fact-based 2006 Disney football drama Invincible and General Curtis LeMay in the 2000 political thriller Thirteen Days. Conway also played the fictional Irish Sergeant Buster Kilrain in Ron Maxwell's Civil War Duology: Gods and Generals and Gettysburg
Veteran film, television, and stage actor Kevin Conway has died. Confirmed by his publicists, the actor died Wednesday of a heart attack at 77. Conway got his start in acting at 24, appearing in off-Broadway stage hits like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Elephant Man, and when You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? His first major film role cam in Slaughterhouse-Five, a 1972 movie based on a novel of the same name by Kurt Vonnegut.

  • Played Roger Chillingworth in a television production of _"The Scarlet Letter" (1979)_ (qv), a role later played by 'Robert Duvall' (qv) in _The Scarlet Letter (1995)_ (qv). He and Duvall later appeared together in _Gods and Generals (2003)_ (qv), and appeared in separate films in the Lonesome Dove series: _"Lonesome Dove" (1989)_ (qv) and _"Streets of Laredo" (1995)_ (qv).
  • Studied acting at the Dramatic Workshop at Carnagie Hall. Studied acting at the Dramatic Workshop at Carnegie Hall.
  • Turned down the role of Theoden in The Lord of the Rings so he could reprise the role of Buster Kilrain in _Gods and Generals (2003)_ (qv), and the role went to 'Bernard Hill' (qv) instead. Had he accepted, he would have worked with 'Karl Urban' (qv), who played Woodrow call in _"Comanche Moon" (2008)_ (qv), a prequel to _"Streets of Laredo" (1995)_ (qv), in which Conroy also appeared.
  • Didn't decide to pursue a career in acting until he was 24. Conway worked as an IBM sales analyst prior to becoming an actor.

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