Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor and voice artist best known for playing the comedic role of Ted Baxter in...

Born Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka to a Polish-American family in Terryville in Litchfield County, Connecticut, Knight dropped out of high school to enlist for military service in World War II. He...

During the postwar years, Knight studied acting in Hartford, Connecticut. He became proficient with...

Knight spent most of the 1950s and 1960s doing commercial voice-overs and essaying minor television and movie roles. He had a small part playing...

Knight's distinctive speaking voice brought him work as an announcer, notably as narrator of most of Filmation studio's superhero cartoons as well as voice of incidental...

His role as the vain and untalented WJM newscaster Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show brought Knight...

Knight used some of this character's style for regional commercials. In the Cleveland area during the early to late 1970s, a newsman...

After The Mary Tyler Moore Show's run, Knight guest-starred in "Mr. Dennis Steps Out," the October 26, 1977, episode of the situation comedy...

Knight appeared in one episode of The Love Boat as a rival cruise captain, Captain Gunner Nordquist,...

Knight landed the lead role as the kind, curmudgeonly cartoonist Henry Rush in the series Too Close for Comfort in...

In January 1985, Knight was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the television industry. It is located at 6673 Hollywood...

A few months after the end of the Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1977, Knight was diagnosed with cancer for...

Knight died on August 26, 1986, from complications of surgery; he was 62. Knight was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. His...


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