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Ted Knight

Ted Knight

Highest Rated: 72% Caddyshack (1980)

Lowest Rated: 71% Countdown (1968)

Birthday: Dec 7, 1923

Birthplace: Terryville, Connecticut, USA

With a booming voice and a pompous, yet easily flustered elitist persona, actor Ted Knight was a comic tour de force on television and in film for decades. While often remember by the Gen-X set for his stick-in-the-mud, golf-obsessed judge in "Caddyshack" (1980), it was his Emmy-winning characterization as the vain and vastly untalented Ted Baxter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS, 1970-77) that first endeared Knight to the public. He went on to create another loveable buffoon, Henry Rush, on the hit sitcom, "Too Close for Comfort" (ABC, 1980-86), cementing a legacy that few in Hollywood ever hope to achieve.

Highest rated movies

72% Caddyshack
71% Countdown

Photos

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 65% Scooby-Doo Meets Batman Unknown (Character) - 2002
72% 87% Caddyshack Judge Smails (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anatomy of a Crime Nick Ames (Character) - 1969
71% 27% Countdown Walter Larson (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare in Chicago Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Candidate Frank Carlton (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swingin' Along Priest (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry for Happy Lt. Glick (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cage of Evil Lt. Dan Ivers (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twelve Hours to Kill Denton (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet 13 Fighting Men Samuel (Character) - 1960

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Judge Elihu Smails (archive footage) (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Close for Comfort Henry Rush (Character) 1980-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Friends Narrator (Voice) 1983
No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Ted Baxter (Character) 1970-1977
94% 80% Star Trek: The Animated Series Unknown (Guest Voice) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1966 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantastic Voyage Commander Jonathan Kidd (Voice) 1968-1969
No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to the Center of the Earth Professor Oliver Lindenbrook (Voice) 1967
No Score Yet 79% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Dr. Rains (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Don Mills (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Bill Miller (Guest Star) 1959 1965
92% 86% The Outer Limits Mr. Jerome (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Mr. Maynard (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
92% 96% The Twilight Zone Adams (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Mr. Ventrilo (Guest Star) 1959