Kevin Conway (actor)

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Kevin Conway
Born Kevin John Conway
(1942-05-29) May 29, 1942 (age 72)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Actor

Kevin John Conway (born May 29, 1942) is an American actor and film director.

Early life[edit]

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[edit]

Conway's off-Broadway credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, One for the Road, 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[edit]

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.

Television[edit]

From 1995 to 2002, he was the Control Voice for the revived series of The Outer Limits. He made a guest appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation as the clone of the legendary Klingon figure Kahless. He also guest starred on The Good Wife as Jonas Stern, the main character's former boss.[2] He also portrayed Seamus O'Reily, the abusive father of Ryan and Cyril O'Reily in the HBO prison drama Oz. He was a guest star on JAG in the episode "King of Fleas" portraying a paraplegic Vietnam vet who confessed to a murder.[3] He has also guest starred on three Law & Order series, the original series, two guest appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and one on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He also guest starred in the second season of In the Heat of the Night. He also played the father of Jenny (played by Olivia Wilde) in NBC's The Black Donnellys in 2007.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Conway Biography
  2. ^ Episode 1.19 - "Boom", and other episode(s), http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/04/good-wife-episode-119-boom-press.html.
  3. ^ JAG Season 3

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