Conrad Janis in trailer for The Brasher Doubloon (1947)
February 11, 1928 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Vicki Quarles (1948-1957) (divorced) 2 children
Ronda Copland (1979-1983) (divorced)
Maria Grimm (1987-present)
Conrad Janis (born February 11, 1928) is an American jazz musician (trombone) and also a theatre, film, and television actor.
In 1953, he played eldest son Edward on the NBC sitcom Bonino . He later appeared in an episode of Get Smart playing a KAOS agent, guest starred as a dance marathon emcee on The Golden Girls and appeared in the sci-fi sitcom Quark. He was featured in The Buddy Holly Story and in the Goldie Hawn comedy The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox. He also made a brief appearance as himself in the jazz bar scene from Nothing in Common.
Throughout his life, Janis has striven to keep traditional jazz alive. In 1949, Janis put together a band of aging jazz greats ("all of the guys that I idolized"), consisting of James P. Johnson (piano), Henry Goodwin (trumpet), Edmond Hall (clarinet), Pops Foster (bass), and Baby Dodds (drums), with Janis on trombone. In the late 1970s, Janis' formed the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, which appeared multiple times on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and made eight sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall.
Janis's third wife is actress Maria Grimm.
|1947||The Brasher Doubloon||Leslie Murdock|
|That Hagen Girl||Dewey Koons|
|1948||Beyond Glory||Raymond Denmore, Jr.|
|1975||The Happy Hooker||Fred|
|1976||The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox||Gladstone|
|1978||The Buddy Holly Story||Ross Turner|
|1980||Oh, God! Book II||Charles Benson|
|1989||Caddie Woodlawn||Rev. Tanner|
|1996||The Cable Guy||Father 'Double Trouble'|
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- Glueck, Grace (1989-11-24). "Sidney Janis NY Times Obituary". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2015-10-09.
- Uhl, Jin. "For Conrad Janis, Acting and Jazz Share the Spotlight," The Mississippi Rag, pp. 1-9, September 2002, Bloomington, MN.
- Uhl, Jin. "For Conrad Janis, Acting and Jazz Share the Spotlight," The Mississippi Rag, p. 8, September 2002, Bloomington, MN.
- "Conrad Janis ... Himself (as Conrad Janis and the Unlisted Jazz Band)". imdb.com.
- Mork And Mindy
- Uhl, Jim. "For Conrad Janis, Acting and Jazz Share the Spotlight," The Mississippi Rag, pp. 1-9, Sept. 2002, Minneapolis, MN.
- "The Scene", L.A. Jazz Scene, p. 14, Sunland, CA (November 2001).
- Official website
- Conrad Janis on Internet Movie Database
- Conrad Janis at the Internet Broadway Database
- Conrad Janis at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Interview with Conrad Janis – The Spectrum, November, 2015.
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