Tim O'Connor (actor)

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Tim O'Connor
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O'Connor as Elliot Carson in Peyton Place
Timothy Joseph O'Connor

(1927-07-03)July 3, 1927
DiedApril 5, 2018(2018-04-05) (aged 90)
OccupationFilm, television actor
Years active1949–2011
  • Mary Foskett
    (m. 1957; div. 1974)
  • Sheila MacLurg
    (m. 1979)

Timothy Joseph O'Connor (July 3, 1927 – April 5, 2018) was an American character actor known for his prolific work in television, although he made only a few appearances after the early 1990s. Before moving to California, he lived on an island in the middle of Glen Wild Lake, located in Bloomingdale, New Jersey, 30 miles from Manhattan. O'Connor specialized in playing officials, military men, and police officers.[1]


Some of O'Connor's best-known roles include: Dr. Elias Huer in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Jack Boland in General Hospital, and Elliot Carson in Peyton Place.[2] He also had recurring roles on Barnaby Jones and Dynasty and made several appearances on Cannon.

O'Connor's film credits include roles in The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972), Across 110th Street (1972), and Sssssss (1973).

He was a director for The Foothill Theater Company in Nevada City, California, before it closed. O'Connor starred in the 2011 film Dreams Awake (with Buck Rogers in the 25th Century co-star Erin Gray).[3]


O'Connor died of colon cancer at his home in Nevada City, California, aged 90.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Johnson, Erskine (December 3, 1966). "Tim O'Connor Of Peyton Place Is Big Surprise". North Adams Transcript. p. 14. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Obituary of Timothy J. O'Connor". The Union. April 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Barnes, Mike (April 12, 2018). "Tim O'Connor, Star on 'Peyton Place' and 'Buck Rogers,' Dies at 90". The Hollywood Reporter. ISSN 0018-3660.
  4. ^ Slotnik, Daniel E. (April 13, 2018). "Tim O'Connor, Complex Resident of 'Peyton Place,' Dies at 90". The New York Times. p. A26.

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