Ted Knight (TV Actor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Ted Knight

Ted Knight was an American actor and voice artist well known for playing the comedic roles of Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Henry Rush in Too Close for Comfort, and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack.

Born: Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka, December 07, 1923, Terryville, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: August 26, 1986, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1950–1986
Children: 3
IMDb: Ted Knight’s IMDb

About Ted Knight

This former soldier played Judge Eilhu Smalls in Caddyshack and also provided voices for cartoon characters. By art he was a ventriloquist, though most people came to know him as Ted Baxter from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Before Fame

He performed ventriloquism as a children’s puppeteer and show host on local television shows.


He played the policeman who guarded Norman Bates at the final scene of the 1960 horror film, Psycho.

Family Life

He got married to Dorothy Smith in 1948. The couple had three children together.


He starred as Mary’s boss in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Information related to Ted Knight

  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Male actors from Connecticut
  • Military personnel from Connecticut

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Latest information about Ted Knight updated on August 25, 2020.

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