Job Voice, television, film, stage, radio actor and comedian
Years active 1931-1982
Known for Professors, waiters, photographers
Top Roles Francois, William Rossiter, Mr. Ernst, Harrison I. Keath, Duc Jacques de Montaigne
Top GenresComedy, Romance, Drama, Musical, War, Crime
Top TopicsWorld War II, Spies, Book-Based
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Shares birthday with Wallace Reid, John Williams, Harvey Lembeck  see more..

Hans Conried Overview:

Character actor, Hans Conried, was born Hans Georg Conried Jr. on Apr 15, 1917 in Baltimore, MD. Conried died at the age of 64 on Jan 5, 1982 in Burbank, CA .


Hans Conried studied acting at Columbia University, and was already working on radio professionally at age 18. Conried made his screen debut a few years later, at age 21, in the 1938 film "Dramatic School". His distinctive voice and impeccable diction made him a popular radio performer, one of his most memorable radio roles being Professor Kropotkin on "My Friend Irma" (he also played Kropotkin in the film version). 

Over the course of his almost-50-year screen career, Conried appeared in over 205 films, television shows and shorts -- including some marvelous voice-acting roles as 'Captain Hook' (Disney's "Peter Pan"), 'Snidely Whiplash' ("The Bullwinkle Show"), 'Wally Walrus' ("The Woody Woodpecker Show") and 'Professor Waldo Wiggleswort' ("Hoppity Hooper"). His TV guest appearances were many (from "I Love Lucy" to "Mister Ed" to "Maverick"), but perhaps his most famous guest appearances were as Danny Thomas' 'Uncle Tonoose' on TV's "Make Room For Daddy"!

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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Hans Conried Quotes:

Dr. Terwilliker: "the idiotic cock-eyed flum-dummery"

Charlie McCarthy: [about the Magic Mirror] That's probably some kind of a hopped-up television set.
Slave in the Magic Mirror: Television?
Slave in the Magic Mirror: TELEVISION?
[Thunder crashes and lightning flashes inside the mirror; everyone gasps]
Walt Disney: Whoa! Steady, old boy! Take it easy.
Slave in the Magic Mirror: Television, ha! I have never been so insulted in all my unborn days.

Ben Ali: Imagine that. My name up in candles.

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Hans Conried Facts
His father was a Jewish immigrant from Austria and his Connecticut-born mother was descended from Pilgrims.

Stage productions of "Peter Pan" have a tradition of casting the same actor as both Mr. Darling and Captain Hook. Conried played both roles in the animated Walt Disney adaptation, becoming the first actor to play both roles on film.

Known for portrayal of Uncle Tonoose on "The Danny Thomas Show" (1953) (aka "The Danny Thomas Show").

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