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

Kevin Conway
Born
Kevin John Conway

(1942-05-29) May 29, 1942 (age 77)
New York City, New York, United States
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1972–present

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Early lifeEdit

Conway was born in New York City to Helen Margaret (née Sanders), a sales representative, and James John Conway, an Irish mechanic.[1][2] He received his acting training at HB Studio[3] in New York City. In his first major screen role, he portrayed Roland Weary in the 1972 film Slaughterhouse-Five, based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut.

TheatreEdit

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.[4]

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).[4]

FilmsEdit

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 historical drama Thirteen Days. He played the fictional Buster Kilrain in Ron Maxwell's Civil War Duology: Gods and Generals and Gettysburg.

TelevisionEdit

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 guest starred on The Good Wife episodes "Threesome"[a]"Boom"[dead link],[b] and "Wrongful Termination"[c] as Jonas Stern, a founding partner of the titular character's law firm. He 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.[d] 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.

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Good Wife, Season 1, Episode 9
  2. ^ The Good Wife, Season 1, Episode 19
  3. ^ The Good Wife, Season 2, Episode 19
  4. ^ JAG Season 3, Episode 5
  1. ^ Kevin Conway Biography
  2. ^ Jim Calio (April 9, 1979). "With F.I.S.T.s and Fanatic Work, Actor Kevin Conway Fought Up from Harlem into the Heavyweights". People magazine.
  3. ^ HB Studio Alumni
  4. ^ a b http://www.playbill.com/person/kevin-conway-vault-0000047092

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