Bert Convy

Biography: American actor Bert Convy excelled in baseball while attending North Hollywood High School and was signed upon graduation by the Philadelphia Phillies. After two years' stagnation in the Phillies' farm system, Convy gave up baseball and attended UCLA, where he became a member of a briefly popular singing group called the Cheers. A 1959 stint with the songs-and-laughs Billy Barnes Revue led to small TV and movie parts, notably a brief bit as a murder victim in the Roger Corman "C minus" horror classic Bucket of Blood (1959). Convy's star ascended on Broadway in the 1960s, when he originated two memorable musical comedy roles: Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret. He was a popular variety-show guest star in that decade, but despite starring appearances in several TV pilots he was unable to get his own prime time series. However, thanks to his ingratiating personality and smooth speaking voice, Convy developed into the perfect daytime game show host,American actor Bert Convy excelled in baseball while attending North Hollywood High School and was signed upon graduation by the Philadelphia Phillies. After two years' stagnation in the Phillies' farm system, Convy gave up baseball and attended UCLA, where he became a member of a briefly popular singing group called the Cheers. A 1959 stint with the songs-and-laughs Billy Barnes Revue led to small TV and movie parts, notably a brief bit as a murder victim in the Roger Corman "C minus" horror classic Bucket of Blood (1959). Convy's star ascended on Broadway in the 1960s, when he originated two memorable musical comedy roles: Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret. He was a popular variety-show guest star in that decade, but despite starring appearances in several TV pilots he was unable to get his own prime time series. However, thanks to his ingratiating personality and smooth speaking voice, Convy developed into the perfect daytime game show host, headlining such quizzers of the 1970s and 1980s as Tattletales (which won him an Emmy), Super Password, The Third Degree and Win, Lose or Draw. This last program was co-produced by Convy's close friend Burt Reynolds, who had previously arranged for Convy to obtain good secondary roles in several of Reynolds' films. Convy finally cracked prime time TV with a continuing role on the 1972 mystery series The Snoop Sisters; four years later, The Late Summer-Early Fall Bert Convy Show was briefly telecast by CBS, with Convy presiding over a motley crew of sketch comics. From 1977 to 1986, Convy was a frequent guest star on the long-running TV anthology series The Love Boat, seemingly popping up in every other episode when the series is rerun today. Convy co-starred in the very short-lived TV sitcom It's Not Easy in 1983, and hosted the 1984 Candid Camera clone People Do the Craziest Things. In 1989, the actor learned that he had a brain tumor, and in 1990 suffered a series of severe strokes. One year later, Bert Convy was dead at the age of 58. Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 2 Sep 29, 1985 Actor tbd
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 1 Sep 30, 1984 Peter Brill 8.8
tbd The Love Boat: Season 8 Sep 22, 1984 Actor tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 7 Oct 8, 1983 Josh Atkins tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 6 Oct 2, 1982 Ted Myler tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 5 Oct 3, 1981 Gary Michaels tbd
tbd Charlie's Angels (1977): Season 4 Sep 12, 1979 Hollister tbd
tbd Match Game 73: Season 7 Jan 3, 1979 Panelist tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 2 Sep 16, 1978 Danny Holt tbd
tbd Match Game 73: Season 6 Jan 3, 1978 Panelist tbd
tbd Match Game 73: Season 5 Jan 3, 1977 Panelist tbd
tbd Match Game 73: Season 4 Jan 2, 1976 Panelist tbd
tbd Match Game 73: Season 3 Jan 2, 1975 Panelist tbd
tbd Police Woman (1978): Season 1 Sep 13, 1974 Lt. Bill Crowley tbd
tbd Match Game 73: Season 2 Jan 2, 1974 Panelist tbd
tbd Match Game 73: Season 1 Jun 25, 1973 Panelist tbd
tbd The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 3 Sep 16, 1972 Jack tbd
tbd Banacek: Season 1 Sep 13, 1972 Guest tbd
tbd Mission: Impossible: Season 6 Sep 18, 1971 Doug Stafford tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 3 Oct 3, 1959 Harry tbd
tbd Bewitched: Season 7 Sep 17, 1964 Paul Revere tbd