Kevin John Conway
May 29, 1942
New York City, US
|Died||February 5, 2020 77) (aged|
Manhattan, New York City, New York, US
|Occupation||Actor, film director|
Kevin John Conway (May 29, 1942 – February 5, 2020) was an American actor and film director.
Conway was born in New York City, to Helen Margaret (née Sanders), a sales representative, and James John Conway, a mechanic.Conway completed his acting training at HB Studio in New York City.
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.
On Broadway, Conway 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).
In his first major screen role, Conway portrayed Roland Weary in the 1972 film Slaughterhouse-Five , based on the Kurt Vonnegut novel.
Among other film roles, Conway played Crum Petree, the irascible 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 .
In 1987, Conway directed the independent film The Sun and the Moon.
From 1995 to 2002, Conway 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","Boom", and "Wrongful Termination" 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 made an appearance as the father of titular brothers Michael and Tommy Caffee as Neal Caffee on the Showtime drama, “Brotherhood.”
Conway was a guest star on JAG in the episode "King of Fleas" portraying Roscoe Martin, a paraplegic Vietnam vet who confessed to a murder.In “The Martin Baker fan club” he returns as Roscoe Martin, now a mental patient, and faces a charge of second-degree murder. 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.
Conway died in Manhattan on February 5, 2020, of a heart attack.
|1971||Believe in Me||Clancy|
|1981||The Funhouse||Freak Show Barker / Strip Show Barker / Conrad Straker|
|1988||Funny Farm||Crum Petree, The Mailman||Uncredited|
|1991||One Good Cop||Lieutenant Danny Quinn|
|1991||Rambling Rose||Dr. Martinson|
|1993||Gettysburg||Sergeant Buster Kilrain|
|1995||The Quick and the Dead||Eugene Dred|
|1996||Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace||Jonathan Walker|
|1998||Mercury Rising||FBI Special Agent In Charge Joe Lomax|
|1999||The Confession||Mel Duden|
|2000||Two Family House||Jim O'Neary|
|2000||Thirteen Days||Chief of Staff of The USAF General Curtis LeMay|
|2001||Black Knight||King Leo|
|2003||God's and Generals||Sergeant Buster Kilrain|
|2003||Mystic River||Theo Savage||Uncredited|
|2016||Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?||Cyrus|
|TBA||The Gettysburg Address||Daniel Webster||Documentary|
|1968||One Life to Live||Earl Brock||N/A|
|1970||The Doctors||Gordon Dobbs||Episode #1.1843|
|1971||A World Apart||Bud Whitman||2 episodes|
|1971||Great Performances||Peter Boyle||Episode: "Hogan's Goat"|
|1973||Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside||Fence #1||Television film|
|1973||Rx for the Defense||Dr. Packer|
|1977||Visions||James Gregg||Episode: "The Gardener's Son"|
|1977||Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye||David Powers||Television film|
|1977||The Deadliest Season||George Graff|
|1979||The Scarlet Letter||Roger Chillingworth||Miniseries|
|1980||The Lathe of Heaven||Dr. William Haber||Television film|
|1982||The Elephant Man||Frederick Treves|
|1983||Rage of Angels||Ken Bailey|
|1983||The Firm||Peter Blau||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1984||Something About Amelia||Dr. Kevin Farley||Television film|
|1984||Attack on Fear||Richard Ofshe|
|1986||Miami Vice||Commander Fox||Episode: "Walk-Alone"|
|1988||Jesse||Ken Brand||Television film|
|1988||The Equalizer||John Allenwaite||Episode: "Splinters"|
|1989||In the Heat of the Night||Jude Thibodeaux||Episode: "A.K.A. Kelly Kay"|
|1989–1990||The Beachcombers||Fernley||2 episodes|
|1990||When Will I Be Loved?||Jerry Howard||Television film|
|1992||Breaking the Silence||Jack Hastings|
|1993||Northern Exposure||Arlen Briscoe||Episode: "Duets"|
|1992||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Kahless||Episode: "Rightful Heir"|
|1994||Cobra||Corporal Biggs||Episode: "A Few Dead Men"|
|1994||The Whipping Boy||Hold-Your-Nose-Billy||Television film|
|1995||New York News||Jim Kowalski||3 episodes|
|1995||Streets of Laredo||Mox Mox|
|1995||Homicide: Life on the Street||Joseph Cardero||Episode: "Heartbeat"|
|1995–2000||The Outer Limits||Control Voice||152 episodes|
|1996||Law & Order||Lieutenant John Flynn||Episode: "Corruption"|
|1996||Calm at Sunset||Kelly Dobbs||Television film|
|1997-1998||JAG||Roscoe Martin / Willie Meizer||2 episodes|
|1998||Michael Hayes||Mackey||2 episodes|
|1999–2000||Oz||Seamus O'Reily||6 episodes|
|2000||Sally Hemings: An American Scandal||Thomas Paine||Television film|
|2001||The Flamingo Rising||Judge Lester, Stunt Pilot|
|2001||Dark Angel||Operative At Warehouse||Episode: "Designate This"|
|2005-2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jackie Dooley / Frank McNare||2 episodes|
|2006||Brotherhood||Neal Caffee||Episode: "Vivekchaudamani: 51"|
|2007||The Black Donnellys||Ian Reilly, Jenny's Pop||10 episodes|
|2007||The Bronx Is Burning||Gabe Paul||8 episodes|
|2009||Life on Mars||Donovan Stamp||Episode: "The Dark Side of the Mook"|
|2009–2011||The Good Wife||Jonas Stern||3 episodes|
|2012||Person of Interest||George Massey||Episode: "Triggerman"|
|2017–2018||Who Killed Jane Doe?||Narrator||12 episodes|
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