Skip to main content

Conway, Kevin 1942-

Conway, Kevin 1942-

PERSONAL

Born May 29, 1942, in New York, NY; son of James John (a mechanic) and Helen Margaret (a sales representative; maiden name, Sanders) Conway; married Mila Quiros (an actress and writer), April 15, 1966. Education: Trained for the stage with Uta Hagen and at Dramatic Workshop, New York City.

Career:

Actor, voice performer, director, and producer. Second Stage Theatre Company, New York City, member of board of directors; provides voices for television and radio commercials and documentary films, and for the Sci-Fi cable television channel. Previously worked as a sales analyst for International Business Machines (now IBM). Military service: U.S. Navy, 1960-62.

Member:

Screen Actors Guild (member of board of directors, 1979-81), National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Players Club, Friars Club (New York City).

Awards, Honors:

Obie Award, Village Voice, and Drama Desk Award, 1974, both for When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?; Outer Critics Circle Award, best actor in a play, 1989, for Other People's Money.

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Andy, The Impossible Years, Elitch Gardens, Denver, CO, 1967.

Philly Cullen, Playboy of the Western World, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1967.

Leo Davis, Room Service, Long Wharf Theatre, 1967.

Tom, The Knack, Stage West, Springfield, MA, 1968.

Cliff, Look Back in Anger, Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA, 1968.

First messenger, The Bacchae, Charles Playhouse, 1968.

Number Two, Muzeeka, Provincetown Playhouse, Provincetown, MA, 1968.

(Broadway debut) Black Hawk, Indians, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1969-70.

Fred, Saved, Chelsea Theatre Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, then Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, both 1970.

Various roles, An Evening of Julie Bovasso Plays, LaMama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City, 1971.

Mike, Moonchildren, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1971, then Royale Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Covey, The Plough and the Stars, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1973.

Randle Patrick McMurphy, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Mercer-Hansberry Theatre, then Eastside Playhouse, both New York City, 1973.

Teddy, When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, Berkshire Playhouse, Stockbridge, MA, 1973, Eastside Playhouse, 1973-74, then Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1975.

George, Of Mice and Men, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1974-75.

Allott, Life Class, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1975.

Jamie, Long Day's Journey into Night, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1975, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1976.

Dr. Frederick Treves and Belgian policeman, The Elephant Man, American National Theatre and Academy, York Theatre at St. Peter's, then Booth Theatre, both New York City, between 1979 and 81.

Driver, "Victoria Station," and Nicolas, "One for the Road," in Other Places (three one-acts), Manhattan Theatre Club, 1984.

Title role, King John, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Lawrence Garfinkle, Other People's Money, Los Angeles, 1989, then Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1989-91.

Tom Fearon, The Man Who Fell in Love with His Wife, Quaigh Theatre, New York City, 1990.

The Kid, Ten Below, Workshop of the Players Art Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Johnny Friendly, On the Waterfront, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1995.

Dan Packard, Dinner at Eight, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 2002-2003.

Lawyers, 1998.

Stage Director:

Mecca, Quaigh Theatre, New York City, 1980.

"Stops Along the Way" and "Vivian," The One Act Play Festival, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1981.

The Elephant Man, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, 1983.

Short Eyes, Second Stage Theatre, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1985.

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, Workshop of the Players Art Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Stage Director; Major Tours:

Directed a touring production of The Elephant Man; directed Other People's Money in Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco productions.

Television Appearances; Series:

Clyde Wheeler, All My Children, ABC, 1970.

Bud Whitman, A World Apart, 1971.

Earl Brock, One Life to Live, 1973.

The control voice, The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), 1995-2002.

Seamus O'Reilly, a recurring role, Oz, HBO, 1999-2003.

Ian Reilly, The Black Donnellys, NBC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Roger Chillingworth, The Scarlet Letter, PBS, 1979.

Ken Bailey, Rage of Angels (also known as Sidney Sheldon's "Rage of Angels"), NBC, 1983.

Mox Mox, Streets of Laredo (also known as Larry McMurtry's "Streets of Laredo"), CBS, 1995.

Voice of Patrick Gass, Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, PBS, 1997.

Voice, Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, PBS, 1999.

Thomas Paine, Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal, CBS, 2000.

Gabe Paul, The Bronx Is Burning, ESPN, 2007.

Voice, The War, PBS, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

First Fence, Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside (also known as Hot Ice), NBC, 1973.

George Graff, The Deadliest Season, CBS, 1977.

David F. Powers, Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye, NBC, 1977.

Dr. William Haber, The Lathe of Heaven, PBS, 1980.

Richard Ofshe, Attack on Fear, CBS, 1984.

Dr. Kevin Farley, Something about Amelia, ABC, 1984.

Ken Brand, Jesse, CBS, 1988.

Jerry Howard, When Will I Be Loved?, NBC, 1990.

Jack Hastings, Breaking the Silence (also known as Some Kind of Love), CBS, 1992.

Hold-Your-Nose-Billy, The Whipping Boy (also known as Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy and Der Prinz und der pruegelknabe), The Disney Channel, 1994.

Kelley Dobbs, "Calm at Sunset" (also known as "Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn"), Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1996.

Mel Duden, The Confession, Cinemax, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Peter Boyle, Hogan's Goat, 1971.

Dr. Frederick Treves, "The Elephant Man," ABC Theatre of the Month, NBC, 1983.

Thomas Eakins, "A Motion Portrait," American Masters, PBS, 1986.

Narrator, Warning: Medicine May Be Hazardous to Your Health, HBO, 1988.

Voice of Mark Twain, Mark Twain, 2001.

Voices, Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip, PBS, 2003.

Voices, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, PBS, 2004.

Voice, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, PBS, 2008.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Packer, RX for the Defense, ABC, 1973.

Peter Blau, The Firm, NBC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

James Gregg, "The Gardener's Son," Visions, 1977.

Commander Fox, "Walk-Alone," Miami Vice, 1986.

Allenwaite, "Splinters," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988.

Jude Thibodeaux, "A.K.A. Kelly Kay," In the Heat of the Night, 1989.

Kahless the Unforgettable, "Rightful Heir," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1993.

Piano tuner, "Duets," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1993.

Biggs, "A Few Dead Men," Cobra, 1994.

Private Jack McAlpin, "Fresh Bones," The X-Files, Fox, 1995.

Joseph Cardero, "Heartbeat," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide), NBC, 1995.

Jim Kowalski, "Good-bye Gator," New York News, CBS, 1995.

Jim Kowalski, "A Question of Truth," New York News, CBS, 1995.

Jim Kowalski, "Welcome Back Cotter," New York News, CBS, 1995.

Lieutenant John Flynn, "Corruption," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Willie Meizer/Roscoe Martin, "King of the Fleas," JAG (also known as JAG: Judge Advocate General), CBS, 1997.

Roscoe Martin, "The Martin Baker Fan Club," JAG (also known as JAG: Judge Advocate General), CBS, 1998.

SG leader, "Message in a Bottle," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Showtime, 1998.

Operative at warehouse, "Designate This," Dark Angel (also known as James Cameron's "Dark Angel"), Fox, 2001.

Frank McNare, "Shibboleth," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law U Order: CI), NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

(Uncredited) Judge Lester, The Flamingo Rising, 2001.

Film Appearances:

Clancy, Believe in Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971.

Roland Weary, Slaughterhouse Five, Universal, 1972.

Smolka, Portnoy's Complaint, Warner Bros., 1972.

The kid, Shamus (also known as Passion for Danger), Columbia, 1973.

Vince Doyle, F.I.S.T., United Artists, 1978.

Stitch Mahon, Paradise Alley, Universal, 1978.

Funhouse/Freakshow/Stripshow barker, The Funhouse (also known as Carnival of Terror), Universal, 1981.

Brook, Flashpoint, TriStar, 1984.

The Sun and the Moon (also known as The Violins Came with the Americans and El sol y la luna), Suicide Note Productions, 1987.

(Uncredited) Crum Petree, the mailman, Funny Farm, Warner Bros., 1988.

Grazziano, Homeboy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Dr. Martinson, Rambling Rose, Seven Arts, 1991.

Lieutenant Danny Quinn, One Good Cop (also known as One Man's Justice), Buena Vista, 1991.

Chief Citrine, Jennifer Eight (also known as Jennifer 8), Paramount, 1992.

Sergeant "Buster" Kilrain, Gettysburg, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Eugene Dred, The Quick and the Dead, TriStar, 1995.

Jonathan Walker, Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (also known as Lawnmower Man 2: Jobe's War and Lawnmower Man II: Mindfire), New Line Cinema, 1996.

Hastings and himself, Looking for Richard, Fox Searchlight, 1996.

Lomax, Mercury Rising, Universal, 1998.

Jim O'Neary, Two Family House, Lions Gate Films, 1999.

General Curtis LeMay, Thirteen Days, New Line Cinema, 2000.

King Leo, Black Knight, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Sergeant "Buster" Kilrain, Gods and Generals, Warner Bros., 2002.

(Uncredited) Theo, Mystic River, Warner Bros., 2003.

Father, The Lottery, IFILM, 2005.

Liam, The Promise (short film), Tradewind Films, 2006.

Frank Papale, Invincible, Buena Vista, 2006.

Film Work:

Coproducer and director, The Sun and the Moon (also known as The Violins Came with the Americans and El sol y la luna), Suicide Note Productions, 1987.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

General Curtis LeMay, Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis, New Line Home Video, 2001.

Himself and Sergeant Buster Kilrain, Gods and Generals: Journey to the Past, Warner Home Video, 2003.

Video Games:

Voice of briefing officer, Medal of Honor, 1999.

Voice of Colonel Hargrove, Medal of Honor Underground, 2000.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Conway, Kevin 1942-." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Conway, Kevin 1942-." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 20, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/conway-kevin-1942

"Conway, Kevin 1942-." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Retrieved October 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/conway-kevin-1942

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.