|Occupation Actor; musician|
Years active 1945–present
|Name Conrad Janis|
|Born February 11, 1928 (age 87) (1928-02-11) New York City, New York, U.S.|
Spouse Maria Grimm (m. 1987), Ronda Copland (m. 1979–1983), Vicki Quarles (m. 1948–1957)
Parents Sidney Janis, Harriet Grossman Janis
Similar People Elizabeth Kerr, Pam Dawber, Melvin Frank, Tom Poston, Robin Williams
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Conrad Janis (born February 11, 1928) is an American jazz musician (trombone) and also a theatre, film, and television actor.
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He was born in New York City, New York, the son of Harriet, a writer, and Sidney Janis, an art dealer and writer, and he has a brother named Carroll.
In 1953, he played eldest son Edward on the NBC sitcom Bonino . He later appeared in an episode of Get Smart playing a KAOS agent, guest starred as a dance marathon emcee on The Golden Girls and appeared in the sci-fi sitcom Quark. He was featured in The Buddy Holly Story and in the Goldie Hawn comedy The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox. He also made a brief appearance as himself in the jazz bar scene from Nothing in Common.
Janis is best known for playing Mindy McConnell's father Frederick on Mork & Mindy, an American TV series that ran for four seasons (1978-1982) and starred Robin Williams and Pam Dawber.
Throughout his life, Janis has striven to keep traditional jazz alive. In 1949, Janis put together a band of aging jazz greats ("all of the guys that I idolized"), consisting of James P. Johnson (piano), Henry Goodwin (trumpet), Edmond Hall (clarinet), Pops Foster (bass), and Baby Dodds (drums), with Janis on trombone. In the late 1970s, Janis' formed the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, which appeared multiple times on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and made eight sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall.
Janis's third wife is actress Maria Grimm.