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Michael Conrad (October 16, 1925 – November 22, 1983) was an American actor, primarily on television.

Conrad had a long acting career in television from the 1950s to the 1980s. In 1963 he played Felton Grimes, the title character and murder victim in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Bigamous Spouse." He played far left-wingMichael Stivic's, Uncle Casimir on All in the Family, and gave bigoted Archie Bunker as good as he got. He had a memorable role in the 1974 film, The Longest Yard, playing Nate Scarboro, a retired NFL tight end (New York Giants) who was also the head coach for the Mean Machine, the team of prisoners put together by Burt Reynolds' character Paul Crewe to play the team of guards (Reynolds himself would later play the role of Scarboro in the 2005 remake starring Adam Sandler.) During the 1976-1977 season of Delvecchio, Conrad was a regular, as he played the role of Lt. Macavan. Conrad may be best known for his portrayal of veteran cop Sgt. Phil Esterhaus on Hill Street Blues, in which he ended the introductory roll call to each week's show with "Let's be careful out there". He won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in Hill Street Blues in 1981 and 1982.

Michael Conrad (October 16, 1925 – November 22, 1983) was an American actor, primarily on television.

Conrad had a long acting career in television from the 1950s to the 1980s. In 1963 he played Felton Grimes, the title character and murder victim in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Bigamous Spouse." He played far left-wingMichael Stivic's, Uncle Casimir on All in the Family, and gave bigoted Archie Bunker as good as he got. He had a memorable role in the 1974 film, The Longest Yard, playing Nate Scarboro, a retired NFL tight end (New York Giants) who was also the head coach for the Mean Machine, the team of prisoners put together by Burt Reynolds' character Paul Crewe to play the team of guards (Reynolds himself would later play the role of Scarboro in the 2005 remake starring Adam Sandler.) During the 1976-1977 season of Delvecchio, Conrad was a regular, as he played the role of Lt. Macavan. Conrad may be best known for his portrayal of veteran cop Sgt. Phil Esterhaus on Hill Street Blues, in which he ended the introductory roll call to each week's show with "Let's be careful out there". He won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in Hill Street Blues in 1981 and 1982.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 72

Birthday 1925-10-16

Day of Death 1983-11-22

Place of Birth New York City - New York - USA

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Also Known As

  • Mike Conrad

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1981 Fire on the Mountain as Col. Desalius
1981 Bordello as Spencer
1981 Hill Street Blues (146 episodes) as Phil Esterhaus
1981 Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes as Janor
1979 Paris (1 episode)
1979 Working Stiffs (1 episode)
1979 Donovan's Kid as Silas Rumford
1978 Vega$ (1 episode)
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1977 CHiPs (2 episodes) as Karl Maddox
1976 Charlie's Angels (2 episodes)
1976 Delvecchio (19 episodes)
1976 How the West Was Won (4 episodes)
1975 Bronk (1 episode)
1975 Starsky & Hutch (1 episode)
1975 Long Way Home
1975 The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant as Graham
1975 Starsky and Hutch as Cannell
1975 S.W.A.T. (1 episode)
1975 Barney Miller (2 episodes)
1975 Satan’s Triangle as Lt. Cmdr. Pagnolini
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as George Macklan
1974 Planet of the Apes (1 episode)
1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
1974 The Longest Yard as Nate Scarboro
1974 W as Lt. Whitfield
1973 Scream Blacula Scream as Sheriff Harley Dunlop
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1972 Thumb Tripping as Diesel
1972 Un Flic as Louis Costa
1972 The Bob Newhart Show (2 episodes)
1972 The Waltons (2 episodes)
1972 Search (1 episode)
1972 Temperatures Rising (1 episode)
1972 Emergency! (3 episodes)
1971 The Todd Killings as Detective Shaw
1971 All in the Family (2 episodes)
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (1 episode)
1970 Monte Walsh as Dally Johnson
1970 The Immortal (1 episode)
1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? as Rollo
1969 Castle Keep as Sgt. DeVaca
1968 Three Guns for Texas as Ranger Willy G. Tinney
1968 The Outcasts (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (2 episodes)
1968 Blackbeard's Ghost as Pinetop Purvis
1968 Sol Madrid as Scarpi
1967 The Desperate Hours as Sam Robish
1967 Mannix (2 episodes)
1967 Garrison's Gorillas (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (2 episodes)
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad (3 episodes)
1966 That Girl (1 episode)
1965 The War Lord as Rainault
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1965 Laredo (1 episode)
1965 Lost in Space (1 episode) as Creech
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1 episode)
1964 Daniel Boone (1 episode)
1964 Flipper (1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)
1962 Requiem for a Heavyweight as Ma Greeny's Thug
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Tallahassee 7000 (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (2 episodes)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 Naked City (2 episodes)
1957 Perry Mason (2 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke (4 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)

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