Conrad Janis – who played Mindy McConnell’s father, Frederick, on TV Mork & Mindy – has died
Conrad Janis has passed away at the age of 94.
The musician and actor – who played Mindy McConnell’s father, Frederick, on Mork & Mindy television – passed away on March 1, his business executive, Dean A. Avedon, confirmed in a statement. statement to the New York Times.
His sad passing comes just months after his wife, Maria Grimm, passed away in September.
Praise has poured on social media for the legendary name of television.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “RIP Conrad Janis, passed away aged 94. His first film role was in 1945, but he succeeded the actor who played Mindy’s father in 70. episodes of Mork & Mindy, starring Robin Williams and Pam Dawber from 1978 to 1982.”
Another joined in: “Just found out that Conrad Janis, Mindy’s father in ‘Mork & Mindy’, passed away at the age of 94 on March 1st. I can’t believe he’s so old! I love that show. Now only Pam Dawber RIP Mr. Janis #conradjanis #morkandmindy.”
Television, film, and theatrical star Conrad began his career in the 1940s with an appearance in Dark of the Moon.
In 1945, he played his first major cinematic role in a wartime comedy titled Snafu before going on to star in The Hagan Girl alongside Ronald Reagan and Shirley Temple.
In the 60s, Conrad was widely known for appearing on such a popular series as The Untouchables, Stoney Burke, Get Smart and My Favorite Martian.
He continued into the 1970s with roles on Banacek, Cannon, Baretta, The Waltons, Maude, Happy Days, Police Story, The Jeffersons, Quark, and Laverne & Shirley.
Shortly after landing the role of Fred McConnell, the father of Dawber’s Mindy in Mork & Mindy, and Conrad appeared regularly from 1978 to 1982.
When his time on Mork & Mindy came to an end, he went on to star in other major American shows including The Golden Girls, Murder, She Wrote and had a recurring role on Frasier.
Movie credits on his CV include Airport 1975, The Happy Hooker, Oh God! Book II, Saturday Night Man and Cable Guy.
Conrad has been married three times, his first marriage to Vicki Quarles and they share two children: Christopher and Carin. BILLION
After he and Vicki divorced, he went on to marry Ronda Copland.
After breaking up, he found his true love Maria in 1987.
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