Tom Bosley - Bio and Creative Works

Tom Bosley

ACTOR
Born
1927-10-01
Died
2010-10-19
Age (at death)
83
Citizenship
United States of America
Place of Birth
Chicago
Full TV/Movie Credits
Bio

Thomas Edward Bosley was an American actor, television personality and entertainer. Bosley is best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on the 1970s ABC sitcom Happy Days, and the title character on the NBC/ABC series Father Dowling Mysteries. He also was featured in a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote. He originated the title role of the Broadway musical Fiorello!, earning the 1960 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. - Wikipedia

Select Creative Works

MOVIE • 2010

Character: Arthur

When Zoe tires of looking for Mr. Right, she decides to have a baby on her own. But on the day she's artificially inseminated, she meets Stan, who seems to be just who she's been searching for all her life. Now, Zoe has to figure out how to make her two life's dreams fit with each other.

MOVIE • 2009

Character: Santa Paws (voice)

When Puppy Paws, the fun-loving son of Santa Paws, gets bored, he finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt however, and the world begins to forget the true meaning of the season, it's up to Puppy Paws and his newfound Buddies to journey back to the North Pole and save Christmas.

MOVIE • 2005

Character: Father Abbot Sutton

In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate teen, Kelly must decide to keep his silence or throw away everything the priesthood holds sacred.

MOVIE • 2005

Character: Harvey

A teenage girls life gets turned upside down when a new school friend turns out to be a popstar.

MOVIE • 2005

Character: Rabbi Eli Schmitt

An archaeologist finds the mummified remains of a giant--the offspring of a Fallen Angel and a human woman. Now he has to stop the terror he has unleashed.

MOVIE • 2004

Character: Santa Claus

When the Professor and Rock Bottom plot to create the world's biggest blizzard in order to ruin Christmas, Felix the Cat and Poindexter must travel to the North Pole to help Santa Claus and save Christmas.

MOVIE • 2000

Character: Mr. Winkle (voice)

When Tangie, a teddy bear goes into the Smile-erator on his head, his smile is put on upside down, causing him to end up on the bargain bin on Christmas Eve with other misfit toys, then onto Winkle's Emporium, a discount store. There, Tangie does his level best over the coming year to become a part of some family. He spends his time in Winkle's front window with Jack, a Jack-in-the-box with claustrophobia and Bird, a cuckoo clock bird with agorophobia.

MOVIE • 1997

Character: Ranger Tasker

A single father and his children come to Little Bigfoot's rescue when a wealthy landowner hunts him down, hoping to use him as a profitable circus attraction.

TV SERIES • 1989-1991

Character: Father Frank Dowling

Father Dowling Mysteries is an American television mystery series that aired from January 20, 1989 to May 2, 1991. Prior to the series, a TV movie aired on November 30, 1987. For its first season, the show was on NBC; it moved to ABC for its last two seasons. It is based on the adventures of the title character created by Ralph McInerny, in a series of mystery novels. The series was produced by The Fred Siverman Company and Dean Hargrove Productions in association with Viacom Productions.

MOVIE • 1990

Character: Derryl Price

This movie is based on the actual events on the tragic day of August 2nd, 1985. Delta Airlines flight 191 en route to Los Angeles Via Dallas Ft Worth took off from Ft Lauderdale, Fl. When the plane was landing in Ft Worth wind-shear from a strong thunderstorm caused the plane to crash.

MOVIE • 1989

Character: Lt. MacIntosh

A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private detective, and a suspended police officer to try and stop the witches.

MOVIE • 1987

Character: Geppetto (voice)

Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box, putting them in danger from the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.

MOVIE • 1987

Character: Sidney Preston

A dying man in a roadside diner tells the other patrons about money he has hidden in four places. But instead of directions, he leaves them only with clues they must solve in order to claim the loot. Released with a promotional tie-in for Glad-Lock brand bags.

MOVIE • 1986

Character: Father Chris DeLeon

A priest is murdered and the main suspect is a nun.

MOVIE • 1985

Character: Harry O'Reilly

A therapist goes outside his office and into his patients' personal lives to help them. He is treating a man who is hearing sounds but apparently there is nothing wrong with him psychologically. And a woman who despite being in a healthy relationship goes around picking up guys and having sex with them. She decides to seek help and what the doctor learns is that the problem goes back to her childhood and her family.

TV SERIES • 1974-1984

Character: Howard Cunningham

In 1950s Milwaukee the Cunningham family must contend with Fonzie, a motorcycle riding Casanova.

MOVIE • 1984

Character: Jimmy Hoffa

The Jesse Owens Story is a biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.

MOVIE • 1982

Character: Fred O'Hara

Workaholic attorney Bob O'Hara (Asner) is devastated when his wife (Hartley) dies suddenly. She returns to "haunt" him, however, (a la "Topper") and her mission is to persuade him to slow down, watch his own health, and renew relationships with his two grown children (Foster and Lang.)

MOVIE • 1978

Character: B.A.H. Humbug (voice)

This cartoon version of A Christmas Carol hails from the production house of Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass--the team that brought you just about every other Christmas special you saw as a kid (including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Reinvented as a 49-minute musical ghost story, Stingiest stars the voice of Walter Matthau as the bedeviled Scrooge and Tom Bosley as the Jiminy Cricket-type narrator, B. Humbug, Esq.

MOVIE • 1978

Character: Benjamin Franklin

Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the events leading to the American Revolution. (Episodes 1 and 2 of the Kent Chronicles miniseries.)

MOVIE • 1977

Character: Dr. Andrew Brantford

A young college girl becomes pregnant, and she and the baby's father are targeted by a black-market adoption ring that is out to get the baby.

MOVIE • 1976

Character: Spinner

The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so happy.

MOVIE • 1975

Character: Norman Smith

A dramatization of the Oct. 30, 1938 mass panic that Orson Welles' radio play, "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provoked.

TV SERIES • 1972-1974

Character: Harry Boyle

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home is an animated sitcom

MOVIE • 1973

Character: Judge Harper

A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.

MOVIE • 1971

Character: Herb

A bachelor's life is interrupted by the appearance of a teenager who claims to be his son.

TV SERIES • 1971

Character: Johnny Cavanaugh

Government agencies investigate the mysterious disappearance of a powerful presidential adviser.

MOVIE • 1971

Character: Jack Berger

Three financially down-and-out buddies plot to pull a bank robbery to cure their financial woes.

TV SERIES • 1969-1970

Character: Bob Landers

The Debbie Reynolds Show is an American situation comedy which aired on the NBC television network during the 1969-70 television season. The series was produced by Filmways, but the distribution rights are currently owned by Universal Media Studios through its ownership of NBC Productions.

MOVIE • 1969

Character: Sidney Resnick

This anthology telefilm aired on NBC on November 8, 1969, and tells three strange tales: "The Cemetery," directed by Boris Sagal; "Eyes," directed by Steven Spielberg; and "The Escape Route," directed by Barry Shear. This film also served as a backdoor pilot for the TV series of the same name, which premiered on December 16, 1970.

MOVIE • 1968

Character: Family Doctor

When a widower with ten children marries a widow with eight, can the twenty of them ever come together as one big happy family?

MOVIE • 1968

Character: Gen. Roscoe Pennypacker

When 5 allied generals are captured in Italy in WWII, it is a propaganda nightmare for the allies. The generals are all 1 star and refuse to take orders from each other in order to plan an escape. Harry Frigg is a private who has escaped from the guard house dozens of times. He is promoted to Major General and ordered to get the generals out once he is captured. Harry is willing to escape, but then he meets the countess...

MOVIE • 1967

Character: Farley

After 17 years of marriage in American suburbia, Richard and Barbara Harmon step into the new world of divorce.

MOVIE • 1964

Character: Frank Boyd

A mischievous, adventuresome fourteen-year-old girl and her best friend begin following an eccentric concert pianist around New York City after she develops a crush on him.

MOVIE • 1963

Character: Anthony Columbo

Angie Rossini, an innocent New York City sales clerk from a repressive Italian-American family, engages in a short-lived affair with a handsome jazz musician named Rocky Papasano. When Angie becomes pregnant, she tracks down Rocky hoping he'll pay for her abortion. Rocky agrees to help, but after seeing the unsanitary abortion facility, he refuses to let Angie go through with the procedure and attempts to make her an honest woman.

MOVIE • 1955

Character: Knave of Hearts

A young girl named Alice falls down a rabbit-hole and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

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