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Tim O'Connor (actor)

Personal information
Birth dateJuly 3, 1927(age 89)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois,
United States
OccupationFilm, television actor
SpouseMary Foskett
(1957-?) (divorced)
Sheila MacLurg O'Connor

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Tim O'Connor (born July 3, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American character actor known for his prolific work in television, although he has made only a few appearances since the early 1990s. Before moving to California, he lived on an island in the middle of Glen Wild Lake, near Bloomingdale, New Jersey.

O'Connor specialized in playing officials, military men, and police officers. Some of his best-known roles include: Dr. Elias Huer in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Jack Boland in General Hospital, and Elliot Carson in Peyton Place. He also had recurring roles on Barnaby Jones, Dynasty. He guest starred with Telly Savalas and Joan Hackett in the short-lived medical/police series, Diagnosis: Unknown, on CBS in 1960. He even portrayed an alien ambassador on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. His guest appearance as Mr. Thackery in The Dukes of Hazzard episode "Bad Day in Hazzard" demonstrated that he is also capable of playing villains, albeit on a the level of a grand seigneur. Another villainous cameo came as one of Ricardo Montalban's evil entourage in the parody film The Naked Gun .

He appeared in two episodes of the mystery series Columbo, starring Peter Falk as the rumpled detective. He also appeared in two episodes of the comedy series M*A*S*H. In the episode "Of Moose and Men" he played Colonel Spiker, whom Hawkeye splattered mud on, and later had to operate on to save his life. In the 9th Season episode "Operation Friendship" he played Dr. Norman Trager, a surgeon and hand specialist who operated on B.J. Hunnicutt after he developed a compartment hemorrage in his right hand.

He is currently a director for The Foothill Theater Company in Nevada City, California.

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