Ted Knight

TV Actor

Birthday December 7, 1923

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Terryville, CT

DEATH DATE Aug 26, 1986 (62)

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This former soldier played Judge Eilhu Smalls in Caddyshack and also provided voices for cartoon characters. By art he was a ventriloquist, though most people came to know him as Ted Baxter from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Before Fame

He performed ventriloquism as a children's puppeteer and show host on local television shows.


He played the policeman who guarded Norman Bates at the final scene of the 1960 horror film, Psycho.

Family Life

He got married to Dorothy Smith in 1948. The couple had three children together.

Associated With

He starred as Mary's boss in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.


Ted Knight Highlights
Ted Knight Highlights