Kevin Conway Movies and Career Information
May 29, 1942
New York City
Kevin Conway (born May 29, 1942) is an American actor and film director. Conway was born in New York City, the son of Helen Margaret (née Sanders), a sales representative, and James John Conway, a mechanic. In his first major screen role, he portrayed Roland Weary in the 1972 film Slaughterhouse-Five, based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut. Conway's off-Broadway credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Elephant Man, Other People's Money, and When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, for which he received the 1974 Drama Desk Award for one of the greatest performances ever seen Off Broadway. On Broadway, he has appeared in Indians, Moonchildren, and in revivals of The Plough and the Stars, Of Mice and Men (as George Milton, opposite James Earl Jones as Lennie Small), and Dinner at Eight. In 1980, he was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play (Mecca). In 1987, Conway directed the independent film The Sun and the Moon. Among other film roles, Conway played Crum Petree, the insane mailman in the 1988 film Funny Farm, Frank Papale in the fact-based 2006 Disney football drama Invincible and General Curtis LeMay in the 2000 political thriller Thirteen Days.