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Conrad Bain
Conrad Bain Arthur Harmon Maude 1975.JPG
Bain as Arthur Harmon in Maude, September 1975
Born
Conrad Stafford Bain

(1923-02-04)February 4, 1923
Died January 14, 2013(2013-01-14) (aged 89)
Cause of death Stroke
Residence Livermore, California, U.S.
Nationality Canadian-American
Citizenship United States
Canada
Education Banff School of Fine Arts
Alma mater American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation Actor
Years active 1952–1996
Known for Phillip Drummond,
Dr. Arthur Harmon
Home town Livermore, California, U.S.
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Television Diff'rent Strokes,
Maude
Spouse(s) Monica Sloan
(m. 1945-2009; her death)
Children 3
Parent(s) Jean Agnes (née Young),
Stafford Harrison Bain
Relatives Bonar Bain (brother; deceased)

Conrad Stafford Bain (February 4, 1923 – January 14, 2013) was a Canadian-American actor. He was best known for his role as Phillip Drummond in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and as Dr. Arthur Harmon in Maude. Bain had a twin brother, Bonar Bain.

Early life

Bain was born on February 4, 1923 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada to Jean Agnes Young and to Stafford Harrison Bain. Bain was educated at Banff School of Fine Arts in Calgary, Alberta and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He became a United States citizen in 1946, before graduating in 1948. He served in the Canadian Army during World War II.

Career

His career started in 1956 in an episode of Studio One as Evans. He later appeared in over 200 television programs. He was mostly known for playing Phillip Drummond in Diff'rent Strokes with Gary Coleman. Bain retired in 1996.

Personal life

Bain lived in an apartment in Livermore, California. Bain was married Monica Sloan on September 8, 1945 until her death on February 26, 2009. They had three children together, Jennifer, Kent, and Mark Bain. In February 18, 2005, his brother Bonar died from cancer, aged 82.

Death

Bain died on January 14, 2013 in his home in Livermore, California from complications following a stroke, aged 89. Co-star Todd Bridges said the Bain was like a father figure to him. Bain was soon cremated.

Television

Conrad Bain in 1983
Bain in March 1983
  • 1996: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air .... Philip Drummond (1 episode, 1996)
  • 1992: The Adventures of The Black Stallion ...Racing Legend (1 episode, 1992)
  • 1990: Postcards from the Edge .... Grandpa
  • 1988: Mr. President .... Charlie Ross (24 episodes, 1987–1988)
  • 1985: The Love Boat .... Charles Custers / ... (3 episodes, 1978–1985)
  • 1981: Child Bride of Short Creek (TV) .... Frank King
  • 1979: C.H.O.M.P.S. .... Ralph Norton
  • 1979: The Facts of Life .... Philip Drummond (1 episode, 1979)
  • 1979: A Pleasure Doing Business .... Herb
  • 1978: Grandpa Goes to Washington .... Robert Green (1 episode, 1978)
  • 1978: The Waverly Wonders .... Tate Sr. (1 episode, 1978)
  • 1978: Diff'rent Strokes .... Phillip Drummond (189 episodes, 1978–1986)
  • 1972: Maude .... Dr. Arthur Harmon (118 episodes, 1972–1978)
  • 1975: Twigs (TV) .... Swede
  • 1972: Up the Sandbox .... Dr. Gordon
  • 1972: A Fan's Notes .... Poppy
  • 1971: Who Killed Mary What's 'Er Name? .... Val
  • 1971: The Anderson Tapes .... Dr. Rubicoff
  • 1971: Bananas .... Semple
  • 1971: Jump .... Lester Jump
  • 1971: Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (TV)
  • 1970: The Edge of Night TV series .... Dr. Charles Weldon #1 (unknown episodes, 1970)
  • 1970: I Never Sang for My Father .... Rev. Sam Pell
  • 1970: Lovers and Other Strangers (uncredited) .... Priest in confessional
  • 1969: Last Summer (uncredited) .... Sidney
  • 1966: Dark Shadows .... Hotel Clerk / ... (4 episodes, 1966–1968)
  • 1968: Coogan's Bluff .... Madison Avenue Man
  • 1968: Star! (uncredited) .... Second Salesman at Cartier's
  • 1968: A Lovely Way to Die .... James Lawrence
  • 1968: Madigan .... Hotel clerk
  • 1967: N.Y.P.D. .... Manager (1 episode, 1967)
  • 1967: The Borgia Stick (TV) .... Lawyer
  • 1965: The Trials of O'Brien .... District Attorney (1 episode, 1965)
  • 1961: The Defenders (1 episode, 1961)
  • 1956: Studio One .... Evans (1 episode, 1956)

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