Joe Conley

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Joe Conley
Ronnie Claire Edwards and Joe Conley.jpg
Ronnie Claire Edwards (left) and Conley (right) at The Waltons 40th Anniversary in 2012
Born(1928-03-03)March 3, 1928
Buffalo, New York
DiedJuly 7, 2013(2013-07-07) (aged 85)
Newbury Park, California
OccupationActor
Years active1950–2002
Spouse(s)Louise Ann Teechen (1969 – his death)[1][2]
ChildrenKevin (b. 1960)
Julie (b. 1961)
Erin Elizabeth (b. 1971)
Jana Lynne (b. 1974)
 
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Joe Conley
Ronnie Claire Edwards and Joe Conley.jpg
Ronnie Claire Edwards (left) and Conley (right) at The Waltons 40th Anniversary in 2012
Born(1928-03-03)March 3, 1928
Buffalo, New York
DiedJuly 7, 2013(2013-07-07) (aged 85)
Newbury Park, California
OccupationActor
Years active1950–2002
Spouse(s)Louise Ann Teechen (1969 – his death)[1][2]
ChildrenKevin (b. 1960)
Julie (b. 1961)
Erin Elizabeth (b. 1971)
Jana Lynne (b. 1974)

Joe Conley (March 3, 1928 – July 7, 2013) was an American actor who played many small roles on television and is most remembered for his role as the storekeeper Ike Godsey on The Waltons.[3][4]

Personal and career[edit]

Joe Conley was born in Buffalo, New York. He started acting after returning from military service in Korea, and was running three real-estate agencies in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles by the early 1970s after beginning this second career in 1961. While acting, he continued to work in real estate and, as a result, became wealthy.[5]

By the early 1970s his career as an actor was in limbo. After twenty years of small parts in mainly television shows, he had only been in two bit parts in as many years before he was cast as storekeeper Ike Godsey in The Waltons. Conley was paired with Ronnie Claire Edwards, who portrayed his bossy wife Corabeth Walton Godsey; their characters married in the show during 1975. In 2009, Conley published his autobiography, Ike Godsey of Walton's Mountain.[6]

He was married and divorced to Jacqueline Stakes, with whom he had two children. He married Louise Teecher in 1969 and had two children with her.

Death[edit]

Conley died on July 7, 2013 at a care facility in Newbury Park, California of complications from dementia. He was 85 and is survived by his wife, three daughters and son.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Filmography
YearTitleRoleNotes
1955Big TownHonest Cop
1955The People's ChoiceErnieSocks new Secretary
1956The Scarlet HourCar Salesmanuncredited
1956The Adventures of Jim BowieRaino TanteThe Ghost of Jean Battoo
1957The Silent ServiceThe Seahorse Story
1957House of Numbers
1957Crime of PassionDeliveryman
1957The Danny Thomas Show,
also known as Make Room For Daddy
Earl the Elevator OperatorHonesty is the Best Policy
1957Casey JonesConductor AddrelThe Old Timer
1957 &
1959
DragnetThe Big Yak
& The Big Malcolm
1957LassieDeliverymanLassie's Day
1958Alfred Hitchcock PresentsInsurance AgentDisappearing Trick
1958A Nice Little Bank That Should Be RobbedBenjyuncredited
1958Juvenile JungleDuke
1958Boots and SaddlesPrivate SpannerThe Superstition
1958Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1958FlightChopper Four
1959The D.A.'s ManSmileyThe Pushter's
1959M SquadJack MorenoMama's Boy
1959Wanted: Dead or AliveHenry JacksonThe Hostage
1960The Best of the PostElevator boyThe Little Terror
1960Richard Diamond, Private DetectiveThe Mouse
1960Stagecoach WestHenryThe Saga of Jeremy Boone
1961All Hands on Decksailoruncredited
1961Blueprint for RobberyJock Mcgee
1962PattyJohnny
1962The Dick Powell TheaterTomSpecial Assignment
1962Dennis the MenaceNelsonCalling all Bird Lovers
1963
& 1965
Mister Edvarious characters6 episodes
1964Kraft Suspense TheaterDomCharlie, he couldn't kill a fly
1964GunsmokeCarlHelp me Kitty
1966Green AcrespolicemanThe Deputy
1967Felony SquadCabbieTime of Trial
1967The Beverly HillbilliesSergeantThe Army Game
196980 steps to JonahJenkins
1969Bracken's WorldAlvin StoneClosed Set
and Fade In
1970The Brady BunchDelivery manThe Hero
1972
-1981
The WaltonsIke Godsey172 episodes
1972The Longest Nightsalesman
1982A Day for Thanks on Walton's MountainIke GodseyThanksgiving TV movie
1982Mother's Day on Walton's MountainIke GodseyTV movie
1982A Wedding on Walton's MountainIke GodseyTV movie
1983Knight RiderManagerShort Notice
1985Impure ThoughtsFather Minnelli
1993A Walton Thanksgiving ReunionIke GodseyTV movie
1995A Walton WeddingIke GodseyTV movie
1996Night Stand with Dick DietrickClaudeDick Goes Home
1999Whatever it TakesFrank
2000Cast AwayJoe Wally
2001Blind Obsession

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