- NAME: Conrad Bain
- OCCUPATION: Television Actor
- BIRTH DATE: February 04, 1923
- DEATH DATE: January 14, 2013
- EDUCATION: Banff School of Fine Arts, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
- PLACE OF DEATH: Livermore, California
- Full Name: Conrad Stafford Bain
- AKA: Conrad Bain
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Conrad Bain was a Canadian-American actor best known for his role as Philip Drummond on the hit show Diff'rent Strokes.
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Continuing those sentiments, US Weekly senior editor Ian Drew deemed Bain's performance on Diff'rent Strokes a necessary component of its success, despite the widely held view that Coleman carried the show. "Even though Diff'rent Strokes was really based around Gary Coleman, Conrad Bain was an essential element," Drew said. "He really fit the mold. He really seemed like the rich guy. He was a little nerdy and a little unhip,
and that's what balanced the show."
Diff'rent Strokes aired on NBC from 1978 to 1985, when it was canceled by the network due to poor ratings. The series then ran on ABC for one season, from '85 to '86, before it was canceled for the second and final time in March 1986.
In 1945, Bain married artist Monica Sloan. The couple had three children together: Jennifer, Mark and Kent.
Conrad Bain died on January 14, 2013, at the age of 89, in Livermore, California.
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