Oral History Information
Job TitleMusician, Actor
Conrad Janis played a music store owner on the hit TV sitcom Mork and Mindy. Conrad, who became a trombonist as a teenager, played Mindy’s father, the owner of a musical instrument store set in Colorado. Between takes, Conrad often jammed with Robin Williams who, according to Conrad, played a mean blues harmonica! All throughout his long career, he played musicians in a number of movies and on several television programs. He bought his first trombone, a Conn, at Henry Adler’s Music in New York City and bought several more at Manny’s Music. In addition to acting and playing music, Conrad has been a lifelong advocate for the arts and music education.