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

February 4, 1923(1923-02-04)
Died January 14, 2013(2013-01-14) (aged 89)
Cause of death Natural Causes
Nationality Canadian-American
Citizenship United States
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 Script error: No such module "person height".
Television Diff'rent Strokes,
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)[1] 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[2] 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.[3]


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.[4]

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.


Bain died on January 14, 2013 in his home in Livermore, California from natural causes, aged 89.[5] Co-star Todd Bridges said the Bain was like a father figure to him. Bain was soon cremated.


Bain in March 1983


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