Bonar Bain

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Bonar Bain
Born Bonar Stewart Bain
(1923-02-04)4 February 1923
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Died 18 February 2005(2005-02-18) (aged 82)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Vella Bain (November 10, 1925 - January 8, 2011)[1]
Children Three
Relatives Conrad Bain (brother, deceased)

Bonar Stewart Bain (4 February, 1923–18 February, 2005)[2][3] was a Canadian actor and the identical twin brother of actor Conrad Bain, who starred in the television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes as Phillip Drummond and Maude as Arthur Harmon. He once played a fictional “evil” twin to Conrad (“Hank Bain”) in an episode of SCTV. He also portrayed Arthur's (Conrad Bain) twin brother Arnold on Maude.

In popular culture[edit]

Bain figures in the lyrics to “Bober,” a song from the Mike Keneally Band’s 2004 album Dog. Keneally sings that his dog, Bober, was “half-named after Conrad Bain’s brother.”[4]


  • Draw! as Poker Player (1984)
  • Running Brave as University Professor (1983)
  • SCTV Network as Hank Bain (Zontar) (1981)
  • Powder Heads as Dispatcher (1980)
  • Maude as Arnold Harmon ("Vivian's Surprise") (1977)


  1. ^ "Vella Bain Obituary - Edmonton, AB | Edmonton Journal". Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Bonar Bain Obituary - Edmonton, AB | Edmonton Journal". 2005-02-22. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  3. ^ Find A Grave memorial - Bonar Stewart Bain
  4. ^ [1] Archived January 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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