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John Mahoney is an award-winning American actor who was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. The seventh of eight children, Mahoney's family had been evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually returned to Manchester during the war. Visiting the States to see his older... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Andrew Del Mar
- High Castle (2015) ... Andrew Del Mar
 2011-2014 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Roy / Rusty Banks
- Rusty Banks Rides Again (2014) ... Roy / Rusty Banks
- One Thing or a Mother (2011) ... Roy
- Happy Fat (2011) ... Roy
- Funeral Crashers (2011) ... Roy
 2010 $#*! My Dad Says (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Wally Durham
- The Manly Thing to Do (2010) ... Lt. Col. Wally Durham
 2010/I Flipped
Chet Duncan
 2009-2010 Burn Notice (TV Series)
- Devil You Know (2010) ... Management
- Lesser Evil (2009) ... Management
 2009 Tired of Being Funny (Short)
 2007 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Terwilliger, Sr.
- Funeral for a Fiend (2007) ... Dr. Robert Terwilliger, Sr. (voice)
 2007 Mobsters (TV Series)
- Al Capone (2007) ... Narrator
 2006 ER (TV Series)
Bennett Cray
- Somebody to Love (2006) ... Bennett Cray
 2005 Kronk's New Groove (Video)
Papi (voice)
 2005 Fathers and Sons (TV Movie)
 2003 Gary the Rat (TV Series)
- Strange Bedfellows (2003) ... Steele (voice)
 2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return (Video)
Whitmore (voice)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Video Game)
Preston Whitmore (voice)
 2001 Almost Salinas
Max Harris
 2000 Teacher's Pet (TV Series)
Narrator / Tim Tim Tim
- Episode #1.12 (2000) ... Narrator / Tim Tim Tim (voice)
 2000 Becker (TV Series)
Father Joe D'Andrea
- Crosstalk (2000) ... Father Joe D'Andrea
 1998 Antz
Grebs (voice)
 1998 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Vince Reyneaux
- The Coldest Night of the Year (1998) ... Vince Reyneaux
 1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Jeffrey Ayliss
- Childhood (1997) ... Jeffrey Ayliss
 1996 Mariette in Ecstasy
Dr. Claude Baptiste
 1996 Primal Fear
 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Dr. Leonard Hanlin
- Body & Soul & Dick (1996) ... Dr. Leonard Hanlin
 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Al Capone: Scarface (1995) ... Narrator
 1994 A Hard Rain (Short)
Ross Stewart
 1993 Striking Distance
Lt. Vince Hardy
 1993 In the Line of Fire
Sam Campagna
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Sy Flembeck
- Do Not Forsake Me, O' My Postman (1992) ... Sy Flembeck
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Walter Partin
- Buying a Landslide (1992) ... Walter Partin
 1992 The Water Engine (TV Movie)
Mason Gross
 1992 The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton (TV Movie)
Robert Clayton Sr.
 1992 The Human Factor (TV Series)
Dr. Alec McMurtry
- Do the Right Thing (1992) ... Dr. Alec McMurtry
- A Gift from Frankie Perazzo (1992) ... Dr. Alec McMurtry
- Between the Sheets (1992) ... Dr. Alec McMurtry
- Pilot (1992) ... Dr. Alec McMurtry
- Episode #1.2 ... Dr. Alec McMurtry
 1992 Article 99
Dr. Henry Dreyfoos
 1991 The 10 Million Dollar Getaway (TV Movie)
Jimmy Burke
 1990 The Russia House
 1990 Love Hurts
 1990 The Image (TV Movie)
Irv Mickelson
 1989 Dinner at Eight (TV Movie)
Oliver Jordan
 1988 Favorite Son (TV Mini-Series)
Lou Brenner
- Part One (1988) ... Lou Brenner
 1988 Betrayed
 1987 Moonstruck
 1987 Suspect
Judge Matthew Bishop Helms
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Artie Shaughnessy
- The House of Blue Leaves (1987) ... Artie Shaughnessy
 1987 The Hustler of Money (TV Short)
 1986 The Christmas Gift (TV Movie)
Bob (uncredited)
 1986 Streets of Gold
 1986 The Manhattan Project
Lt. Col. Conroy
 1986 Trapped in Silence (TV Movie)
Doctor Winslow
 1985 Code of Silence
'Prowler' Representative
 1985 Lady Blue (TV Movie)
Capt. Flynn
 1985 First Steps (TV Movie)
'60 Minutes' Producer
 1983 Through Naked Eyes (TV Movie)
Police Captain
 1982 Mission Hill
 1982 Chicago Story (TV Series)
Lt. Roselli
 1981 Hudson Taylor
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He acted in the stage production of "Stage Struck" at the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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People say there's no trace of an accent anymore, and there isn't because I worked very hard to lose it. And the reason I did that is a British accent in America is a real status symbol. See more »


Became famous for playing father to Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce on Frasier (1993). Grammer was also known for playing "Sideshow Bob" on The Simpsons (1989). Pierce would go on to play Sideshow Bob's brother "Cecil" on The Simpsons (1989) and then, to complete the joke, Mahoney played their father, again. See more »


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