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Patrick McGoohan (1928–2009)


Though born in America, Irish actor Patrick McGoohan rose to become the number-one British TV star in the 1950s to 1960s era. His parents moved to Ireland when he was very young and McGoohan acquired a neutral accent that sounds at home in British or American dialogue. He was an avid stage actor and performed hundreds of times in small and large ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2002 Treasure Planet
Billy Bones (voice)
 1984 Trespasses
Fred Wells
 1981 Kings and Desperate Men
John Kingsley
 1978 Brass Target
Col. Mike McCauley
 1976 Silver Streak
Devereau
 1970 The Moonshine War
Frank Long
 1968 Journey Into Darkness
Host
 1962 Walk in the Shadow
Doctor James 'Jim' Brown
 1961 Two Living, One Dead
Erik Berger
 1958 Elephant Gun
Andrew Miller
 1957 Hell Drivers
C. 'Red' Redman
 1957 High Tide at Noon
Simon Breck
 1956 Zarak
Moor Larkin
 1955 I Am a Camera
Swedish Water Therapist
 1955 The Dam Busters
Guard on Door (uncredited)
 1955 The Dark Avenger
English Soldier (uncredited)
 1955 Passage Home
McIsaacs
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Starbuck") in "Moby Dick--Rehearsed", written / directed by Orson Welles. London, England, UK. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 22 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Paddy Fitz | Joseph Serf

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on Rafferty (1977)] a disaster ... the most miserable job I've ever done in my life ... a total frustration from start to finish ... The scripts [were] monstrous pieces of garbage, [with] no time to rewrite them ... There were too many people in charge and all passing the buck. I counted them. There were 11 people who thought that they were the 'creators' of this load of garbage. But you ... See more »

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In his youth, considered becoming a Catholic priest. See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly smoke burnished voice

Star Sign:

Pisces

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