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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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Braveheart
Braveheart Longshanks - King Edward I
(1995)
Escape from Alcatraz
(1979)
Secret Agent
Secret Agent John Drake
(1964-1967)
Scanners
Scanners Dr. Paul Ruth
(1981)

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 2000 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Number Six
- The Computer Wore Menace Shoes (2000) ... Number Six (voice)
 1974-1998 Columbo (TV Series)
Eric Prince / Oscar Finch / Nelson Brenner / ...
- Ashes to Ashes (1998) ... Eric Prince
- Agenda for Murder (1990) ... Oscar Finch
- Identity Crisis (1975) ... Nelson Brenner
- By Dawn's Early Light (1974) ... Col. Lyle C. Rumford
 1991 The Best of Friends (TV Movie)
George Bernard Shaw
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Attorney Oliver Quayle
- Witness for the Defense (1987) ... Attorney Oliver Quayle
 1986 Of Pure Blood (TV Movie)
Dr. Felix Neumann
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Chief Magistrate
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part III (1985) ... Chief Magistrate
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part II (1985) ... Chief Magistrate
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) ... Chief Magistrate
 1983 Jamaica Inn (TV Movie)
Joss Merlyn
 1979 The Hard Way (TV Movie)
John Connor
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series)
Dr. Sid Rafferty
- Death Out of a Blue Sky (1977) ... Dr. Sid Rafferty
- Walking Wounded (1977) ... Dr. Sid Rafferty
- The Will to Live (1977) ... Dr. Sid Rafferty
- The Wild Child (1977) ... Dr. Sid Rafferty
- The Epidemic (1977) ... Dr. Sid Rafferty
 1977 The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Movie)
Fouquet
 1968 Koroshi (TV Movie)
John Drake
 1967-1968 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Number Six / Number Twelve
- Fall Out (1968) ... Number Six (uncredited)
- Once Upon a Time (1968) ... Number Six
- The Girl Who Was Death (1968) ... Number Six
- Living in Harmony (1968) ... Number Six
- Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling (1968) ... Number Six
 1964-1967 Secret Agent (TV Series)
John Drake
- Shinda Shima (1967) ... John Drake
- Koroshi (1967) ... John Drake
- Not So Jolly Roger (1966) ... John Drake
- The Paper Chase (1966) ... John Drake
- The Man with the Foot (1966) ... John Drake
 1963 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Dr. Christopher Syn / The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 3 (1963) ... Dr. Christopher Syn / The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 2 (1963) ... Dr. Christopher Syn / The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963) ... Dr. Christopher Syn / The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
The Interrogator
- The Prisoner (1963) ... The Interrogator
 1961 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Gilbert Stoner / Father Hanbury
- The Executioner (1961) ... Gilbert Stoner
- The Hanging of Alfred Wadham ... Father Hanbury
 1958-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sjt Musgrave / The Prosecutor / Frederick Dyson / ...
- Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1961) ... Sjt Musgrave
- Shadow of a Pale Horse (1959) ... The Prosecutor
- A Dead Secret (1959) ... Frederick Dyson
- The Big Knife (1958) ... Charles Castle
- Disturbance (1958) ... Flint
 1960-1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
John Drake
- Deadline (1961) ... John Drake
- Under the Lake (1961) ... John Drake
- Find and Destroy (1961) ... John Drake
- The Dead Man Walks (1961) ... John Drake
- The Deputy Coyannis Story (1961) ... John Drake
 1958-1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Nicholai Soloviov / Jack 'Pal' Smurch
- The Man Out There (1961) ... Nicholai Soloviov
- The Greatest Man in the World (1958) ... Jack 'Pal' Smurch
 1960 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
Kreegar
- The Barbarian (1960) ... Kreegar
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Brand
- Brand (1959) ... Brand
 1959 Folio (TV Series)
Michael O'Riordan
- Iron Harp (1959) ... Michael O'Riordan
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mat Galvin
- Rest in Violence (1958) ... Mat Galvin
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
James Coogan
- This Day in Fear (1958) ... James Coogan
 1955-1958 The Vise (TV Series)
Vance / Tony Mason
- Blood in the Sky (1958) ... Vance
- Gift from Heaven (1955) ... Tony Mason
 1956-1957 Aggie (TV Series)
Jocko / Migual
- Cock and Bull (1957) ... Jocko
- Spanish Sauce (1956) ... Migual
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Captain Valadon
- The Coward (1957) ... Captain Valadon
 1956 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
Sir Glavin
- The Outcast (1956) ... Sir Glavin
 1955 Moby Dick Rehearsed (TV Movie)
A Serious Actor / Starbuck
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Seth Makepeace
- The Makepeace Story #1: The Ruthless Destiny (1955) ... Seth Makepeace
 1955 Terminus (TV Series)
James Hartley
- Margin for Error (1955) ... James Hartley
 1954 You Are There (TV Series)
William E. Gladstone
- The Fall of Parnell (December 6, 1890) (1954) ... William E. Gladstone
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Other Works:

(1952-53) Stage: Appeared in the Bristol Old Vic Company production of William Shakespeare's play, "Henry V," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with John Neville in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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 »

Trivia:

Retired from the movie business. See more »

Trademark:

"Be seeing you", his catchphrase from The Prisoner (1967). See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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