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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)
 2000 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Number Six
 1986 Of Pure Blood (TV Movie)
Dr. Felix Neumann
 1984 Trespasses
Fred Wells
 1983 Jamaica Inn (TV Movie)
Joss Merlyn
 1981 Kings and Desperate Men
John Kingsley
 1979 The Hard Way (TV Movie)
John Connor
 1978 Brass Target
Col. Mike McCauley
 1977 The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Movie)
Fouquet
 1976 Silver Streak
Devereau
 1970 The Moonshine War
Frank Long
 1968 Koroshi (TV Movie)
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
 1962 Walk in the Shadow
Doctor James 'Jim' Brown
 1961 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Gilbert Stoner / Priest
- The Executioner (1961) ... Gilbert Stoner
 1958-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sjt Musgrave / The Prosecutor / Frederick Dyson / ...
- Shadow of a Pale Horse (1959) ... The Prosecutor
- A Dead Secret (1959) ... Frederick Dyson
- The Big Knife (1958) ... Charles Castle
- Disturbance (1958) ... Flint
 1961 Two Living, One Dead
Erik Berger
 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 Elephant Gun
Andrew Miller
 1958 This Day in Fear (TV Movie)
James Coogan
 1955-1958 The Vise (TV Series)
Vance / Tony Mason
- Blood in the Sky (1958) ... Vance
- Gift from Heaven (1955) ... Tony Mason
 1957 Hell Drivers
C. 'Red' Redman
 1957 High Tide at Noon
Simon Breck
 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 Zarak
Moor Larkin
 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 I Am a Camera
Swedish Water Therapist
 1955 Terminus (TV Series)
James Hartley
- Margin for Error (1955) ... James Hartley
 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 »

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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Personal Quote:

[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:

Variety Club of Great Britain ITV personality Award for 1965 for Danger Man. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Pisces

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