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John Finnegan (I) (1926–2012)


John Finnegan, or sometimes known as J.P. Finnegan, is an American film actor, mostly known for his roles on the American crime fiction series, Columbo (1971), which aired regularly from 1971 to 1978. Another role included voicing the character, "Warren T. Rat", who was the main villain in the 1986 Don Bluth film, An American Tail (1986). Finnegan... See full bio »

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Known For

An American Tail
An American Tail Warren T. Rat
(1986)
The Natural
The Natural Sam Simpson
(1984)
Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! Speaker of the House
(1996)
Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero Watch Commander
(1993)

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 1972-2003 Columbo (TV Series)
Barney / Sean Jarvis / Chief Quentin Corbett / ...
- Columbo Likes the Nightlife (2003) ... Sean Jarvis
- A Trace of Murder (1997) ... Barney
- Strange Bedfellows (1995) ... Barney
- Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star (1991) ... Chief Quentin Corbett
 2000 The District (TV Series)
Bob Graham
- The Jackal (2000) ... Bob Graham
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Mitchell
- Do One, Teach One, Kill One (1995) ... Mitchell
 1990-1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Douglas Foudy / Man
- The Wind Around the Tower (1992) ... Douglas Foudy
- Good-Bye Charlie (1990) ... Man
 1992 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Billy's Grandfather
- Home Is Where the Heart Is (1992) ... Billy's Grandfather
 1990 The Knife and Gun Club (TV Movie)
Mr. Warshawski
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Pappy
- Kid Salinas (1990) ... Pappy
 1989 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Ronald Hays
- Merry Christmas from Grandpa (1989) ... Ronald Hays
 1989 Finish Line (TV Movie)
Purdy Hall
 1988 Matlock (TV Series)
Mr. Gillespie
- The Ambassador: Part 2 (1988) ... Mr. Gillespie
- The Ambassador: Part 1 (1988) ... Mr. Gillespie
 1988 Hunter (TV Series)
Peterson
- The Black Dahlia (1988) ... Peterson
 1987 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Captain Stewart
- The City Is Burning (1987) ... Captain Stewart
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Sidney
- The Deacon Street Deer (1986) ... Sidney
 1986 227 (TV Series)
Senator James
- We the People (1986) ... Senator James
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Tommy Leland
- The Life and Time of Dominic Florio Jr. (1985) ... Tommy Leland
 1984 The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (TV Movie)
 1982 Terror at Alcatraz (TV Movie)
Murphy
 1982 Rehearsal for Murder (TV Movie)
Damon
 1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
Officer in Trauma Room
- The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 2 (1980) ... Officer in Trauma Room
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Tim / Tim Butterfield
- Bomb (1979) ... Tim
- Marathon (1979) ... Tim Butterfield
 1978 All in the Family (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Bogus Bills (1978) ... Santa Claus
 1978 The Eddie Capra Mysteries (TV Series)
Gerard
- Dirge for a Dead Dachshund (1978) ... Gerard (as J.P. Finnegan)
 1978 The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
Male Reporter
- Night of the Clones (1978) ... Male Reporter
 1978 Nowhere to Run (TV Movie)
O'Neil (as John P. Finnegan)
 1977 Lucan (TV Series)
Jess
- Pilot (1977) ... Jess
 1972-1977 McCloud (TV Series)
Booking Sergeant / 1st Officer / 1st Desk Sergeant / ...
- McCloud Meets Dracula (1977) ... 1st Officer (as J.P. Finnegan)
- The Day New York Turned Blue (1976) ... Booking Sergeant
- Return to the Alamo (1975) ... 1st Desk Sergeant
- The 42nd Street Cavalry (1974) ... Booking Sergeant
- Showdown at the End of the World (1973) ... Doorman
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Joe Ives
- ...The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone... (1977) ... Joe Ives (as J.P. Finnegan)
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Sgt. Potts
- Wax Job (1976) ... Sgt. Potts (as J.P. Finnegan)
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series)
Reporter
- Chapter III (1976) ... Reporter (as J.P. Finnegan)
 1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Captain Emerson
- Point of Law (1976) ... Captain Emerson
 1976 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Man #1
- Julie's Job (1976) ... Man #1
 1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (TV Movie)
Artie
 1976 Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence (TV Movie)
Deputy Marshal Vieter
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Jack
- Part II: Chapters 3 and 4 (1976) ... Jack
 1975 Conspiracy of Terror (TV Movie)
Sgt. Carroll
 1974-1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Sgt. Bingham / Ballistic Expert
- Incident Near a Black and White (1975) ... Ballistic Expert (as John P. Finnegan)
- Shoefly (1974) ... Sgt. Bingham
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Sargeant
- Death by Resurrection (1975) ... Sargeant
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Elevator Starter, Fred Durnhoffer / Matthew Thomas Cleary
- The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express (1975) ... Elevator Starter, Fred Durnhoffer
- Too Many Suspects (1975) ... Matthew Thomas Cleary
 1975 Maude (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Election (1975) ... Bartender
 1974 Terror on the 40th Floor (TV Movie)
Stark
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Robbie / Bartender
- Something Less Than a Man (1974) ... Robbie (as John P. Finnegan)
- Trial by Doubt (1974) ... Bartender (as John P. Finnegan)
 1973 Savage (TV Movie)
Mike
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Lt. Hallohan
- To Steal a King (1972) ... Lt. Hallohan
- Let's Hear It for a Living Legend (1972) ... Lt. Hallohan
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