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Joseph Maher (1933–1998)

Joseph Maher was born on December 29, 1933 in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Guiding Light (1952), Another World (1964) and Mars Attacks! (1996). He died on July 17, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Guiding Light
Guiding Light Whitney Foxton (1978)
Another World
Another World Leonard Brooks #1 (1975-1978)
Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! White House Decorator
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 1999 The Out-of-Towners
Mr. Wellstone
 1998 Hoods
Dr. Alstrich
 1998 O.K. Garage
Lilly (as Joe Maher)
 1995-1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Dr. David Stadson / Board Member
- Growth Pains (1995) ... Board Member (as Joe Maher)
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Judge #1 / Judge #2 / Judge #3
- Let the Punishment Fit the Crime (1994) ... Judge #1 / Judge #2 / Judge #3
 1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Nigel Allison
- Amsterdam Kill (1994) ... Nigel Allison
 1994 The Shadow
Isaac Newboldt
 1994 Killer
Dr. Alstricht
 1994 Baby Brokers (TV Movie)
 1993 Partners (TV Short)
Edward Hooper
 1992 Sister Act
Bishop O'Hara
 1991 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Dog (1991) ... Gavin
 1990 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Brendan Norris
- Photo Opportunity (1990) ... Brendan Norris
 1990 The Local Stigmatic
David (as Joe Maher)
 1988 Moonlighting (TV Series)
- A Womb with a View (1988) ... Jerome
 1975-1988 Great Performances (TV Series)
Smedley Cork / Frank
- Forget-Me-Not-Lane (1975) ... Frank
 1988 ALF (TV Series)
Angel Bob
- Stairway to Heaven (1988) ... Angel Bob
 1988 The Cavanaughs (TV Series)
Abbot Costello
- Monk's the Word (1988) ... Abbot Costello
 1988 My Two Dads (TV Series)
Charles Van Duren
- My Fair Joey (1988) ... Charles Van Duren
 1988 Why on Earth? (TV Movie)
Mr Bell
 1987 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Professor Dudley
- Parents' Week: Part 2 (1987) ... Professor Dudley
- Parents' Week: Part 1 (1987) ... Professor Dudley
 1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Jack Kendrix
- Bigfoot (1987) ... Jack Kendrix
 1987 Stingray (TV Series)
Peter Van Hoat
- Echoes (1987) ... Peter Van Hoat
 1985-1986 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Sultan / Narrator
- Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1986) ... Sultan
- Cinderella (1985) ... Narrator
 1986 Mr. and Mrs. Ryan (TV Movie)
 1985 Double Dare (TV Series)
Sylvester (as Joe Maher)
 1984 Frankenweenie (Short)
Mr. Chambers
 1984 At Your Service (TV Movie)
Albert Vogel
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Mr. Milbourne
- The Women (1984) ... Mr. Milbourne
 1984 The Evil That Men Do
 1983 Love, Sidney (TV Series)
- Sidney's Art Show (1983) ... Feinbush
 1983 I, Leonardo: A Journey of the Mind (TV Movie)
Giorgio Vasari
 1983 Will There Really Be a Morning? (TV Movie)
1st Doctor
 1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV Movie)
 1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Doctor Kalman
 1981 Under the Rainbow
The Duke
 1981 Going Ape!
 1980 Those Lips, Those Eyes
Fibby Geyer
 1980 Just Tell Me What You Want
Dr. Coleson
 1979 My Old Man (TV Movie)
Phil Kiley
 1979 Time After Time
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Edgar Percy
- Stolen Faces (1978) ... Edgar Percy
 1978 Visions (TV Series)
- Blackout (1978)
 1976 Diary of the Dead
Walter Johnson (as Joe Maher)
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series)
Eavesdropper / Emissary
- The Spy: Part 1 (1975) ... Eavesdropper
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Lyle Shannon
- The Adventure of the Comic Book Crusader (1975) ... Lyle Shannon
 1975 My Father's House (TV Movie)
 1975 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Major Taylor
- The Consultant (1975) ... Major Taylor
 1974 For Pete's Sake
Mr. Coates (as Joe Maher)
 1974 The Contractor (TV Movie)
 1972 It Ain't Easy
 1966 Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake
Celebrant (as Joe Maher)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Leonard Brooks #1 (1975-1978)
 1964 Little Moon of Alban (TV Movie)
British Soldier
 1959 Encounter (TV Series)
- Hangman's House (1959) ... Dermot
 1958 Little Moon of Alban (TV Movie)
British Soldier
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Whitney Foxton (1978)
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Nominated for a Tony Award for appearance on Broadway in "Spokesong." See more »

Alternate Names:

Joe Maher


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

I get cast frequently in aristocratic roles because I have a long nose and sound peculiar.


Born in County Galway, Ireland, the son of a schoolteacher, Maher emigrated to Canada in 1956 and first worked for an oil company. Becoming interested in the theatre, he studied acting at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. His first appearance on stage was in a Toronto production of "The Taming of the Shrew". He moved to New York after touring with the Canadian Players for three years. See more »

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