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Sean McClory (I) (1924–2003)

Sean McClory was born in Dublin, Ireland, but spent his early life in Galway. He was the son of Hugh Patrick, an architect and civil engineer, and Mary Margaret Ball, who had been a model. Sean decided to become an actor and joined Dublin's renowned Abbey Theater (also known as the National Theater of Ireland, opened in 1904). He rose through the ... See full bio »

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 1993 Body Bags (TV Movie)
Minister (segment "Eye")
 1987 The Dead
Mr. Grace
 1961-1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Officer Madden / Sean O'Casey / Capt. Myles
- Young Harry Houdini (1987) ... Sean O'Casey (as Seán McClory)
- The Swamp Fox: A Woman's Courage (1961) ... Capt. Myles
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Ross Barber
- Dead Man's Gold (1986) ... Ross Barber
 1986 My Chauffeur
O'Brien
 1985 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Frank O'Neal
- Blood Brothers (1985) ... Frank O'Neal
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Capt. Cottrell
- Bon Voyage, Alonso (1983) ... Capt. Cottrell (as Seán McClory)
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Butler
- Revenge of the Forgotten/Charo (1983) ... Butler
 1982 Strike Force (TV Series)
Priest
- Shark (1982) ... Priest
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Reverand Flanagan
- 'Tis the Season (1981) ... Reverand Flanagan
 1980 General Hospital (TV Series)
Judge
- Episode dated 16 May 1980 (1980) ... Judge (uncredited)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Assault 9
- The Long Patrol (1978) ... Assault 9
 1978 Columbo (TV Series)
Captain
- The Conspirators (1978) ... Captain (as Seán McClory)
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Ben Dodge
 1978 Fish (TV Series)
 1977 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Militia Colonel
- Part 7 (1977) ... Militia Colonel
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Boland
 1976 The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe (TV Movie)
Codge Collier
 1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Sandy Nelson
- The Runaway Caboose (1976) ... Sandy Nelson
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
James Patrick Ryan
- Dealers in Death (1975) ... James Patrick Ryan
 1975 Kate McShane (TV Series)
Pat McShane
- Kate McShane (1975) ... Pat McShane
 1970-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Sham / Clete Bolden
- The Town Tamers (1974) ... Sham
- The Judas Gun (1970) ... Clete Bolden
 1965-1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Harry Post / Walter May / Cobb
- The Town Killer (1971) ... Harry Post
- Holocaust (1970) ... Walter May
- Day of the Scorpion (1965) ... Cobb
 1971 The Day of the Wolves
The Sheriff
 1965-1970 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Joaquin Miller
- Magic Locket (1965) ... Joaquin Miller
 1969 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Manhattan Hillbillies (1969) ... Police Officer
 1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Pat Murphy
- A Town in Terror: Part 2 (1969) ... Pat Murphy
- A Town in Terror: Part 1 (1969) ... Pat Murphy
 1965-1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Bartender / Ephron Marsh / O'Hara
- Jonah (1969) ... Bartender
- Be Thankful for the Fickleness of Women (1968) ... Ephron Marsh
- The Devil's Four (1965) ... O'Hara
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Sandy McIntire
- The Glory Soldiers (1969) ... Sandy McIntire
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Welch
- They Shall Rise Up (1969) ... Welch
 1968 Lancer (TV Series)
Coley McHugh
- The High Riders (1968) ... Coley McHugh
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Scott Winters
- Then the Drink Takes the Man (1967) ... Scott Winters
 1967 The Happiest Millionaire
Police Sgt.
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
Mr. Michaels
- The Other Cheek (1967) ... Mr. Michaels
 1967 The King's Pirate
Sparkes
 1967 The Gnome-Mobile
Horatio Quaxton
 1967 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Hamish
- The Astral Traveller (1967) ... Hamish
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Red McGeehan
- The Golden Runaway (1967) ... Red McGeehan
 1966 The Monroes (TV Series)
Miner
- The Hunter (1966) ... Miner
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Beau Sidell
- Right of Way Through Paradise (1966) ... Beau Sidell
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
Giles
- Adventure of the Lion Cubs (1966) ... Giles
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Insurance Investigator Booth
- The Flame and the Pussycat (1965) ... Insurance Investigator Booth
 1965 Mara of the Wilderness
Dr. Frank Wade (uncredited)
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Major Perth-Whittaker
- Lady on the Rock (1965) ... Major Perth-Whittaker
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Cunningham
- The War and Eric Kurtz (1965) ... Cunningham
 1965 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Seamus O'Hara
- How Are Things in Glocca, Martin? (1965) ... Seamus O'Hara
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Karl Emmet
- The Duplicate Man (1964) ... Karl Emmet
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Finn
- Damon's Road: Part II (1964) ... Finn
- Damon's Road: Part I (1964) ... Finn
 1961-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Hannibal Harvey / Harry Fothergill / Fred Wenzel
- The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor (1964) ... Hannibal Harvey
- The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle (1962) ... Harry Fothergill
- The Case of the Malicious Mariner (1961) ... Fred Wenzel
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Dr. O'Carberry
 1964 Mary Poppins
Hound / Reporter #4 (voice, uncredited)
 1962-1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Professor James Aloysius McCarthy / Mark Connors
- The Tall Stranger (1962) ... Mark Connors
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Major Carlton
- The Story of Nathan Hale (1963) ... Major Carlton
 1963 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Meacham
- Come Next Fall Session (1963) ... Meacham
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
Jamie MacDonald
- Commando (1963) ... Jamie MacDonald
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Fallain
- Terror at Heart River (1963) ... Fallain
 1962 Lassie (TV Series)
Captain Kennedy
- Show Dog (1962) ... Captain Kennedy
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Vince O'Gara / Police Capt. John Stanwood
- The Eddie O'Gara Story (1962) ... Vince O'Gara
- The Whitey Steele Story (1962) ... Police Capt. John Stanwood
 1961-1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Dennis O'Flarrety / Col. Charles Black
- I Take This Woman (1962) ... Dennis O'Flarrety
- Knight Errant (1961) ... Col. Charles Black
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Patrick Galt / Sean O'Danagh
- The Specialists (1962) ... Patrick Galt
- The Hollow Watcher (1962) ... Sean O'Danagh
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Gordon
- The Turn of the Wheel (1962) ... Gordon
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
The Swami
- One Lousy Wednesday (1962) ... The Swami
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Stamper
- The Heart Is a Handout (1962) ... Stamper
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Con Toole
- Incident at Crossbow (1962) ... Con Toole
 1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Terrence Harrigan
- The Harrigan (1961) ... Terrence Harrigan
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Sergeant Lansing
- The Fifth Caller (1961) ... Sergeant Lansing
 1961 Valley of the Dragons
Michael Denning
 1960-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Shay / Mike Milligan
- Appointment at Tara-Bi (1961) ... Shay
- Heads, You Lose (1960) ... Mike Milligan
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Kevin Flanagan
- The Bhoyo and the Blonde (1961) ... Kevin Flanagan
 1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Edgar 'Muley' Boles
- Wyatt Earp's Baby (1961) ... Edgar 'Muley' Boles
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Finn McColl
- Finn McColl (1961) ... Finn McColl
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Lawless
- The Black Arrow (1960) ... Lawless
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
Quinn
- Talent for Danger (1960) ... Quinn
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Casey
- The Charlene Brenton Story (1960) ... Casey
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Father Ray
- Sister Slugger (1960) ... Father Ray
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
'Doc' Phillips
- Jason (1960) ... 'Doc' Phillips
 1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Billy Gordon
- The Savage (1960) ... Billy Gordon
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Michael Barry
- The Inheritance (1959) ... Michael Barry
 1956-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Irish Bar Patron / Brother Jared
- Appointment at Eleven (1959) ... Irish Bar Patron
- Place of Shadows (1956) ... Brother Jared
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Jack Gorman
- The Innocent Assassin (1959) ... Jack Gorman
 1958 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Bert Quillan
- The Gift (1958) ... Bert Quillan
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Cpl. Mike Callahan
- The Solid Gold Patrol (1958) ... Cpl. Mike Callahan
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Graham Pogue
- The Tall Shadow (1958) ... Graham Pogue
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Ted O'Malley
- Short Haul (1958) ... Ted O'Malley
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Mike O'Hara
- Silver Threads (1957) ... Mike O'Hara
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Otis Chance
- A Gun at His Back (1957) ... Otis Chance
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Walter Holleran / Pat Donovan
- The Irishman (1957) ... Walter Holleran
- Convoy Gold (1957) ... Pat Donovan
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Shawn
- Man of the Law (1957) ... Shawn
 1957 The Guns of Fort Petticoat
Emmett Kettle
 1956 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (TV Series)
Captain Clary
- Shadow of the Idol (1956) ... Captain Clary
 1956 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Shawn
- Passage Deferred (1956) ... Shawn
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Mark Yorke
- Bury Me Later (1956) ... Mark Yorke
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Detective Hank Jarrett
- I'll Make the Arrest (1956) ... Detective Hank Jarrett
 1956 Diane
Count Michel Montgomery
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Hindley
- Wuthering Heights (1955) ... Hindley
 1955 Frontier (TV Series)
Gavin
- Tomas and the Widow (1955) ... Gavin
 1955 The King's Thief
Sheldon
 1955 I Cover the Underworld
Gunner O'Hara & John O'Hara
 1955 The Long Gray Line
Dinny Maher
 1954 The Child (Short)
Reverend Smith
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Albert
- Ladies in Retirement (1954) ... Albert
 1954 Medic (TV Series)
- After Darkness (1954)
 1954 Ring of Fear
Dublin O'Malley
 1953-1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Andrew Johnson
- The Arrow and the Bow (1953) ... Andrew Johnson
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Robert Upton
- A String of Beads (1954) ... Robert Upton
 1953 Charade
Jack Stuydevant
 1953 Man in the Attic
Constable #1
 1953 Island in the Sky
Frank Lovatt
 1953 Plunder of the Sun
Jefferson
 1953 Botany Bay
Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
 1953 Rogue's March
McGinty
 1953 Niagara
Sam (uncredited)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- The Numbers Game (1952)
 1952 Face to Face
Second Mate Robinson ('The Secret Sharer')
 1952 Les Miserables
Bamtasbois (uncredited)
 1952 What Price Glory
Lt. Austin (uncredited)
 1952 The Quiet Man
Owen Glynn (as Sean McGlory)
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Twilight Song (1952)
 1951 Anne of the Indies
Hackett
 1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Jock (uncredited)
 1951 David and Bathsheba
Aide to King David (First Scene) (uncredited)
 1951 Storm Warning
Shore
 1950 The Glass Menagerie
Richard (uncredited)
 1950 The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
James Moore
 1949 Roughshod
Fowler (as Shawn McGlory)
 1948 Beyond Glory
Barney
 1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
Officer Carney (uncredited)
 1947 Dick Tracy's Dilemma
Officer Dillon (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Seán McClory | Sean McGlory | Shawn McGlory

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Spent early life in Galway, Ireland. He was a member of Dublin's The Abbey Players, and was "discovered" by director John Ford and cast in his Ireland-filmed The Quiet Man (1952).

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