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Dan O'Herlihy (1919–2005)


Irish-born Dan O'Herlihy decided not to follow in his father's footsteps, forsaking the life of an architect in favour of the acting profession. The tall, distinguished-looking university graduate boasted a rich, resonant voice, which enabled him to easily find work in radio plays, as well on the stage. He first came to note as a small part actor ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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 1998 The Rat Pack (TV Movie)
Joe Kennedy
 1995 VR.5 (TV Series)
Dr. Alloysius Hunnicutt
- 5D (1995) ... Dr. Alloysius Hunnicutt
 1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Grant Walker
- Deep Freeze (1994) ... Grant Walker (voice, as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1994 Under the Hammer (TV Series)
John T. Flecknow
- After Titian (1994) ... John T. Flecknow
 1993 Love, Cheat & Steal
Hamilton Fisk
 1991 The Pirates of Dark Water (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- The Dark Dweller (1991) ... Additional Voices (voice, as Daniel O'Herlihy)
- The Little Leviathan (1991) ... Additional Voices (voice, as Daniel O'Herlihy)
- The Collection (1991) ... Additional Voices (voice, as Daniel O'Herlihy)
- King Niddler (1991) ... Additional Voices (voice, as Daniel O'Herlihy)
- Panacea (1991) ... (voice, as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1991 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Peck
- The Monkey Business Mystery (1991) ... Peck
 1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Randall Payne
- Prisoners of Conscience (1989) ... Randall Payne
 1988 A Waltz Through the Hills (TV Movie)
Uncle Tom
 1988 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
Charles Braling
- The Coffin (1988) ... Charles Braling
 1988 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Vernon Kepler
- Chariots of Meyer (1988) ... Vernon Kepler
 1987 RoboCop
The Old Man (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1984-1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Alexander Preston / Denton Langley
- It's a Dog's Life (1984) ... Denton Langley
 1986 Wildfire (TV Series)
Jovar
- Where the Dreams Come From (1986) ... Jovar (voice, as Daniel O'Herlihy)
- Secret of Sinti Magic (1986) ... Jovar (voice, as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1986 Dark Mansions (TV Movie)
Alexander Drake
 1986 The Whoopee Boys
Judge Sternhill
 1986 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Charles Wellington
- Steele at Your Service (1986) ... Charles Wellington
 1984 The Secret Servant (TV Series)
Professor John Tyler
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Professor John Tyler
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Professor John Tyler
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Professor John Tyler
 1984 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
Carson Marsh
- Altaira (1984) ... Carson Marsh
- Father's Day (1984) ... Carson Marsh
- The Sufi Project (1984) ... Carson Marsh
- The Lollypop Gang Strikes Back (1984) ... Carson Marsh
- Maid in the USA (1984) ... Carson Marsh
 1983 The Last Day (TV Movie)
 1982 Nancy Astor (TV Mini-Series)
Chiswell 'Chillie' Langhorne
- The Passenger on the Ocean Liner (1982) ... Chiswell 'Chillie' Langhorne
- Mr and Mrs Shaw (1982) ... Chiswell 'Chillie' Langhorne
- The Gentleman from Boston (1982) ... Chiswell 'Chillie' Langhorne
- The Longhornes of Virginia (1982) ... Chiswell 'Chillie' Langhorne
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Jake
- Danny (1982) ... Jake
 1981 ...Artemis..8..1.... (TV Movie)
Albrecht Von Drachenfels
 1981 Death Ray 2000 (TV Movie)
The Director
 1979 A Man Called Sloane (TV Series)
The Director
- The Shangri-La Syndrome (1979) ... The Director
- Architect of Evil (1979) ... The Director
- Lady Bug (1979) ... The Director
- Sweethearts of Disaster (1979) ... The Director
- Samurai (1979) ... The Director
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Philip Spencer
- Nightmare in Hawaii: Part 2 (1979) ... Philip Spencer
- Nightmare in Hawaii: Part 1 (1979) ... Philip Spencer
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Dr. Ravashol
- Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Part 2 (1978) ... Dr. Ravashol
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Freddie Brander
- Diamond in the Rough (1978) ... Freddie Brander
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Griffin
- Will the Real Santa Claus...? (1977) ... Griffin
 1977 Deadly Game (TV Movie)
Colonel Edward Stryker
 1977 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Harry Walker
- African Connection (1977) ... Harry Walker
 1977 Good Against Evil (TV Movie)
Father Kemschler
 1976 The Quest: The Longest Drive (TV Movie)
Mathew Hatcher
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
Walter Culligan
- Andrea (1976) ... Walter Culligan
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Mathew Hatcher
- The Longest Drive: Part 2 (1976) ... Mathew Hatcher
- The Longest Drive: Part 1 (1976) ... Mathew Hatcher
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Terence Delaney
- The Traitor in Our Midst (1976) ... Terence Delaney
 1976 Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free (TV Movie)
Tip Conaker
 1975 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Harry Wells
- Termination with Extreme Prejudice (1975) ... Harry Wells
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Father Dewes
- Special Duties (1975) ... Father Dewes
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Leonard Jerome
- Jennie Jerome (1974) ... Leonard Jerome
 1974 Born Free (TV Series)
Archie Gordon
- Death of a Hunter (1974) ... Archie Gordon
 1974 The Tamarind Seed
Fergus Stephenson (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
David Shawcross
- Part Three (1974) ... David Shawcross
- Part One & Two (1974) ... David Shawcross
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Arthur Justin
- Another Shell Game (1973) ... Arthur Justin (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1972 The Carey Treatment
J.D. Randall
 1972 The People (TV Movie)
Sol Diemus
 1969 The Big Cube
Charles Winthrop (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1969 100 Rifles
Steven Grimes
 1965-1968 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Prof. David Garrow / Capt. Rupert Oliver Morton / Marcel Rudolph
- The Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum Affair (1967) ... Capt. Rupert Oliver Morton (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
- The Fiddlesticks Affair (1965) ... Marcel Rudolph
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Professor Phineas Blackstone
- Hondo and the Hanging Town (1967) ... Professor Phineas Blackstone
 1967 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Jake Lanier
- The Filibusteros (1967) ... Jake Lanier (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Jack Cole
- Trek (1967) ... Jack Cole (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
David Wyncop
- Image of Yesterday (1967) ... David Wyncop (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
Seamus O'Flaherty
- Have You Seen the Aurora Borealis? (1966) ... Seamus O'Flaherty
 1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
'Boss' Will Varner
- Man with Two Faces (1966) ... 'Boss' Will Varner (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
- Crisis (1966) ... 'Boss' Will Varner (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
- Reunion - Italian Style (1966) ... 'Boss' Will Varner (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1961-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mark Sloan / Dr. Phillip Downey / John Patrick McHenry / ...
- Believe and Live (1965) ... Mark Sloan
- A Very Infectious Disease (1963) ... Dr. Phillip Downey
- The Roaring Boy-O (1962) ... John Patrick McHenry
- Season to Be Jolly (1961) ... Mark Addison
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Governor William Defoe
- Impeachment (1965) ... Governor William Defoe
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Randolph Seers
- The Shattered Glass (1964) ... Randolph Seers
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Professor Richard T. Ely
- Richard T. Ely (1964) ... Professor Richard T. Ely
 1962-1963 Insight (TV Series)
- The Conspirator (1963)
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Bartholomew Gray
- For I Will Plait thy Hair with Gold (1963) ... Bartholomew Gray
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Maj. Richter
- The Chateau (1963) ... Maj. Richter
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Simon Carter
- Forecast: Low Clouds and Coastal Fog (1963) ... Simon Carter
 1962 Empire (TV Series)
Glenn Kassin
- The Earth Mover (1962) ... Glenn Kassin
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Marbury
- The View from an Ivory Tower (1962) ... Marbury
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Matthew Raine
- The Artist (1962) ... Matthew Raine
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Stephen Jordan
- Referendum on Murder (1962) ... Stephen Jordan
 1961-1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Colonel Tomlinson / Seth Wilkerson
- The Secret Place (1962) ... Colonel Tomlinson
- Adam San (1961) ... Seth Wilkerson
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
John Westerbrook
- To Walk with the Serpent (1962) ... John Westerbrook
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Walter Cannon
- The Platinum Highway (1961) ... Walter Cannon
 1954-1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
George Morris / Nicholas / Tony
- Bury Me Twice (1961) ... George Morris
- The Seventh Veil (1955) ... Nicholas
- Oberstrasse 49 (1954) ... Tony
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- Port of Revenge (1961)
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Pomfret / Doctor
- The Return (1961) ... Pomfret
- I'm No Hero (1961) ... Doctor
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Col. Fry
- The Escape (1961) ... Col. Fry
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
John Cord
- Incident at Dragoon Crossing (1960) ... John Cord
 1960 One Foot in Hell
Sir Harry Ivers
 1960 The Night Fighters
Don McGinnis
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Ace Banner
- The Big Squeeze (1960) ... Ace Banner
 1957-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Roger Smythe / Dr. Keller
- To the Sound of Trumpets (1960) ... Roger Smythe
- The Blackwell Story (1957) ... Dr. Keller
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
David
- Edge of Fury (1960) ... David
 1959 The Young Land
Judge Millard Isham
 1953-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Robert Burns
- Robbie and His Mary (1959) ... Robert Burns
- The White Steed (1954)
- Trapped (1953)
 1959 Imitation of Life
David Edwards
 1958 Home Before Dark
Arnold Bronn
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Capt. Scott
- The Bitter Land (1957) ... Capt. Scott
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Fire and Ice (1957)
- The Duel (1957)
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
District Attorney Walter Carmody
- The Deadly Chain (1957) ... District Attorney Walter Carmody
 1957 City After Midnight
Dermot Kinross
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Hartman
- Challenge (1956) ... Hartman
 1955-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Henry / Jeremy / Oliver Bradford / ...
- The Glass Web (1956) ... Henry
- Suspicion (1955) ... Jeremy
- Lightning Strikes Twice (1955) ... Trevelyan
- Love Letters (1955) ... Alan
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Dave Hardy
- Incident in Kawi (1956) ... Dave Hardy
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Christmas Guest (1955)
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Edgar
- As Long as I Live (1955) ... Edgar
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Donald Kent
- The Final Tribute (1955) ... Dr. Donald Kent
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 The Virgin Queen
Lord Derry
 1955 The Purple Mask
Brisquet
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Ian Hamilton
- No Stone Unturned (1955) ... Ian Hamilton
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Brad Wentworth
- Appointment in Highbridge (1955) ... Brad Wentworth
 1954 Bengal Brigade
Capt. Ronald Blaine (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1954 The Black Shield of Falworth
Prince Hal (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1954 Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe / Crusoe's father (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
 1952 Invasion U.S.A.
Mr. Ohman
 1952 Operation Secret
Mike Duncan
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
 1952 Actor's and Sin
Alfred O'Shea / Narrator (Actor's Blood sequence)
 1952 At Sword's Point
Aramis Jr.
 1951 The Blue Veil
Hugh Williams
 1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Commando Captain (uncredited)
 1951 The Highwayman
Robin
 1951 Soldiers Three
Sgt.Murphy
 1950 The Iroquois Trail
Lt. Blakely
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
 1948 Macbeth
Macduff
 1948 Larceny
Duke
 1947 Odd Man Out
Nolan
 1947 Hungry Hill
Harry Brodrick
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Appeared in NBC University Theater's adaptation of E.C. Bentley's "Trent's Last Case", airing on July 30, 1950. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Daniel O'Herlihy

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[1988 interview] I'm not excessively "theater" or excessively an actor, but if I stay away for more than six months I get edgy. I like to work and I don't really see a time when I would retire.

Trivia:

Older brother of director Michael O'Herlihy. See more »

Trademark:

Deep resonant voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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