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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 March 1904Burnley, England, UK
Date of Death 27 February 1985San Juan Capistrano, California, USA  (heart condition)
Birth NameJames Patrick Francis O'Malley

Mini Bio (1)

J. Pat had a warm smile, twinkling eyes, and an Irish name. He was born in Burnley, England, and began his acting career in British musical halls. J. Pat came to the USA at the outbreak of World War II, and his film debut was Lassie Come Home (1943). He also worked on the Broadway stage during the 1940s and 1950s. J. Pat was a very familiar face on TV sitcoms and dramas for 3 decades, where he played mostly uncle and grandfather types. He made over 100 TV guest appearances, and was in groundbreaking series such as the The Twilight Zone (1959) and The Untouchables (1959). J. Pat performed a lot in radio with his versatile voice work, and he later used his talent in animated cartoons, providing many vocal characterizations. And the children always loved J. Pat the most. Many baby boomers have fond childhood memories of his portrayals in the TV series The Adventures of Spin and Marty (1955) and The New Adventures of Spin and Marty (1957) and of course he played Mr. Harry Burns in _My Favorite Martian_ (1963) . J. Pat was a kind and gentle man, who made this world a better place for having been here, and he left his legacy on film.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: kdhaisch@aol.com

Spouse (1)

Margaret Mullen (11 January 1936 - 25 February 1985) (his death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Roles in Disney films (101 Dalmatians (1961), The Jungle Book (1967), Mary Poppins (1964), Robin Hood (1973), Alice in Wonderland (1951), Son of Flubber (1963))

Trivia (3)

Not to be confused with the actor Pat O'Malley.
Recorded over 400 songs in his native England and spent four years as vocalist with Jack Hylton's orchestra before emigrating to the U.S.
Voiced several Audio-Animatronic characters in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction, including the original voice of the pirate dunking the magistrate in the well and as one of the prisoners coaxing the dog with the keys in his mouth.

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