John Mahoney (I) (1940–2018)

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John Mahoney was an award-winning American actor. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, the seventh of eight children of Margaret and Reg, a baker. His family was evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually returned to Manchester during the war. Visiting the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Frasier Martin Crane
Flipped Chet Duncan
Barton Fink W.P. Mayhew
Moonstruck Perry


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 2019 Mariette in Ecstasy
Dr. Claude Baptiste
 2015 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Andrew Del Mar
- High Castle (2015) ... Andrew Del Mar
 2011-2014 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Roy / Rusty Banks
- The One with George Clooney (2014) ... Roy
- Rusty Banks Rides Again (2014) ... Roy / Rusty Banks
- One Thing or a Mother (2011) ... Roy
- Happy Fat (2011) ... Roy
- Funeral Crashers (2011) ... Roy
 2010 $#*! My Dad Says (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Wally Durham
- The Manly Thing to Do (2010) ... Lt. Col. Wally Durham
 2010/I Flipped
Chet Duncan
 2009-2010 Burn Notice (TV Series)
- Devil You Know (2010) ... Management
- Lesser Evil (2009) ... Management
 2009 Tired of Being Funny (Short)
 2009 In Treatment (TV Series)
Walter Barnett
- Walter: Week Seven (2009) ... Walter Barnett
- Walter: Week Six (2009) ... Walter Barnett
- Walter: Week Five (2009) ... Walter Barnett
- Walter: Week Four (2009) ... Walter Barnett
- Walter: Week Three (2009) ... Walter Barnett
 2007 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Terwilliger, Sr.
- Funeral for a Fiend (2007) ... Dr. Robert Terwilliger, Sr. (voice)
 2007/I Dan in Real Life
 2006 ER (TV Series)
Bennett Cray
- Somebody to Love (2006) ... Bennett Cray
 2005 Kronk's New Groove (Video)
Papi (voice)
 2005 Fathers and Sons (TV Movie)
 1993-2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Martin Crane
- Goodnight, Seattle (2004) ... Martin Crane
- Goodnight, Seattle (2004) ... Martin Crane
- Crock Tales (2004) ... Martin Crane
- Detour (2004) ... Martin Crane
- And Frasier Makes Three (2004) ... Martin Crane
 2003 Gary the Rat (TV Series)
- Strange Bedfellows (2003) ... Steele (voice)
 2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return (Video)
Whitmore (voice)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Video Game)
Preston B. Whitmore (voice)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Preston Whitmore (voice)
 2001 Almost Salinas
Max Harris
 2000 Teacher's Pet (TV Series short)
Narrator / Tim Tim Tim
- A Dog for All Seasons (2000) ... Narrator / Tim Tim Tim (voice)
 2000 Becker (TV Series)
Father Joe D'Andrea
- Crosstalk (2000) ... Father Joe D'Andrea
 1999 The Iron Giant
General Rogard (voice)
 1998 Antz
Drunk Scout (voice)
 1998 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Vince Reyneaux
- The Coldest Night of the Year (1998) ... Vince Reyneaux
 1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Jeffrey Ayliss
- Childhood (1997) ... Jeffrey Ayliss
 1996 She's the One
Mr. Fitzpatrick
 1996 Primal Fear
 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Dr. Leonard Hanlin
- Body & Soul & Dick (1996) ... Dr. Leonard Hanlin
 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Al Capone: Scarface (1995) ... Narrator
 1995 The American President
Leo Solomon
 1994 Reality Bites
Grant Gubler
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
 1994 A Hard Rain (Short)
Ross Stewart
 1993 Striking Distance
Vince Hardy
 1993 In the Line of Fire
Sam Campagna
 1992 Unnatural Pursuits (TV Series)
Paddy Quinn
- I Don't Do Cuddles (1992) ... Paddy Quinn
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Sy Flembeck
- Do Not Forsake Me, O' My Postman (1992) ... Sy Flembeck
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Walter Partin
- Buying a Landslide (1992) ... Walter Partin
 1992 The Water Engine (TV Movie)
Mason Gross
 1992 The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton (TV Movie)
Robert Clayton Sr.
 1992 The Human Factor (TV Series)
Dr. Alec McMurtry
- Do the Right Thing (1992) ... Dr. Alec McMurtry
- A Gift from Frankie Perazzo (1992) ... Dr. Alec McMurtry
- Between the Sheets (1992) ... Dr. Alec McMurtry
- Second Opinions (1992) ... Dr. Alec McMurtry
- Pilot (1992) ... Dr. Alec McMurtry
 1992 Article 99
Dr. Henry Dreyfoos
 1991 Barton Fink
W.P. Mayhew
 1991 The 10 Million Dollar Getaway (TV Movie)
Jimmy Burke
 1990 The Russia House
 1990 Love Hurts
 1990 H.E.L.P. (TV Series)
Chief Patrick Meacham
- Undue Force (1990) ... Chief Patrick Meacham
- To Everything, There Is a Season (1990) ... Chief Patrick Meacham
- Steam Heat (1990) ... Chief Patrick Meacham
- The Children's Hour (1990) ... Chief Patrick Meacham
- Are You There, Alpha Centauri? (1990) ... Chief Patrick Meacham
 1990 The Image (TV Movie)
Irv Mickelson
 1989 Dinner at Eight (TV Movie)
Oliver Jordan
 1989 Say Anything
James Court
 1988 Favorite Son (TV Mini-Series)
Lou Brenner
- Part One (1988) ... Lou Brenner
 1988 Eight Men Out
Kid Gleason
 1988 Betrayed
 1988 Frantic
U.S. Embassy Official
 1987 Moonstruck
 1987 Suspect
Judge Matthew Bishop Helms
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Artie Shaughnessy
- The House of Blue Leaves (1987) ... Artie Shaughnessy
 1987 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Paul Newman / Fast Eddie Felson
- Charlton Heston/Wynton Marsalis (1987) ... Paul Newman / Fast Eddie Felson (uncredited)
 1987 The Hustler of Money (TV Short)
 1987 Tin Men
 1986 The Christmas Gift (TV Movie)
Bob (uncredited)
 1986 Streets of Gold
 1986 The Manhattan Project
Lt. Col. Conroy
 1986 Trapped in Silence (TV Movie)
Doctor Winslow
 1985 Code of Silence
'Prowler' Representative
 1985 Lady Blue (TV Series)
Capt. Flynn
- Pilot (1985) ... Capt. Flynn
 1985 First Steps (TV Movie)
'60 Minutes' Producer
 1984 The Impostor (TV Movie)
School Security Guard
 1983 Through Naked Eyes (TV Movie)
Police Captain
 1982 Mission Hill
 1982 Chicago Story (TV Series)
Lt. Roselli
 1981 Hudson Taylor
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He acted in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's play, "The Man Who Came to Dinner," in a Steppenwolf Theatre Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Harriet Harris, Robert Breuler, Natalie West, Shannon Cochran, Ross Lehman, and Alan Wilder in the cast. James Burrows was director. See more »

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I just wasn't happy. I didn't go home at night and bang my head against the wall, but I was smoking a lot and drinking a lot and it all sort of caught up with me in this dark night of the soul. I finally thought, before I get too old, I've got to try it, and if it doesn't work out, at least I'm not going to be 65 years old, looking back over my life and saying, 'God, why didn't I at least try?'. See more »


While approaching middle age, he finally decided to become an actor by quitting his job as a medical journalist and enrolling in acting classes at the St. Nicholas Theater, which has since closed. See more »


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