Gavan O'Herlihy (1951–2021)


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Gavan O'Herlihy was born on July 29, 1951 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Never Say Never Again (1983), The Descent: Part 2 (2009) and Willow (1988). He died on September 15, 2021 in Bath, England. See full bio »

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(age 70) in Bath, England, UK

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Never Say Never Again Jack Petachi
(1983)
(2009)
Willow Airk
(1988)
(1983)

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  Queen of the Redwood Mountains (post-production)
John Anderson (as old man)
 2009 The Descent: Part 2
Vaines
 2009 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
George Arlington
- The Black Book (2009) ... George Arlington
 2006 Seven Days of Grace
MacNab
 2002 Cruise of the Gods (TV Movie)
Mickey
 2002/I Butterfly Man
Bill Kincaid
 2000 Command Approved
Arms dealer
 2000 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)
Master Sgt. Jonas Taft
- Ranger's Chance (2000) ... Master Sgt. Jonas Taft
 1998 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Hal Drucker
- Danse Macabre (1998) ... Hal Drucker
 1997/II Top of the World
Lieutenant Logan
 1997 Prince Valiant
King Thane
 1995 Hidden Assassin
Dick Powell
 1995 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Maje Jabin
- Caretaker (1995) ... Maje Jabin
 1994 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini Series)
John Garrideb / James Winter
- The Mazarin Stone (1994) ... John Garrideb / James Winter
 1993 The Last Outlaw (TV Movie)
Marshal Sharp
 1993 Sharpe (TV Series)
Cpt. Leroy
- Sharpe's Eagle (1993) ... Cpt. Leroy
 1991-1992 Tarzán (TV Series)
Cordell Winslow
- Tarzan in the Sacred Cave (1992) ... Cordell Winslow
- Tarzan and the Caves of Darkness (1991) ... Cordell Winslow
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
James MacQuarrie
- The MacQuarrie Treasure (1992) ... James MacQuarrie
 1991 Conagher (TV Movie)
Chris Mahler, Cowboy
 1990-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
RCMP Officer Preston King
- Episode #2.13 (1991) ... RCMP Officer Preston King
- Episode #2.10 (1990) ... RCMP Officer Preston King
 1990 China Beach (TV Series)
Noon Gantry
- Juice (1990) ... Noon Gantry
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Richard
- Three's a Crowd (1990) ... Richard
 1989 Red King, White Knight (TV Movie)
Clancy
 1989 Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (TV Movie)
Sgt. Muller
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini Series)
Dan Suggs
- Return (1989) ... Dan Suggs (as Gavin O'Herlihy)
- The Plains (1989) ... Dan Suggs (as Gavin O'Herlihy)
- On the Trail (1989) ... Dan Suggs (as Gavin O'Herlihy)
- Leaving (1989) ... Dan Suggs (as Gavin O'Herlihy)
 1988 Willow
Airk
 1987 A Killing on the Exchange (TV Mini Series)
Dan Maitland
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Dan Maitland
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Dan Maitland
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Dan Maitland
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Dan Maitland
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Dan Maitland
 1985 Death Wish 3
Fraker
 1985 Cover Up (TV Series)
Drew Simpson
- Adams' Ribs (1985) ... Drew Simpson
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Michael Sheridan
- Killing Time (1985) ... Michael Sheridan
 1985 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (TV Movie)
Conrad E. Perkins
 1984 Space Riders
Ron Harris
 1983 Partners in Crime (TV Mini Series)
Julius P. Hersheimmer
- The Secret Adversary (1983) ... Julius P. Hersheimmer
 1983 Never Say Never Again
Jack Petachi
 1983 Superman III
Brad
 1982 We'll Meet Again (TV Mini Series)
Capt. Red Berwash / Capt. Red Burwash / Capt. 'ed Burwash
- The End of the Beginning (1982) ... Capt. 'ed Burwash
- Exceptional Circumstances (1982) ... Capt. Red Burwash
- One Day at a Time (1982) ... Capt. Red Burwash
- Old Enough to Fight (1982) ... Capt. Red Burwash
- You'll Never Know (1982) ... Capt. Red Berwash
 1980 A Rumor of War (TV Mini Series)
Stanton
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Stanton
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Stanton
 1979 Mark Twain: Beneath the Laughter (TV Movie)
Young Clemens
 1979 The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
David
- Wolfpack (1979) ... David
 1978 A Wedding
Wilson Briggs
 1978 Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force (TV Movie)
Art Stinson
 1978 A Death in Canaan (TV Movie)
Father Mark
 1978 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Jim Burns
- The Pyramid (1978) ... Jim Burns
 1977 The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (TV Movie)
Big Bob Landers
 1977 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Big Bob Landers
- The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (1977) ... Big Bob Landers
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini Series)
Phil McGee
- Part VIII: Chapters 11 and 12 (1976) ... Phil McGee
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Gordon Stuart
- Paradise Mall (1975) ... Gordon Stuart
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Dan
- Outrage in Balinderry (1975) ... Dan
 1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Herb Frane
- The Time Bomb (1975) ... Herb Frane
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Steve Leversee
- Bonus Baby (1975) ... Steve Leversee
 1974 Sierra (TV Series)
Roy
- The Fawn (1974) ... Roy
 1974 The California Kid (TV Movie)
Tom
 1974 The Healers (TV Movie)
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series)
Chuck Cunningham
- Give the Band a Hand (1974) ... Chuck Cunningham
- The Skin Game (1974) ... Chuck Cunningham
- Fonzie Drops In (1974) ... Chuck Cunningham (credit only)
- The Deadly Dares (1974) ... Chuck Cunningham
- Hardware Jungle (1974) ... Chuck Cunningham (credit only)
 1973 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (TV Series)
Josh McBride
- Son of 'But Seriously, Folks' (1973) ... Josh McBride (as Gavin O'Herlihy)
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Alternate Names:

Gavin O'Herlihy

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)

Children:

O'Herlihy, Misty | See more »

Parents:

Dan O'Herlihy | Bennett, Elsa

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[on leaving the role of Chuck Cunningham on Happy Days] I pulled out of it, I didn't want to do it," he said. "They had me at college, I was going to grunt and bounce a basketball once every couple of weeks for probably three or four years. And at 20 years old, that's not the gig you want to be doing. But that was my big break; that got me established around town as a kid who got hot in a hurry.

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Son of Dan O'Herlihy. See more »

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