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Gavan O'Herlihy

Gavan O'Herlihy was born on April 29, 1954 in Dublin, Ireland. He is an actor, known for Willow (1988), Never Say Never Again (1983) and The Descent: Part 2 (2009). See full bio »
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Willow Airk Thaughbaer
Never Say Never Again
Never Say Never Again Jack Petachi
The Descent: Part 2
Superman III


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 2009 The Descent: Part 2
 2009 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
George Arlington
 2006 Seven Days of Grace
 2002 Cruise of the Gods (TV Movie)
 2002/I Butterfly Man
Bill Kincaid
 2000 Command Approved
Arms dealer
 2000 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)
Master Sgt. Jonas Taft
 1998 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
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
 1994 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
John Garrideb / James Winter
 1993 The Last Outlaw (TV Movie)
Marshal Sharp
 1993 Sharpe's Eagle (TV Movie)
 1991-1992 Tarzán (TV Series)
Cordell Winslow
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
James MacQuarrie
 1991 Conagher (TV Movie)
Chris Mahler, Cowboy
 1990-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
RCMP Officer Preston King
 1990 China Beach (TV Series)
Noon Gantry
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
 1989 Red King, White Knight (TV Movie)
 1989 Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (TV Movie)
Sgt. Muller
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Dan Suggs
 1988 Willow
Airk Thaughbaer
 1987 A Killing on the Exchange (TV Mini-Series)
Dan Maitland
 1985 Death Wish 3
 1985 Cover Up (TV Series)
Drew Simpson
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
 1985 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (TV Movie)
Conrad E. Perkins
 1984 Space Riders
Ron Harris
 1983 The Secret Adversary (TV Movie)
Julius P. Hersheimmer
 1983 Never Say Never Again
Jack Petachi
 1983 Superman III
 1982 We'll Meet Again (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Red Berwash / Capt. Red Burwash / Capt. 'ed Burwash
 1980 A Rumor of War (TV Mini-Series)
 1979 Mark Twain: Beneath the Laughter (TV Movie)
Young Clemens
 1979 The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
 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
 1977 The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (TV Movie)
Big Bob Landers
 1977 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Big Bob Landers
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Phil McGee
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Gordon Stuart
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
 1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Herb Frane
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Steve Leversee
 1974 The California Kid (TV Movie)
 1974 The Healers (TV Movie)
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series)
Chuck Cunningham
 1973 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Josh McBride
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Often cast as a villain or antagonistic character. Examples of this include his roles in Death Wish 3 (1985) and Superman III (1983). The character Airk from Willow (1988) and Captain Leroy from Sharpe's Eagle are two of the few heroic roles that he has played during his career. See more »

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