Horace McMahon Biography

Birthday: 1906-05-17
Place of Birth: South Norwalk, Connecticut
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in 1906, Connecticut-born character actor Horace McMahon fell easily into his career while pursuing a law career at Fordham University. A former news reporter, his dark, streetwise mug and attitude proved perfect for playing assorted New York characters -- thugs, cabbies, henchmen, bouncers -- in a slew of late 30s and 40s crime yarns, often with a Runyonesque feel to them. On Broadway from 1931, McMahon scored his best stage role in 1949 with "Detective Story" and was able to solidify it on film in 1951 to critical acclaim. Thereafter his crusty cops and detectives could be found all over, including TV, where he copped an Emmy nomination for his regular role on the "Naked City" (1958) TV series. Long married to former actress Louise Campbell, McMahon died in 1971.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Naked City Lt. Michael 'Mike' Parker 1962 - 1963 Action
Mr. Broadway Hank McClure 1964 - 1964
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Rose of Washington Square 1939 Drama, Musical
Melody Ranch 1940 Romance
13 Rue Madeleine 1947 Action, Adventure, Drama
Detective Story 1952 Crime, Drama
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars 1953 Comedy, Sci Fi, Fantasy
Man in the Dark 1953 Thriller
Susan Slept Here 1954 0
Blackboard Jungle 1955 Drama
Texas Lady 1955
The Delicate Delinquent 1957
Never Steal Anything Small 1959 Musical