John Mahoney Biography

Birthday: 1940-06-20
Place of Birth: Blackpool, Lancashire
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: John Mahoney is an award-winning American actor who was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. The seventh of eight children, Mahoney's family had been 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 States to see his older sister, a "war bride" who had married an American, the young Mahoney decided to emigrate and was sponsored by his sister. He eventually won his citizenship by serving in the U.S. Army. Long interested in acting, Mahoney didn't actually make the transition to his craft until he was almost 40 years old. Mahoney took acting classes at the St. Nicholas Theater and finally built up the courage to quit his day job and pursue acting full time, John Malkovich, one of the founders of the Second City's distinguished Steppenwolf Theatre, encouraged Mahoney to join Steppenwolf. In 1986, Mahoney won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in John Guare's "American Playhouse: The House of Blue Leaves (#6.16)" (1987). Mahoney made his feature film debut in 1980, but he is best known for playing the role of the father of the eponymous character "Frasier" (1993) from 1993 until 2004. He is concentrating on stage work back in Chicago and has appeared on Broadway in 2007 in a revival of Prelude to a Kiss (1992).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
H.E.L.P. (1990) Chief Patrick Meacham 1990 - 1990
Frasier Martin Crane 2001 - 2002 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Image Irv Mickelson 1976
Streets of Gold 1986 Drama, Sport
The Suspect Judge Matthew Helms 1987
Moonstruck 1987 0, 0
Suspect Judge Matthew Helms 1987 Comedy, 0
Eight Men Out William 'Kid' Gleason 1988 Drama, History, Sport
Favorite Son 1988 Thriller
Say Anything James Court 1989 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Russia House 1990 0, Game Show, Biography
Love Hurts Boomer 1990 Comedy, Drama
Barton Fink W.P. Mayhew 1991 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Fathers & Sons 1992
Article 99 1992 Drama, Comedy
The Water Engine 1992 Drama
In the Line of Fire 1993 0, 0, Game Show
Striking Distance 1993 Comedy, 0
The Hudsucker Proxy Chief 1994 0
Reality Bites 1994 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Primal Fear 1996
She's the One Mr. Fitzpatrick 1996
Antz Grebs 1998 0, 0, Drama
The Iron Giant General Rogard 1999 Animation, Action, Adventure
Iron Giant General Rogard 1999 Animation, Action, Adventure
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Jack 2000 0, Biography
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Preston B. Whitmore 2001 0, Sport, Drama
Atlantis: Milo's Return Preston B. Whitmore 2003
Almost Salinas Max Harris 2005 Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Dan in Real Life Poppy 2007 Biography, 0
Betrayed 2018 0, Game Show