John Mahoney

John Mahoney

Age
73
Birthday
Jun. 20th, 1940
Born in
Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Height
173 cm

John Mahoney's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Frasier TV Show
Frasier
In Treatment TV Show
In Treatment
Gary the Rat TV Show
Gary the Rat
Chicago Story TV Show
Chicago Story
The Human Factor TV Show
The Human Factor
 

Main Movie Roles

2007 - Dan in Real Life
2001 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
2001 - The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
1999 - The Iron Giant
1998 - Antz
1996 - She's the One
1996 - Primal Fear
1995 - The American President
1994 - The Hudsucker Proxy
1994 - Reality Bites
1993 - In the Line of Fire
1993 - Striking Distance
1992 - Article 99
1991 - Barton Fink
1990 - The Russia House
1989 - Say Anything...
1988 - Betrayed
1988 - Eight Men Out
1988 - Frantic
1987 - Moonstruck
1987 - Suspect
1987 - Tin Men
1986 - The Manhattan Project
1986 - Streets of Gold
1985 - Code of silence

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Chief Patrick Meacham
6
Himself
6
Management
3
Lt. Col. Wally Durham
1
Sy Flembeck
1
Bennett Cray
1
Paul Newman
1
Dr. Leonard Hamlin
1
Dr. Robert Terwilliger (Voiced)
1
Vince Reyneaux
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

John Mahoney is an award-winning American actor who was born during the Battle of Britain 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 Macunian 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 The House of Blue Leaves (1987) (TV).

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).


TRIVIA:
  • After _"Frasier" (1993)_ (qv) ended, Mahoney claims he was approached for other TV series offers, but declined. Citing that _"Frasier" (1993)_ (qv) comfortably gave him enough money, he wanted to return to the theater, which he considers his home.
  • He was nominated for a 2004 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "I Never Sang for My Father" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
  • He was nominated for a 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "The Hothouse" at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • He joined the ensemble at Steppenwolf Theatre in 1979 and has appeared in over 20 productions there, including "The Dresser," "I Never Sang For My Father," "The Drawer Boy," "Balm in Gilead," "Orphans," "Of Mice and Men," "Born Yesterday," "The Song of Jacob Zulu," "Death and the Maiden." "Supple in Combat," and "The Man Who Came to Dinner". He made his Steppenwolf directing debut in 1994 with "Talking Heads".
  • He and 'David Hyde Pierce' (qv) play the father and brother, respectively, of 'Kelsey Grammer' (qv) on 'Fraiser (1993)(TV)'. In 1997, Pierce again played Grammer's brother, this time by playing Sideshow Bob'Cecil on _The Simpsons (1989)(TV) s brother'. To complete the joke, a decade later, Pierce reprised his role on another episode of The Simpsons, this time with Mahoney as father to them both.
  • He joined the Army after he moved to the U.S. Once out of the service, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Quincy College and a Master of Arts degree in English from Western Illinois University.
  • He was nominated for a 1989 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role for "After the Fall" at the National Jewish Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Won Broadway's 1986 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for _The House of Blue Leaves (1987) (TV)_ (qv).


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