John Mahoney

Actor, Editor, Hospital orderly
A versatile and prolific character actor of stage, film and television, John Mahoney made a living playing gruff, hardscrabble, blue collar characters before making himself a household name as Marty Crane on the hit ... Read more »
Born: 06/20/1940 in Manchester, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (80)

Hot in Cleveland 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bleep My Dad Says 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burn Notice 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flipped 2010 (Movie)

Chet Duncan (Actor)

In Treatment 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

Poppy Burns (Actor)

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fathers and Sons 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Signing Off: A Dateline Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Almost Salinas 2003 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Atlantis: Milo's Return 2003 (Movie)

of Whitmore (Voice)

Atlantis: the Lost Empire 2001 (Movie)

of Preston Whitmore (Voice)

Intimate Enemies: Lions and Buffalo 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Becker 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Broken Hearts Club 2000 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Hidden History of Chicago 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Live Emmy Award Post-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Iron Giant 1999 (Movie)

of General Rogard (Voice)

The Life and Times of Tuff Hedeman 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Making of: The Iron Giant 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Antz 1998 (Movie)

of Drunk Scout (Voice)

Polar Bears: Arctic Terror 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Rock From the Sun 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Al Capone: Scarface 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Christmas in Washington 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mariette in Ecstasy 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Primal Fear 1996 (Movie)

John Shaughnessy (Actor)

She's The One 1996 (Movie)

Mr Fitzpatrick (Actor)

An Affectionate Look at Fatherhood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The American President 1995 (Movie)

Leo Solomon (Actor)

A Hard Rain 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Reality Bites 1994 (Movie)

Grant Gubler (Actor)

The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 (Movie)

Chief (Actor)

In the Line of Fire 1993 (Movie)

Sam Campagna (Actor)

Striking Distance 1993 (Movie)

Vince Hardy (Actor)

Article 99 1992 (Movie)

Dr Henry Dreyfoos (Actor)

The Human Factor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Barton Fink 1991 (Movie)

WP Mayhew (Actor)

Coney Island 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Colin Quinn Back in Brooklyn 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinner at Eight 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

H.E.L.P. 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Hurts 1990 (Movie)

Boomer (Actor)

The Image 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Russia House 1990 (Movie)

Brady (Actor)

Say Anything 1989 (Movie)

James Court (Actor)

Betrayed 1988 (Movie)

Shorty (Actor)

Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

Kid Gleason (Actor)

Frantic 1988 (Movie)

Williams (Actor)

The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

Moonstruck 1987 (Movie)

Perry (Actor)

Suspect 1987 (Movie)

Judge Matthew Helms (Actor)

The House of Blue Leaves 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Tin Men 1987 (Movie)

Moe (Actor)

Streets of Gold 1986 (Movie)

Linehan (Actor)

The Manhattan Project 1986 (Movie)

Lieutenant Colonel Conroy (Actor)

Code of Silence 1985 (Movie)

"Prowler" Representative (Actor)

Lady Blue 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Killing Floor 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Mission Hill 1983 (Movie)

Michael Doyle (Actor)

Chicago Story 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Drifters (Tv Show)

Actor

Favorite Son (TV Show)

Actor

First Steps (TV Show)

Actor

Listen to Your Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing Sacred (TV Show)

Actor

The Water Engine (TV Show)

Actor

Through Naked Eyes (TV Show)

Actor

Trapped in Silence (TV Show)

Actor

Unnatural Pursuits (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A versatile and prolific character actor of stage, film and television, John Mahoney made a living playing gruff, hardscrabble, blue collar characters before making himself a household name as Marty Crane on the hit sitcom "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004). Prior to his Emmy-nominated success on the show, Mahoney had a late and rather unorthodox entry into professional acting after going through an early midlife crisis in his 30s. He dropped his job as a magazine editor and began taking acting classes in Chicago, which quickly led to making his professional debut in David Mamet's "The Water Engine" (1977). Since that time, Mahoney rapidly developed as a strong and highly-sought character performer who specialized in cranky authority figures. Eventually, he triumphed on stages in New York, which led to prominent feature roles in "Say Anything" (1989) and "Barton Fink" (1991). But a fortuitous guest shot on "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993) led to a friendship with Kelsey Grammer and the role on "Frasier" that turned him into star, giving Mahoney ample opportunity to display his talents in a wide variety of film and television projects for the rest of his career.

Relationships

Father
amateur pianist

Sibling
has seven Mahoney was the seventh of eight children

EDUCATION

studied acting with Chicago's St. Nicholas Theatre

Western Illinois University

Macomb , Illinois

Quincy College

Quincy , Illinois

Milestones

2010

Appeared in the coming-of-age drama "Flipped," based on Wendelin Van Draanen's novel of the same name

2009

Joined cast of provocative HBO series, "In Treatment"

2007

Co-starred as the father of Steve Carell and Dane Cook in "Dan in Real Life"

2007

Co-starred in the Broadway revival of the play "Prelude to a Kiss"

2001

Co-starred in the L.A. premiere of the stage drama "The Weir"

1998

Returned to Steppenwolf to star in revival of "The Man Who Came to Dinner"; production transferred to London for brief run, marking Mahoney's London stage debut

1994

Had a small role as a diva talk show host who torments Winona Ryder's character in "Reality Bites"

1993

Played retired police officer father, Martin "Marty" Crane on the long running NBC series, "Frasier"; earned Golden Globe (1994, 2001) and Emmy (1999, 2003) nominations for Best Supporting Actor

1989

Played Ione Skye's father in Cameron Crowe's "Say Anything"

1987

Cast in the award winning "Moonstruck" starring Cher

1986

Won a Tony Award for his performance in John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves"

1985

NY stage debut, "Orphans"

1983

TV-movie debut, "Listen to Your Heart" (CBS)

1982

TV series debut, "Chicago Story" (NBC)

1982

Film debut, "Mission Hill"

1979

Joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company; appeared in Steppenwolf production of "The Hothouse", "Taking Steps", "Death of a Salesman"

1977

Enrolled in classes at Chicago's St. Nicholas Theater (co-founded by David Mamet); met John Malkovich

1977

Made professional stage debut in "The Water Engine" in Chicago at age 37

1960

Moved to US after high school

1940

Born during the German blitz of England during WWII

Was a member of Stratford Children's Theatre from age 10 to 13

Joined the US Army

Worked on losing his British accent

Taught English at Western Illinois University

Worked as freelance editor of medical manuscripts and associate editor, Quality Review Bulletin

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