John McGiver

The son of Irish immigrants, John McGiver was a notable character actor who made over a hundred appearances in both film and television. He got his start working in commercials in the 1960s, and appeared in the first in ... Read more »
Born: 11/05/1913

Filmography

Actor (44)

The Apple Dumpling Gang 1975 (Movie)

Leonard Sharpe (Actor)

Arnold 1974 (Movie)

Governor (Actor)

Mame 1974 (Movie)

Mr Babcock (Actor)

Tom Sawyer 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Harvey 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Jimmy Stewart Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Lawman 1971 (Movie)

Totts (Actor)

The Front Page 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Midnight Cowboy 1969 (Movie)

Mr O'Daniel (Actor)

Fitzwilly 1967 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Mr. Terrific 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

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The Pruitts of Southampton 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

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The Patty Duke Show 1963 - 1966 (TV Show)

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The Spirit Is Willing 1966 (Movie)

Uncle george (Actor)

Made in Paris 1965 (Movie)

Roger Barclay (Actor)

The Glass Bottom Boat 1965 (Movie)

Ralph Goodwin (Actor)

Man's Favorite Sport? 1964 (Movie)

William Cadwalader (Actor)

Marriage on the Rocks 1964 (Movie)

Shad Nathan (Actor)

A Global Affair 1963 (Movie)

Snifter (Actor)

Johnny Cool 1963 (Movie)

Oby Hinds (Actor)

Take Her, She's Mine 1963 (Movie)

Hector G Ivor (Actor)

My Six Loves 1962 (Movie)

Judge Harris (Actor)

Period of Adjustment 1962 (Movie)

Stewart P McGill (Actor)

The Boston Terrier 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

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The Manchurian Candidate 1962 (Movie)

Senator Thomas Jordan (Actor)

Who's Got the Action? 1962 (Movie)

Judge Fogel (Actor)

Who's Minding the Store? 1962 (Movie)

Mr Tuttle (Actor)

Bachelor in Paradise 1961 (Movie)

Austin Palfrey (Actor)

Breakfast At Tiffany's 1961 (Movie)

Tiffany's Clerk (Actor)

Love in a Goldfish Bowl 1961 (Movie)

Dr Frowley (Actor)

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 1961 (Movie)

Martin Turner (Actor)

The Gazebo 1959 (Movie)

Sam Thorpe (Actor)

I Married a Woman 1958 (Movie)

Girard (Actor)

Once Upon a Horse 1958 (Movie)

Mr Tharp (Actor)

Love in the Afternoon 1957 (Movie)

Monsieur X (Actor)

The Alcoa Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

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The Man in the Raincoat 1957 (Movie)

O'Brien (Actor)

The Feminist and the Fuzz (TV Show)

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The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Show)

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The Littlest Angel (TV Show)

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Biography

The son of Irish immigrants, John McGiver was a notable character actor who made over a hundred appearances in both film and television. He got his start working in commercials in the 1960s, and appeared in the first in a popular series of "Do you know me?" ads for American Express. A large man with a thick New York City accent, McGiver was a versatile actor who could play everything from a kindly salesman in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to an ill-fated politician in the 1962 film version of "The Manchurian Candidate." His most notable role, however, came in 1969's Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, "Midnight Cowboy," in which he stood out as the fanatical religious nut, Mr. O'Daniel. His last major role came in 1971 as the recurring character Dr. Luther Quince on the NBC sitcom "The Jimmy Stewart Show," which lasted for a single season. McGiver lived with his wife, Ruth, and 10 children in West Fulton, New York, until his sudden death from a heart attack at the age of 61 in 1975.

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