Dan O'Herlihy

Lowest Rated: 31% Robocop 2 (1990)
Birthday: May 1, 1919
Birthplace: Wexford, Ireland
Dan O'Herlihy studied architecture at the National University of Ireland, but his heart was in the acting highlands. After racking up stage credits with the Gate Theater and the Abbey Players, O'Herlihy turned to films in 1946, impressing critics and filmgoers alike with his breakthrough role in Odd Man Out. He made his American movie bow in Orson Welles' MacBeth (1948), playing the not inconsiderable role of MacDuff; shortly thereafter, he appeared with his MacBeth co-star Roddy MacDowall in an economically budgeted adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped. In 1952, he earned an Academy Award nomination for his near-solo starring turn in Luis Bunuel's The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Maturing into a versatile character player, he could also be seen as FDR in MacArthur (1977), the frothing-at-the-mouth villain in Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1983), a benign lizardlike alien in The Last Starfighter (1984), and the dark-purposed cyborg-firm exec in the RoboCop films. His TV credits include blarney-spouting Doc McPheeters in The Travels of Jamie McPheeters (1963), town boss Will Varner in The Long Hot Summer (1965), "The Director" in A Man Called Sloane (1979), intelligence agent Carson Marsh in Whiz Kids (1984), and Andrew Packard in Twin Peaks (1990). Dan O'Herlihy was the brother of director Michael O'Herlihy.

Highest Rated Movies



69% The Rat Pack Joe Kennedy 1998
No Score Yet Love, Cheat & Steal Hamilton 1993
31% Robocop 2 Old Man 1990
No Score Yet John Huston and the Dubliners Actor 1988
93% The Dead Brown 1987
89% RoboCop The Old Man 1987
No Score Yet The Whoopee Boys Judge Sternhill 1986
No Score Yet Two by Forsyth Actor 1986
No Score Yet No Comebacks Actor 1985
77% The Last Starfighter Grig 1984
40% Halloween III: Season of the Witch Conal Cochran 1982
No Score Yet Death Ray 2000 Actor 1981
No Score Yet Good Against Evil Father Kemschler 1977
63% MacArthur Franklin D. Roosevelt 1977
No Score Yet The Quest (The Longest Drive) Actor 1976
No Score Yet Banjo Hackett Conacher 1976
83% Death Race 2000 Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Tamarind Seed Fergus Stephenson 1974
No Score Yet QB VII Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Carey Treatment (A Case of Murder) (Emergency Ward) J.D. Randall 1972
No Score Yet The People Sol Diemus 1972
33% Waterloo Ney 1970
No Score Yet The Big Cube Charles 1969
No Score Yet 100 Rifles Grimes 1969
95% Fail-Safe Gen. Black 1964
No Score Yet The Cabinet of Caligari Caligari / Paul 1962
No Score Yet King of the Roaring Twenties Phil Butler 1961
No Score Yet One Foot in Hell Sir Harry Ivers 1960
No Score Yet The Young Land Judge Millard Isham 1959
84% Imitation of Life David Edwards 1959
No Score Yet Home Before Dark Arnold Bronn 1958
No Score Yet The Virgin Queen Lord Derry 1955
No Score Yet The Purple Mask Brisquet 1955
No Score Yet Bengal Brigade (Bengal Rifles) Capt. Ronald Blaine 1954
No Score Yet The Black Shield of Falworth Prince Hal 1954
100% Luis Bunuel's Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe 1954
No Score Yet Sword of Venus Danglars 1953
No Score Yet Invasion U.S.A. Mr. Ohman 1952
No Score Yet At Sword's Point Aramis Jr. 1952
No Score Yet Actors and Sin Alfred O'Shea 1952
No Score Yet Operation Secret Duncan 1952
No Score Yet The Blue Veil Hugh Williams 1951
71% The Desert Fox Commando Captain 1951
No Score Yet Soldiers Three Sgt. Murphy 1951
88% Macbeth Macduff 1950
No Score Yet Kidnapped Alan Breck 1948
No Score Yet Hungry Hill Harry Brodrick 1947
100% Odd Man Out Nolan 1947


89% Twin Peaks
Andrew Packard
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Equalizer
  • 1989
No Score Yet Remington Steele
  • 1986
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Alexander Preston
  • 1986
  • 1984
33% Battlestar Galactica
Dr. Ravishol
  • 1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
Harry Walker
  • 1977
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Garrow Captain Rudolph
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1965
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
Jack Cole
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bonanza
Matthew Raine
  • 1962
No Score Yet Rawhide
John Cord
  • 1960