Dan O'Herlihy

Dan O'Herlihy

Highest Rated: 100% Luis Bunuel's Robinson Crusoe (1954)

Lowest Rated: 27% Waterloo (1970)

Birthday: May 1, 1919

Birthplace: Wexford, Ireland

Character actor and idiosyncratic leading man who performed with the Gate Theatre and the Abbey Players in Dublin before immigrating to the USA, O'Herlihy filled up the screen with a long resume of grand performances in Hollywood films from the 40s to the 90s. An architecture student who turned to acting to earn money for college--He appeared in more than 70 plays on the Dublin stage and played the lead in the original production of Sean O'Casey's "Red Roses for Me"--O'Herlihy wound up working with notables including Orson Welles, Gregory Peck and John Huston after being discovered by British director Carol Reed and cast opposite James Mason in the 1947 thriller "Odd Man Out." O'Herlihy joined Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre and played MacDuff opposite Welles' "Macbeth" in both the stage and (1948) screen version of the play. On the U.S. stage he also appeared in John Houseman's "Measure for Measure" in Los Angeles, "King Lear" at the Houston Shakespeare Festival and "Mass Appeal" at the Drury Lane Theatre, while on-screen he appeared with his 'Macbeth' co-star Roddy McDowall in a low-budget adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Kidnapped."

Highest rated movies

Luis Bunuel's Robinson Crusoe
Odd Man Out
The Dead
Fail-Safe
RoboCop
Macbeth
Imitation of Life
The Last Starfighter

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
57% 58% The Rat Pack Joe Kennedy (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 24% Love, Cheat & Steal Hamilton Fisk (Character) - 1994
29% 36% RoboCop 2 The Old Man (Character) $45.4M 1990
93% 77% The Dead Mr. Kerrigan (Character) $766.4K 1987
91% 84% RoboCop The Old Man (Character) $49.7M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Waltz Through the Hills Uncle Tom (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 68% The Whoopee Boys Judge Sternhill (Character) $240.5K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Servant Professor John Tyler (Character) - 1985
76% 70% The Last Starfighter Grig (Character) - 1984
43% 27% Halloween III: Season of the Witch Conal Cochran (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet T.R. Sloane The Director (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Game Colonel Edward Stryker (Character) - 1977
50% 60% MacArthur President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 15% Good Against Evil Father Kemschler (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Deadly Colonel Edward Stryker (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banjo Hackett Tip Conaker (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 75% The Tamarind Seed Fergus Stephenson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 54% QB VII David Shawcross (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The People Sol Diemus (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Colditz Lt. Col. Max Dodd (Character) - 1971
27% 82% Waterloo Marshal Michel Ney (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 21% The Big Cube Charles Winthrop (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 41% 100 Rifles Steven Grimes (Character) - 1969
93% 91% Fail-Safe Brig. Gen. Warren A. Black (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 29% Cabinet of Caligari Caligari/Paul (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 20% King of the Roaring 20's -- The Story of Arnold Rothstein Detective Phil Butler (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 17% One Foot in Hell Sir Harry Ivers (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Fighters Don McGinnis (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 29% The Young Land Judge Millard Isham (Character) - 1959
82% 91% Imitation of Life David Edwards (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women in Paradise Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 83% Home Before Dark Arnold Bronn (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet City After Midnight Dermot Kinross (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blackwell Story Dr. Keller (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 65% The Virgin Queen Lord Derry (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Purple Mask Brisquet (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 41% The Black Shield of Falworth Prince Hal (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 25% Bengal Brigade Capt. Ronald Blaine (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe (Character) - 1954
100% 61% Luis Bunuel's Robinson Crusoe Unknown (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sword of Venus Danglars (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 7% Invasion U.S.A. Mr. Ohman (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Secret Mike Duncan (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Actors and Sin Alfred O'Shea/Narrator (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 59% At Sword's Point Aramis Jr. (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 27% Soldiers Three Sgt.Murphy (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tomahawk Trail Lt. Blakely (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kidnapped Alan Breck (Character) - 1948
86% 77% Macbeth Macduff (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 0% Larceny Duke (Character) - 1948
100% 86% Odd Man Out Nolan (Character) - 1947

TV

Credit
82% 89% Twin Peaks Andrew Packard (Guest Star) 1990-1991
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Charles Braling (Character) 1988
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
43% 91% Battlestar Galactica Dr. Ravashol (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1963 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Dr. Sardius McPheeters (Character) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Bartholomew Gray (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Tony (Character) 1954-1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shower of Stars Unknown (Character) 1955
75% No Score Yet VR.5 Unknown (Guest Star)