Horace McMahon

Highest Rated: 85% My Favorite Wife (1940)
Birthday: May 17, 1906
Birthplace: Not Available
Horace McMahon dabbled in professional and semi-professional acting while attending Fordham University Law School, continuing to do so while holding down a day job as a newspaper reporter. He made acting his full-time vocation after his first Broadway appearance in 1931. In films from 1937, the growly, jowly MacMahon was initially typed in gangster roles. After scoring a personal success as Lieutenant Monaghan in the 1949 Broadway play Detective Story, MacMahon repeated the role in the 1951 film version -- and thereafter was pigeonholed in "cop" roles. Before beginning his five-year (1958-63) tenure as Lieutenant Mike Parker on the TV series The Naked City, MacMahon had been a semi-regular on Martin Kane (1950, as the newsstand owner who stocked nothing but the sponsor's cigarette) and Make Room for Daddy (1953, as Danny Thomas' agent). His last weekly TV assignment was as Hank McClure, police contact for public relations man Craig Stevens, in the short-lived Mr. Broadway. Having been born near Norwalk, Connecticut, Horace McMahon spent his retirement years in that community with his wife, former actress Louise Campbell.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Detective Farrell 1968
No Score Yet The Swinger Detective Sergeant Hooker 1966
No Score Yet Never Steal Anything Small O.K. Merritt 1959
No Score Yet Beau James Prosecutor 1957
No Score Yet The Delicate Delinquent Capt. Riley 1957
No Score Yet Texas Lady Stringy Winfield 1955
75% Blackboard Jungle Detective 1955
No Score Yet My Sister Eileen Lonigan 1955
50% Susan Slept Here Maizel 1954
33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Mugsy 1953
No Score Yet Man in the Dark (The Man Who Lived Twice) Arnie 1953
70% Detective Story Lt. Monahan 1951
No Score Yet The Return of October Big Louie 1948
No Score Yet Smart Woman Lefty 1948
83% 13 Rue Madeleine Burglary Instructor 1947
No Score Yet Margie Actor 1946
No Score Yet Timber Queen Rodney 1944
No Score Yet Birth of the Blues Wolf 1941
No Score Yet Come Live with Me Taxi Driver 1941
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Crisis Foghorn Murphy 1940
85% My Favorite Wife Truck Driver 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Strange Case Fog Horn 1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch Bud Wildhack 1940
81% Another Thin Man MacFay's Chauffeur 1939
No Score Yet Bachelor Mother Actor 1939
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case Gus, the Waiter 1939
No Score Yet Rose of Washington Square Irving 1939
No Score Yet Sergeant Madden Philadelphia 1939
No Score Yet Six Thousand Enemies Boxcar 1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Rabblerouser 1938
No Score Yet King of the Newsboys Lockjaw 1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law Prisoner 1938
No Score Yet The Last Gangster Limpy 1937
No Score Yet The Wrong Road Blackie Clayton 1937
No Score Yet Exclusive Beak 1937
No Score Yet Quick Millions Actor 1931


93% Batman
Glu Gluten
  • 1967
  • 1966
80% The Twilight Zone
  • 1960


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