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John Mahon

Highest Rated: 99% L.A. Confidential (1997)

Lowest Rated: 38% Armageddon (1998)

Birthday: Feb 02, 1938

Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

After graduating from the University of Scranton, noted character actor John Mahon moved to New York City, where acting work was far more plentiful. But his road to stardom would prove to be difficult. In order to support himself, Mahon took on a series of odd jobs, including a bus boy and welfare worker, all while using any free time he had to audition. In 1965, his good friend from Scranton, actor and Pulitzer Prize- winning playwright, Jason Miller, moved in with him. It would be the start of a lifelong friendship that would ultimately result in Mahon's first screen role in 1973's "The Exorcist," which also earned Miller an Oscar nod for his supporting role as Father Karras. From there Mahon's career took off and throughout the '70s and '80s he landed dozens of guest-starring roles on some of the most acclaimed cop dramas of the era, including "The Rockford Files," "Cagney & Lacey," and "Hill Street Blues." Mahon made a brief return to movies in the '90s, appearing in small roles in such celebrated dramas as 1992's "One False Move," Rob Reiner's "The American President," and 1997's "L.A. Confidential." By the first half of the 2000s, however, Mahon returned to television acting, where he was relegated to mostly small roles. In 2006 he received another big break, however, after he was cast in a recurring role on the short-lived Aaron Sorkin comedy, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." John Mahon died on May 3, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 82.

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
38% 73% Armageddon Karl (Character) $201.6M 1998
99% 94% L.A. Confidential Police Chief (Character) $64.6M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story Inspector Hedges (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 41% Someone's Watching Me! Frimsin (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Badge Det, Shoup (Character) - 1977

TV

Credit
74% 92% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip George (Guest Star) 2006-2007
55% 78% Star Trek: Enterprise Adm. Gardner (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
83% No Score Yet That's Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 90% Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Alan Drake (Guest Star) 1999
74% 86% The X-Files General Wegman (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
93% 95% Frasier Uncle Walt Crane (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brooklyn South Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter I.A.D. Officer 2 (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 99% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Victor Sherman (Guest Star) 1977

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