John Mahoney

John Mahoney

Highest Rated: 98% Say Anything... (1989)

Lowest Rated: 0% Kronk's New Groove (2005)

Birthday: Jun 20, 1940

Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

A versatile and prolific character actor of stage, film and television, John Mahoney made a living playing gruff, hardscrabble, blue collar characters before making himself a household name as Marty Crane on the hit sitcom "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004). Prior to his Emmy-nominated success on the show, Mahoney had a late and rather unorthodox entry into professional acting after going through an early midlife crisis in his 30s. He dropped his job as a magazine editor and began taking acting classes in Chicago, which quickly led to making his professional debut in David Mamet's "The Water Engine" (1977). Mahoney rapidly developed as a strong and highly-sought character performer who specialized in cranky authority figures. Eventually, he triumphed on stages in New York, which led to prominent feature roles in "Say Anything" (1989) and "Barton Fink" (1991). But a fortuitous guest shot on "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993) led to a friendship with Kelsey Grammer and the role on "Frasier" that turned him into star, giving Mahoney ample opportunity to display his talents in a wide variety of film and television projects for the rest of his career. Nahoney's death from throat cancer on February 4, 2018 at the age of 77 was greeted with sadness from friends, fellow actors and fans around the world.


Highest Rated Movies



54% 78% Flipped Chet Duncan (Character) $1.8M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tired of Being Funny Harry (Character) - 2009
64% 69% Dan in Real Life Poppy (Character) $47.6M 2007
No Score Yet 53% Fathers and Sons Gene (Character) - 2005
0% 44% Kronk's New Groove Papi (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet 25% Atlantis: Milo's Return Whitmore (Voice) - 2003
49% 53% Atlantis: The Lost Empire Preston B. Whitmore (Voice) - 2001
20% No Score Yet Almost Salinas Max Harris (Character) - 2001
62% 72% The Broken Hearts Club Jack (Character) $1.7M 2000
96% 90% The Iron Giant General Rogard (Voice) - 1999
92% 52% Antz Grebs, Drunk Scout (Voice) $90.7M 1998
61% 41% She's the One Mr. Fitzpatrick (Character) $9.5M 1996
76% 89% Primal Fear John Shaughnessy (Character) $56.1M 1996
91% 77% The American President Leo Solomon (Character) $59M 1995
66% 74% Reality Bites Grant Gubler (Character) $20M 1994
59% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Chief Editor Manhattan Argus (Character) $2.1M 1994
17% 35% Striking Distance Lt. Vince Hardy (Character) $23.8M 1993
96% 79% In the Line of Fire Sam Campagna (Character) $102.2M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton Robert Clayton Sr. (Character) - 1992
43% 54% Article 99 Dr. Henry Dreyfoos (Character) $6.2M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unnatural Pursuits Paddy Quinn (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Water Engine Mason Gross (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 10 Million Dollar Getaway Jimmy Burke (Character) - 1991
90% 89% Barton Fink W.P. Mayhew (Character) $5.7M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Hurts Boomer (Character) - 1990
72% 50% The Russia House Brady (Character) $22.6M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Image Irv Mickelson (Character) - 1990
98% 85% Say Anything... James Court (Character) $20M 1989
86% 79% Eight Men Out Kid Gleason (Character) $4.3M 1988
42% 52% Betrayed Shorty (Character) $24.6M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: Favorite Son Unknown (Character) - 1988
76% 64% Frantic U.S. Embassy Official (Character) $17.5M 1988
94% 81% Moonstruck Perry (Character) $80M 1987
77% 64% Tin Men Moe Adams (Character) $25.3M 1987
67% 58% Suspect Judge Matthew Bishop Helms (Character) $18M 1987
31% 44% Streets of Gold Linnehan (Character) $2.3M 1986
No Score Yet 58% Trapped in Silence Doctor Winslow (Character) - 1986
50% 46% The Manhattan Project Lt. Col. Conroy (Character) $3.8M 1986


No Score Yet 78% Hot in Cleveland Roy / Rusty Banks (Guest Star) 2014 2011
0% 50% $..! My Dad Says Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
88% 95% Burn Notice Management (Guest Star) 2009-2010
88% 95% In Treatment Walter (Character) 2009
85% 76% The Simpsons Dr. Robert Terwilliger, Sr. (Guest Voice) 2007
No Score Yet 80% ER Bennett Cray (Guest Star) 2006
93% 94% Frasier Martin Crane (Character) 1993-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
71% No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 92% Cheers Sy Flembeck (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Human Factor Dr. Alec McMurtry (Character) 1992


Dr. Henry Dreyfoos says: We're not responsible for every lunatic out there, just because he once wore a uniform.

Grant Gubler says: I could find an intern to do your job for nothing like that.

Milo James Thatch says: Okay I'll have to quit my job.

Preston B. Whitmore says: It's done. You resigned this afternoon.

Milo James Thatch says: I did?

Preston B. Whitmore says: Yep. Don't like to leave loose ends.

Milo James Thatch says: Oh, my apartment. I-I'm gonna have to give a notice.

Preston B. Whitmore says: Taken care of.

Milo James Thatch says: My clothes?

Preston B. Whitmore says: Packed

Milo James Thatch says: My books?

Preston B. Whitmore says: In storage

Milo James Thatch says: My cat.. .my gosh!

Preston B. Whitmore says: Your grandfather had a saying Milo, we are remembered by the gifts we leave our children this journal is his gift to you Milo,Atlantis is waiting!

Milo James Thatch says: I'm your man Mr. Whitmore I-I-I'm so excited I can barely hold it in!

Kent Mansley says: You want evidence? I'll show you evidence!

Shannon Rogard says: ...thats nice Kent [hangs up phone].

Kent Mansley says: ...and when I do, I'm gonna want a MEMO distributed; and I'm gonna want that memo CARBON-COPIED!!

Chief says: Yeah, and if a frog had wings, it wouldn't bump it's ass a-hoppin'.

James Court says: I make their LIVES better.

Chet Duncan says: Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss; but every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and once you do, nothing will ever compare.