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 distinctive-looking, grey-haired British character actor, John Mahoney worked onstage in his teens, and moved to the U.S. at 19. In his mid-30s, while employed as an editor in Chicago, he decided to renew his interest in acting, and he enrolled in classes at a local theater co-founded by playwright David Mamet; he landed a role in a Mamet play and left his job for the part. At the urging of actor John Malkovich, he went on to join Chicago's celebrated Steppenwolf Theater; eventually he appeared in more than 30 plays. For his work in the Broadway play House of Blue Leaves he won a Tony and a Clarence Derwent Award. For his work in the lead role of Orphans (on Broadway and in Chicago) he won a Theater World Award. He still lives in Chicago, and maintains his connection with Steppenwolf. Mahoney debuted onscreen in Mission HIll (1982), but his screen breakthrough came in his fifth film, Barry Levinson's popular comedy Tin Men (1987); afterwards he went on to better parts in more noteworthy movies, and has avoided typecasting in a busy screen career. Mahoney's TV credits include Favorite Son and House of Blue Leaves, in which he reprised his stage role; he has since achieved wide popularity as Martin Crane, Frasier Crane's crochety father, on the NBC sitcom Frasier.


Highest Rated Movies



55% Flipped Chet Duncan $1.8M 2010
No Score Yet Tired of Being Funny Actor 2009
No Score Yet Love. Blood. Kryptonite. Executive Producer 2008
64% Dan in Real Life Poppy $30.1M 2007
89% Zodiac Riverside Captain $33.1M 2007
52% The Groomsmen Actor 2006
No Score Yet Fathers and Sons Gene 2005
0% Kronk's New Groove Papi 2005
No Score Yet Atlantis: Milo's Return Preston B. Whitmore 2003
20% Almost Salinas Max Harris 2003
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire Preston B. Whitmore $83.6M 2001
64% The Broken Hearts Club Jack 2000
96% The Iron Giant General Rogard 1999
93% Antz Drunk Scout 1998
61% She's the One Mr. Fitzpatrick 1996
75% Primal Fear John Shaughnessy 1996
91% The American President Leo Solomon 1995
56% The Hudsucker Proxy Chief 1994
17% Striking Distance Lt. Vince Hardy 1993
96% In the Line of Fire Sam Campagna 1993
65% Reality Bites Grant Gubler 1993
43% Article 99 Dr. Dreyfoos 1992
No Score Yet The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton Robert Clayton Sr. 1992
No Score Yet The Water Engine Mason Gross 1992
90% Barton Fink Mayhew 1991
No Score Yet The 10 Million Dollar Getaway Actor 1991
No Score Yet Unnatural Pursuits Actor 1991
76% The Russia House Brady 1990
No Score Yet Love Hurts Dad 1990
No Score Yet The Image Irv Mickelson 1990
No Score Yet Dinner at Eight Oliver Jordan 1989
98% Say Anything... James 1989
86% Eight Men Out Kid Gleason 1988
42% Betrayed Shorty Director 1988
76% Frantic Williams 1988
93% Moonstruck Perry 1987
71% Suspect Judge Matthew Bishop Helms 1987
81% Tin Men Actor 1987
No Score Yet Legends - Live at Montreux 1997 Moe 1987
31% Streets of Gold Linehan 1986
50% The Manhattan Project Conroy 1986
No Score Yet Trapped in Silence Doctor Winslow 1986
No Score Yet The Killing Floor Thomas Condon 1985
No Score Yet Through Naked Eyes Police Captain 1983
No Score Yet Listen to Your Heart Actor 1983
No Score Yet Will: G. Gordon Liddy Actor 1982


No Score Yet Foyle's War
Andrew Del Mar 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
Roy 2014
0% $#* ! My Dad Says
Wally Durham 2010
88% Burn Notice
Management 2010
87% In Treatment
Walter 2009
85% The Simpsons
Voice 2007
No Score Yet ER
Bennett Cray 2006
94% Frasier
Martin Crane Martin 2004
No Score Yet Becker
Father Joe 2000
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
No Score Yet Cheers
Sy Flembeck Guest 1992
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Artie Shaughnessy
No Score Yet H.E.L.P.
Chief Patrick Meacham


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.