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John Mahoney

Highest Rated:   98% Say Anything... (1989)
Lowest Rated:   0% Kronk's New Groove (2005)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
55% Flipped
  • Chet Duncan
$1.8M 2010
No Score Yet Love. Blood. Kryptonite.
  • Executive Producer
2008
64% Dan in Real Life
  • Poppy
$30.1M 2007
89% Zodiac
  • Riverside Captain
$33.0M 2007
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
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire
  • Preston B. Whitmore
$83.6M 2001
63% The Broken Hearts Club
  • Jack
2000
96% The Iron Giant
  • General Rogard
1999
96% Antz
  • Drunk Scout
1998
61% She's the One
  • Mr. Fitzpatrick
1996
74% Primal Fear
  • John Shaughnessy
1996
90% The American President
  • Leo Solomon
1995
57% The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Chief
1994
14% Striking Distance
  • Lt. Vince Hardy
1993
95% In the Line of Fire
  • Sam Campagna
1993
65% Reality Bites
  • Grant Gubler
1993
46% 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
91% Barton Fink
  • Mayhew
1991
No Score Yet Unnatural Pursuits
  • Actor
1991
75% 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
85% Eight Men Out
  • Kid Gleason
1988
45% Betrayed
  • Shorty
  • Director
1988
92% Moonstruck
  • Perry
1987
69% Suspect
  • Judge Matthew Bishop Helms
1987
79% Tin Men
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Legends - Live at Montreux 1997
  • Moe
1987
31% Streets of Gold
  • Linehan
1986
47% The Manhattan Project
  • Conroy
1986
No Score Yet Trapped in Silence
  • Doctor Winslow
1986
50% Code of Silence
  • 'Prowler' Representative
1985
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Foyle's War
2002-2015
  • Andrew Del Mar
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Roy
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
0% $#* ! My Dad Says
2010-2011
  • Wally Durham
  • 2010
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Management
  • 2010
  • 2009
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
  • Walter
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Bennett Cray
  • 2006
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Martin Crane Martin
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
  • 1992

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