John McGiver

John McGiver

Highest Rated: 97% The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Lowest Rated: 33% Mame (1974)

Birthday: Nov 05, 1913

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

The son of Irish immigrants, John McGiver was a notable character actor who made over a hundred appearances in both film and television. He got his start working in commercials in the 1960s, and appeared in the first in a popular series of "Do you know me?" ads for American Express. A large man with a thick New York City accent, McGiver was a versatile actor who could play everything from a kindly salesman in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to an ill-fated politician in the 1962 film version of "The Manchurian Candidate." His most notable role, however, came in 1969's Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, "Midnight Cowboy," in which he stood out as the fanatical religious nut, Mr. O'Daniel. His last major role came in 1971 as the recurring character Dr. Luther Quince on the NBC sitcom "The Jimmy Stewart Show," which lasted for a single season. McGiver lived with his wife, Ruth, and 10 children in West Fulton, New York, until his sudden death from a heart attack at the age of 61 in 1975.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
56% 60% The Apple Dumpling Gang Leonard Sharpe (Character) - 1975
33% 48% Mame Mr. Babcock (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom Sawyer Judge Thatcher (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 62% Arnold Governor (Character) $23.6K 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Man's Whiskers Andrew Hogan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Feminist and the Fuzz Warren Sorensen (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 56% The Littlest Angel Angel of the Peace (Character) - 1969
88% 88% Midnight Cowboy Mr. O'Daniel (Character) $201K 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pill Caper Barton J. Reed (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 75% The Spirit Is Willing Uncle George (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 64% Fitzwilly Albert (Character) - 1967
57% 74% The Glass Bottom Boat Ralph Goodwin (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 51% Marriage on the Rocks Shad Nathan (Character) - 1965
64% 73% Man's Favorite Sport? William Cadwalader (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 33% A Global Affair Mr. Snifter (Character) - 1964
40% 46% Johnny Cool Oscar B. "Oby" Hinds (Character) - 1963
40% 64% Who's Minding the Store? Mr. John P. Tuttle (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 67% Take Her, She's Mine Hector G. Ivor (Character) - 1963
71% 52% Period of Adjustment Stewart P. McGill (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 40% Who's Got the Action? Judge Fogel (Character) - 1962
97% 90% The Manchurian Candidate Senator Thomas Jordan (Character) $1.9M 1962
80% 70% Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Mr. Martin Turner (Character) - 1962
88% 91% Breakfast at Tiffany's Tiffany's salesman (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love in a Goldfish Bowl Dr. Frowley (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 40% Bachelor in Paradise Austin Palfrey (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 72% The Gazebo Sam Thorpe (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Horse Mr. Tharp (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 0% I Married a Woman Girard (Character) - 1958
88% 78% Love in the Afternoon Monsieur X (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man in the Raincoat O'Brien (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jimmy Stewart Show Dr. Luther Quince (Character) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Bernard Bobbins (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
90% 73% Gilligan's Island Lord Beasley Waterford (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Harry Marshall (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Franklin Whiting (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Ollie Wheelright (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Jake Devlin (Guest Star) 1964
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Shannon (Character) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Mr. Bernhard (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Unknown (Character) 1955

QUOTES FROM John McGiver CHARACTERS

Mr. O'Daniel says: Say, why about you and me get right down on our knees, right now. How's that strike you?