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John McGiver

Highest Rated:   98% The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Lowest Rated:   29% Mame (1974)
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Birthplace:   New York City, New York
Portly, tight-jawed John McGiver had intended to become a professional actor upon graduating from Catholic University in Washington D.C., but he became an English teacher at New York's Christopher Columbus High School instead. One day in the mid-1950s, McGiver bumped into one of his old Catholic University classmates, who'd become an off-Broadway producer; the star of the producer's newest play had just walked out, and would McGiver be interested in taking his place? This little favor led to a 20-year career in TV and films for the balding, bookish McGiver. He was featured in such films as Love in the Afternoon (1957), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and Mame (1974). McGiver's funniest screen portrayal was the thick-eared landscaper in The Gazebo (1959), who insisted upon referring to the title object as a "GAZE-bow". In 1964, John McGiver starred as Walter Burnley, supervisor of a department store complaint department, on the weekly TV sitcom Many Happy Returns.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Actor
2011
56% The Apple Dumpling Gang
  • Leonard Sharpe
1975
29% Mame
  • Mr. Babcock
1974
No Score Yet 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Arnold
  • Governor
1973
80% Lawman
  • Mayor
1971
No Score Yet The Littlest Angel
  • Actor
1969
90% Midnight Cowboy
  • Mr. O'Daniel
1969
No Score Yet Fitzwilly
  • Albert
1967
No Score Yet The Spirit Is Willing
  • Uncle George
1967
50% The Glass Bottom Boat
  • Goodwin
1966
No Score Yet Made in Paris
  • Roger Barclay
1966
No Score Yet Marriage on the Rocks
  • Shad Nathan
1965
No Score Yet A Global Affair
  • Snifter
1964
64% Man's Favorite Sport?
  • William Cadwalader
1964
40% Who's Minding the Store?
  • Mr. Tuttle
1963
No Score Yet Take Her, She's Mine
  • Hector G. Ivor
1963
No Score Yet Johnny Cool
  • Oby Hinds
1963
No Score Yet Who's Got the Action?
  • Fogel
1963
No Score Yet My Six Loves
  • Actor
1963
67% Period of Adjustment
  • Stewart P. McGill
1962
98% The Manchurian Candidate
  • Sen. Thomas Jordon
1962
80% Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
  • Mr. Martin Turner
1962
No Score Yet Bachelor in Paradise
  • Austin Palfrey
1961
88% Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Tiffany's Clerk
1961
No Score Yet The Gazebo
  • Sam Thorpe
1959
No Score Yet I Married a Woman
  • Girard
1958
88% Love in the Afternoon
  • Monsieur X
1957
No Score Yet Man in the Raincoat
  • Actor
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Shannon Roswell G. Flemington

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