Joseph Maher

Joseph Maher

Highest Rated: 87% Time After Time (1979)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Dec 29, 1933

Birthplace: Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

A veteran character player with a long career on stage and screen, the silver-haired, often mustachioed Joseph Maher was usually cast in comedic roles, generally as butlers or clerics. The Irish-born actor moved to Canada at age 22 where he briefly worked for an oil company and as a bartender before joining an amateur theater troupe. He made his professional debut with the Canada Players in a 1959 production of "The Taming of the Shrew" and migrated to the USA three years later. Maher soon became a prominent stage actor, co-starring with Dustin Hoffman in "Eh?" (1966-67), Zoe Caldwell in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1968) and Al Pacino in "The Local Stigmatic" (1969). During this time, he alternated between NYC and regional theaters. He also found time to act in the occasional TV production, like his supporting turn to Julie Harris in "Little Moon of Alban" (NBC, 1964).

Highest rated movies

Time After Time
Heaven Can Wait
Funny Farm
For Pete's Sake
The Evil That Men Do
Surviving Picasso




No Score Yet 0% Hoods Dr. Alstrich (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet O.K. Garage Lilly (Character) - 1998
35% 60% Surviving Picasso Kahnweiler (Character) $2.0M 1996
43% 47% I.Q. Nathan Liebknecht (Character) $25.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Brokers Leo (Character) - 1994
63% 64% Killer Dr. Alstricht (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners Edward Hooper (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 52% The Local Stigmatic David (Character) - 1990
62% 51% Funny Farm Michael Sinclair (Character) $25.3M 1988
20% 30% My Stepmother Is an Alien Lucas Budlong (Character) $12.9M 1988
No Score Yet 20% Bigfoot Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 74% Frankenweenie Mr. Chambers (Character) - 1984
40% 38% The Evil That Men Do Dr. Clement Molloch (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 23% Going Ape! Gridley (Character) - 1981
0% 48% Under the Rainbow The Duke (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Lips, Those Eyes Fibby Geyer (Character) - 1980
87% 72% Time After Time Adams (Character) - 1979
87% 68% Heaven Can Wait Sisk (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 45% Diary of the Dead Walter Johnson (Character) - 1976
56% 51% For Pete's Sake Mr. Coates (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Ain't Easy Charlie (Character) - 1972


33% No Score Yet Style & Substance Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goode Behavior Chancellor Willoughby (Character) 1996-1997
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
0% No Score Yet Laurie Hill Dr. Walter Wiseman (Character) 1992
89% 92% Seinfeld Gavin (Guest Star) 1991
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Brendan Norris (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything but Love Brian Allquist (Character) 1989-1990
No Score Yet 81% ALF Angel Bob (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Two Dads Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
100% 86% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978