Patrick McGoohan

Patrick McGoohan

Highest Rated: 100% The Dam Busters (1954)

Lowest Rated: 13% Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

Birthday: Mar 19, 1928

Birthplace: Astoria, NY

An American-born actor reared in Ireland and England, McGoohan made a memorable impression on the American and English viewing audiences by playing essentially the same role in three different television series. He began his performing career as a teen-ager, eventually played Henry V for the Old Vic company in London, and made mostly unremarkable films in the '50s. His movies include the delightful Disney film The Three Lives of Thomasina (1964). Success came in 1961, when McGoohan played government agent John Drake in Danger Man, a role he continued on Secret Agent (1965-66). He created, produced and often wrote episodes of the nightmarish, surrealistic cult series The Prisoner (1968-69). This show featured a character assumed to be the same John Drake (although he was known as Number 6 and his real name was never mentioned), who had been kidnapped and taken to a strange community. McGoohan later starred in the TV series Rafferty (1977) and directed the film Catch My Soul (1974). He won an Emmy Award in 1975 for his guest appearance on Columbo with Peter Falk.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet In My Mind Actor 2017
69% Treasure Planet Billy Bones $38.2M 2002
No Score Yet Columbo Screenwriter 2000
No Score Yet Columbo: Ashes to Ashes Actor Director 1998
67% A Time to Kill Judge Omar Noose 1996
43% The Phantom Phantom's Dad 1996
78% Braveheart Longshanks 1995
No Score Yet The Best of Friends Bernard Shaw 1991
No Score Yet The Prisoner: Video Companion Actor 1990
No Score Yet Trespasses Actor 1987
No Score Yet Of Pure Blood Dr. Felix Neumann 1986
No Score Yet Three Sovereigns for Sarah Chief Magistrate 1985
13% Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend Doctor Eric Kiviat 1985
No Score Yet Jamaica Inn Joss Merlyn 1983
72% Scanners Dr. Paul Ruth 1981
No Score Yet Kings and Desperate Men - A Hostage Incident John Kingsley 1981
No Score Yet The Hard Way Actor 1980
96% Escape From Alcatraz Warden 1979
No Score Yet Brass Target Col. Mike McCauley 1978
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask Fouquet 1977
81% Silver Streak Roger Devereau 1976
No Score Yet Un Genio, Due Compari, un Pollo (A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot) (Nobody's the Greatest) Maj. Cabot 1975
No Score Yet Catch My Soul Director 1974
80% Mary, Queen of Scots James Stuart 1972
No Score Yet The Moonshine War Frank Long 1970
47% Ice Station Zebra David Jones 1968
No Score Yet The Three Lives of Thomasina Andrew McDhui 1964
No Score Yet Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow Dr. Syn 1964
No Score Yet The Quare Fellow Thomas Crimmin 1963
No Score Yet All Night Long Johnnie Cousin 1962
No Score Yet Two Living, One Dead Erik Berger 1961
No Score Yet Elephant Gun (Nor the Moon by Night) Actor 1958
No Score Yet Hell Drivers Red 1957
No Score Yet High Tide at Noon Simon Breck 1957
No Score Yet I Am a Camera Swede 1955
100% The Dam Busters Guard on Door 1954
No Score Yet Brand Actor


No Score Yet Danger Man
Director John Drake 2020
No Score Yet Columbo
Director Screenwriter Rumford Eric Prince Brenner Oscar Finch 2001
85% The Simpsons
Voice 2000
No Score Yet Masterpiece
George Bernard Shaw 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Oliver Quayle 1987
100% The Prisoner
Director Screenwriter The Prisoner (Number 6) Executive Producer


Vale says: [after Ruth reveals to Vale that he's a scanner] You called me a scanner. What is that?

Dr. Paul Ruth says: Freak of nature, born with a certain form of ESP; derangement of the synapses which we call telepathy.

David Jones says: The Russians put our camera made by *our* German scientists and your film made by *your* German scientists into their satellite made by *their* German scientists.

David Jones says: I once killed a man called Jones. Though not for that reason, of course.