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Patrick McGoohan

Highest Rated:   100% The Dam Busters (1954)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
69% Treasure Planet
  • Billy Bones
$38.2M 2002
No Score Yet Columbo: Murder with Too Many Notes
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2000
No Score Yet Columbo: Ashes to Ashes
  • Actor
  • Director
1998
67% A Time to Kill
  • Judge Omar Noose
1996
42% The Phantom
  • Phantom's Dad
1996
78% Braveheart
  • Longshanks
1995
No Score Yet Best of Friends
  • Actor
1994
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
15% Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
  • Doctor Eric Kiviat
1985
No Score Yet Jamaica Inn
  • Joss Merlyn
1983
80% 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
95% 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
83% 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 Mary, Queen of Scots
  • James Stuart
1972
No Score Yet The Moonshine War
  • Frank Long
1970
36% 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 Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
  • Actor
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 Hard Drivers
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet Hell Drivers
  • Red
1957
No Score Yet High Tide at Noon
  • Simon Breck
1957
No Score Yet The Dark Avenger (The Warriors)
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet I Am a Camera
  • Swede
1955
100% The Dam Busters
  • Guard on Door
1954
No Score Yet Brand
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2000
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • 1992

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