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Horace McMahon

Highest Rated:   100% The Detective (1968)
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Horace McMahon dabbled in professional and semi-professional acting while attending Fordham University Law School, continuing to do so while holding down a day job as a newspaper reporter. He made acting his full-time vocation after his first Broadway appearance in 1931. In films from 1937, the growly, jowly MacMahon was initially typed in gangster roles. After scoring a personal success as Lieutenant Monaghan in the 1949 Broadway play Detective Story, MacMahon repeated the role in the 1951 film version -- and thereafter was pigeonholed in "cop" roles. Before beginning his five-year (1958-63) tenure as Lieutenant Mike Parker on the TV series The Naked City, MacMahon had been a semi-regular on Martin Kane (1950, as the newsstand owner who stocked nothing but the sponsor's cigarette) and Make Room for Daddy (1953, as Danny Thomas' agent). His last weekly TV assignment was as Hank McClure, police contact for public relations man Craig Stevens, in the short-lived Mr. Broadway. Having been born near Norwalk, Connecticut, Horace McMahon spent his retirement years in that community with his wife, former actress Louise Campbell.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% The Detective
  • Farrell
1968
No Score Yet The Swinger
  • Detective Sergeant Hooker
1966
No Score Yet Never Steal Anything Small
  • O.K. Merritt
1959
No Score Yet Beau James
  • Prosecutor
1957
No Score Yet The Delicate Delinquent
  • Capt. Riley
1957
No Score Yet Texas Lady
  • Stringy Winfield
1955
76% Blackboard Jungle
  • Detective
1955
80% My Sister Eileen
  • Lonigan
1955
43% Susan Slept Here
  • Maizel
1954
33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
  • Mugsy
1953
No Score Yet Man in the Dark (The Man Who Lived Twice)
  • Arnie
1953
75% Detective Story
  • Lt. Monahan
1951
No Score Yet The Return of October
  • Big Louie
1948
No Score Yet Smart Woman
  • Lefty
1948
83% 13 Rue Madeleine
  • Burglary Instructor
1947
No Score Yet Margie
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Timber Queen
  • Rodney
1944
No Score Yet Birth of the Blues
  • Wolf
1941
No Score Yet Come Live with Me
  • Taxi Driver
1941
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Crisis
  • Foghorn Murphy
1940
85% My Favorite Wife
  • Truck Driver
1940
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
  • Fog Horn
1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch
  • Bud Wildhack
1940
82% Another Thin Man
  • MacFay's Chauffeur
1939
100% Bachelor Mother
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case
  • Gus, the Waiter
1939
No Score Yet Rose of Washington Square
  • Irving
1939
No Score Yet Sergeant Madden
  • Philadelphia
1939
No Score Yet Six Thousand Enemies
  • Boxcar
1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • Rabblerouser
1938
No Score Yet Fast Company
  • Danny Scolado
1938
No Score Yet King of the Newsboys
  • Lockjaw
1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law
  • Prisoner
1938
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • Limpy
1937
No Score Yet The Wrong Road
  • Blackie Clayton
1937
No Score Yet Exclusive
  • Beak
1937
No Score Yet Quick Millions
  • Actor
1931

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
72% Batman
1966-1968
  • Glu Gluten
  • 1967
  • 1966
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Bartender
  • 1960

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