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John Mahoney

Highest Rated:   98% Say Anything... (1989)
Lowest Rated:   0% Kronk's New Groove (2005)
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Birthplace:   Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Though he most frequently plays American character roles on stage and television and in feature films, silver-haired John Mahoney was born and raised in England until he emigrated to the U.S. at age 19 in the 1950s and joined the Army. One of the first things he worked on was losing his British accent, something he succeeded at doing. Once out of the service, Mahoney earned a B.A. from Quincy College and then graduated from Western Illinois University with a master's in English. For the next decade and a half, Mahoney worked at different careers including college professor and medical journal editor in Chicago. Though he had appeared on-stage in his teens, Mahoney did not again become interested in acting until he was 37 and decided to enroll in classes at the St. Nicholas Theater, a Chicago institution co-founded by playwright/screenwriter David Mamet. After performing in one of Mamet's plays, Mahoney quit his latest job. Later, at the invitation of distinguished actor and classmate John Malkovich, Mahoney joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, where he appeared in about 30 productions. He also appeared on and off-Broadway, winning a Tony (among other awards) for his work in House of Blue Leaves and a Theater World Award for his performance in an off-Broadway production of Orphans. He entered films, both feature-length and television movies in the mid-'80s. Some of his better early film roles can be found in Tin Men, Moonstruck (both 1987), Say Anything (1989), and Primal Fear (1996). Some of his notable television movies include Dinner at Eight (1989) and David Mamet's The Water Engine (1992). In 1993, Mahoney was cast in the role in which he may be best recognized, that of retired policeman Martin Crane, the bane of existence for pompous radio shrink Kelsey Grammar on the successful Fraiser (1993- 2004). Mahoney would continue to act for years to come, memorably appearing on In Treatment, and in movies like Dan in Real Life and Flipped.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
54% Flipped
  • Chet Duncan
$1.8M 2010
No Score Yet Tired of Being Funny
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Love. Blood. Kryptonite.
  • Executive Producer
2008
65% Dan in Real Life
  • Poppy
$30.1M 2007
89% Zodiac
  • Riverside Captain
$33M 2007
52% The Groomsmen
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Fathers and Sons
  • Gene
2005
0% Kronk's New Groove
  • Papi
2005
No Score Yet Atlantis: Milo's Return
  • Preston B. Whitmore
2003
20% Almost Salinas
  • Max Harris
2003
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire
  • Preston B. Whitmore
$83.6M 2001
64% The Broken Hearts Club
  • Jack
2000
96% The Iron Giant
  • General Rogard
1999
92% Antz
  • Drunk Scout
1998
61% She's the One
  • Mr. Fitzpatrick
1996
76% Primal Fear
  • John Shaughnessy
1996
91% The American President
  • Leo Solomon
1995
60% The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Chief
1994
17% Striking Distance
  • Lt. Vince Hardy
1993
96% In the Line of Fire
  • Sam Campagna
1993
64% Reality Bites
  • Grant Gubler
1993
43% Article 99
  • Dr. Dreyfoos
1992
No Score Yet The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton
  • Robert Clayton Sr.
1992
No Score Yet The Water Engine
  • Mason Gross
1992
90% Barton Fink
  • Mayhew
1991
No Score Yet Unnatural Pursuits
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet The 10 Million Dollar Getaway
  • Actor
1991
72% The Russia House
  • Brady
1990
No Score Yet Love Hurts
  • Dad
1990
No Score Yet The Image
  • Irv Mickelson
1990
No Score Yet Dinner at Eight
  • Oliver Jordan
1989
98% Say Anything...
  • James
1989
86% Eight Men Out
  • Kid Gleason
1988
42% Betrayed
  • Director
  • Shorty
1988
76% Frantic
  • Williams
1988
94% Moonstruck
  • Perry
1987
67% Suspect
  • Judge Matthew Bishop Helms
1987
77% Tin Men
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Legends - Live at Montreux 1997
  • Moe
1987
31% Streets of Gold
  • Linehan
1986
50% The Manhattan Project
  • Conroy
1986
No Score Yet Trapped in Silence
  • Doctor Winslow
1986
68% Code of Silence
  • 'Prowler' Representative
1985
90% The Killing Floor
  • Thomas Condon
1985
No Score Yet Through Naked Eyes
  • Police Captain
1983
No Score Yet Listen to Your Heart
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Will: G. Gordon Liddy
  • Actor
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Foyle's War
2002-2015
  • Andrew Del Mar
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Roy
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
0% $#* ! My Dad Says
2010-2011
  • Wally Durham
  • 2010
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Management
  • 2010
  • 2009
90% In Treatment
2008
  • Walter
  • 2009
  • 2008
85% The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Bennett Cray
  • 2006
93% Frasier
1993-2004
  • Martin Crane Martin
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
  • Father Joe
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
  • Actor
  • 1997
87% Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
  • Sy Flembeck
  • 1992
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • Artie Shaughnessy
No Score Yet H.E.L.P.
1990
  • Chief Patrick Meacham

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