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John Mahoney

John Mahoney is an award-winning American actor who was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. The seventh of eight children, Mahoney's family had been evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually returned to Manchester during the war. Visiting the States to see his older sister, a "war bride" who had married an American, the young Mahoney decided to emigrate and was sponsored by his sister. He eventually won his citizenship by serving in the U.S. Army.Long interested in acting, Mahoney didn't actually make the transition to his craft until he was almost 40 years old. Mahoney took acting classes at the St. Nicholas Theater and finally built up the courage to quit his day job and pursue acting full time, John Malkovich, one of the founders of the Second City's distinguished Steppenwolf Theatre, encouraged Mahoney to join Steppenwolf. In 1986, Mahoney won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in John Guare's American Playhouse: The House of Blue Leaves (1987).Mahoney made his feature film debut in 1980, but he is best known for playing the role of the father of the eponymous character Frasier (1993) from 1993 until 2004. He is concentrating on stage work back in Chicago and has appeared on Broadway in 2007 in a revival of Prelude to a Kiss (1992).

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Jun 20, 1940 In Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series $#*! My Dad Says 2010-09-23

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 18 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Frasier
$#*! My Dad Says Unknown 2010-09-23
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
In Treatment Unknown 2008-01-28
Mobsters Unknown 2007-04-03
Burn Notice Unknown 2007-06-28
Foyle's War Unknown 2003-02-02
Becker Unknown 1998-11-02
3rd Rock from the Sun Unknown 1996-01-09
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Frasier Martin Crane 263 episodes, 1993-2004 1993-09-16
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
Cheers Unknown 1982-09-30
Nature Unknown 1982-10-10
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11