Julian Dana William McMahon was born in Sydney, Australia, the second of three children of Lady Sonia McMahon (née Sonia Rachel Hopkins) and Sir Billy McMahon, who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 1971 to 1972. He is of Irish and English descent. Julian started a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Wollongong, but after more time spent in the University bar than at classes, he became bored after one year and began a career in modeling, working primarily in commercials. In 1987, he began print modeling assignments in Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Rome and Paris. His appearance in a TV commercial promoting jeans in his home country made him popular enough to be cast as the lead in The Power, the Passion (1989), an Australian "Dynasty"-like series. After 18 months on the series, he starred in Summer Bay (1988), another successful series, where he won a best actor award from a national magazine.McMahon later performed on stage, appearing in a musical version of "Home and Away" in Britain as well as in "Love Letters" in Sydney and Melbourne. After a lead role in the feature film Wet and Wild Summer! (1992) with Elliott Gould, he went to Hollywood to read for American projects. In 1992, he was cast as Ian Rain on NBC's daytime drama Another World (1964). After two years, he left to appear in several plays in Los Angeles. He also appeared in the feature film Magenta (1997) before landing a role on Profiler (1996).In his free time, McMahon enjoys surfing, biking, and cooking. He is a fan of baseball, football and basketball, and he collects classic books.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 nominations.
|I Love New York||Unknown||2007|
|The Graham Norton Show||Unknown||2007-02-22|
|Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern||Unknown||2006-11-01|
|Nip/Tuck||Dr. Christian Troy 100 episodes, 2003-2010||2003-07-22|
|Will & Grace||Unknown||1998-09-21|
|Charmed||Cole Turner 49 episodes, 2000-2006||1998-10-07|
|Profiler||Det. John Grant 82 episodes, 1996-2000||1996-09-21|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Unknown||1992-05-25|