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Name: John Mahoney  
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Date of Birth: 20th June 1940
Place of Birth: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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John Mahoney

John Mahoney (born June 20, 1940) is a British-born actor best known for playing Martin Crane (Marty) in the popular TV show Frasier, as Kelsey Grammer's character Dr. Frasier Crane's retired policeman father.

He was born in Blackpool, England of Irish-Scottish Catholic extraction and educated in Catholic schools. He moved to the United States as a young man. He studied at Quincy University, Illinois before joining the United States Army and becoming a U.S. citizen. He settled in Chicago and taught English at several colleges. He was an editor for a medical journal publisher through much of the 1970's.

Disillusioned with his career, Mahoney later said he realized that as he was approaching middle age, he was coming to terms with his future which made him very depressed. Ready for a change, Mahoney took acting classes at St. Nicholas Theater and after a stage production in 1977 actor John Malkovich encouraged him to join Steppenwolf Theater. He did and was very successful. He made his film debut in 1980, and has played supporting roles in such films as Suspect and Moonstruck (both 1987), Frantic (1988), Barton Fink (1991), In the Line of Fire (1993), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), and Primal Fear (1996). He also provided the voices for several characters in the animated film Antz (1998).

He appeared in Frasier from its inception in 1993, until the final episode in 2004, and received Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations for this role.

Ironically, Mahoney also appeared in an episode of Cheers as an inept jingle writer, including a brief conversation with Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), whose father he would later play.

External link

  • John Mahoney at the IMDB.

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