John Mahoney is a famous English –American actor who was born in the year 1940, 20th June which makes his age 76 years at present. He was born in the in the city of Blackpool situated in the North West England. He started off his career in the year 1977 playing the body double for Steve McQueen and then moved into the movie in the year 1980. He played the character of Martin Crane in the American series named Frasier which used to get aired on NBC. He also has worked as a voice actor and has performed on the Broadway in Chicago Theatre. He seems to be fairly tall but his height is unknown. His bio includes following details.
He was the seventh children out of eight children in the family. His family was evacuated from their home Manchester to Blackpool since Manchester was heavily bombed at the time of Second World War. He went to St. Joseph High School situated at Blackpool. After the war had come to an end, their family moved back to Manchester. He was brought up in Withington area of the city and he discovered acting at the Stretford Theatre. His father’s name is Reg who is of Irish Descent was a baker who also used to play classical piano. His mother’s name was Margaret who was a housewife who loved to read.
The marriage of his parents was not happy which used to be followed with heated arguments. The family situation and the war did not leave him any choice so he left Manchester in pursuit of his career in acting. He moved out to the United States. He studied at the Quincy University situated in Illinois so that he could speed up the US citizenship process before he could join the US Army. He used to live at Macomb and then later at Oak Park. He also served as an editor at the medical journal.
He was totally dissatisfied with his career so he started taking acting classes at the St. Nicholas Theatre and then he quit his job to start his career in acting. His friend encouraged him to join the Steppenwolf Theatre and after doing so, his luck changed and he won Clarence Derwent Award for the category of the most promising male newcomer. The co-founder of Steppenwolf said that he kicked John Mahoney off into the movie business. He also won the Broadway’s Tony Award for the Best Featured Actor in the play for his performance in the play named The House of Blue Leaves directed by John Guare.
He along with David Hyde Pierce is godfather for Jane Leeves’ son Finn. He is really very private about his private life and in the year 2002, he revealed that he has been in some relationships though he was never married. He seems to have a net worth of 15 million USD. Unfortunately on the month of February 2016, he died as he was ill and his death will be felt as a great loss for the film industry.