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John Mahoney (born June 20, 1940) is an English American actor, known for playing Martin "Marty" Crane, the retired police officer father of Kelsey Grammer`s Dr. Frasier Crane, in the American TV series Frasier (NBC, 1993–2004). Mahoney, the seventh of eight children, was born in Blackpool, England - the town to which his mother was evacuated as the Mahoneys` home city of Manchester was bombed during the Second World War and the town where he started school at St Joseph`s College, Blackpool. After the war, the Mahoneys moved back to Manchester. Mahoney grew up in the Withington area of the city and discovered acting at the Stretford Youth Theatre. His father, Reg, was a baker. Mahoney moved to the United States as a young man when his older sister, Vera, a war-bride living in rural Illinois, agreed to sponsor him. He studied at Quincy University, Illinois, before joining the United States Army to speed up the citizenship process and to become a U.S. citizen; he received citizenship in 1959. He lived in Macomb, Illinois and taught English at Western Illinois University in the early 1970s, before settling in Oak Park, Illinois. He served as editor of a medical journal through much of the decade. He appeared in Frasier from its inception in 1993 until the final episode in 2004, and received numerous Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations for this role. 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.
Mahoney lost all traces of his original Mancunian accent while serving in the U.S. Army, but he did resurrect it once on Frasier, while mocking Daphne Moon (played by English actress Jane Leeves) in the episode Look Before You Leap. In 2003, he returned to his home in Oak Park, Illinois, to work with the Chicago Steppenwolf Theatre again. Mahoney is the uncle of Illinois State Senator John Sullivan.
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John Mahoney (born 20 June 1940) is an English-born American actor. Born in Blackpool in North West England, Mahoney started his career on the stage in 1977 as the body double for Steve McQueen and moved into film in 1980. He played Martin Crane in the American sitcom Frasier on NBC from 1993 to 2004. He has also worked as a voice actor, and performed on Broadway and in Chicago theatre.
1980–present, 1982–present, 1977–present