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Tony Award-winner John Mahoney is familiar to television audiences from his role as Martin Crane on Frasier, which just completed its sixth season. Born in Manchester, England, Mahoney began performing as a young boy with several theatrical companies. After moving to Chicago, he earned a Bachelor's at Quincy College and a Master's from Western Illinois State and worked as an trade publication editor. Then Mahoney, at age 37, enrolled in classes at Chicago's St. Nicholas Theatre and within a year, award-winning playwright David Mamet cast him in the world premiere of The Water Engine. In 1978, the actor began a still-flourishing association with Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he has appeared in more than 30 plays.

Mahoney's list of feature film credits includes She's the One, Antz (as the voice of Drunk Scout), Primal Fear, In the Line of Fire, Reality Bites, The American President, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Russia House, Suspect, Moonstruck and Tin Men. He received the Tony Award for his portrayal of Artie Shaughnessy in Jerry Zaks' Broadway revival of House of Blue Leaves (for which he also received a Clarence Derwent Award and a Drama Desk nomination). His television credits include the telefeatures The Water Engine, Dinner at Eight and The Image and the miniseries Favorite Son.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)


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