More Julian McMahon Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Fantastic Four)Julian McMahon stars in the FX original drama series Nip/Tuck. Created and executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Nip/Tuck also stars Dylan Walsh, Joely Richardson and John Hensley. Set in the sexy world of Miami's South Beach, Nip/Tuck cuts beneath the surface of the superficial world of plastic surgery, dramatically revealing the complexities and fragile nature of patients trying to mask their psychological flaws through physical cosmetic enhancement. McMahon plays Dr. Christian Troy who shares a booming plastic surgery practice with his best friend Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh.)
Nip/Tuck has received numerous accolades. It was named one of the 10 Best Television Shows of the Year by AFI and has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a GLAAD Award, and a Golden Satellite Award. McMahon was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category.
McMahon recently starred in the independent film Prisoner for the writer/director team David Alford and Robert Lynn, both making their feature debut. McMahon portrays a critically-acclaimed Hollywood film director who, while scouting an abandoned prison for his new film, is taken hostage by an omniscient Jailer. Elias Koteas stars as the Jailer.
McMahon starred as Detective John Grant on the award-winning NBC drama series Profiler. He then joined the cast of the WB hit show Charmed, where McMahon played tortured demon Cole Turner, who created both havoc and romance for the Halliwell sisters played by Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty and then Rose McGowan. McMahon completed a lead role in the independent film, Meet Market opposite Elizabeth Berkeley, Alan Tudyk and Aisha Tyler.
Hailing from Australia, McMahon had a lead role in the primetime drama, The Power, The Passion. He then joined the cast of the hit series Home and Away, which also starred Guy Pearce, Heath Ledger, Martin Henderson and Naomi Watts. In 1992, McMahon broke into American television when he was cast as Ian Rain on the daytime drama Another World. He also co-starred in the cable movies In Quiet Night and Another Day, executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Shannen Doherty and Brad Renfro. His other television credits include a guest starring role on Will & Grace.
On the big screen, he appeared opposite Elliott Gould in the feature film Wet and Wild Summer, and co-starred with Jeff Daniels in Chasing Sleep. His stage credits include Sydney and Melbourne productions of Love Letters.
Bio courtesy Fox for "Fantastic Four" (06-Jul-2005)
Biography #3Prior to his demonic role as Cole on Charmed, Australian actor Julian McMahon was best known to American television audiences for his portrayal of Detective John Grant on the television drama Profiler. This season, he will star in the cable television movie Another Day, co-starring Shannen Doherty and Brad Renfro, executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola.
The son of the late Sir William McMahon, who served as Prime Minister of Australia in the 1970s, McMahon grew up in the public eye until he escaped into academia as a law student at the University of Sydney. During his first year, however, the limelight beckoned and he won the lead in the primetime drama The Power, The Passion. Law school was but a memory as he moved on to star in a second hit series, Home and Away.
Moving to the United States to continue his career, McMahon broke into American television with a two-year stint as Ian Rain on the daytime drama Another World. He also co-starred in the cable movie In Quiet Night and guest-starred on Will & Grace.
On the big screen, McMahon appeared opposite Elliot Gould in the feature film Wet and Wild Summer, appeared in Magenta and co-starred with Jeff Daniels in Chasing Sleep. He has also starred on stage, most notably in Sydney and Melbourne productions of Love Letters.
McMahon now lives in Los Angeles, spending offscreen time surfing, biking and cooking.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (06-May-2002)