“Forgotten Hollywood”- Goodbye to Seattle’s Finest…

Posted on February 5, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`John Mahoney was a retired Seattle police officer and a prickly blue-collar father, Martin Crane, on Frasier. The Cheers spinoff aired from 1993 to 2004. He earned two Emmy nominations for his performance as Crane. Mahoney was also a noted stage and big screen performer.

“`The actor was born in 1940 during World War II in Blackpool, England. John visited Chicago as a college student, and he eventually made it his home. A cast ensemble member with Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1979, they canceled Monday’s scheduled performance in honor of John Mahoney (right).

“`He worked steadily in movies appearing in The American President, In the Line of Fire, Eight Men OutTin MenFranticSuspectBarton FinkMoonstruckPrimal FearThe Hudsucker ProxyReality Bites, and Say Anything. On television, he guest-starred in ER, Becker,  3rd Rock From the SunCheers, Burn Notice,  Foyle’s WarHot in Cleveland, and The Simpsons.

“`Mahoney worked as a voice actor, and performed on Broadway and in Chicago theaters. He won a Tony Award for his starring turn in The House of Blue Leaves. Mahoney also had a prominent role in the Broadway revival of Prelude to a Kiss. He narrated Midwest Airlines commercials for a time.

“`His friends from the stage included John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. Along with David Hyde Pierce, Mahoney was godfather to Frasier and Hot in Cleveland co-star Jane Leeves’ son.

“`John Mahoney was 77.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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