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Jack MacGowran (John Joseph MacGowran)

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Biography

Dublin, Ireland
Jack MacGowran, the great Irish character actor known for his roles in the plays of Samuel Beckett, was born on October 13, 1918 in Ireland. He established his professional reputation as a member of the Abbey Players in Dublin, but he won his greatest fame for assaying Beckett's characters onstage. (In 1971, MacGowran would win the Obie Award for Best Performance By an Actor assaying "Beckett" on the off-Broadway stage.)

MacGowran's appearance as the Squire's right-hand man in John Ford's paean to Ireland, The Quiet Man (1952) introduced9 him to world cinema. Read more...

Actor

Character: Burke Dennings

The Exorcist 1973

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Character: Ignatius Feeney

The Quiet Man 1952

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Character: Patsy McGuire

The Gentle Gunman 1952

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Character: Vernon Crump

The Titfield Thunderbolt 1953

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Character: Bearded Man in Hostel

Time Bomb 1953

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Character: Mickey J. - the poitín maker

The Rising of the Moon 1957

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Character: Prof. Oscar Collins

Wonderwall 1968

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Character: Nat Kelly

Age of Consent 1969

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Character: Leo Zimmerman

The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go 1970

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Character: Coastes

Thirty-Minute Theatre 1965

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Character: Herbert Reynolds

Drama 61-67 1961

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Character: Professor Abronsius

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