The name John Mahoney may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of Hollywood, but he has been on some of the most famous TV shows in the past 30 years.
His most notable roles was, Martin, the father of Fraiser Crane and his brother, Niles, on the TV show Fraiser.
While he played a 2nd generation Irish grizzled retiree with health issues, he was actually born in Lancashire England and moved to the USA when he was a young man. His acting career took off when he was a lead actor on the TV show Tin Man, then moved on to movie roles in Moonstruck, Say Anything, Reality Bites and The American President.
Later he took on the TV role that would make him a household image, if not the Dad many of us had. After Fraiser ended, John did some other acting with Hot in Cleveland and The Simpson, to name a few.
As of today, the entire cast of Fraiser has said their condolences, Kelsey Grammer, the star of the show has been oddly silent.
John Mahoney was 77
I just learned something that John Mahoney has a local connection to Southeast Iowa. John had a family in the Keokuk area and occasionally spent time in the area, as well nephews who are part of Sullivan Auctions out of both Carthage and Hamilton Il.
Thanks to every one who filled me in.