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Birthday: March 19, 1928
Place: Astoria, New York, USA
Height: 6' 2"
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Though born in America, Irish actor Patrick McGoohan rose to become the number one British TV star in the 1950s to 1960s era. His parents moved to Ireland when he was very young and McGoohan acquired a neutral accent that sounds at home in British or American dialogue. He was an avid stage actor and performed hundreds of times in small and large productions before landing his first TV and film roles. McGoohan is one of few actors who has successfully switched between theatre, TV, and films many times during his career. He was often cast in the role of Angry Young Man. In 1959, he was named Best TV Actor of the Year in Britain. Shortly thereafter, he was chosen for the starring role in the "Secret Agent" TV series (AKA "Danger Man") which proved to be an immense success for three years and allowed the British to break into the burgeoning American TV market for the first time. McGoohan became bored of the limiting role of spy and turned in his resignation right after the first episode of the fourth year had been filmed ("Koroshi"). McGoohan set up his own production company and collaborated with noted author and script editor George Markstein to sell a brand new concept to ITV's president Lew Grade. McGoohan starred, directed, produced, and wrote many of the episodes, sometimes taking a pseudonym to reduce the sheer number of credits to his name. Thus, the TV series "The Prisoner" came to revolve around the efforts of a secret agent, who resigned early in his career, to clear his name. His aim was to escape from a fancifully beautiful but psychologically brutal prison for people who know too much. The series was as popular as it was surreal and allegorical and its mysterious final episode cause such an uproar that McGoohan was to desert England for more than 20 years and seek relative anonynmity in LA, where celebrities are "a dime a dozen".During the 70s, he appeared in two episodes of the TV detective series "Columbo", for which he won an Emmy Award. His film roles lapsed from prominence until his powerful performance as King Longshanks in Mel Gibson's production of "Braveheart" (1995). As such, he has solidified his casting in the role of Angry Old Man.
- Best known for his starring role as Number 6 in the surreal science fiction allegory series, "The Prisoner" (1967)
- Used his real birthdate and publicity photo for the character he played ("No. 6") in the TV series "The Prisoner" (1968)
- He was the first choice for the roles of Gandalf in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (which went to Ian McKellen) and Dumbledore in the "Harry Potter" films (which went to Richard Harris and later to Michael Gambon after Harris' death) but turned them down.
- Was at one point considered to replace Peter Falk as Columbo.
- Appeared in three different productions with the same name: the "Danger Man" (1960) episode "The Prisoner", The Prisoner (1963) (TV) and "The Prisoner" (1967). Although they were all completely unrelated, the latter two had many similarities.
- Father of Catherine McGoohan and Anne McGoohan.
- Played the same regular character (John Drake) on two different series of Danger Man: "Danger Man" (1960) and "Danger Man" (1964). His "The Prisoner" (1967) character, Number Six, may also have been intended to be Drake (although McGoohan himself has always denied this while George Markstein who co-created the series with him continually said he was).
- Directed at least one episode of all four series in which he starred: "Danger Man" (1960), "Danger Man" (1964), "The Prisoner" (1967) and "Rafferty" (1977).
- Was the title character of all four series in which he starred: "Danger Man" (1960) (John Drake), "Danger Man" (1964) (John Drake), "The Prisoner" (1967) (Number Six) and "Rafferty" (1977) (Dr. Sid Rafferty).
- Two of his most famous characters, Number Six in "The Prisoner" (1967) and the Warden in Escape from Alcatraz (1979), were not given names.
- Reprised his "The Prisoner" (1967) character (Number Six) in "The Simpsons" (1989) episode "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes."
- Played four different murderers in four different episodes of "Columbo": Columbo: By Dawn's Early Light (1974) (TV), Columbo: Identity Crisis (1975) (TV), Columbo: Agenda for Murder (1990) (TV) and Columbo: Ashes to Ashes (1998) (TV). He also directed all of these except the first as well as Columbo: Last Salute to the Commodore (1976) (TV) and Columbo: Murder with Too Many Notes (2000) (TV).
- Turned down two roles that eventually went to Roger Moore: Simon Templar in "The Saint" (1962) and James Bond in Live and Let Die (1973).
- Has worked with two actors with a glass eye: Leo McKern in "The Prisoner" (1967) episodes "The Chimes of Big Ben", "Once Upon A Time" and "Fall Out" and Peter Falk in Columbo: By Dawn's Early Light (1974) (TV), Columbo: Identity Crisis (1975) (TV), Columbo: Last Salute to the Commodore (1976) (TV), Columbo: Agenda for Murder (1990) (TV), Columbo: Ashes to Ashes (1998) (TV) and Columbo: Murder with Too Many Notes (2000) (TV).
- His parents' names were Thomas McGoohan and Rose Fitzpatrick McGoohan.
- Has been the honourary president of Six of One, the official appreciation society for "The Prisoner" (1967), since its foundation in 1977.
- Is a close friend of Peter Falk.
- Has appeared in four different productions with Aubrey Morris: The Quare Fellow (1962), "Danger Man" (1964), "The Prisoner" (1967) and Columbo: Ashes to Ashes (1998) (TV).
- He has five grandchildren.
- His granddaughter, Sarah, was born in 1979.
- Although he is erroneously listed as being American on numerous websites, he is, in fact, Irish.
- Likes to drink Irish whiskey at 217 bar in Santa Monica, owned by burlesque great Betty Rowland
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