Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Joseph Maher Biography (1933-)
Surname is pronounced "Ma-her"; born December 29, 1933, in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland; son of Joseph (a schoolteacher) and Delia A. (O'Malley) Maher.Addresses: Contact--c/o Writers and Artists Agency, 924 Westwood Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
- Birth Details
- December 29, 1933
- Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Credits; Stage Appearances
- (Stage debut) Biondello, The Taming of the Shrew, Canadian Players Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1959.
- (Off-Broadway debut) I.R.A. officer, The Hostage, One Sheridan Square Theatre, 1962.
- (Broadway debut) Understudy for Red Gus Risto, The Chinese Prime Minister, Royale Theatre, 1964.
- Col, Live Like Pigs, Actors' Playhouse, New York City, 1965.
- Reverend Mort, Eh?, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1966-67.
- Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night, San Diego National Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1967.
- Roderigo, Othello, San Diego National Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, 1967.
- Interpreter, All's Well That Ends Well, San Diego National Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, 1967.
- Gordon Lowther, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- The Local Stigmatic, Actors' Playhouse, 1969.
- Canterbury, Henry V, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, then American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), New York City, both 1969.
- Sir Andrew Melvil, Mary Stuart, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1971.
- Gerome, There's One in Every Marriage, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1972.
- Fitzpatrick, The Contractor, Chelsea Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1973.
- Captain, Juno and the Paycock, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1973.
- Forget-Me-Not-Lane, Long Wharf Theatre, 1973.
- Saint Joan, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1974.
- The National Health, Long Wharf Theatre, 1974.
- Sir Augustus Ludbourne, Who's Who in Hell, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1974.
- Alan West, Savages, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles,1975.
- Afore Night Come, Long Wharf Theatre, 1975.
- Herbert Dean, The Royal Family, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, then Brooklyn Academy Playhouse, Brooklyn, NY, both 1975, later Helen Hayes Theatre, 1975-76.
- Richard III, Long Wharf Theatre, 1976.
- The Son, Days in the Trees, Circle in the Square, 1976.
- Alan West, Savages, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Absent Friends, Long Wharf Theatre, 1977.
- Martin, Black Angel, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1978.
- The trick cyclist, Spokesong, Long Wharf Theatre, 1978, then Circle in the Square, 1979.
- Geoffrey Carson, Night and Day, ANTA, 1979.
- Ed, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Westside Mainstage Theatre, then Cherry LaneTheatre, both New York City, 1981.
- Bernard, Dear Daddy, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1981-82.
- Tales from Hollywood, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1982.
- Frank Doel, 84 Charing Cross Road, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1982-83.
- The Hostage, Long Wharf Theatre, 1983.
- Truscott, Loot, Manhattan Theatre Club, Space at City Center Theatre, then Music Box Theatre, both New York City, 1986, later Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1987.
- Ed, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1987.
- Dr. Rance, What the Butler Saw, Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center StageOne Theatre, New York City, 1989.
- The Entertainer, Long Wharf Theatre, 1995.
- Also appeared in Henry V, New York City, 1974; Live Like Pigs, New York City, 1981; and The Importance of Being Earnest, an off- Broadway production.
Credits; Major Tours
- Dr. Talacryn (Bishop of Caerleon), Hadrian VII, U.S. cities, 1971.
Credits; Stage Work
- Director, The Hostage, Long Wharf Theatre, 1983.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Charlie, It Ain't Easy, Dandelion, 1972.
- Mr. Coates, For Pete's Sake (also known as July Pork Bellies), Columbia,1974.
- Sisk, Heaven Can Wait, Paramount, 1978.
- Adams, Time after Time, Warner Bros./Orion, 1979.
- Dr. Coleson, Just Tell Me What You Want, Warner Bros., 1980.
- Fibber Geyer, Those Lips, Those Eyes, United Artists, 1980.
- Dr. Kalman, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, Paramount, 1981.
- Gridley, Going Ape!, Paramount, 1981.
- Duke, Under the Rainbow, Orion/Warner Bros., 1981.
- Moloch, The Evil That Men Do, TriStar, 1984.
- Dr. Lucas Budlong, My Stepmother Is an Alien, Columbia, 1988.
- Michael Sinclair, Funny Farm, Warner Bros., 1988.
- Bishop O'Hara, Sister Act, Buena Vista, 1992.
- Isaac Newboldt, The Shadow (also known as Shadow and the Curse of Khan),Universal, 1994.
- Nathan Liebknecht, I.Q., Paramount, 1994.
- Dr. Alstricht, Bulletproof Heart (also known as Killer), Keystone Pictures, 1994.
- Surviving Picasso, Merchant-Ivory, 1996.
- Also appeared in Passages from Finnegan's Wake, 1965.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Sylvester, Double Dare, CBS, 1985.
- St. Peter, Second Chance, Fox, 1987.
- Brian Alquist, Anything But Love, ABC, 1989-90.
- Dr. Walter Weisman, Laurie Hill, ABC, 1992.
- Also appeared as Leonard Brooks, Another World, NBC.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Dermot, Hangmans House, CBC, c. 1960.
- Doctor, My Father's House, ABC, 1975.
- Phil Kiley, My Old Man, CBS, 1979.
- Smythe, Little Gloria ... Happy at Last, NBC, 1982.
- Doctor, Will There Really Be a Morning?, CBS, 1983.
- Jack Kendrix, "Bigfoot," Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1987.
- Leo, Baby Brokers (also known as Stolen Hearts), NBC, 1994.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- Giorgio Vasari, I, Leonardo: A Journey of the Mind, CBS, 1983.
- Appeared in Frankenweenie, 1992.
Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
- Albert Vogel, At Your Service, NBC, 1984.
- Stockwell, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan, ABC, 1986.
- Mr. Bell, Why On Earth? (also known as Down to Earth), ABC, 1988.
- Also appeared as Chancellor Willoughby, Goode Behaviour, 1996.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- (Television debut) "Little Moon of Alban," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1964.
- M*A*S*H, CBS, 1975.
- Mr. Dudley, Gimme a Break, NBC, 1987.
- Bob, ALF, NBC, 1988.
- Charles Van Duren, My Two Dads, NBC, 1988.
- Smedley Cork, "Tales from the Hollywood Hills: The Old Reliable," Great Performances, PBS, 1988.
- Also appeared in "Forget-Me-Not Lane," Theatre in America, PBS; and in episodes of The Cavanaughs, CBS; Moonlighting, ABC; Tattinger's, NBC; Wonder Woman; Seinfeld; Chicago Hope; and Murder, She Wrote.
- Dance for Me, Simeon, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1979, and A.T.A. Theatre, New York City.