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

Famous Works

  • 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.
  • Writings;Plays
  • Dance for Me, Simeon, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1979, and A.T.A. Theatre, New York City.

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