Happy Birthday: John Mahoney

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johnmahoneyHappy Birthday actor John Mahoney

Born: June 20, 1940 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

EIGHT MEN OUT
1988
dir. John Sayles
Stars:
John Cusack
Clifton James
THE IRON GIANTThe Iron Giant
1999
dir. Brad Bird
Cast
Jennifer Aniston
Harry Connick Jr.

Say Anything, dir. Cameron Crowe, starring John Cusask, Ione Syke, John MahoneySay Anything
1989
dir. Crowe
starring
John Cusask
Ione Skye
Lili Taylor
MoonstruckMoonstruck
1987
dir. Norman Jewison
starring
Olympia Dukasis
Cage
Barton Fink
1991
dir. Joel and Ethan Coen
Starring
John Turturro
John Goodman
The Hudsucker ProxyThe Hudsucker Proxy
1994
dir. Joel and Ethan Coen
Cast
Tim Robbins
Jennifer Jason Leigh
SHE'S THE ONEShe’s the One
1996
dir. Burns
Starring
Mike McGlone
Cameron Diaz
Jennifer Aniston

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One thought on “Happy Birthday: John Mahoney

  1. Happy Birthday John Mahoney

    On Frasier he played Martin Crane
    Who was forced to make use of a cane
    From a bullet he took
    In the hip from a crook
    Down the highway from Everett and Blaine

    John was born in Great Britain this day
    But he moved to the U. S. of A.
    Where he trained in the arts
    Then auditioned for parts
    That he hoped he’d be chosen to play

    In season eleven of ‘Cheers’
    As Sy Flembeck he had us in tears
    With a jingle he sang
    For Miss Howe and the gang
    To promote more imbibing of beers

    In ‘Moonstruck’ he played a professor
    Who was keen for some sexual pleasure
    From a student he taught
    He cajoled her a lot
    But did not get a chance to undress her

    In ‘The Hudsucker Proxy’ he played
    A young man in the newspaper trade
    In ‘Love Hurts’, playing Boomer
    He showcased his humor
    He also was seen in ‘Betrayed’

    But by far the best role of his life
    In a series of comical strife
    Was as Frasier’s old man
    Drinking beer from a can
    And bemoaning the loss of his wife

    For eleven great years John Mahoney
    Played a fellow who drank with his cronies
    At a tavern named Duke’s
    Watching football and hoops
    Far away from his sons, who were phonies

    So we wish Happy Birthday to John
    Who co-starred in a brilliant sitcom
    That got glowing reviews
    Now he’s yesterday’s news
    Much like Tony Orlando and Dawn

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