Veteran Stage and Screen Actor John Mahoney Dies at 77

John Mahoney, The Actor Who Played Martin Crane in 'Frasier', Has Died Aged 77

Mahoney became a household name playing Martin Crane, the gruff father of Kelsey Grammer's Frasier, an elitist Seattle radio psychiatrist, and his highly strung brother Miles, in the hit sitcom, which ran for 11 years on the NBC network.

He then moved to the United States of America after the war and made a career teaching.

John Mahoney Played Frasier's Martin Crane.

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago said Mahoney, who was a member of the ensemble for 39 years, died Sunday due to complications from cancer while in hospice care.

Mahoney's Say Anything co-star John Cusack also shared his condolences tweeting, "Great actor - lovely kind human -any time you saw him you left feeling better - RIP John".

Mahoney moved to the United States as a young man when his older sister, Vera, a war bride living in rural IL, agreed to sponsor him.

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Mahoney earned legions of fans and a Screen Actors Guild award for his portrayal of the cranky retired detective and army veteran Marty, father of Kelsey Grammer's Frasier.

Mahoney got his acting start in Chicago relatively lately, when he was 40 in the late 1970s, after fellow actors John Malkovich and Gary Sinise invited him to join the then-nascent Steppenwolf, according to the Chicago Tribune. He starred in "Prelude to a Kiss" on Broadway and various Steppenwolf productions, including "The Birthday Party" and "The Rembrandt".

Mahoney's film breakthrough came with the part of Moe Adams, Richard Dreyfuss's hospitalised mentor, in the comedy Tin Men (1987), directed by Barry Levinson.

He was also nominated for two Golden Globes and an Emmy for his work on Frasier. Mahoney's turns in films like Moonstruck, Say Anything... He played major roles in a lot of animated movies such as Antz, The Iron Giant, and Kronk's New Groove.

He most recently appeared on TV screens in 2015, when he portrayed businessman Andrew Del Mar in an episode of ITV drama Foyle's War.

He was born Charles Mahoney in Blackpool, the seventh of eight children, to Reg, a baker, and Margaret (nee Watson).

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