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      John McGiver

      John McGiver

      Highest Rated: 97% The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

      Lowest Rated: 36% Mame (1974)

      Birthday: Nov 5, 1913

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      The son of Irish immigrants, John McGiver was a notable character actor who made over a hundred appearances in both film and television. He got his start working in commercials in the 1960s, and appeared in the first in a popular series of "Do you know me?" ads for American Express. A large man with a thick New York City accent, McGiver was a versatile actor who could play everything from a kindly salesman in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to an ill-fated politician in the 1962 film version of "The Manchurian Candidate." His most notable role, however, came in 1969's Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, "Midnight Cowboy," in which he stood out as the fanatical religious nut, Mr. O'Daniel. His last major role came in 1971 as the recurring character Dr. Luther Quince on the NBC sitcom "The Jimmy Stewart Show," which lasted for a single season. McGiver lived with his wife, Ruth, and 10 children in West Fulton, New York, until his sudden death from a heart attack at the age of 61 in 1975.

      Highest rated movies

      The Manchurian Candidate Midnight Cowboy Breakfast at Tiffany's
      Love in the Afternoon
      Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
      Period of Adjustment
      Man's Favorite Sport?
      The Glass Bottom Boat

      Photos

      BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, FROM LEFT: GEORGE PEPPARD, AUDREY HEPBURN, JOHN MCGIVER, 1961 FITZWILLY, Dick Van Dyke, John McGiver, 1967 THE GAZEBO, John McGiver, Glenn Ford, 1959 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, John McGiver, Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, 1961 FITZWILLY, Barbara Feldon, John McGiver, 1967 JOHNNY COOL, John McGiver, Mort Sahl, 1963 THE SPIRIT IS WILLING, from left, Cass Daley, John McGiver, 1967 THE SPIRIT IS WILLING, from left, Sid Caesar, John McGiver, Cass Daley, (on chandelier), 1967 LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON, Audrey Hepburn, John McGiver, Gary Cooper, 1957 THE SPIRIT IS WILLING, Vera Miles, Sid Caesar, John McGiver, 1967 LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON, John McGiver (center), Gary Cooper, 1957 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, George Peppard, Audrey Hepburn, John McGiver, 1961

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      56% 60% The Apple Dumpling Gang Leonard Sharpe (Character) - 1975
      36% 48% Mame Mr. Babcock (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 65% Arnold Governor (Character) $23.6K 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom Sawyer Judge Thatcher (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Man's Whiskers Andrew Hogan (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Feminist and the Fuzz Warren Sorensen (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Front Page Mayor (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 56% The Littlest Angel Angel of the Peace (Character) - 1969
      89% 88% Midnight Cowboy Mr. O'Daniel (Character) $201.0K 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pill Caper Barton J. Reed (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 71% The Spirit Is Willing Uncle George (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 66% Fitzwilly Albert (Character) - 1967
      57% 74% The Glass Bottom Boat Ralph Goodwin (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 51% Marriage on the Rocks Shad Nathan (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 27% A Global Affair Mr. Snifter (Character) - 1964
      63% 73% Man's Favorite Sport? William Cadwalader (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 67% Take Her, She's Mine Hector G. Ivor (Character) - 1963
      50% 44% Johnny Cool Oscar B. "Oby" Hinds (Character) - 1963
      57% 65% Who's Minding the Store? Mr. John P. Tuttle (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 43% Who's Got the Action? Judge Fogel (Character) - 1962
      71% 50% Period of Adjustment Stewart P. McGill (Character) - 1962
      80% 69% Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Mr. Martin Turner (Character) - 1962
      97% 90% The Manchurian Candidate Senator Thomas Jordan (Character) $1.9M 1962
      No Score Yet 38% Bachelor in Paradise Austin Palfrey (Character) - 1961
      88% 91% Breakfast at Tiffany's Tiffany's salesman (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love in a Goldfish Bowl Dr. Frowley (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 74% The Gazebo Sam Thorpe (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Horse Mr. Tharp (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 0% I Married a Woman Girard (Character) - 1958
      82% 78% Love in the Afternoon Monsieur X (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man in the Raincoat O'Brien (Character) - 1956

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jimmy Stewart Show Dr. Luther Quince (Character) 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian John Timothy Driscoll (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Bernard Bobbins (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      90% 69% Gilligan's Island Lord Beasley Waterford (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Harry Marshall (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Franklin Whiting (Guest Star) 1966
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trials of O'Brien Ben Gully (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Ollie Wheelright (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Jake Devlin (Guest Star) 1964
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Shannon (Character) 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Arthur Motherwell (Character) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Mr. Bernhard (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Unknown (Character) 1955