John Mahoney
Biographical Information
Born June 20, 1940
Blackpool, England
Productions Cheers as Sy Flembeck
Frasier as Martin Crane
Vocal Type Baritone

John Mahoney is an English born American actor.


Born in Blackpool, England, he moved to America as a young man before serving in the United States Army and joining the Steppenwolf Theatre, where he earned the award for Most Promising Newcomer. He would go on to receive a Tony Award for his role in House of Blue Leaves and began appearing in such films as Tin Men, In the Line of Fire and Barton Fink.

Mahoney gave one his most memorable performances as Martin Crane in the long-running comedy series Frasier and also became a popular voice actor, appearing in Antz, The Iron Giant and Disney's Atlantis films. He continued to work onstage, including originating a role in The Outgoing Tide.


Mahoney sang in both Cheers and his role as Martin Crane in its successor Frasier, notably singing such songs as "O Holy Night", "Goldfinger" and "The Sunny Side of the Street."


Cheers (1992)Edit

  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm (solo)
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb (solo)

Frasier (1994)Edit

  • Danny Boy (duet)
  • Libiamo, ne'lieti calici, Brindisi
  • She's Such a Groovy Lady (contains solo lines)
  • O Holy Night (duet)
  • Goldfinger (contains solo lines)
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • What's New, I'm Listening (solo)

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