John Mahoney, certainly one of TV’s favourite dads, died Sunday.
He was 77.
The British-born actor starred in “Frasier” for 11 seasons as Martin Crane, father of Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce).
That function earned Mahoney two Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations, though he by no means took residence a trophy.
Mahoney moved to Illinois and attended faculty earlier than becoming a member of the Military, When he returned, he taught English at Western Illinois College earlier than serving because the editor of a medical journal for a lot of the 1970s.
Finally, the Englishman took to the stage, and joined Steppenwolf Theatre in 1977 on the suggestion of John Malkovich.
After profitable a number of awards for his early work, Mahoney moved to Broadway, the place he received a Tony Award for greatest featured actor in a play for his function in John Guare’s “The Home of Blue Leaves.”
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He additionally had roles in “Tin Males,” “Eight Males Out,” “Say Something” and “Barton Fink,” amongst others.
After “Frasier” led to 2004, Mahoney returned to the stage for the Broadway revival of “Prelude to a Kiss.”
One in all his most up-to-date TV roles was as Betty White’s love curiosity in “Sizzling in Cleveland.”
“I’ve not recognized a kinder man nor extra good actor,” casting director Jeff Greenberg tweeted. “We had been all blessed to have spent 11 wonderful years collectively.”