- 06 Feb 18
Ahead of an appearance at the Galways Arts Festival, Hot Press met the actor to talk Frasier, Ireland, and ditching a secure job for acting.
You know him as the crotchety dad from Frasier. But John Mahoney is also a distinguished theatre actor whose career has followed a singular trajectory.
John Mahoney may be best known for his role as Kelsey Grammer’s on-screen father in the multi-award winning sitcom Frasier, but the Chicago-based actor is a seasoned star of the stage, a member of the legendary Steppenwolf Theatre Company and also has numerous silver-screen credits to his name including two Coen Brothers outings; Barton Fink and The Hudsucker Proxy and global smash coming-of-age film Reality Bites.
Mahoney is currently preparing for his fifth visit to the Galway Arts Festival where he will take the lead role in Bruce Graham’s The Outgoing Tide which tells the story of a family coming to terms with unforeseen circumstances. He’s brimming with enthusiasm about his return to the City of the Tribes.