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Gavan O'Herlihy (born April 29, 1954) is an Irish actor.

O'Herlihy was born in Dublin, the son of Elsa Bennett and Irish actor Dan O'Herlihy. In his youth, he was an avid tennis player, and even became Irish National Tennis Champion. He has over thirty screen credits to his name, most of them having cast him in villainous or antagonistic roles such as Death Wish 3, Never Say Never Again, Superman III, and Tales From The Crypt His role as Airk Thaughbaer in the 1988 fantasy Willow is one of the few heroic roles the burly, fair-haired Gavan has managed to get, as well as the dashing American officer Captain Leroy in Sharpe's Eagle.

He was also the jock son Chuck Cunningham on Happy Days, but it was not a very big part and he was eventually written out by being sent to college and then disappeared with no mention. He did not want to get stuck in television, preferring the film medium. Gavan appeared in the pilot episode of Star Trek: Voyager entitled "Caretaker" as the Kazon First Maje, Jabin.

He has a son named Rogan and a daughter named Misty.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Gavan O'Herlihy (born April 29, 1954) is an Irish actor.

O'Herlihy was born in Dublin, the son of Elsa Bennett and Irish actor Dan O'Herlihy. In his youth, he was an avid tennis player, and even became Irish National Tennis Champion. He has over thirty screen credits to his name, most of them having cast him in villainous or antagonistic roles such as Death Wish 3, Never Say Never Again, Superman III, and Tales From The Crypt His role as Airk Thaughbaer in the 1988 fantasy Willow is one of the few heroic roles the burly, fair-haired Gavan has managed to get, as well as the dashing American officer Captain Leroy in Sharpe's Eagle.

He was also the jock son Chuck Cunningham on Happy Days, but it was not a very big part and he was eventually written out by being sent to college and then disappeared with no mention. He did not want to get stuck in television, preferring the film medium. Gavan appeared in the pilot episode of Star Trek: Voyager entitled "Caretaker" as the Kazon First Maje, Jabin.

He has a son named Rogan and a daughter named Misty.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Gavan O'Herlihy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 29

Birthday 1954-04-29

Place of Birth Dublin, Ireland

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Also Known As

  • Gavan O'Herlihy

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2009 The Descent: Part 2 as Vaines
2002 Cruise of the Gods as Mickey
2002 Butterfly Man as Bill Kincaid
2000 18 Wheels of Justice(1 episode)
1997 Prince Valiant as King Thane
1997 Jonathan Creek(1 episode)
1995 Hidden Assassin as Dick Powell
1995 Star Trek: Voyager(2 episodes)
1993 The Last Outlaw as Marshal Sharp
1991 Conagher as Chris Mahler, Cowboy
1990 Twin Peaks(2 episodes)
1989 Red King, White Knight as Clancy
1989 Tales from the Crypt(1 episode)
1989 Lonesome Dove(4 episodes) as Dan Suggs
1988 Willow as Airk Thaughbaer
1988 China Beach(1 episode)
1985 Death Wish 3 as Manny Fraker
1985 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission as Conrad E. Perkins
1984 Cover Up(1 episode)
1984 Space Riders as Ron Harris
1983 The Secret Adversary as Julius P. Hersheimmer
1983 Never Say Never Again as Jack Petachi
1983 Superman III as Brad
1982 Matt Houston(1 episode)
1978 A Death in Canaan as Father Mark
1977 The Ghost of Cypress Swamp as Big Bob Landers
1976 The Bionic Woman(1 episode)
1974 Police Woman(1 episode)
1974 Happy Days(4 episodes)

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