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John Irwin McGiver (November 5, 1913 – September 9, 1975) was a character actor who made more than a hundred appearances in television and motion pictures over a two-decade span from 1955 to 1975.

The owl-faced, portly actor with the mid-Atlantic accent was known for his performances as the religious fanatic Mr. O'Daniel in the film Midnight Cowboy; as the kindly Tiffany's salesman in Breakfast at Tiffany's; and as the ill-fated, but honorable Senator Jordan in the original film version of The Manchurian Candidate. He also appeared on many TV shows and commercials, including a Baggies spot in the 1960s, as well as the first of a popular series of commercials for the American Express charge card ("Do you know me?").

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Irwin McGiver (November 5, 1913 – September 9, 1975) was a character actor who made more than a hundred appearances in television and motion pictures over a two-decade span from 1955 to 1975.

The owl-faced, portly actor with the mid-Atlantic accent was known for his performances as the religious fanatic Mr. O'Daniel in the film Midnight Cowboy; as the kindly Tiffany's salesman in Breakfast at Tiffany's; and as the ill-fated, but honorable Senator Jordan in the original film version of The Manchurian Candidate. He also appeared on many TV shows and commercials, including a Baggies spot in the 1960s, as well as the first of a popular series of commercials for the American Express charge card ("Do you know me?").

Description above from the Wikipedia article John McGiver, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 39

Birthday 1913-11-05

Day of Death 1975-09-09

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang as Leonard Sharpe
1974 'Twas the Night Before Christmas as Mayor (voice)
1974 Mame as Mr. Babcock
1973 Arnold as Governor
1972 Harvey as Dr. Chumley
1971 The Jimmy Stewart Show (24 episodes) as Dr. Luther Quince
1971 The Feminist and the Fuzz as Warren Sorensen
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (2 episodes)
1971 Lawman as Sabbath Mayor Sam Bolden
1969 Midnight Cowboy as Mr. O'Daniel
1967 The Spirit Is Willing as Uncle George
1967 Fitzwilly as Albert
1967 Mr. Terrific (17 episodes) as B. J. Reed
1966 The Glass Bottom Boat as Ralph Goodwin
1966 Made In Paris as Roger Barclay
1965 Marriage on the Rocks as Shad Nathan
1964 Gilligan's Island (1 episode)
1964 Many Happy Returns (26 episodes)
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1964 The Rogues (1 episode)
1964 A Global Affair as Mr. Snifter
1964 Man's Favorite Sport? as William Cadwalader
1963 Who's Minding the Store? as Mr. John P. Tuttle
1963 Johnny Cool as Oscar B. 'Oby' Hinds
1963 The Patty Duke Show (2 episodes)
1963 My Six Loves as Judge Harris
1963 Take Her, She's Mine as Hector G. Ivor
1962 Who's Got the Action? as Judge Fogel
1962 Period of Adjustment as Stewart P. McGill
1962 The Manchurian Candidate as Sen. Thomas Jordan
1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation as Martin Turner
1961 Bachelor in Paradise as Austin Palfrey
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's as Tiffany's Salesman
1959 The Gazebo as Sam Thorpe
1959 The Twilight Zone (2 episodes)
1958 Once Upon a Horse... as Mr. Tharp
1958 I Married a Woman as Girard
1957 Love in the Afternoon as Monsieur X
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)

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