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Dan O'Herlihy

Dan O'Herlihy

Dan O'Herlihy was an Irish actor.

Born in County Wexford, Ireland, O'Herlihy first appeared in Carol Reed's Odd Man Out in 1947. His first American film was Macbeth in the following year, appearing with Orson Welles. In 1952 he starred in Luis Buñuel's The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, which garnered him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

O'Herlihy later starred in The Last Starfighter in 1984, John Huston's The Dead in 1987, in RoboCop, in the cult television program Twin Peaks in 1991, and in RoboCop 2.

He was the brother of director Michael O'Herlihy and the father of actor Gavan O'Herlihy.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Dan O'Herlihy Facts

BirthdayMay 1, 1919
BirthplaceCounty Wexford, Ireland
Date of deathFebruary 17, 2005 (age 85)

Selected Filmography

RoboCop 2
The Last Starfighter
Clint Eastwood: Star Power
Imitation of Life Two-Movie Special Edition
Imitation of Life
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
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