Person Details

Birthday: 1954-04-29 05:00:43

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Dublin, Ireland

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Movie Involvements: 16

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

Gavan O'Herlihy (6' 2½" | 1.89 m) an Irish actor, was born on April 29, 1954 (Taurus) in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Elsa Bennett and Irish actor Dan O'Herlihy. He has a Brother, Cormac O'Herlihy and a sister, Patricia O'Herlihy. He is the brother-in-law of Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, nephew of Michael O'Herlihy, and Uncle of Micaela O'Herlihy and Colin O'Herlihy. In his youth, he was an avid tennis player, and even became Irish National Tennis Champion. He is known for Willow (1988), Never Say Never Again (1983) and The Descent: Part 2 (2009), but 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 also played the lost jock son "Chuck Cunningham" in the first season of Happy Days (1974). Is actually younger (by about two months) than Ron Howard, who played his "younger" brother on the show, 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.

Most Famous Work

Star Trek: Voyager
Average
8

Star Trek: Voyager

(1995) Maje Jabin
Sherlock Holmes
Average
8

Sherlock Holmes

(1984) John Garrideb / James Winter
Willow
Average
7

Willow

(1988) Airk Thaughbaer
The Descent: Part 2
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6

The Descent: Part 2

(2009) Vaines
Never Say Never Again
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6

Never Say Never Again

(1983) Jack Petachi
Death Wish 3
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6

Death Wish 3

(1985) Manny Fraker
Lonesome Dove
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8

Lonesome Dove

(1989) Dan Suggs
Top of the World
Average
5

Top of the World

(1998) Lieutenant Logan

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2009 Vaines
2002 Mickey
Bill Kincaid
2000 N/A
1998 Lieutenant Logan
1997 King Thane
N/A
1995 Dick Powell
Maje Jabin
1993 Marshal Sharp
1991 Chris Mahler, Cowboy
1990 N/A
1989 Clancy
N/A
Dan Suggs
1988 Airk Thaughbaer
N/A
1985 Manny Fraker
Conrad E. Perkins
1984 N/A
John Garrideb / James Winter
Ron Harris
1983 Julius P. Hersheimmer
Jack Petachi
Brad
1982 N/A
1980 Stanton
1978 Father Mark
1977 Big Bob Landers
1976 N/A
1974 Tom
N/A
N/A
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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