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Dan O'Herlihy is a Actor Irlandais born on 1 may 1919 at County Wexford (Irlande)

Dan O'Herlihy

Dan O'Herlihy
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Birth name Daniel Peter O'Herlihy
Nationality Irlande
Birth 1 may 1919 at County Wexford (Irlande)
Death 17 february 2005 (at 85 years) at Malibu (USA)

Daniel Peter O'Herlihy (May 1, 1919 – February 17, 2005) was an Irish-American film actor, known for such roles as Brigadier General Warren A. "Blackie" Black in Fail Safe, Conal Cochran in Halloween III: Season of the Witch, "The Old Man" in RoboCop, and Andrew Packard in Twin Peaks. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1954 film, Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.


Dan O'Herlihy married Elsie Bennett in 1945. He was the brother of director Michael O'Herlihy (1929–1997) and the father of actor Gavan O'Herlihy, visual artist Olwen O'Herlihy, and architect Lorcan O'Herlihy. He was a Democrat.

Best films

RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
The Young Land (1959)

Usually with

Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(2 films)
Franz Waxman
Franz Waxman
(4 films)
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett
(2 films)
Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
(4 films)
Ben Hecht
Ben Hecht
(1 films)
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Filmography of Dan O'Herlihy (46 films)

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The Rat Pack, 2h
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Musical films
Actors Ray Liotta, Joe Mantegna, Don Cheadle, Angus Macfadyen, William Petersen, Željko Ivanek
Roles Joe Kennedy
Rating66% 3.3465853.3465853.3465853.3465853.346585
After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of his partnership with Jerry Lewis; Sinatra's career is at its peak; Sammy Davis, Jr., is making a comeback after a near fatal car crash, and standup comic Joey Bishop is gaining exposure as an opening act for the other three. The Pack becomes complete when Sinatra reconciles with actor Peter Lawford, who has been ostracized since being seen out publicly with Sinatra's ex-wife, Ava Gardner.
RoboCop 2
RoboCop 2 (1990)
, 1h57
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Robot films
Actors Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan, Gabriel Damon
Roles The Old Man
Rating58% 2.9000552.9000552.9000552.9000552.900055
In the year after the success of the RoboCop program and Jones's death, Omni Consumer Products (OCP) has created a new plan to have Detroit default on its debt so that OCP can foreclose on the entire city, take over its government, and replace the old neighborhoods with Delta City, a new planned city center independent of the United States government, enabling them to effectively have an entire city to be controlled by OCP.
A Waltz Through the Hills, 1h59
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Dan O'Herlihy, Ernie Dingo, Michael Carman
Roles Uncle Tom
Rating72% 3.627823.627823.627823.627823.62782
In Wyanilling, Western Australia in 1954, 11-year-old Andy Dean and his 5-year-old sister, Sammy live at a hotel run by Burt and Molly Thompson. The children are good friends with Tom, the caretaker at the hotel. One day word comes that their mother who had gone to the hospital for an operation, has died, leaving Andy and Sammy orphans. Molly Thompson wants to adopt them, but her husband does not. Andy overhears a conversation in which he learns if he and Sammy are sent to an orphanage, they’ll be split up. Andy decides they should run away to Perth and take a ship to their grandparents in England. Carrying out his plan the two children get a ride to the next town and walk even further, The police and Tom start looking for them.
RoboCop (1987)
, 1h42
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Transport films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Robot films
Actors Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Peter MacNicol, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith
Roles The Old Man
Rating75% 3.7976453.7976453.7976453.7976453.797645
In a dystopian near-future, Detroit, which is now bankrupt and overrun with crime, gives Omni Consumer Products (OCP) control of its struggling police force. The company plans to replace the poor, run-down sections of Old Detroit with the high-end "Delta City," but must first address the city's high crime rate. As an alternative to existing law enforcement, OCP senior president Dick Jones (Ronny Cox) offers the prototype ED-209 enforcement droid, but it accidentally kills a board member during a demonstration. The OCP chairman, nicknamed "The Old Man" (Dan O'Herlihy), decides instead to back Jones' young rival, Bob Morton (Miguel Ferrer), and his experimental cyborg police officer program, "RoboCop.
The Dead
The Dead (1987)
, 1h23
Directed by John Huston
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Films about writers
Actors Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Colm Meaney, Dan O'Herlihy, Donal Donnelly, Helena Carroll
Roles Mr. Browne
Rating73% 3.695923.695923.695923.695923.69592
L'histoire se passe à Dublin, chez les trois demoiselles Morhan, en 1904. C'est le réveillon, toute la famille se réunit autour d'une dinde et de whiskeys. Le repas ne commence qu'après des danses familiales , un morceau de piano, une vieille chanson et une étrange histoire bien racontée. Au diner sous l'effet de la bonne nourriture et des alcools, les langues vont se délier et chacun pourra exprimer ses idées ou ses souvenirs. Un discours de Gabriel très émouvant aidera chacun à se révéler. Lors du départ un air lointain fredonné provoquera une grande nostalgie chez Gretta qui évoquera à son mari, de retour chez eux, son amour de jeunesse.
The Whoopee Boys, 1h28
Directed by John Byrum
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez, Denholm Elliott, Carole Shelley, Eddie Deezen, Marsha Warfield
Roles Judge Sternhill
Rating62% 3.1005153.1005153.1005153.1005153.100515
Two dim-witted street peddlers, Jack and Barney, arrive in Palm Beach, Florida looking for a better and wealthy lifestyle when Jack falls for Olivia, a young heiress running a shelter for orphaned children which is threatened with foreclosure. Jack, at Barney's insistence, enrolls both of them at a finishing school to learn the ways of the upper classes in order to fit in and hope Oliva's uncle will approve of Jack wanting to marry her and help her obtain an inheritance to save the orphanage
The Last Starfighter, 1h36
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Films about computing, Jeu, Comedy science fiction films, Films about video games, Space opera
Actors Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart, Dan O'Herlihy, Norman Snow, Kay E. Kuter
Roles Grig
Rating66% 3.348963.348963.348963.348963.34896
Alex Rogan is a teenager living in a trailer park with his mother and little brother, Louis. Alex often plays Starfighter, an arcade game in which the player defends "the Frontier" from "Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada" in a space battle. He becomes the game's highest-scoring player, and is approached by the game's inventor, Centauri, who invites him to take a ride. Alex does so, discovering the car is a spacecraft. Centauri is an alien who takes him to the planet Rylos. An android duplicate named Beta takes Alex's place during his absence.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch, 1h36
Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Serial killer films, Robot films
Actors Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Currie, Ralph Strait, Nancy Kyes
Roles Conal Cochran
Rating48% 2.401652.401652.401652.401652.40165
On Saturday, October 23, 1982, shop owner Harry Grimbridge (Al Berry) is chased by mysterious figures wearing business suits. He collapses at a gas station clutching a Silver Shamrock jack-o'-lantern mask and is driven to the hospital by station attendant Walter Jones (Essex Smith) all the while ranting, "They're going to kill us. They're going to kill us all." Grimbridge is placed in the care of Dr. Dan Challis. Another man in a suit enters Grimbridge's hospital room and kills him, then goes to his car and kills himself through self-immolation.
MacArthur (1977)
, 2h2
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Political films
Actors Gregory Peck, Ed Flanders, Dan O'Herlihy, Ward Costello, Nicolas Coster, Addison Powell
Roles President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Rating65% 3.2977253.2977253.2977253.2977253.297725
The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in flashback as he visits West Point in 1962.
Good Against Evil
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Horror, Romance
Actors Dack Rambo, Elyssa Davalos, Richard Lynch, Dan O'Herlihy, John Harkins, Jenny O'Hara
Roles Father Kemschler
Rating37% 1.8920551.8920551.8920551.8920551.892055
San Francisco, années 1970. Andy Stuart, un jeune écrivain tombe amoureux de la belle Jessica Gordon. Mais cette dernière est née de l'union de Satan et d'une femme perdue. Recueillie par M. Rimmin, un adorateur du diable et de sa secte, l'enfant grandit sous la tutelle de ses adeptes. Mais lorsque Andy découvre la vraie nature de la jeune femme ainsi que ses pouvoirs, il fait appel au père Kemschler pour la délivrer. Jessica est enlevée par Rimmin et les deux hommes n'auront de cesse de la retrouver ...
The Tamarind Seed, 1h59
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, Dan O'Herlihy, Sylvia Syms, Oskar Homolka
Roles Fergus Stephenson
Rating65% 3.29753.29753.29753.29753.2975
An attractive British Home Office assistant named Judith Farrow (Julie Andrews) is on vacation on the Caribbean island of Barbados after ending a failed love affair with married group captain Richard Paterson (David Baron), an important British minister. She meets Feodor Sverdlov (Omar Sharif), a Soviet military attaché who is also on vacation staying in an adjacent bungalow. The two spend time together exploring the island, visiting museums, and going out to dinner. When British intelligence learns that Sverdlov is spending time with the mistress of a British minister, they begin monitoring their actions. Judith and Sverdlov share details about their private lives—about her husband who died in a car crash, her recent unhappy affair, his unhappy marriage, and his disillusion with the Soviet Union. During one of their outings, Judith becomes fascinated by the story of a slave who was hanged from a tamarind tree and how that tree has since borne seeds in the shape of a human head. The skeptical Sverdlov thinks the story is a mere fairy tale. On her way back to London, she opens an envelope he gave her and finds a tamarind seed.
The Carey Treatment, 1h41
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Pregnancy films
Actors James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill, Pat Hingle, Elizabeth Allen, John Fink, Dan O'Herlihy
Roles J.D. Randall
Rating62% 3.101163.101163.101163.101163.10116
Dr. Peter Carey (James Coburn) is a pathologist who moves to Boston, where he starts working in a hospital. He soon meets Georgia Hightower (Jennifer O'Neill), with whom he falls in love. Karen Randall, daughter of the hospital's Chief Doctor, becomes pregnant and is brought to the emergency department after an illegal abortion. She dies there, and Dr. David Tao (James Hong), a brilliant surgeon and friend of Carey, is arrested and accused of being responsible for the illegal abortion. Carey does not believe his friend to be guilty and starts investigating on his own, despite strong opposition by the police and the doctors around the hospital's chief.
Waterloo (1970)
, 2h14
Directed by Serge Bondartchouk
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Action, Historical
Themes Political films, Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins, Virginia McKenna, Dan O'Herlihy
Roles Marshal Michel Ney
Rating72% 3.6486953.6486953.6486953.6486953.648695
In 1814, after 20 years of military glory Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor of France, faces defeat at hands of the sixth coalition, the forces of Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia. Facing certain defeat, Napoleon's marshals gather and demand that he abdicate. At first Napoleon violently refuses, but after hearing of the surrender of his last army he agrees.
100 Rifles
100 Rifles (1969)
, 1h50
Directed by Chuck Roberson, Tom Gries
Origin USA
Genres War, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, Fernando Lamas, Dan O'Herlihy, Eric Braeden, Michael Forest
Roles Steven Grimes
Rating59% 2.99972.99972.99972.99972.9997
In 1912 Sonora, Mexico, Lyedecker (Brown) is an Arizona lawman who travels to a remote village looking for Yaqui Joe (Reynolds), a half-Indian, half-white bank robber who has stolen $6,000 (in Arizona) to buy 100 rifles for his Yaqui people who are being repressed by the government.