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John P. Finnegan is a Actor American born on 18 august 1926 at New York City (USA)

John P. Finnegan

John P. Finnegan
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Nationality USA
Birth 18 august 1926 at New York City (USA)
Death 29 july 2012 (at 85 years) at Palm Desert (USA)

John P. "J.P." Finnegan (August 18, 1926 – July 29, 2012) was an American film and television actor, mostly known for his recurrent role on the American crime fiction series Columbo. He voiced the villainous character Warren T. Rat in the 1986 Don Bluth film An American Tail.

A friend of director/actor John Cassavetes, Finnegan appeared in five of his films, including A Woman Under the Influence (1974) and Big Trouble (1986), which also starred Columbo star Peter Falk. He also portrayed Judge Edward A. Haggerty in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991).

Best films

An American Tail (1986)
Asterix in Britain (1986)

Usually with

Al Ruban
Al Ruban
(3 films)
Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(3 films)
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1 films)
Vic Armstrong
Vic Armstrong
(1 films)
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Filmography of John P. Finnegan (18 films)

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Vegas Vacation, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Ethan Embry, Marisol Nichols, Randy Quaid, Miriam Flynn
Rating60% 3.000453.000453.000453.000453.00045
At work, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) has invented a long life food preservative, earning him a large bonus check. Clark announces to his family that he is taking them on vacation. Enthusiasm wanes, however, when Clark says they are headed to Las Vegas, Nevada. His wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) and teenage daughter, Audrey (Marisol Nichols) have their doubts, as Las Vegas is not known for its family-friendly atmosphere, while teenage son Rusty (Ethan Embry) appears to be more eager. Upon travelling to Vegas, they run into the "woman in the Ferrari" (Christie Brinkley) who appeared in the first film. Clark is the only one who sees her, but then notices that she now has a child.
Mars Attacks!, 1h46
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Politique, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Martiens, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Jack Nicholson, Lukas Haas, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Sylvia Sidney
In Kentucky, a family watches an enormous horde of cattle running past their home, having caught fire, and a flying saucer leaving Earth. The ship explodes before it returns to Mars, and hundreds of other Martian ships leave Mars and head towards Earth.
Last Action Hero, 2h10
Directed by John McTiernan, Brian W. Cook, Vic Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Dance, Tom Noonan, Austin O'Brien, Art Carney
Roles Watch Commander
Rating63% 3.199373.199373.199373.199373.19937
Danny Madigan is a teenage boy living in a crime-ridden area of New York City with his widowed mother Irene. To escape from his harsh reality, Danny often skips school to watch movies at the run-down Pandora movie theater, owned and managed by Danny's friend Nick. Nick receives the film reels for Jack Slater IV, the latest in one of Danny's favorite film series about the titular Los Angeles police detective and violent action hero, and offers to show it to Danny at a private screening just before the world premiere. To mark the occasion, Nick tears up a special ticket he received from Harry Houdini years ago, giving one half of the stub to Danny as a keepsake.
JFK (1991)
, 3h9
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Assassinat, Films about families, Politique, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pesci, Laurie Metcalf, Beata Poźniak
Roles Judge Haggerty
Rating79% 3.998533.998533.998533.998533.99853
The film opens with newsreel footage, including the farewell address in 1961 of outgoing President Dwight D. Eisenhower, warning about the build-up of the "military-industrial complex". This is followed by a summary of John F. Kennedy's years as president, emphasizing the events that, in Stone's thesis, would lead to his assassination. This builds to a reconstruction of the assassination on November 22, 1963. New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison subsequently learns about potential links to the assassination in New Orleans. Garrison and his team investigate several possible conspirators, including private pilot David Ferrie, but are forced to let them go after their investigation is publicly rebuked by the federal government. Kennedy's suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is killed by Jack Ruby, and Garrison closes the investigation.
The Last of the Finest, 1h46
Directed by John Mackenzie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey, Bill Paxton, Deborra-Lee Furness, Michael C. Gwynne
Roles Tommy Grogan
Rating58% 2.902842.902842.902842.902842.90284
The film opens at Canyon Park where narcotics cop Frank Daly (Dennehy) is coaching his partners Wayne Gross (Pantoliano), Ricky Rodriguez (Fahey), and Howard Jones (Paxton) during a flag football game. After the game, Daly tells Captain Joe Torres (Darrow) that his team is working on a major bust. He asks Torres to help keep the DEA out of the operation.
Big Trouble, 1h33
Directed by John Cassavetes, Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning, Robert Stack, Paul Dooley
Roles Det. Murphy
Rating52% 2.6086552.6086552.6086552.6086552.608655
Leonard Hoffman is a Los Angeles insurance agent with a problem on his hands. He has teenage triplets who are all gifted musicians, but wife Arlene insists that the kids attend college at Yale, requiring more than $40,000 in tuition, rather than less expensive schools like nearby UCLA.
An American Tail, 1h16
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about immigration, Seafaring films, Transport films, La précarité, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Musical films
Actors Phillip Glasser, Dom DeLuise, John P. Finnegan, Nehemiah Persoff, Cathy Cavadini, Pat Musick
Roles Warren T. Rat (voice)
Rating68% 3.448013.448013.448013.448013.44801
In 1885, Shostka, Russia, the Mousekewitzes—a Russian-Jewish family of mice—who live with a human family named Moskowitz are having a celebration of Hanukkah where the father gives his hat to his son Fievel and tells of a wonderful place called America, where there are no cats. The celebration is interrupted when a battery of Cossacks ride through the village square in an arson attack and the Cossack cats likewise attack the village mice.
Asterix in Britain, 1h19
Directed by Pino Van Lamsweerde
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Asterix films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Roger Carel, Pierre Tornade, Pierre Mondy, John P. Finnegan, Maurice Risch, Peter Cullen
Roles Stratocumulus
Rating70% 3.5399953.5399953.5399953.5399953.539995
Asterix and Obelix must travel to Britain with a barrel of Magic potion, to help a rebel village fight against the Roman Empire, which has conquered the whole country.
The Journey of Natty Gann, 1h41
Directed by Jeremy Kagan
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan, Scatman Crothers, Verna Bloom
Roles Logging Boss
Rating70% 3.547963.547963.547963.547963.54796
Set in 1935, the movie tells the story of a 12-year-old tomboy girl, Natty Gann (Meredith Salenger). Out of work because of Depression-era unemployment, Natty's widowered father (Ray Wise) parlays his surefootedness into getting a job as a lumberjack. In order to get hired, he travels from Chicago to the state of Washington. He tells Natty that she will have to look after herself for the time being. Having no mother, Natty is left in the care of Connie (Lainie Kazan), the insensitive woman who manages the hotel Natty and her father had been living in.
The Natural, 2h14
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Robert Prosky
Roles Sam Simpson (as John Finnegan)
Rating74% 3.747753.747753.747753.747753.74775
Roy Hobbs is a boy who is a skilled baseball player, often playing catch with his father Ed (Alan Fudge). One day, his father suffers a fatal heart attack and drops dead near a tree on the family property. When the same tree is later struck by lightning, Hobbs considers this a sign and fashions the heart of the tree's trunk, seen glowing after the trunk is split in two by the lightning, into a bat, which he dubs "Wonderboy" and carves a lightning bolt into the bat.
Rehearsal for Murder, 1h36
Directed by David Greene
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee, Lawrence Pressman, David Greene, William Russ
Roles Damon
Rating68% 3.440873.440873.440873.440873.44087
When his leading lady (and fiancée) Monica Welles (Redgrave) is found dead from an apparent suicide after the opening night of her Broadway stage debut, playwright Alex Dennison (Preston) is left heartbroken. On the first anniversary of her death, he gathers the cast and crew from that ill-fated night in the same Broadway theater, ostensibly to read a new play he is working on, a mystery in which a famous actress is killed. As the reading progresses, the scenes seem to the cast to be uncomfortably close to actual encounters they might have had with Monica. When pressed, Alex finally reveals that he believes that Monica was murdered, and that someone at the theater is her killer.
Little Miss Marker, 2h12
Directed by Walter Bernstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Films about horses, Horse sports in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Julie Andrews, Walter Matthau, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart, Brian Dennehy, Kenneth McMillan
Roles Casino Clerk
Rating63% 3.1987753.1987753.1987753.1987753.198775
Sorrowful Jones (Matthau) is a gloomy, cantankerous bookie circa 1934, who is confronted by Carter, a gambler who cannot pay a $10 debt. He ultimately gives his 6-year-old daughter (Stimson) to Sorrowful's gangster-run gambling operation as a "marker" (collateral) for a bet. When he loses his bet and commits suicide, the gangsters are left with the "Kid" on their hands. Sorrowful's nervous assistant, Regret (Newhart), is concerned about the legalities of this, particularly the kidnapping statutes.
Gloria (1980)
, 2h3
Directed by John Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Gena Rowlands, Julie Carmen, Buck Henry, Sonny Landham, Lawrence Tierney, Tom Noonan
Roles Frank
Rating71% 3.5971953.5971953.5971953.5971953.597195
In the South Bronx, Jeri Dawn is heading home on the bus with bags of groceries. She gets off at her stop and accidentally drops all her bags. After picking them up, she heads to an apartment building. Once inside the lobby, she passes a man whose dress and appearance are out of place. The woman quickly boards the elevator and anxiously waits for it to reach her floor, where she then gets off and heads to a room far from the elevator.
Opening Night, 2h24
Directed by John Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, Peter Bogdanovich, Zohra Lampert
Roles Bobby
Rating79% 3.9970853.9970853.9970853.9970853.997085
In the film, Broadway actress Myrtle Gordon rehearses for her latest play, about a woman unable to admit that she is aging. When she witnesses the death of an adoring young fan, she begins to confront the personal and professional turmoils she faces in her own life.
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, 2h15
Directed by John Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Haji, Morgan Woodward, Al Ruban
Roles Taxi Driver
Rating73% 3.698493.698493.698493.698493.69849
The film, set in California, opens with Cosmo Vittelli (Ben Gazzara) making the final payment on a longstanding gambling debt to a sleazy loanshark (played by the film's producer Al Ruban). To celebrate his long-anticipated freedom, burlesque club owner Vittelli has an expensive night out with his three favorite dancers ("Margo", "Rachael" and "Sherry"). The evening culminates in a poker game in which Vittelli loses $23,000, returning him to the debtor's position he had just left. Using the debt as leverage, his mob creditors coerce him into agreeing to perform a "hit" on a rival. Vittelli is led to believe that his target is a small-time criminal of minor consequence, the Chinese bookie of the film's title; but in fact, he is the boss of the Chinese mafia, "the heaviest cat on the West Coast." Vittelli manages to kill the man and several of his bodyguards, but is severely wounded before escaping.