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Joseph Maher (pronounced "Ma-her" or "Ma-HARR", [1 ] December 29, 1933 – July 17, 1998) was an Irish [2 ] character actor who appeared in 43 films and was nominated for three Tony Awards and a Drama Desk Award for his supporting roles on the stage.
Life and career [ edit ]
Maher was born in
Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, the son of Delia A. ( née O'Malley) and Joseph Maher, a schoolteacher. One of ten children, he was educated by the [3 ] Irish Christian Brothers.
Broadway theatre credits include , The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie , King Henry V , The Royal Family , and Night and Day . Loot
Maher's film credits included
, For Pete's Sake , Heaven Can Wait , Just Tell Me What You Want , I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can , The Evil That Men Do , My Stepmother is an Alien , Sister Act , Funny Farm , I.Q. , In & Out Mars Attacks!, The Out-of-Towners and the 1984 Frankenweenie . He also played Emile Dorian in , Episode Tyger, Tyger. Batman:The Animated Series
Maher is also known for his portrayal of a drunken airline passenger on the
episode Seinfeld "The Dog".
Maher died of a
brain tumor at his home in Los Angeles, California, on July 17, 1998. Maher's interment was in his hometown of Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.
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