Biff McGuire

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Biff McGuire
Born William Joseph McGuire, Jr.
(1926-10-25) October 25, 1926 (age 90)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Occupation Film and television actor
Years active 1950-
Spouse(s) Jeannie Carson

William "Biff" McGuire (born October 25, 1926, New Haven, Connecticut) is an American actor. In recent years he has used the name William Biff McGuire professionally.

In a career that has spanned 50 years, McGuire has collected a number of theatrical credits. He was acclaimed for his role as Woody in the 1960 revival of the musical Finian's Rainbow and played King Arthur in one of the first national tours of Camelot. He was nominated for two Tony Awards during his career.[1]

On October 9, 1955, McGuire starred in the episode "Number Seven, Hangman's Row" of the CBS anthology series, Appointment with Adventure. He also starred in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes "The Gentleman From America" (1956), "The Hidden Thing" (1956), "Crackpot" (1957), and "Don't Interrupt" (1958). He appeared in such television series as The Secret Storm, All My Children, and Gibbsville.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to the English actress Jeannie Carson, who had starred in the CBS situation comedy Hey, Jeannie! (1956–57). Carson co-starred with McGuire in Finian's Rainbow.[2]

McGuire has two children, two grandchildren, and two brothers and a sister.




  1. ^ "Biff McGuire - Full biography". The New York Times. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hyde Park Festival Theatre has celebrity-studded send-off". The Evening News. October 5, 1980. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 

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