Patrick McGoohan

1928 - 2009

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Patrick Joseph McGoohan (March 19, 1928 – January 13, 2009) was an Irish-American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer of film and television. Born in the United States to Irish emigrant parents, he was raised in Ireland and England. He began his career in England in the 1950s, with a career-defining role as secret agent John Drake on the espionage programme Danger Man (1960–1968) and as Number Six on the surreal psychological drama The Prisoner (1967–1968), which he co-created. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick McGoohan has received more than 2,930,513 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Patrick McGoohan is the 609th most popular actor (up from 632nd in 2019), the 1,119th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,281st in 2019) and the 305th most popular American Actor.

Patrick McGoohan is most famous for being the star of the cult TV show The Prisoner.

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  • 34

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  • 4.05

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  • 3.70

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Among actors, Patrick McGoohan ranks 609 out of 10,030Before him are Bruce Dern, Jane Seymour, Emma Watson, Terry Jones, Jennifer Connelly, and George Takei. After him are Mark Wahlberg, Françoise Dorléac, Edna Purviance, Takashi Shimura, Laurence Fishburne, and John Gielgud.

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Among people born in 1928, Patrick McGoohan ranks 63Before him are Arnold Rüütel, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Ida Haendel, Pat Hitchcock, Marco Ferreri, and Erik Bruhn. After him are James Earl Ray, Joe Jackson, Colin Chapman, Carl Woese, Hardy Krüger, and Herbert Kroemer. Among people deceased in 2009, Patrick McGoohan ranks 32Before him are Karl Malden, John Updike, Sydney Chaplin, Günther Rall, Jean Dausset, and João Bernardo Vieira. After him are Raúl Alfonsín, Ephraim Katzir, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Robert F. Furchgott, Leszek Kołakowski, and Sergey Mikhalkov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patrick McGoohan ranks 1,119 out of 15,968Before him are Daniel Dennett (1942), Blake Edwards (1922), William Gibson (1948), Jennifer Connelly (1970), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), and George Takei (1937). After him are Mark Wahlberg (1971), John Franklin Enders (1897), Chevy Chase (1943), Edna Purviance (1895), George Carlin (1937), and Tori Amos (1963).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Patrick McGoohan ranks 305Before him are Idina Menzel (1971), Uma Thurman (1970), Powers Boothe (1948), Bruce Dern (1936), Jennifer Connelly (1970), and George Takei (1937). After him are Mark Wahlberg (1971), Edna Purviance (1895), Laurence Fishburne (1961), Dean Reed (1938), Jennifer Grey (1960), and George C. Scott (1927).

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