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 the United Kingdom in the 1950s and rose to prominence for his role as secret agent John Drake in the ITC espionage programme Danger Man (1960–1968). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick McGoohan has received more than 3,317,780 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Patrick McGoohan is the 809th most popular actor (down from 609th in 2019), the 1,490th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,118th in 2019) and the 400th most popular Actor.

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

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  • 36

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  • 3.55

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  • 4.00

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Among actors, Patrick McGoohan ranks 809 out of 9,996Before him are Alan Ladd, Richard Schiff, Cybill Shepherd, Martin Balsam, George Takei, and Nathalie Baye. After him are Hiroyuki Sanada, Charles Chaplin Jr., Lloyd Bridges, Denholm Elliott, Bekim Fehmiu, and Yoshiko Yamaguchi.

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Among people born in 1928, Patrick McGoohan ranks 87Before him are Daniel Nathans, Desmond Morris, Wolfgang von Trips, Marco Ferreri, Gene Sharp, and Gaston Thorn. After him are Ion Mihai Pacepa, Fats Domino, James Earl Ray, Musa al-Sadr, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, and Cy Twombly. Among people deceased in 2009, Patrick McGoohan ranks 44Before him are Leszek Kołakowski, Sergey Mikhalkov, Gaafar Nimeiry, Natasha Richardson, Toni Sailer, and Pavel Popovich. After him are Mario Benedetti, Albert Barillé, Amin al-Hafiz, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Ernst Barkmann, and Edward T. Hall.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patrick McGoohan ranks 1,490 out of 18,182Before him are Martin Balsam (1919), Lil Wayne (1982), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), George Takei (1937), Margaret Sanger (1879), and Johns Hopkins (1795). After him are Ma Barker (1873), Charles Chaplin Jr. (1925), Lloyd Bridges (1913), Alfred G. Gilman (1941), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), and George Papandreou (1952).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Patrick McGoohan ranks 400Before him are Josh Brolin (1968), Alan Ladd (1913), Richard Schiff (1955), Cybill Shepherd (1950), Martin Balsam (1919), and George Takei (1937). After him are Charles Chaplin Jr. (1925), Lloyd Bridges (1913), Virginia Cherrill (1908), Michelle Rodriguez (1978), Janet Gaynor (1906), and Vincent D'Onofrio (1959).

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