Member Profiles

John Mahoney


John Mahoney, June 1940 – February 2018

John Mahoney has been a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member since 1979 and has appeared in over 30 Steppenwolf productions, including The Rembrandt, The Herd, The Seafarer, I Never Sang for My Father, The Dresser, Orphans, THe Drawer Boy and You Can't Take it With You. Productions elsewhere include Chapatti, The Outgoing Tide, A Life (Northlight Theatre); Prelude to a Kiss (Broadway) and Romance (Almeida Theatre). He received a Tony Award for his performance in The House of Blue Leaves. Film credits include Moonstruck, Tin Men, Say Anything, Primal Fear, Barton Fink and, most recently, Flipped. On television Mahoney starred in Dinner at Eight, H.E.L.P, The Human Factor and Frasier. 

Read Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro's remembrance of John in American Theatre. 

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Credits & Awards


Almost Salinas; She's the One; Primal Fear; The American President; Tin Men; Barton Fink; The Hudsucker Proxy; Moonstruck; Say Anything; Suspect.


Broadway: The House of Blue Leaves Irish Repertory Theatre: Long Days Journey into Night National Jewish Theatre: After the Fall Geffen Playhouse: The Weir The Nation Theatre: The Drawer Boy The Almeida: Romance


ER; Frasier (NBC); Nothing Sacred (ABC).


Tony Award (The House of Blue Leaves); Clarence Derwent Award and Theatre World Award (Orphans); Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominations (Frasier).

Member Profiles

John Mahoney

John  Mahoney