John McGarr
John Patrick McGarr

(1964-09-25)September 25, 1964
Woodside, Queens
New York City
DiedMarch 25, 2010(2010-03-25) (aged 45)
Cause of deathDrunk Driver
Years active1996–2010

John Patrick McGarr (September 25, 1964 – March 25, 2010) was an American actor and film producer.[1]


Early life

McGarr was born in Woodside, Queens, New York and attended Corpus Christi Grammar School. His parents were Maryann Allen from Woodside, New York and Eben Ray McGarr Sr. from Duncan, Oklahoma. He had two sisters and two brothers. John attended Aviation High School in Long Island City, Queens. He attended Queensboro College in Flushing, Queens.

Acting career

In addition to many television and film appearances, John McGarr was also a stand up comedian, having appeared in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York comedy clubs.[2] His concentration was on classic horror films and was a participant in many Horror Conventions across the country. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1994 and began appearing in movies and performing stand up comedy. He became a regular guest on Talkshow with Spike Feresten.

Producing career

McGarr became a noted producer when he formed My Way Pictures. My Way Pictures produces indie films working closely with the project developers to obtain their desired outcome. He worked on award-winning films such as Sick Girl, which won the Best feature award at the Phoenix Fear Film Festival in 2008,[3] and House of the Wolf Man.[4]


While in Indianapolis on March 25, 2010 filming a documentary at the Horror Hound Convention, McGarr was struck by an automobile as he walked down the street and was killed by the drunk driver, Charles Beasley, at 10:30 am; he died instantly.[5] McGarr was buried in St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village, New York.[6] Charles Beasley was charged and convicted of operating a motor vehicle while Intoxicated causing death. Citation 9-30-5-5.


TV series

Awards and nominations


United States Phoenix Fear Film Festival


  1. ^ SF Site News » Obituary: John McGarr
  2. ^ R.I.P. – John McGarr
  3. ^ "PFFF 2008". Phoenix Fear Film Festival. August 31, 2008.
  4. ^ PHX Fear Film Festival Archived February 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ John McGarr Killed by Car « File 770
  6. ^ RIP: John McGarr