Michael McGuire
Born1934 (age 86–87)
OccupationFilm, television and theatre actor
Years active1968–2008

Michael McGuire (born 1934)[1] is an American film, television[2] and theatre actor.[3]

Life and career

McGuire was born in 1934.[1] He began his career in 1964, as appearing in the Broadway play The Passion of Josef D., playing the roles of "Kapinsky (Kiaoinsky)"[4] and "Ensemble".[1]

Later in his career, McGuire began his film and television career in 1968, playing the role of "Dr. Bryan Angell" in the soap opera television series One Life to Live. He also appeared in other Broadway plays, as his theatre credits includes, Child's Play, playing the roles of "Father Frank Mozian" and "Jerome Malley",[1] Hey Fever, playing the role of "Richard Greatham"[1][5] and That Championship Season, playing the role of "James Daley",[6] for which he won an Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, in which he shared with Charles Durning, Walter McGinn, Richard Dysart and Paul Sorvino, in 1972.[7][8] He also received a Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance too.[9]

In 1970s–2000s, McGuire appeared and guest-starred in numerous film and television programs, including, Coming Apart, Hawaii Five-O, Cheers, The Six Million Dollar Man, Columbo, They Might Be Giants, Mannix, Kojak, The Streets of San Francisco, The Rockford Files, Taxi, The Long Days of Summer, Family Ties, All in the Family, M*A*S*H, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, The Golden Girls, Knots Landing, Dark Shadows, Newhart, Remington Steele, Highway to Heaven and The West Wing.[10][11]

McGuire also starred and co-starred in numerous films, as his credits includes, Blade,[11] Larry,[12] Report to the Commissioner,[10] Hard Times,[11] The Hunted Lady,[11] The Great Wallendas,[11] Home to Stay,[13] Like Normal People,[10] Sanctuary of Fear,[10] The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd,[10] Blinded by the Light,[10] Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again,[10] Bird,[11] The Karen Carpenter Story,[10] and A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation.[11] He also starred in the short-lived comedy television series Empire, playing the main role of "Edward Roland".[14]

In 2008, McGuire retired his career, last appearing in the Broadway play August: Osage County,[1] where he played the role of the doomed patriarch "Beverly Weston".[9][15][16] In September 2008, his role was taken over by actor, John Cullum for eight performances, while McGuire was on vacation.[17][18][19]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Michael McGuire". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  2. ^ Reid, Tim (September 13, 1989). "Workshops To Help Aspiring Actors". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. p. 68 – via Newspapers.com. closed access
  3. ^ Heironymus, Clara (May 21, 1978). "Actor Michael McGuire Mixes Benet Prose and a Bit of Story". The Tennessean. Nashville, Tennessee. p. 80 – via Newspapers.com. closed access
  4. ^ "The Theater: Chayefsky's 'Passion of Josef D.'; Author Directs Drama at the Barrymore; Stalin Is Portrayed by Peter Falk". The New York Times. February 12, 1964. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  5. ^ Barnes, Clive (November 10, 1970). "Theater: That Noel Coward Dialogue". The New York Times. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  6. ^ Barnes, Clive (September 15, 1972). "'Stage: 'That Championship Season'" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved July 8, 2021 – via ProQuest.
  7. ^ "That Championship Season". Playbill. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  8. ^ Fisher, James (July 15, 2021). Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater. Rowan & Littlefield. p. 1012. ISBN 978-1538123027 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ a b Jones, Kenneth (February 27, 2008). "Michael McGuire Is New Patriarch of August: Osage County". Playbill. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Michael McGuire List of Movies and TV Shows". TV Guide. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Michael McGuire". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  12. ^ a b "The Rebirth of a Man Who Wasn't Really Retarded". Detroit Free Press. Detroit, Michigan. April 25, 1974. p. 26 – via Newspapers.com. closed access
  13. ^ a b "McGuire, Advent 'Clown' Also in 'Home to Stay'". The Tennessean. Nashville, Tennessee. April 30, 1978. p. 200 – via Newspapers.com. closed access
  14. ^ Terrace, Vince (January 10, 2014). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 Through 2010, 2d Ed. McFarland. p. 307. ISBN 9780786486410 – via Google Books.
  15. ^ "Michael McGuire Joins the Cast of August: Osage County". Broadway Buzz. February 27, 2008. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  16. ^ Isherwood, Charles (July 16, 2008). "A Fiery New Incarnation of a Monster of a Mother". The New York Times. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  17. ^ "John Cullum, Samantha Ross and Amy Warren Join August Cast". Broadway Buzz. November 7, 2008. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  18. ^ Gans, Jones, Andrew, Kenneth (September 16, 2008). "Tony Winner Cullum Will Play Limited Run in Broadway's August: Osage County". Playbill. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  19. ^ Bloom, Julie (September 16, 2008). "Onstage: Mr. Big". The New York Times. Retrieved July 10, 2021.