(CNN)John Mahoney, an experienced character star best understood for playing the curmudgeonly dog-loving dad of the title character in TELEVISION’s “Frasier,” has actually passed away, his press agent stated Monday.
Mahoney, who played Martin Crane, daddy of Frasier Crane and Niles Crane, on the long-running comedy, passed away Sunday in Chicago after a brief health problem, inning accordance with Wendy Morris.
Peri Gilpin, who played the character Roz Doyle in “Frasier,” remembered that Mahoney sang at her wedding event, and she remembered a few of his best-known efficiencies: “Watch Moonstruck, Say Anything and/or Frasier or anything you can with him in it and raise a glass to John. Remember him well,” Doyle composed.
Mahoney was an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago for 39 years, the theater stated in a tweet.
The theater, which likewise revealed Mahoney’s death, stated it canceled its opening Monday night efficiency of “You Got Older,” in Mahoney’s honor.
In a tweet, star Gary Sinise, who likewise carried out at Steppenwolf, called Mahoney “a terrific star.”
“It was a fantastic enjoyment to understand him and deal with him,” Sinese tweeted.
Mahoney was born in Blackpool, England, inning accordance with his bio on the online Broadway database Playbill .
Mahoney initially started carrying out as a member of a kids’s theater, the database stated. After finishing high school, Mahoney immigrated to America, and signed up with the United States Army at age 19, inning accordance with Studio System, a TELEVISION and movie database.
Mahoney made a bachelor of arts from then-Quincy College in Quincy, Illinois, and a master of arts from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, inning accordance with Studio System.
He worked as a college teacher and a medical organized and later modified a medical facility periodical, inning accordance with Studio System.
In his 30s, he registered in acting classes at Chicago’s St. Nicholas Theatre after stopping his task. In 1977, Mahoney made his expert phase launching in “The Water Engine” in Chicago age the age of 37, Studio System stated.
In 1985, Mahoney won a Tony Award for his efficiency in “The House of Blue Leaves,” according to Playbill.
“Frasier” ran for 11 seasons, from 1993 to 2004, inning accordance with IMDb .