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John P Finnegan

Actor

Born - 18 August 1926, New York City, USA
Died - 29 July 2012

American character actor with craggy features and flushed Irish complexion. His crackling tones were also in demand for voiceovers in animation - especially the villainous Rat in An American Tail (1986); and he made five appearances in films by his good friend John Cassavetes, as well as several in TV movies featuring another friend from Actor's Studio days, Peter Falk as laconic detective Columbo. He was a reliable supporting player in Play it As It Lays (1972), the first of his Columbos, Blueprint for Murder (1972), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Capone (1975), Nickelodeon (1976), Bloodbrothers (1978), The In-Laws (1979), Gloria (1980), The Natural (1984), The Journey of Natty Gann (1985), Big Trouble (1986), Spellbinder (1988), Blue Heat (1990), JFK (1991), Last Action Hero (1993), Mars Attacks! (1996), Vegas Vacation (1998) and The Independent (2000). His last work was yet another TV movie with Falk, Columbo Likes the Nightlife (2003). He died from pneumonia complications.