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March 8, 1924|
|Died||December 10, 2003
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles
|Spouse(s)||Peggy Webber (1983-2003) (his death)|
Mary Margaret Ball
Sean McClory (8 March 1924 – 10 December 2003) was an Irish actor whose career spanned six decades and included well over 100 films and television series.
Séan Joseph McClory was born in Dublin, Ireland, but spent his early life in County Galway. He was the son of Hugh Patrick McClory, an architect and civil engineer, and Mary Margaret (née Ball). He was not related to Kevin McClory.
McClory portrayed the Irishman Jack McGivern, the man known for having the best timing around, in NBC's western television series, The Californians, set in the San Francisco gold rush of the 1850s. It aired from 1957-1959. His costars included Richard Coogan, Herbert Rudley and Adam Kennedy, the latter as newspaperman Dion Patrick.
McClory was cast as Ted O'Malley in the episode "Short Haul" of the CBS crime drama, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, starring David Janssen. He appeared twice in the short-lived 1960 NBC western series, Overland Trail, starring William Bendix and Doug McClure. He was a guest star in the syndicated western series, Pony Express and in 1960 on ABC's western drama, The Man from Blackhawk, starring Robert Rockwell as a roving insurance investigator. Another 1960 role was as Quinn in "Talent for Danger" on the ABC adventure series, The Islanders, set in the South Pacific. In 1960 and 1961, McClory appeared in the episodes, "Heads, You Lose" and "Appointment at Tara-Bi", of another ABC series, Adventures in Paradise, starring Gardner McKay.
McClory appeared as Jaimie MacDonald in the 1963 episode "Commando" of the CBS anthology series, GE True, hosted by Jack Webb. He was cast thereafter in an episode of the second season of CBS's Lost In Space called "The Astral Traveler", as a bagpiping "ghost" named Hamish. He made several guest appearances on Perry Mason, including the 1961 episode, "The Case of the Malicious Mariner", the defendant in the 1962 episode, "The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle," and the husband of the defendant in "The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor." McClory made two appearances on NBC's Bonanza, as Mark Connors in the 1962 episode "The Tall Stranger", and as Professor James Aloysuis McCarthy in the 1963 comedic episode "Hoss and the Leprechauns".
Sean played Scott Winters in CBS's Mannix episode entitled "Then the Drink Takes the Man" that first aired on December 30, 1967.
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