Mostly Credited As: John McGiver
Birth Name: John Irwin McGiver
Date Of Birth: November 05, 1912 (Age 62)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Date Of Death: September 09, 1975
Cause Of Death: Heart Attack
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)
Television, movie and stage character actor John McGiver, whose roles included such films as "Midnight Cowboy" and "The Manchurian Candidate," passed away in 1975. McGiver was 62 when apparently died of a heart attack at his home in Schoharie County community. With his stentorian and mockpompous voice that gave him a distinctive air, McGiver's roles in comedy and tragedy ranged through such films as "The Glass Bottom Boat" with Doris Day, "Take Her She's mine", "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "A Global Affair".
He made early television appearances in the Kraft Theater, Studio One, and in 1964-1965 played the head of a complaint department in the television series "Many Happy Returns."
After receiving degree from Fordham and Columbia universities and teaching English, McGiver met his wife Ruth, while they were graduate students in theater arts at Catholic University in Washington D.C.