The Irish actor, John Kavanagh is best known for his role as The Seer in a historical drama television series, Vikings. He made his acting debut in 1970 with Irish comedy, Paddy. Then he featured in numerous movies and TV series.
In 1989, Kavanagh earned nominations at Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his role in a revival of "Juno and the Paycock".
Kavanagh is happily married to his longtime girlfriend, Anne Mclover. The duo is proud parents of three children.
Early Life of John Kavanagh
John Kavanagh was born in 1963, in Northern Ireland. He was raised as an Irish Catholic along with his two sisters, Phillis Kavanagh and Anne Bushnell. He holds Ireland nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.
John Kavanagh's Career
John Kavanagh debuted on the screen in 1970 with Irish comedy film, Paddy. The same year, he featured in the World War II film The McKenzie Break in a minor role. For next 12 years, he didn't appear in any films, though he continued to act in theaters.
In 1982, Kavanagh made his come back with theatrical films including, The Ballroom of Romance opposite Brenda Fricker. Followed by other TV films like Attracta (1983), The Country Girls (1984), Cal (1984), The Fantasist (1986), Bellman and True (1987), Widows' Peak (1994), Pete's Meteor (1998) and others.
Kavanagh got his major break in Oliver Stone's historical epic, Alexander (2004). He played the role of Parmenion who questions Alexander's actions. In 2007, he starred in the successful television series, The Tudors (2007).
He played the supporting role of a fortune teller, The Seer in the historical drama television series, Vikings. He is associated with the series since its first season which first hit the TV screen on March 3, 2013.
John Kavanagh's Net Worth
John Kavanagh is one of the versatile Irish actors. He was active in the film industry since 1970 and till the date, he became part of the numbers of films and TV series. He has an estimated net worth of millions but no official confirmation has come about it.
Kavanagh is associated with historical drama television series, Vikings since its first episode. Some of the lead stars from Vikings collected $200k per episode. Kavanagh is also one of the regular cast, so he might earn the same amount.
Kavanagh has starred in the many box office success movies like,
1. Braveheart (1995)
Box-office Collection=$210.7 million
IMDb rating=8.4 stars
Starring=Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan and Catherine McCormack
2. Circle of Friends (1995)
Box-office Collection=$45 million
IMDb rating=6.6 stars
Starring=Chris O'Donnell, Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, Geraldine O'Rawe, Saffron Burrows
3. Alexander (2004)
Box-office Collection=$167.3 million
IMDb rating=5.6 stars
4. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Box-office Collection=$44.3 million
IMDb rating=6.9 stars
John Kavanagh's Personal Life
John Kavanagh is a married man, he exchanged a vow with his longtime girlfriend, Anne Mclover. The duo tied the knot in a private family ceremony around 40 years ago.
The duo first met back in 1968 at a party and ever since then Kavanagh was mesmerized with her. In an interview he said,
"It was 1968 and I saw her across the crowded room at a party, and I still remember it, I invited her to go to the Green cinema the next day, and was really surprised that she turned up."
The duo is proud parents of three children, Jamie Kavanagh, Emma Kavanagh and Rachel Kavanagh. His daughter, Rachel followed her father footstep and established herself as a successful film actress.
Once in a media interaction, Rachel talked about her father influence on her acting career,
"Dad taught me to follow my dream, but to expect nothing, and never put myself on a pedestal. I couldn't ask for a better father in terms of support, both emotionally and financially, and I only hope I have half the career he has had."
In 1995, Kavanagh did his own singing in Sharpe's Sword.
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