Gavan O'Herlihy

Gavan O'Herlihy (6' 2½" | 1.89 m) an Irish actor, was born on April 29, 1954 (Taurus) in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Elsa Bennett and Irish actor Dan O'Herlihy. He has a Brother, Cormac O'Herlihy and a sister, Patricia O'Herlihy. He is the brother-in-law of Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, nephew of Michael O'Herlihy, and Uncle of Micaela O'Herlihy and Colin O'Herlihy. In his youth, he was an avid tennis player, and even became Irish National Tennis Champion. He is known for Willow (1988), Never Say Never Again (1983) and The Descent: Part 2 (2009), but has over thirty screen credits to his name, most of them having cast him in villainous or antagonistic roles such as Death Wish 3, Never Say Never Again, Superman III, and Tales From The Crypt. His role as Airk Thaughbaer in the 1988 fantasy Willow is one of the few heroic roles the burly, fair-haired Gavan has managed to get, as well as the dashing American officer Captain Leroy in Sharpe's Eagle. He also played the lost jock son "Chuck Cunningham" in the first season of Happy Days (1974). Is actually younger (by about two months) than Ron Howard, who played his "younger" brother on the show, but it was not a very big part and he was eventually written out by being sent to college and then disappeared with no mention. He did not want to get stuck in television, preferring the film medium. Gavan appeared in the pilot episode of Star Trek: Voyager entitled "Caretaker" as the Kazon First Maje, Jabin. He has a son named Rogan and a ...

Superman III (1983)

Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Richard Pryor  •  Jackie Cooper  •  Marc McClure

Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Richard Pryor  •  Jackie Cooper  •  Marc McClure

The Descent: Part 2 (2009)

Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Harris
CAST:  Shauna Macdonald  •  Natalie Mendoza  •  Krysten Cummings  •  Gavan O'Herlihy

Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Harris
CAST:  Shauna Macdonald  •  Natalie Mendoza  •  Krysten Cummings  •  Gavan O'Herlihy

Never Say Never Again (1983)

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond and seeks revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Kim Basinger  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Barbara Carrera

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond and seeks revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Kim Basinger  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Barbara Carrera

Space Riders (1984)

Adrenaline junkie Roger Gilbert leads an otherwise ordinary life until one day he rides to where no man had ridden before.... the planet Stardust 420.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Massot
CAST:  Barry Sheene  •  Toshiya Ito  •  Stephanie McLean  •  Sayo Inaba

Adrenaline junkie Roger Gilbert leads an otherwise ordinary life until one day he rides to where no man had ridden before.... the planet Stardust 420.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Massot
CAST:  Barry Sheene  •  Toshiya Ito  •  Stephanie McLean  •  Sayo Inaba

Top of the World (1998)

In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged diversion, and the two of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Tia Carrere  •  Joe Pantoliano

In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged diversion, and the two of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Tia Carrere  •  Joe Pantoliano

Red King, White Knight (1989)

The CIA hears of a KGB scheme to assassinate the Soviet General Secretary and enlists Stoner, an agent retired for 10 years, to go to Russia to investigate. He verifies the plot, but then has trouble leaving the country. In the meantime, the U.S. policy makers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Tom Skerritt  •  Max von Sydow  •  Helen Mirren  •  Tom Bell

The CIA hears of a KGB scheme to assassinate the Soviet General Secretary and enlists Stoner, an agent retired for 10 years, to go to Russia to investigate. He verifies the plot, but then has trouble leaving the country. In the meantime, the U.S. policy makers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Tom Skerritt  •  Max von Sydow  •  Helen Mirren  •  Tom Bell

A Death in Canaan (1978)

When a teenager is accused of his mother's murder, the community of Canaan rallies to his defense.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Stefanie Powers  •  Paul Clemens  •  Tom Atkins  •  Jacqueline Brooks

When a teenager is accused of his mother's murder, the community of Canaan rallies to his defense.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Stefanie Powers  •  Paul Clemens  •  Tom Atkins  •  Jacqueline Brooks

Prince Valiant (1997)

An Arthurian legend of young Prince Valiant, son of the King of Scandia. After the King is exiled by an evil leader, the Prince travels to Camelot to secure the aid of King Arthur in helping restore his family to power and prevent a plot by the Black Knight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Hickox
CAST:  Stephen Moyer  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Edward Fox

An Arthurian legend of young Prince Valiant, son of the King of Scandia. After the King is exiled by an evil leader, the Prince travels to Camelot to secure the aid of King Arthur in helping restore his family to power and prevent a plot by the Black Knight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Hickox
CAST:  Stephen Moyer  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Edward Fox

The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)

Major Reisman is "volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms. This time their mission is to kill a Nazi general who plans to assassinate Hitler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew V. McLaglen
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Ken Wahl  •  Larry Wilcox

Major Reisman is "volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms. This time their mission is to kill a Nazi general who plans to assassinate Hitler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew V. McLaglen
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Ken Wahl  •  Larry Wilcox

The Shooter (1995)

A CIA agent gets caught up in political intrigue after he gets brought in to solve the murder of a Cuban ambassador.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Maruschka Detmers  •  Assumpta Serna  •  Gavan O'Herlihy

A CIA agent gets caught up in political intrigue after he gets brought in to solve the murder of a Cuban ambassador.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Maruschka Detmers  •  Assumpta Serna  •  Gavan O'Herlihy

The Last Outlaw (1993)

The story follows a band of former Confederate soldiers who were part of a cavalry unit. Their commander, Graff (Rourke) had once been a heroic and staunch supporter of the southern cause, but after losing his family he became cold hearted and ruthless. His second ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Ted Levine  •  John C. McGinley

The story follows a band of former Confederate soldiers who were part of a cavalry unit. Their commander, Graff (Rourke) had once been a heroic and staunch supporter of the southern cause, but after losing his family he became cold hearted and ruthless. His second ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Ted Levine  •  John C. McGinley

Conagher (1991)

Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reynaldo Villalobos
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Katharine Ross  •  Barry Corbin  •  Billy Green Bush

Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reynaldo Villalobos
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Katharine Ross  •  Barry Corbin  •  Billy Green Bush

Willow (1988)

The evil Queen Bavmorda hunts the newborn princess Elora Danan, a child prophesied to bring about her downfall. When the royal infant is found by Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, he's entrusted with delivering her from evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Warwick Davis  •  Val Kilmer  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Jean Marsh

The evil Queen Bavmorda hunts the newborn princess Elora Danan, a child prophesied to bring about her downfall. When the royal infant is found by Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, he's entrusted with delivering her from evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Warwick Davis  •  Val Kilmer  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Jean Marsh

Cruise of the Gods (2002)

The former stars of a TV sci-fi series are reunited for a cruise with members of their fan club.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Declan Lowney
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Rob Brydon  •  David Walliams  •  James Corden

The former stars of a TV sci-fi series are reunited for a cruise with members of their fan club.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Declan Lowney
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Rob Brydon  •  David Walliams  •  James Corden

Butterfly Man (2002)

Adventure/romance about an English backpacker whose world falls apart when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl on an exotic Thai island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kaprice Kea
CAST:  Napakpapha Nakprasitte  •  Francis Magee  •  Abigail Good  •  Kirsty Mitchell

Adventure/romance about an English backpacker whose world falls apart when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl on an exotic Thai island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kaprice Kea
CAST:  Napakpapha Nakprasitte  •  Francis Magee  •  Abigail Good  •  Kirsty Mitchell

The Secret Adversary (1983)

After a chance meeting and an indiscreet conversation, childhood friends Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley become involved in a convoluted intrigue led by a mysterious man known simply as Mr. Brown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Wharmby
CAST:  James Warwick  •  Francesca Annis  •  Honor Blackman  •  George Baker

After a chance meeting and an indiscreet conversation, childhood friends Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley become involved in a convoluted intrigue led by a mysterious man known simply as Mr. Brown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Wharmby
CAST:  James Warwick  •  Francesca Annis  •  Honor Blackman  •  George Baker

Death Wish 3 (1985)

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Deborah Raffin  •  Ed Lauter  •  Martin Balsam

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Deborah Raffin  •  Ed Lauter  •  Martin Balsam

The California Kid (1974)

A sadistic small-town sheriff has a habit of deliberately forcing speeders to their deaths on the mountain roads leading into town. The brother of one of the victims rolls into town in his hot rod to investigate his brother's death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Vic Morrow  •  Michelle Phillips  •  Stuart Margolin

A sadistic small-town sheriff has a habit of deliberately forcing speeders to their deaths on the mountain roads leading into town. The brother of one of the victims rolls into town in his hot rod to investigate his brother's death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Vic Morrow  •  Michelle Phillips  •  Stuart Margolin

The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (1977)

A lost teenager and solitary murderer form an unusual friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  Vic Morrow  •  Tom Simcox  •  Jacqueline Scott  •  Noah Beery Jr.

A lost teenager and solitary murderer form an unusual friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  Vic Morrow  •  Tom Simcox  •  Jacqueline Scott  •  Noah Beery Jr.

The Healers (1974)

The director of an urban medical center faces various major problems during the course of running the hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gries
CAST:  John Forsythe  •  Pat Harrington, Jr.  •  Katherine Woodville  •  Season Hubley

The director of an urban medical center faces various major problems during the course of running the hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gries
CAST:  John Forsythe  •  Pat Harrington, Jr.  •  Katherine Woodville  •  Season Hubley