John Kavanagh

  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Originally wanted to be a film technician and enrolled in a Dublin acting school in order to get a foot in the industry. 
  • Enrolled in the Abbey Theater's acting school, becoming a member of the Company in 1967.
  • While playing Thérnardier in Les Misérables in 1999, he was dropped and broke his ankle; he continued, despite the injury, for two more hours until the end of the performance.


  • Rachel Kavanagh — Daughter
  • Anne Bushnell — Sister
  • Phillis Kavanagh — Sister
  • Peter Kavanagh — Brother
  • Anne Kavanagh — Wife