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John Kavanagh Biography

Birth Place:
Dublin, Ireland

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


  • Peter Kavanagh -- Brother
  • Rachel Kavanagh -- Daughter
  • Phillis Kavanagh -- Sister
  • Anne Kavanagh -- Wife