A. L. McCann Biography

Overview

Date of Birth
14 November 1983
Birth Name
Allan McCann
Nicknames
Al McCannJack FrostJackie McCannDanWillDWJay MacMartyRammBerniLillyMegs
Height
5' 9"

Biography

Brian McCann was born on August 16, 1965 in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1995- 2009), The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009),: The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2006). Conan on TBS (2010 - 2013) After moving back to NYC, Brian was head writer for Nikki and Sara Live (2013). Producer for Totally Biased (2014). Executive Producer for White Guy Talk Show (2015).

Spouse

'Iris' (? - ?) (divorced)

'Eileen' (? - ?); 2 children

'Susan O'Connor' (27 December 1958 - ?) (divorced)

'Elezabeth A Fanning' (29 June 1977 - present)

'Phyl' (? - 5 March 2015) (his death)

'Randy Bachman' (1982 - 2011) (separated); 1 child

'Stephen Heintz ' (2006 - present)

'Gerry McCann ' (December 1998 - present); 3 children

'David McCann ' (22 March 2007 - 18 January 2013) (his death); 2 children

'Mike Wolofsky' (20 November 2005 - present); 1 child

'Neil Pepe ' (20 June 1998 - present); 2 children

'Travis Edwards' (22 August 2014 - present)

Trade Mark

Towering height

Trivia

Hosted a comedy program in Chicago on WLUP ("The Loop") called "Sunday Funnies."

Was a member of the ImprovOlympia improvisation troupe in Chicago.

Children: daughters, Jennifer and Siobhan; son, Sean.

Had his own afternoon TV Show "The Chuck McCann Show".

Often plays the grumpy bullying leader with a dimwitted goofy sidekick (the likes of 'Tim Conway ' , 'Red Buttons' and 'Bob Denver' ),.

Co-founder of "The Sons of the Desert" fan club, devoted to the memories of 'Stan Laurel' and 'Oliver Hardy' .

Appeared as 'Oliver Hardy' in Standard Oil commercials of the 1970's.

He played a film projectionist in both The Projectionist (1971) and "Columbo" (1971) {Double Exposure (#3.4)} .

He was awarded the 1995 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre) for Best Actor for his performance in The Steward of Christendom.

Leading Irish actor with a long career at the Abbey and Gate theatres.

Initially studied architecture and got his first job as a copy boy for The Irish Press.

At times, his career suffered from depression and an affliction with alcoholism.

Received Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from Loyola University in New Orleans.

He discovered singer Roberta Flack, singing and playing jazz in a Washington nightclub, and recommended her talents to Atlantic Records.

Lucas tested for the TV Series "The Black Donnellys", created by Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, but ended up losing out to Jonathan Tucker. That same year, he found himself in the movie 'John Tucker Must Die' as a basketball opponent trash-talking Jesse Metcalfe who played John Tucker.

(December 2010) Appeared in the series "Rake" as a drunk barrister in court.

(June 2012) Appeared in the series "Tricky Business" as a publican.

His dad is also Martin McCann, his mum is Anne and he has a brother Steven and a sister Mandy, both younger.

(December 2008) Filming Occi Versus The World, Sligo, West of Ireland.

(January 2008) In Australia filming 'The Pacific' for HBO/Speilburg/Hanks

(August 2013) Currently living in Plymouth, UK: Pursuing a career in basketball. Should that fail, he'll always have acting to fall back on.

He is an avid baseball fan. He attends nearly every Toronto Blue Jays home game.

He has an extensive collection of Irish history and culture books.

He is the proud grandfather of five girls: Sophie, Jacqueline, Madeleine, Amelie and Kathleen.

He was an excellent athlete as a youth playing competitive baseball and basketball.

He is also a published poet.

AS an avid baseball and Toronto Blue Jays fan, he scouts amateur baseball in Ontario for the baseball club.

He is a professor of film at SUNY Purchase - the State University of New York at Purchase (his alma mater).

In a review of the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, The New York Times cited Tim McCann as one of the top 5 up and coming indie directors.

(2002) Studying for her PhD as a postgraduate immunologist.

Born on Halloween.

Devoted Springsteen fan.

Clare McCann was the lead singer in The Star Casino's cabaret shows held monthly for their VIP member parties from 2012-2013.

Elise is a NIDA Music Theatre graduate and originated the role of 'Miss Honey' in Matilda The Musical Australia.

Daughter of 'Gill McCann' .

She was under contract with MGM in the 1940s, but was never assigned a film project. Most of her career was spent on the musical stage with various operetta production units in Hollywood, New York and Washington, DC. She was a frequent guest on 'Nelson Eddy' 's radio show.

Was shot to death in the doorway of her room at the Bernini Bristol Hotel in Rome. The culprit, a married German businessman named Ernest Boxman, then turned the gun on himself.

Four children. Her oldest, Frances, was 18 years old when her mother was murdered and was the first member of the family to hear of her death.

Mother of 'Ferne McCann' .

Older sister of actress Tatum McCann and Riley McCann. Younger sister of Jenna McCann.

Mother of 'Madeleine McCann' .

(November 2009) Currently earning a degree at Texas Tech University.

Graduated from Texas Tech University in December, 2011.

Is a country singer

Has four older brothers: Shane, Chad, Billy & Patrick

Graduated from Steilacoom High School (2000)

Was a high school cheerleader

Gave birth to her first child, son Abraham Elliott, on December 15, 2008. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.

Her parents are 'Kate McCann ' and 'Gerry McCann ' .

She was 3 years old when she disappeared from her parent's apartment on the evening of May 3, 2007 in the seaside resort of Praia da Luz in south-west Portugal. Madeleine was asleep in the room, while her parents dined nearby. On checking on her at approximately 10 pm, they discovered she was missing. Madeleine is described as a happy go lucky child with long blonde/sandy hair and green/hazel eyes. Her right eye is distinctive as the pupil runs into the blue-green iris.

She formerly studied film acting with Jeffrey Zeiner (teacher of Traci Wolfe, Lethal Weapon) Erik Ehn from Cal Arts, and Theatre Acting/ Writing at the University of Iowa. Her special skills include, stage combat, body building, and martial arts (ninjitsu, kum do, tae kwon do, swords, and hand-to-hand combat). She enjoys running in the rain, and scribbling on paper by the east river.

Founding Member of the Atlantic Theater Company and Executive Director of the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City.

Was Valedictorian of her high school graduating class.

Was a Finalist in the KCACTF Irene Ryan Region VIII auditions (2011).

Mark E. McCann is a certified crime scene technician.

Studied Film Production at the Toronto Film School.

Quotes

I'm a man's man. I go out climbing and live outdoors.

I don't have a mortgage, I don't have a wife and I don't have kids, so I'm quite happy bumbling along.

In the business I meet some beautiful women, but to be honest, 80 per cent of them are raving lunatics and are to be avoided. It's just insecurity; actors are generally quite insecure. I wouldn't date, or I've never had a fling with an actress, and I'd quite like to keep it that way.

I was a lumberjack for years, a pub bouncer, I've sung in a band; in fact, I still sing, and I even trained myself to be a tree surgeon.

I'm on my boat, training, rehearsing; I spend all my energy on the job that's coming up, and I found that's the way that works for me. The more energy you have on set, the better you'll be; it's all about being alive in that moment and listening.

If I had a long-term partner, I don't think I'd be an actor. It'd be too much of a strain; you have to work too hard to balance that life with a family and a mortgage and all that stuff - it would be too much.

I'm single because I move about so much that I can't really get attached.

Follow your heart and your dreams, always.

Destiny is what you make it.

Interview

"The Mosman Daily" (Australia), 12 August 2010, by: Kate Crawford, "Even lawyers find play amusing"

"The Mosman Daily" (Australia), 11 May 2006, by: Kate Crawford, "Parts of stature suit Mark"

"GameZone" (USA), 10 November 2006, Vol. N/A, Iss. N/A, pg. 5, by: Louis Bedigian, "Interview with Composer for Splinter Cell Double Agent"

"IGN Entertainment" (USA), 26 October 2006, Vol. N/A, Iss. N/A, pg. 5, by: Spence D., "Interview with Composer for Splinter Cell Double Agent"

Article

"Scoop" (Australia), 1 September 2011, Vol. 1, Iss. 57, pg. 50, by: Jessica Matthews, "Almost Famous"

"Filmink" (Australia), 23 June 2011, "Movie Extra Webfest Winning Series To Premiere On YouTube"

"IF Magazine" (Australia), 1 June 2011, by: Sam Dallas, "Spinning The Web"

"The Australian Jewish News" (Australia), 19 August 2010, by: Gareth Narunsky, "Spying on the neighbours is always good for laughs"

"The North Shore Times" (Australia), 13 August 2010, by: Kat Adamski, "Spooky St Ives suburban spy story"

"The Mosman Daily" (Australia), 8 May 2008, pg. 27, by: Kate Crawford, "Past job accounts for role"

"The Paper" (Australia), April 2008, Iss. 88, pg. 1, by: Suzanne Jones-Prichard, "Darlo buds in May"

"Brag" (Australia), 28 May 2007, by: Felicity Harrison, "My Fair Lawyer"

"The Mosman Daily" (Australia), 10 May 2007, by: Kate Crawford, "McCann stars in legal farce"

"The Manly Daily" (Australia), 10 May 2007, by: Liz McDougall, "In our own backyard"

"Inner West Courier" (Australia), 8 May 2007, "Lawyers Once Again Fodder For Humour"

"The Daily Telegraph" (Australia), 8 May 2007, by: Alex Lalak, "Court out"

"The Paper" (Australia), 12 April 2007, "My Fair Lawyer"

"The Mosman Daily" (Australia), 5 April 2007, by: Kate Crawford, "McCann's back as lawyer"

"Sydney Weekly Courier" (Australia), 23 February 2005, by: Kim Smee, "Lawyers for laughs"

"The North Shore Times" (Australia), 15 August 2003, by: Carol Payne, "A farce that knows no boundaries"

"The Mosman Daily" (Australia), 24 April 2003, by: Breda Wall, "Enduring the blow - in"

"Gold Coast Sun" (Australia), 1 June 1994, "Coast delights to hit production"

"The Brisbane Review" (Australia), 10 May 1994, pg. 5, by: Alison Cotes, "Musical beds make magic"

"Sunday Mail" (Australia), 1 May 1994, by: Ronnie Girdham, "Hilarious debut of the half-liner"

"The Courier Mail" (Australia), 30 April 1994, pg. 23, by: Des Partridge, "Be warned: laughter consumes the audience."

"The Courier Mail" (Australia), 28 April 1994, "Laughter best medicine"

"Sunday Life" (UK), 4 February 2007, by: Eddie McIlwaine, "Belfast actor makes 'Santa' wish"

"Daily Variety" (USA), 21 October 2004, by: Ian Mohr, ""Angel" Back on the Table; Baker pens adaptation, McCann to direct"

"The New York Times" (USA), 13 November 2008, Vol. 158, Iss. 54,493, pg. C4, by: Dave Itzkoff, "Tony Producers Dropped From Show"

Magazine Cover Photo

"Magic Image" (USA), 1 June 2010

Other Works

(2012) TV commercial for The Central Institute of Technology - "It's A Snap!" - Director

(2012) Music Video for band Ta-Ku & Kitpop "Bounce" - Director

(2014) TV Commercial for Learn for Life Foundation - "Set Yourself Free" - Director

TV commercials for Spike TV (2005-2006)

(1960s) He hosted a comedy/skit and kiddie show called the "Chuck McCann Show"(featuring humor that went way over children's heads) .

(1960s) TV commercial (as "The Cuckoo Bird"): for Cocoa Puffs cereal.

'Oliver Hardy' impersonations for various commercials.

(1973) Unsold pilot: Starred with 'Michael Bell ' in a sitcom pilot for NBC called "Kibbee and Fitch". The plot concerned two sisters who marry firemen who can't stand each other, with the couples winding up sharing the same duplex. NOTE: This was a remake of a similarly unsuccessful 1965 pilot.

(1962) Album: "Sing Along with Jack"

(1962) Album: Supplied some character voices (i.e., 'Pierre Salinger' ) on the 'Vaughn Meader' album "The First Family".

(2008) Novel: "Let the Great World Spin".

Created the Role of Terry in "Wonderful Temmessee" at the Abby Theatre. (1993)

(1971) He acted in Samuel Beckett's play, "Waiting for Godot," at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre in Bristol, England with Peter O'Toole, Frank Middlemass, and Niall Tobin in the cast.

(October 1969) He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Man and Superman," at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, Ireland with Peter O'Toole, Susannah York, John Hurt, Nigel Stock, and Mary Wimbush in the cast. Nat Brenner was director.

(1968) He acted in Dion Boucicault's play, "The Shaughraun," in an Abbey Theatre of Ireland production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Cyril Cusack, Desmond Cave, Peadar Lamb, Fidelma Murphy, Brid Lynch, and Maire O'Neill in the cast. Hugh Hunt was director.

(2007) Fawlty Towers: the story of the sitcom, written by Graham McCann, and first published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd..

(1996) Cary Grant: A Class Apart, written by Graham McCann, and first published in Great Britain by Fourth Estate.

(1998) Morecambe & Wise, written by Graham McCann, and first published in Great Britain by Fourth Estate.

(2001) Dad's Army: The Story of a Classic Television Show, written by Graham McCann, and first published in Great Britain by Fourth Estate.

(2008) Bounder! The Biography of Terry-Thomas, written by Graham McCann, and first published in Great Britain by Aurum Press.

(2010) Do You Think That's Wise? The Life of John Le Mesurier, written by Graham McCann, and first published in Great Britain by Aurum Press.

(2006) Spike & Co, written by Graham McCann, and first published in Great Britain by Hodder.

(2004) Frankie Howerd: Stand-Up Comic, written by Graham McCann, and first published in Great Britain by Fourth Estate.

(2014) 'A Very Courageous Decision: The Inside Story of Yes Minister'. London. Aurum. ISBN 978-1781311899

(2014) 'Still Open All Hours: The Story of a Classic Comedy'. London. BBC Books. ISBN 978-1849908863

TV commercial: Air Nike

2005: appeared in a Hestia Bras television commercial with Nicollette Sheridan of 'Desperate Housewives', shot in Sydney.

2002: He went to South Africa to shoot a television commercial for Olympus Cameras. It involved a tribe of Kalahari bushmen, and later won an award at the Cannes Advertising Festival-2003, in the comedy section.

2007: appeared in the short film: 'The "O" Word', which was selected for DC Shorts, Atlantic Film Festival, and LA Short Film Festival, of that year, playing a drunk father of the bride.

(1988) play: "A Mad World My Masters" by Barry Keefe, as Superintendent Ronald Sayers, at the Rocks Theatre in Sydney.

(1994) national tour of the play: "Don't Dress For Dinner" by Marc Camoletti, as George.

(2003)Tony Laumberg play: "The Great Divide" as Henry Crowley, at the Edge Theatre in Sydney.

(2008) acted in the Tony Laumberg play: "Two Weddings and a Lawyer" as Billy Babbage, at the Tap Gallery in Sydney.

(2010) Appeared in the Tony Laumberg play "Undercover Lawyer" as Henry Crowley at the Tap Gallery in Sydney.

(2011) Appeared in the Tony Laumberg play "Find Me A Lawyer" as Jack the Plumber at the Newtown Theatre in Sydney.

(2013)Appeared in the Tony Laumberg play "The Good The Bad and The Lawyer" as Henry Crowley at the Tap Gallery in Sydney.

Played Wilbur in "Charlotte's Web" based on the novel by 'E.B. White ' - Lyric Theatre, Belfast (2004-5).

Played Chicklet in "Pyscho Beach Party" by 'Charles Busch ' - Old Musuem Arts Centre, Belfast (2005).

Played Alex in "Clockwork Orange" based on the novel by 'Anthony Burgess ' - Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast (2005).

Played John in "1974",a new play by Damian Gorman - Lyric Theatre, Belfast (2006).

Played Alan in "To Have and to Hold", a new play by 'Fergal McElherron' - Old Musuem Arts Centre, Belfast (2007).

Played Liam in "To Be Sure" by 'Tim Loane' - Lyric Theatre, Belfast (2007).

Spokesperson for Canadian performers' rights, member of ACTRA, Toronto Performers Council

(November 20, 2001 to January 6, 2002) She produced Michael Frayn's play, "Copenhagen," in arrangement with Michael Codron, Lee Dean and the Royal National Theatre in part of the Mark Taper Subscription series at the Wilshire Theater in Los Angeles, California. James M. Nederlander, Roger Berlind, Scott Nederlander and Ray Larsen were also producers. Michael Blakemore was director.

(June 2002): Plays Molly/Abbey in "This Thing of Darkness" play by Craig Lucas and David Schulner (Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, New York, USA).

(June 2005): Plays Charlotta Ivanova in "The Cherry Orchard" play by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Tom Donaghy (Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, New York, USA).

(2003) She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo & Juliet," at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison, New Jersey at Drew University with Roderick Lapid in the cast.

Appeared in a 2007 Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup commercial.

(2011)Music From The Archive-Music archive with Paul Brady UTV/TG4-Head of Post Production/Editor

(2009) Faoi Lan Cheoil TG4-Celebs learn to play musical instruments/Jeremy Irons/Andy Reid/Adrian Dunbarr-Head of Post Production/Editor

(2008) Death Duties STV/RTE 3x1hr State Pathologist Marie Cassidy Profile-Head of Post Production/Editor

(2006)Bombers Discovery/RTE 3x1hr Detailed look at major bombings through the troubles-Head of Post Production/Editor