American-born TV and film actor, creator of the British TV series "The Prisoner"
Patrick McGoohan

Patrick Joseph McGoohan (19 March 1928 – 13 January 2009) was an American-born Irish actor, writer and director who was brought up in Ireland and England. He began his career in Great Britain in the 1950s, and relocated to the United States in the 1970s. His career-defining roles were in the British 1960s television series Danger Man (US: Secret Agent) and the surreal psychological drama The Prisoner, which he co-created.


19 Mar 1928, in Astoria, New York City


13 Jan 2009, in Santa Monica, California

Awards Received

2002 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, granted by Libertarian Futurist Society, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Prisoner


Braveheart, King Edward I, Longshanks
The Prisoner, Number Six

Web Sites

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Patrick McGoohan fan site, includes pages on "The Prisoner" and "Secret Agent"
Related Topic: The Prisoner


Internet Movie Database: Patrick McGoohan
Also biography and trivia


Patrick McGoohan - Hero of the Day, by Erik Snow, The Daily Objectivist, 2000


The Troyer Interview, by Patrick McGoohan, Warner Troyer, Mar 1977
Transcript of interview originally broadcast on TVOntario
"Behind it ... was a certain impatience with the numerology of society and the way we're being made into ciphers ... It was a place that is trying to destroy the individual by every means possible; trying to break his spirit, so that he accepts that he is No. 6 ... And this is the one rebel that they can't break."

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