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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Palm Desert, California, USA  (pneumonia)

Mini Bio (1)

John Finnegan, or sometimes known as J.P. Finnegan, is an American film actor, mostly known for his roles on the American crime fiction series, Columbo (1971), which aired regularly from 1971 to 1978. Another role included voicing the character, "Warren T. Rat", who was the main villain in the 1986 Don Bluth film, An American Tail (1986). Finnegan was a friend of director/actor John Cassavetes and appeared in 6 of his movies. He also appeared in The Natural (1984), with Robert Redford, as "Sam Simpson", the manager of "Roy Hobbs".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ted Speros

Family (1)

Spouse Virginia Carolynn Jacobs (15 November 1992 - 29 July 2012)  (his death)
Frances Kochanec (January 1951 - 11 June 1989)  (her death)  (4 children)

Trivia (4)

He was one of 11 children born to Irish immigrant parents.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
He became friends with John Cassavetes and Peter Falk at the Actors Studio in his native New York City.
Finnegan appeared in five films of director/actor John Cassavetes.

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