Born on the Shankill Road in Belfast, McDowell studied at Queen's University Belfast and qualified as a teacher, working at the Jordanstown School for the Deaf, where he became vice-principal. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. He chose to attend Stanford University, where he was the co-Freshman of the Year in 1985, a second-team All-American in 1986 and a third-team All-American in 1987. And Jack McDowell’s first wife—the mother of John McDowell—told the jury that after her son was arrested, he called her from the jail and asked her to provide an alibi for him for the night Chavez was murdered. [1], McDowell joined the British Army during World War II and served during the D-Day invasion. Today, with more than 100 films under his belt, he is one of the greatest actors in America. I don't worry about whether I'm making a masterpiece, because I know that if you get just one of those in a lifetime, you should get down on your knees and say 'Thank you!'. I think we're all a little afraid of the dark. Official Sites, Often plays immoral characters or outright villains, Fiendishly intelligent and ruthless characters, Known for his bombastic and intentionally antagonistic personality (especially in his relationship with many directors), 13 of his films were shown at retrospective tribute at New York City's, Has said that his favorite actor of all time is, Was the first well-known actor to appear non-animated and in the flesh for. McDowell's first band, V.I.E.W., which consisted of him and fellow baseball players Lee Plemel and Wayne Edwards, had two albums, "Extendagenda" and "Replace The Mind." I find them tedious, most of them, really kind of schlocky and terrible character development and thin storylines. Born on the Shankill Road in Belfast, McDowell studied at Queen's University Belfast and qualified as a teacher, working at the Jordanstown School for the Deaf, where he became vice-principal. I'm from a country where acting is taken very seriously; it's a very serious profession. She told the jury that he wanted her to say that he and Catherine Chavez had been at her home for a barbeque that night. The best thing I did was abuse myself when younger - I dabbled in everything, cocaine, booze, women - because now I don't have to do it anymore. I mean, that's it. And if you do, hey, pick yourself up, dust yourself down, and start all over again. Report an error or add more information about this case. [on playing the character Alex DeLarge in. Even during his baseball career, McDowell played guitar in various groups in the alternative rock genre, usually performing during the baseball off-season. McDowell was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the first round (fifth pick) of the 1987 amateur draft. On September 25, 2012, he was rushed to the hospital and had to undergo a 3 1/2 hour emergency surgery on his eye, for what was discovered to be a detached retina. 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Member of 1993 American League Western Division Champion Chicago White Sox team. He didn't want me at first, told me about the big-name actor he could get, how he was taller than I was - I'm five eight and a half - but I said "That's nothing, I can stand on a box.". An actor cannot be a censor. He is an actor, known for Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008), My Oh My! Official Sites. After the 1994 season McDowell was traded to the New York Yankees for minor league pitcher Keith Heberling and outfielder Lyle Mouton. For the Northern Ireland Parliament, he stood in Ards at the 1953 election, in the Belfast Duncairn in the 1956 by-election, in 1962 and 1965, then finally in Newtownabbey at the 1969 Northern Ireland general election. I love doing every role I do! His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life, so Malcolm was packed off to boarding school at age 11. The team competed in its first season in 2018 as a club sport before entering Division II competition in 2019. In early 1976, he spent nearly a year working on what would later be one of the most infamous films of all time, the semi-pornographic Caligula (1979), financed by Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione. Publicity Listings A right-handed pitcher, McDowell played for the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, and Anaheim Angels of the Major League Baseball(MLB). Made major league debut on 15 September 1987. Publicity Listings I like to razz the Trekkies a little bit. The big roles having dried up, he did many B-rated movies. You know, I've had an incredible career and I'm blessed. McDowell also served as vice-chairman of the NILP, and completed a second degree, in phonetics, at the University of Ulster. He began writing what would become the semi-autobiographical O Lucky Man! You can't hold back. McDowell spent 1996–1997 with the Cleveland Indians. His father was an alcoholic. Her mother is Malcolm's daughter Lilly McDowell Watson. I am a professional actor, and I don't go about moralizing about what the character does. That's not what actors do. Before a packed assembly, he simply announced "I hereby pronounce this Open Day open" and sat down. Years of abuse took its toll on him; his black hairs were now gray. In 1982, he was a founder member of the New Ireland Group, and served on its executive until his death in 2006. [2012, on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame] For a lad that grew up in Liverpool, Hollywood was this notion of everything that was incredible in the movies, and Hollywood has meant so much for the rest of the world - we take it, because we live in L.A., sort of for granted. Their album Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails contains the song The Yankee Flipper, a tribute to their friend Jack McDowell and a confession that a long night of drinking with the musicians may have led to the infamous finger to the crowd. Soon after, he caught the attention of director Lindsay Anderson who cast him in the role of a rebellious student in his film If.... (1968). Member of 1996 American League Central Division Champion Cleveland Indians team. Whilst at school, he decided that he wanted to become an actor; it was also around this time that his love for race cars began. information about the Registry, Perjury or False Accusation, Official Misconduct, Inadequate Legal Defense. He signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Angels in 1998 but was hampered with injuries during his time with the team. The 77-year-old British actor, who is best known for the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, has been attached to … I never see them as bad people. McDowell was survived by his wife Eleanor "Jean" (c. 1920-2014) and his five children. Let's not get too precious about it: actors are not heart surgeons or brain surgeons. A right-handed pitcher, McDowell played for the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, and Anaheim Angels of the Major League Baseball(MLB). John William McDowell (c. 1922 – 14 August 2006) was a political activist in Northern Ireland. As of 2018, has appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award: Received death threats from overzealous Star Trek fans after his character Dr. Tolian Soran killed Captain James T. Kirk in, Despite the fact that they played enemies in, Had a very close relationship with director, He was the first choice for the role of Winston Churchill in, He was considered for the role of Martin Taylor in, He was considered for the role of Tod Hackett in, He was considered for the lead role of Don Morgan in, He was considered for the role of Perseus in, He was considered for the role of Billy the Kid in, He was considered for the role of Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the horror miniseries.