John Kavanagh Biography
|Date of Birth:||1981 , January-18|
|Age:||38 years old|
|Birth Place/City||Northern Ireland|
|Married to||Anne Mclover|
|Children||Emma Kavanagh, Jamie Kavanagh, and Rachel Kavanagh|
|Sisters||Anne Bushnell, and Phillis Kavanagh,|
|Siblings||Brother, Peter Kavanagh.|
Born and raised in Northern Ireland, John Kavanagh is known for his appearances in over twenty movies including Cal (1984), Braveheart (1995) and Alexander (2004), as well as in several television programs. Kavanagh was nominated for the Drama Desk Award under Outstanding Actor for her role in the 1989 play Juno and the Paycock. He is in a marital relationship with Anne Mclover and blessed with three children.
Early Life And Of John Kavanagh
John Kavanagh was born on 18th January 1981 in Northern Ireland. He is of Caucasian ethnicity and holds Irish nationality. He has two sisters, Anne Bushnell, and Phillis Kavanagh.
John Kavanagh’s Career
John Kavanagh debuted in acting through the 1970 Irish comedy film, Paddy as a minor character Willie Egan. The same year, he was cast in DeLuxe Color British war drama film, The McKenzie Break.
In 1984, Kavanagh debuted on TV with dramatized television series, Caught in a Free State as Colonel Brian Dillon. The same year, he was featured in Irish drama film, Cal.
Kavanagh then made his appearances in a number of movies, such as The Black Dahlia, The Tiger's Tail, Closing the Ring, The Bachelor Weekend, Florence Foster Jenkins whereas his television credit includes Children of the North, Sharpe's Sword, The Tudors, and Inspector George Gently.
John Kavanagh has been playing the characters The Seer & Pope Leo IV in historical drama television series, Vikings since 2013. In the series, he appeared alongside Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, and Jessalyn Gilsig.
John Kavanagh’s Net Worth
The versatile Irish actors John Kavanagh is active in the acting industry since 1970. He has an estimated net worth not less than $1 million, however, the amount is still under review.
As per some online sources, the average salary of the Vikings' cast member is $100k-$200k per episode.
Kavanagh has starred in the many box office hit movies like,
|Movie||Budget||Box office collection||IMDB rating||Cast member|
|Braveheart (1995)||$70 million||$210.7 million||8.4 stars||Mel Gibson
|Circle of Friends (1995)||$15 million||$45 million||6.6 stars||Chris O'Donnell
|Alexander (2004)||$155 million||$167.3 million||5.6 stars||Colin Farrell
|Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)||$29 million||$44.3 million||6.9 stars||Meryl Streep
John Kavanagh’s Personal Life
John Kavanagh married his longtime girlfriend, Anne Mclover in a private family ceremony around 40 years ago. They first met back at a party in 1968, and ever since then, Kavanagh was mesmerized by her beauty.
In an interview Kavanagh said,
"It was 1968 and I saw her across the crowded room at a party, and I still remember it, I invited her to go to the Green cinema the next day, and was really surprised that she turned up."
The couple is blessed with three children Emma Kavanagh, Jamie Kavanagh, and Rachel Kavanagh. His daughter, Rachel is also a film actress.
Once in an interview, Rachel talked about her father's huge influence in her life.
"Dad taught me to follow my dream, but to expect nothing, and never put myself on a pedestal.”
Rachel further explained that,
“I couldn't ask for a better father in terms of support, both emotionally and financially, and I only hope I have half the career he has had."
Kavanagh's journey to becoming a successful actor was not easy, as he had to struggle and overcome failures to make it to this level.
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