John Kavanagh Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Apr, 2018
Facts of John Kavanagh
Date of Birth: 1981 , January-18
Age: 37 years old
Name John Kavanagh
Nationality Ireland 
Birth Place/City Northern Ireland
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Actor
Eye Color Back
Hair Color Black
Face Color white
Married Yes
Married to Anne Mclover 
Children  Emma Kavanagh, Jamie Kavanagh, and Rachel Kavanagh
Sisters Anne Bushnell, and Phillis Kavanagh,
Siblings Brother, Peter Kavanagh.
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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.

CAPTION: John Kavanagh SOURCE: Alchetron

Kavanagh got his major break as Parmenion in 2004 epic historical drama film, Alexander, starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, and Jared Leto among others.

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
Sophie Marceau
Patrick McGoohan
Catherine McCormack
Circle of Friends (1995) $15 million $45 million 6.6 stars Chris O'Donnell
Colin Firth
Minnie Driver
Geraldine O'Rawe
Alexander (2004) $155 million $167.3 million 5.6 stars Colin Farrell
Angelina Jolie
Val Kilmer
Jared Leto
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) $29 million $44.3 million 6.9 stars Meryl Streep
Hugh Grant
Simon Helberg
Rebecca Ferguson

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.  

CAPTION: John Kavanagh with his wife and daughter SOURCE: Instagram

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.

Below, we present the interview of John Kavanagh

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