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John Irwin McGiver (November 5, 1913 – September 9, 1975) was a character actor who made more than a hundred appearances in television and motion pictures over a two-decade span from 1955 to 1975.
The owl-faced, portly actor with the mid-Atlantic accent was known for his performances as the religious fanatic Mr. O'Daniel in the film Midnight Cowboy; as the kindly Tiffany's salesman in Breakfast at Tiffany's; and as the ill-fated, but honorable Senator Jordan in the original film version of The Manchurian Candidate. He also appeared on many TV shows and commercials, including a Baggies spot in the 1960s, as well as the first of a popular series of commercials for the American Express charge card ("Do you know me?").
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|Love in the Afternoon||Monsieur X||1957|
|Breakfast at Tiffany's||Tiffany's salesman||1961|
|Take Her, She's Mine||Hector G. Ivor||1963|
|Who's Minding the Store?||Mr. John P. Tuttle||1963|
|Man's Favorite Sport?||William Cadwalader||1964|
|A Global Affair||Mr. Snifter||1964|
|Made In Paris||Roger Barclay||1966|
|Midnight Cowboy||Mr. O'Daniel||1969|
|Lawman||Sabbath Mayor Sam Bolden||1971|