Joseph Maher
Joseph Maher
Veteran stage/film/TV character actor Joseph Maher made a guest appearnce in Season 3 of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H.
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1933-12-29)December 29, 1933
Birthplace Westport, County Mayo, Irish Free State
Died: July 17, 1998(1998-07-17) (aged 64)
Deathplace Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Character actor
director (theatre)
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H (TV series)
Episodes appeared in: "The Consultant" in Season 3
Character(s) played: Major Taylor

Joseph Sylvester Maher (pronounced Ma-her or Ma-HARR,[1][2] December 29, 1933 – July 17, 1998) guest starred on M*A*S*H (TV series) as Major Taylor, a British army officer, in the Season 3 episode "The Consultant" (#17).

Acting careerEdit

An Irish-born naturalized American character actor, playwright and director, Joseph was best known for his roles in motion pictures, television and the theater. He was nominated for three Tony Awards, won a Drama Desk Award and Obie Award, and was a nominee of the Olivier Award for his supporting roles on the stage. He was also known for appearing in plays by Joe Orton.


Maher's Broadway theatre credits include The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, King Henry V, The Royal Family, Night and Day, and Loot.


Maher's film credits include For Pete's Sake, Heaven Can Wait, Time After Time, Just Tell Me What You Want, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, The Evil That Men Do, Frankenweenie, My Stepmother is an Alien, Sister Act, Funny Farm, I.Q., In & Out, The Shadow, Mars Attacks! and The Out-of-Towners


Maher's appearances on television included roles in the TV Soap operas Guiding Light and Another World. He also guest-starred in several other TV shows including M*A*S*H, Wonder Woman, Ellery Queen, St. Elsewhere, ALF, Gimme a Break!, Moonlighting, Thirtysomething, Murder, She Wrote, Seinfeld, Tales from the Crypt and Chicago Hope.


Maher died of a brain tumor at his home in Los Angeles, California, on July 17, 1998. Maher's interment was in his hometown of Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.


  1. Joseph Maher Biography (1933-). Retrieved on June 12, 2017.
  2. Joseph Maher, Versatile Character Actor, Is Dead at 64 - The New York Times. (July 21, 1998). Retrieved on June 12, 2017.

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