Actor. One of three brothers born in Cork, Ireland, he was educated by the Irish Christian Brothers, passing up an expected medical career in favor of acting. He made his stage debut in Cork in 1942 in ‘The First Mrs. Fraser' before moving to London where he appeared as Orson Welles' co-star in a West End production of ‘Othello' in 1951. He made his feature film debut in 1955 with ‘Hill 24 Doesn't Answer.' He debuted on British television in 1956 in series, ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood.' In 1957 he moved to New York in order to succeed Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins in the Broadway production of ‘My Fair Lady'. He first appeared on American television in Ed Sullivan's ‘Toast of the Town' that same year. He remained on Broadway until 1960 and then joined an international tour of the show. He earned a role in the films ‘Von Ryan's Express' in 1965; ‘Our Man Flint' in 1966, and ‘You Only Live Twice' and ‘Caprice' in 1967. In 1968, he again inherited a role from Rex Harrison when he was hired by NBC to star as Captain Daniel Gregg in the television series ‘The Ghost and Mrs. Muir' which was based on the 1945 novel of the same name. After the show's two year run, he appeared in the TV movie ‘Gidget Grows Up' in 1969. Throughout the 1970s he made numerous guest appearances in popular series including ‘The Streets of San Francisco,' ‘Battlestar Galactica,' and ‘Hart to Hart.' In 1982 he accepted a role in the new series, ‘Knight Rider,' which would run until 1986; he reprised the role in a 1991 reunion film. His final role was in the feature film ‘Out to Sea' which was released posthumously. Mulhare died in Los Angeles from lung cancer at age 74.
Bio by: Iola