Thom's Irish Who's Who/Kerrigan, J. M.

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KERRIGAN, J. M., actor; b. in Dublin 4th Dec, 1885. Educ. at Belvedere College, Dublin; formerly a journalist; made his first appearance on the stage at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Jan., 1907, in "Deirdre," with Irish National Theatre Society, of which he was a member from 1907-1916, during which period he played over one hundred parts; made his first appearance on the London stage, at the Great Queen Street Theatre, 10th May, 1907, as Old Mahon in "The Playboy of the Western World"; at the end of 1916, he went to America, and at the Globe, New York, March, 1917, played the Irishman in "Out There"; at the Liberty, Nov., 1917. played Winch in "The Wooing of Eve"; at the Criterion, New York, Dec., 1917, Formoy McDonagh in "Happiness"; during 1918, toured in the same part; at the Playhouse, New York, Oct., 1919, appeared as Costigan in "A Young Man's Fancy"; at the Greenwich Village, New York, Nov., 1919, Peter Cooney in "The Lost Leader"; on returning to London, appeared at the Lyric, Hammersmith, Feb., 1920, as James Cæsar in "John Ferguson"; at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 1920, played Natty Murnaghan in "The King's Threshold"; again visited New York, and at the Punch and Judy Theatre, Nov., 1920, played Horatio Webster in "Rollo's Wild Oat"; at the Belmont, June, 1921, James Cæsar in "John Ferguson." Recns.: swimming, walking and boxing. Res.: 8 Hollybank Road, Dublin.