Patrick Joseph McGoohan (March 19, 1928 – January 13, 2009) was a British-Irish-American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. Born in the U.S. to Irish parents, he was raised in Ireland and England. He began his career in England in the 1950s and moved back to the U.S. in the 1970s. His career-defining roles were in the British television series Danger Man (US: Secret Agent) and the surreal psychological drama The Prisoner, which he co-created. He received two Primetime Emmy Awards and a BAFTA.