John Mahoney was an English-born American actor who was best known for his role as Martin Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier from 1993 to 2004.

For Disney, he performed the voice of Papi in Kronk's New Groove. In The Emperor's New School, he couldn't reprise his role and was replaced by Jeff Bennett. He also voiced Preston B. Whitmore in Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Atlantis: Milo's Return. He even voiced Tim Tim Tim and the Narrator in Teacher's Pet. He also played Poppy Burns in Dan in Real Life and Moe Adams in Tin Men.