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John Rogan
John Rogan as Professor Shakeshaft

Birth Name

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Waterford, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

Date of Death

19 March 2017



Years Active


Professor J. Shakeshaft

John Rogan (born in 1938, Waterford, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland) was an Irish actor who has appeared in many films and TV programmes over the past thirty years. Rogan was born and educated in Waterford, Ireland and was best known as a stage actor in many productions ranging from Shakespearean plays to musicals and contemporary drama. His full CV in the theatre is formidable.

He was the cousin of author/music critic Johnny Rogan, well known for his books on rock musicians.

Rogan received acclaim for his role as Mr Carroll in The Dawning, and that of Professor J. Shakeshaft in the children's TV programme Weirdsister College.

Selected filmography

  • Intermission - Alfred (2003)
  • Close Your Eyes - Francis Paladine (2002)
  • The Grass Arena - Gerry (1991)
  • Drowning by Numbers - Gregory (1988)
  • The Dawning - Mr. Carroll (1988)
  • The Little Match Girl - Pie Seller
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