Malcolm McDowell, born 13 June 1943, is an English actor. He is best known for his boisterous, charismatic and villainous roles. He was born in the Horsforth suburb of Leeds and raised in Liverpool. He later trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before embarking on an acting career that has spanned over 50 years.
McDowell has also had a string of roles on television series such as recurring roles on Entourage (2005–2011) and Heroes (2006–2007), and starring roles on Franklin & Bash (2011–2014) and Mozart in the Jungle (2014–2018). Later in his career, he became a prolific voice actor in films, television series and video games such as Metalocalypse (2007–2012), Bolt (2008), Fallout 3 (2008), God of War III (2010), The Elder Scrolls Online (2014), Call of Duty: Black Ops III (2015) and Castlevania (2020). He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.