John Cullum as John O'Malley in the episode titled "Catch A Falling Star".
|Shakespearean stage actor|
|A sort of a drunkard, John originally suffers a fatal fall during a stage performance before Sam's leap into fellow actor, Ray Hutton, who intervenes to prevent John's death|
|Appeared on:||Quantum Leap|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Catch A Falling Star"|
|Character played by:||John Cullum|
John O' Malley is an aging, but well-renowned Shakespearean stage actor who appears in the episode of Quantum Leap titled "Catch A Falling Star" in Season 2 of the series. The part of John is played by veteran character actor John Cullum, who is well known for his role as Holling Vincoeur in the CBS-TV series Northern Exposure.
Sam leaps into Ray Hutton, a working actor in the touring company of Man of La Mancha. He's the understudy to O'Malley, who's a bit of lush. Sam's task is to keep the man from suffering a tragic fall during an upcoming performance. Sam is distracted when he sees his first love, Nicole, his one-time piano teacher, who also acted in the touring company, who Sam had a crush on at age 15, his age the time of the leap into Hutton.