Bruce McGill

Actor
Few moviegoers who enjoyed one of Bruce McGill's earliest film performances - that of the wild-eyed, law-breaking D-Day in "Animal House" (1978) - could have foreseen that the Texas-born actor would later come to embody ... Read more »
Born: 07/11/1950 in San Antonio, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (114)

Rizzoli & Isles 2009 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Run All Night 2015 (Movie)

Pat Mullen (Actor)

Ride Along 2014 (Movie)

Lt. Brooks (Actor)

Valley in the Heart's Delight 2014 (Movie)

Horace Walsh (Actor)

Bionic Woman 1992 - 1993, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1990 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Davis Rules 1990 - 1993, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gideon's Crossing 1988 - 2001, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1990 - 1997, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1988 - 1999, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1990 - 1999, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commish 1988 - 1999, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1990 - 1999, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents 1992 - 1993, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Apart 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

Edwin Stanton (Actor)

Unconditional 2012 (Movie)

Detective Miller (Actor)

Fair Game 2010 (Movie)

Jim Pavitt (Actor)

The Perfect Game 2010 (Movie)

Tanner (Actor)

From Mexico With Love 2009 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Humble Pie 2009 (Movie)

Mr. Grigoratus (Actor)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

Ryan Rowe (Actor)

Kings of the Evening 2009 (Movie)

Wilfred Cheedle (Actor)

Law Abiding Citizen 2009 (Movie)

Jonas Cantrell (Actor)

Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

Joe Gage (Actor)

Vantage Point 2008 (Movie)

Phil McCullough (Actor)

W. 2008 (Movie)

George Tenet (Actor)

Slow Burn 2007 (Movie)

Godfrey (Actor)

The Lookout 2007 (Movie)

Robert Pratt (Actor)

The Good Life 2006 (Movie)

Frank Jones (Actor)

Cinderella Man 2005 (Movie)

Jimmy Johnston (Actor)

Elizabethtown 2005 (Movie)

Bill Banyon (Actor)

Collateral 2004 (Movie)

Pedrosa (Actor)

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde 2003 (Movie)

Stanford Marks (Actor)

Matchstick Men 2003 (Movie)

Chuck Frechette (Actor)

Runaway Jury 2003 (Movie)

Judge Harkin (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sum of All Fears 2002 (Movie)

National Security Advisor Revell (Actor)

61* 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ali 2001 (Movie)

Bradley (Actor)

Behind the Movies: Animal House 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Exit Wounds 2001 (Movie)

Daniels (Actor)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

Reverend Larson (Actor)

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 (Movie)

Walter Hagen (Actor)

A Dog of Flanders 1999 (Movie)

William the Blacksmith (Actor)

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Deep Core 1999 (Movie)

Sam Dalton (Actor)

The Insider 1999 (Movie)

Ron Motley (Actor)

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ground Control 1998 (Movie)

T C Bryant (Actor)

Lawn Dogs 1998 (Movie)

Nash (Actor)

Rosewood 1997 (Movie)

Duke Purdy (Actor)

Spy Game 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Sheep 1996 (Movie)

Neuschwander (Actor)

Courage Under Fire 1996 (Movie)

McQuillan (Actor)

Live Shot 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow of a Doubt 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Payback 1995 (Movie)

James Konklin (Actor)

Bakersfield P.D. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Alibi 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shameful Secrets 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Timecop 1994 (Movie)

Matuzak (Actor)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

Paul Saunders (Actor)

Black Tie Affair 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cliffhanger 1993 (Movie)

Treasury Agent (Actor)

Family Dog 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Likely Suspects 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

My Cousin Vinny 1992 (Movie)

Sheriff Farley (Actor)

Play Nice 1991 (Movie)

Capt Foxx (Actor)

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

Mike Matthews (Actor)

The Trap 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Vegas 1990 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

The Flockens 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Out Cold 1989 (Movie)

Ernie Cannald (Actor)

Three Fugitives 1989 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

End of the Line 1987 (Movie)

Billy--Haney's Son (Actor)

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Waiting For the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Ernest Hemingway (Actor)

No Mercy 1986 (Movie)

Lieutenant Hall (Actor)

Wildcats 1986 (Movie)

Darwell (Actor)

Into the Night 1985 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Silkwood 1983 (Movie)

Mace Hurley (Actor)

Tough Enough 1983 (Movie)

Tony Fallon (Actor)

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez 1982 (Movie)

Bill Blakely (Actor)

The Hand 1981 (Movie)

Brian Ferguson (Actor)

Semi-Tough 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Delta House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Animal House 1978 (Movie)

Daniel Simpson Day-- (Actor)

Citizens Band 1977 (Movie)

Dean Lovejoy-- (Actor)

A Whale For the Killing (TV Show)

Actor

As Summers Die (TV Show)

Actor

Baby M (TV Show)

Actor

Everything That Rises (TV Show)

Actor

Held Hostage (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Osmonds (TV Show)

Actor

Letters From A Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Live From Baghdad (TV Show)

Actor

Me Again (Movie)

Big Earl (Actor)

Path To War (TV Show)

Actor

Recount (TV Show)

Actor

Running Mates (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Old Boys (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Innocent Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Tribute (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Few moviegoers who enjoyed one of Bruce McGill's earliest film performances - that of the wild-eyed, law-breaking D-Day in "Animal House" (1978) - could have foreseen that the Texas-born actor would later come to embody the face of law enforcement and the legal profession in films and on television series. But McGill's imposing presence and voice placed him among the top echelon of casting agents' choices for police detectives, lawyers, military men, politicians and other authority figures in a vast array of projects, including "My Cousin Vinny" (1992); "Cliffhanger" (1993); three films for Michael Mann, including "The Insider" (1999), "Ali" (2001) and "Collateral" (2004); and Oliver Stone's "W" (2008), in which he played CIA director George Tenet. His versatility also allowed him to tackle numerous sympathetic and comedic parts in such films as "Shallow Hal," (2001) and Cameron Crowe's "Elizabethtown" (2004), as well as a recurring role as Richard Dean Anderson's roguish pal on "McGyver" (ABC, 1985-1992) during the series mid-1980s run. To say that McGill could play just about any role did not overstate things, as the chameleon-like character actor had proven repeatedly throughout the decades that he was so much more than the man who famously wreaked havoc alongside fellow Delta House hellraiser, John "Bluto Blutarsky" Belushi.

Relationships

Gloria McGill

Wife

Woodrow McGill

Father

Adriel McGill

Mother

Pamela McGill

Half-Sister

EDUCATION

MacArthur High School

San Antonio , Texas

University of Texas at Austin

Austin , Texas 1973

Milestones

2012

Cast in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis

2010

Appeared on TNT series "Rizzoli & Isles"

2009

Appeared opposite Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler in "Law Abiding Citizen"

2008

Portrayed the Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet in Oliver Stone's controversial film "W."

2008

Played Mac Stipanovich in the HBO TV film "Recount"

2007

Cast in the crime thriller "The Lookout"

2005

Cast opposite Russell Crowe in the Depression era drama "Cinderella Man," directed by Ron Howard

2004

Reunited with director Michael Mann to star in "Collateral"

2003

Cast opposite Reese Witherspoon in the comedy "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde"

2003

Played a judge in the John Grisham adaptation "Runaway Jury"

2002

Portrayed Peter Arnett in the HBO movie "Live From Baghdad"

2001

Featured in the Michael Mann-directed biopic "Ali"

2001

Cast in the role of the family patriarch in the ABC biopic "The Osmonds"

2001

Had regular role on the CBS mystery series "Wolf Lake"

2001

Essayed the role of New York Yankees manager Ralph Houk in the HBO original "61*"

2000

Portrayed golf legend Walter Hagen in "The Legend of Bagger Vance"

2000

Co-starred with Tom Selleck in the TNT original "Running Mates"

1999

Had brief but memorable role as a district attorney in "The Insider"

1997

Cast as a racist in John Singleton's unjustly overlooked "Rosewood"

1996

Appeared in "Courage Under Fire"

1995

Returned to series TV as a veteran news producer on short-lived UPN series "Live Shot"

1994

Featured in the Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle "Timecop"

1993

Played recurring role on "Black Tie Affair" (NBC)

1992

Portrayed the sheriff in "My Cousin Vinny"

1991

Appeared in "The Last Boy Scout"

1989

Acted in the pallid remake "Three Fugitives"

1987

Had rare lead as Ernest Hemingway in "Waiting For the Moon"

1986

Played the recurring role of Jack Dalton on the popular ABC series "MacGyver"

1986

Co-starred in the comedy "Wildcats" with Goldie Hawn

1983

Appeared in the Broadway musical "My One and Only" co-starring Tommy Tune and Twiggy

1983

Cast in a supporting role in the Mike Nichols directed "Silkwood"

1980

Co-starred as Billy Clyde Puckett (the role created by Burt Reynolds) in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Semi-Tough"

1979

Reprised his role as Daniel 'D-Day' Simpson Day for the TV spinoff "Delta House" (ABC)

1978

Appeared as Daniel Simpson 'D-Day' Day in "National Lampoon's Animal House"

1977

Feature acting debut, "Citizen's Band/Handle With Care"

1975

Made NYC stage debut playing two roles in "Hamlet"

1973

Began acting on the stage with the National Shakespeare Company in Washington, DC

1973

Spent two seasons with Trinity Square Repertory Company in Providence, RI

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