Gerald McRaney

Actor, TV producer, TV episodic director
One of the small screen's most reliable heavies during the 1970s, veteran television actor Gerald McRaney successfully made the daunting shift from bad guy to good guy roles beginning in the early part of the following ... Read more »
Born: 08/19/1947 in Collins, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Actor (102)

Agent X 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Disappointments Room 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Focus 2015 (Movie)

Owens (Actor)

Longmire 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Best of Me 2014 (Movie)

Tuck (Actor)

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

Major General Luntz (Actor)

Burke's Law 1987 - 1997, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coach 1987 - 1997, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Designing Women 1987 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1987 - 1999, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fairly Legal 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1987 - 2001, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Major Dad 1987 - 2001, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 2001, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commish 1987 - 1997, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1987 - 1999, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Undercovers 1989 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Get Low 2010 (Movie)

Rev. Gus Horton (Actor)

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

General Morrison (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Presenter

Jericho 1989 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Women's Murder Club 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Winner 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadwood 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saving Shiloh 2006 (Movie)

Ray Preston (Actor)

One Tree Hill 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2001, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mister Sterling 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Designing Women Reunion 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Presidio Med 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The President's Own 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

War Letters 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Danger Beneath the Sea 2001 (Movie)

Admiral Justice (Actor)

Weapons at War 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Thousand Men and a Baby 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Delta Burke 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Central Park West 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Forward 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Rivals! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sidney Sheldon's Nothing Lasts Forever 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Women of the House 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Brute Force 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

D-Day: The Total Story 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Scattered Dreams: The Kathryn Messenger Story 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

To Be Free: The National Literacy Honors 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

What About Me? I'm Only 3! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bob Hope's Yellow Ribbon Party 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS Comedy Bloopers II 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS Comedy Bloopers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS Premiere Preview Spectacular 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

America Picks the All-Time Favorite Movies 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Simon & Simon 1981 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

American Justice 1986 (Movie)

Jake Wheeler (Actor)

CBS Tournament of Roses Parade 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Neverending Story 1984 (Movie)

Bastian's Dad (Actor)

The Seal 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Keep Off! Keep Off! 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Hobo's Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

A Holiday Romance (TV Show)

Actor

Armed and Innocent (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Vengeance (TV Show)

Actor

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

City Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Vows (TV Show)

Actor

Easy Prey (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Friendship (TV Show)

Actor

Going For Broke (TV Show)

Actor

Ike: Countdown to D-Day (TV Show)

Actor

Memories Never Die (TV Show)

Actor

Motorcycle Gang (TV Show)

Actor

Murder By Moonlight (TV Show)

Actor

Not Our Son (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

Shake, Rattle & Roll (TV Show)

Actor

Someone She Knows (TV Show)

Actor

The Aliens Are Coming (TV Show)

Actor

The Haunting Passion (TV Show)

Actor

The Jordan Chance (TV Show)

Actor

The People Across the Lake (TV Show)

Actor

The Stranger Beside Me (TV Show)

Actor

Tornado Warning (TV Show)

Actor

Vestige of Honor (TV Show)

Actor

Where the Ladies Go (TV Show)

Actor

Women in White (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the small screen's most reliable heavies during the 1970s, veteran television actor Gerald McRaney successfully made the daunting shift from bad guy to good guy roles beginning in the early part of the following decade. Best known as the street-smart and elder brother Richard "Rick" Simon on the popular 1980s detective drama, "Simon & Simon" (CBS, 1981-88), the lovably strict "Major Dad" (CBS, 1989-1993), and for his long, successful marriage to actress Delta Burke, this mustachioed TV actor boasted an enviable TV résumé, including "Promised Land" (CBS, 1996-99), "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06) and the hit nuclear drama, "Jericho" (CBS, 2006-08). McRaney also enjoyed a big screen success as Liam Neeson's boss, General Morrison, in the action smash "The A-Team" (2010). Thirty-plus years into his career, McRaney continued to work on the stage and on screen, a low-key, likable actor respected for his skill and professionalism.

Relationships

Delta Burke Actor

Wife
Born July 30, 1956 third wife met during a guest appearance on Burke's sitcom "Designing Women" (CBS) married May 28, 1989 renewed vows June 23, 1991 after completing work on a TV-movie together, "Love and Curses"

Jessica McRaney

Daughter
mother, Beverly Root

Kate McRaney

Daughter
born c. 1983 mother, Pat Rae Moran

Angus McRaney

Son
mother, Beverly Root

Pat Moran

Wife
second wife married 1981 divorced

Beverly Root

Wife
married in 1967 divorced in 1971 have two children together

EDUCATION

University of Mississippi

University , Mississippi
left during his sophomore year to audition for a repertory company in New Orleans

Milestones

2006

Starred in the CBS post-apocalyptic series "Jericho" as Mayor Green

2005

Cast as George Hearst in the HBO western drama series, "Deadwood"

2004

Portrayed Lt. Gen. George S. Patton in the TV-movie, "Ike: Countdown to D-Day" (A&E)

2000

Appeared in the CBS TV-movie "Take Me Home: The John Denver Story"

1997

Had a recurring role on "Touched by an Angel" (CBS)

1996

Cast in Darren Star's short-lived drama, "Central Park West"

1995

Cast in the TV-movie "Not Our Son" (CBS)

1992

Introduced Vice President's wife Marilyn Quayle for her speech at the Republican National Convention

1990

Performed in the play "Love Letters" with wife Delta Burke

1989

Starred in the TV series "Major Dad" (CBS)

1986

Played a leading role in the feature "American Justice", in which "Simon" co-star Jameson Parker also played a prominent role

1981

TV series debut as Rick Simon in "Simon & Simon" (CBS); also directed episodes

1974

Acted in the CBS TV-movie "The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One"

1968

Played first notable film role in "Night of Bloody Horror"

1968

Appeared on an episode of TV's "Night Gallery"

1967

Lived in New Orleans, where he acted with a local theater company

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