Jack McGee

Actor, Firefighter
In portraying the quintessential blue-collar Irish-Catholic, veteran character actor Jack McGee has brought an authenticity to his roles that's tough to match. For inspiration, he has needed to look no further than his ... Read more »
Born: 02/01/1949 in South Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (132)

Just Before I Go 2015 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

The McCarthys 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Benched 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gedo 2014 (Movie)

Jackson Jones (Actor)

Living in Fear 2014 (Movie)

Cliff Bartok (Actor)

Axe Cop 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Betrayal 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

Lt. Quincannon (Actor)

Common Law 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Congratulations! 2012 (Movie)

Childers (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Up All Night 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drive Angry 2011 (Movie)

Fat Lou (Actor)

Drop Dead Diva 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Father of Invention 2011 (Movie)

Parole Officer (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moneyball 2011 (Movie)

John Poloni (Actor)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

Grandpa Jed (Actor)

Rizzoli & Isles 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lie to Me 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Marmaduke 2010 (Movie)

Dalmatian (Voice)

Players 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fighter 2010 (Movie)

George Ward (Actor)

The Whole Truth 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tron: Legacy 2010 (Movie)

Police Photographer (Actor)

CSI: New York 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living With Ed 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rescue Me 2003 - 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cleaner 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The International 2009 (Movie)

Detective Bernie Ward (Actor)

21 2008 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Aztec Rex 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Brotherhood 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Alphabet Killer 2008 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

Columbus Day 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica Mars 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Davis Rules 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dogs 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Open Season 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Hunter (Actor)

Providence 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

SeaQuest DSV 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's Life 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 1999, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 1999, 2001 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crash 2005 (Movie)

Gun Store Owner (Actor)

Domino 2005 (Movie)

detective chris Cudkitz (Actor)

NCIS 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm in the Middle 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Standing on Fishes 2004 (Movie)

Teamster (Actor)

Carnivàle 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Affair 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Detective Finchley (Actor)

The Huntress 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Bread and Roses 2001 (Movie)

Bert (Actor)

Do You Wanna Know a Secret? 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 (Movie)

Burns (Actor)

Coyote Ugly 2000 (Movie)

Pitcher (Actor)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

Bronto Crane Examiner (Actor)

Thirteen Days 2000 (Movie)

Mayor Daly (Actor)

Very Mean Men 2000 (Movie)

Jocko Mulroney (Actor)

Houdini (TNT) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

Sergeant Jordan (Actor)

The Prophecy III: the Ascent 1999 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

To Have & to Hold 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Brooklyn South 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chairman of the Board 1998 (Movie)

Harlan (Actor)

Damon 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love You... Don't Touch Me! 1998 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Kid 1998 (Movie)

Hank Bruntley (Actor)

A Simple Wish 1997 (Movie)

Officer O'York (Actor)

Breakdown 1997 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

EZ Streets 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Jungle2jungle 1997 (Movie)

Mr Uhley (Actor)

Seinfeld 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Faculty 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Quest 1996 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Jury Duty 1995 (Movie)

Murphy (Actor)

Showgirls 1995 (Movie)

Jack the Stagehand (Actor)

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Unstrung Heroes 1995 (Movie)

Lindquist (Actor)

Miracle on 34th Street 1994 (Movie)

Tony Falacchi (Actor)

The Paper 1994 (Movie)

Wilder (Actor)

Basic Instinct 1992 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Mimi & Me 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Across the Tracks 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Backdraft 1991 (Movie)

Schmidt (Actor)

Book of Love 1991 (Movie)

Ticket Taker (Actor)

Cool As Ice 1991 (Movie)

Clarke (Actor)

Crash and Burn 1990 (Movie)

Winston Wicket (Actor)

Follow Your Heart 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

I'm Dangerous Tonight 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Grifters 1990 (Movie)

Clerk (Actor)

Waiting For the Light 1990 (Movie)

Slim Slater (Actor)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

Democratic Delegate (Actor)

Cold Dog Soup 1989 (Movie)

Park Cop (Actor)

Lethal Weapon 2 1989 (Movie)

Carpenter (Actor)

Roseanne 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Horror Show 1989 (Movie)

Night Watchman (Actor)

Three Fugitives 1989 (Movie)

Fisherman (Actor)

Five Corners 1988 (Movie)

Desk Sergeant (Actor)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

Carpenter (Actor)

Shy People 1987 (Movie)

Cab Driver (Actor)

Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

The Hidden 1987 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Magic Sticks 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Turk 182 1985 (Movie)

Patron at Hooly's (Actor)

Little John (TV Show)

Actor

Off Duty (TV Show)

Actor

Space Rangers (TV Show)

Actor

Student Exchange (TV Show)

Actor

The Darwin Conspiracy (TV Show)

Actor

Thick As Thieves (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In portraying the quintessential blue-collar Irish-Catholic, veteran character actor Jack McGee has brought an authenticity to his roles that's tough to match. For inspiration, he has needed to look no further than his own background. Born and raised in New York City, McGee was one of eight children in a working class family in the South Bronx. As if that wasn't tough enough, he was the youngest, which may have led him to work that much harder to get noticed. By high school, he was a football player and also president of his senior class. He soon developed an interest in performing, and one of his first efforts was as a background vocalist for the 1960s rock band, "The Young Rascals." In order to make ends meet as an actor, McGee became a firefighter for New York City in 1977. As it happened, his first part was in the 1987 firefighter movie, "Turk 182," starring Timothy Hutton. Moving to Hollywood in 1986, he went on to appear in hundreds of films, television movies and regular series. His classic working stiff features landed him countless roles as cops, carpenters, and the occasional bartender.

EDUCATION

Cardinal Hayes High School

New York
played football; president of his senior class

Milestones

2011

Cast in a supporting role in the biographical drama "Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt

2010

Landed a minor role in "TRON: Legacy," starring Jeff Bridges

2010

Joined the cast of Spike TV's short-lived comedy series "Players"

2010

Portrayed George Ward, the father of boxer 'Irish' Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) in "The Fighter"

2008

Acted opposite Kevin Spacey and Jim Sturgess in "21"

2006

Landed voiceover role in the animated feature "Open Season"

2005

Played a gun store owner in ensemble drama "Crash," from writer-director Paul Haggis

2004

Cast as Chief Jerry Reilly on FX's edgy firefighter drama "Rescue Me"

2003

Had a small role in the comedy "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blond"

2001

Cast in a recurring role as a desk sergeant, on the ABC police drama "NYPD Blue"

2000

Portrayed infamous Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in "Thirteen Days"

2000

Cast as a baseball pitcher in "Coyote Ugly"

1994

Played a mischievous Santa Clause in the remake of "Miracle on 34th Street"

1992

Appeared as a cop in the thriller "Basic Instinct" opposite Michael Douglas

1991

Cast in the Ron Howard film "Backdraft," starring Kurt Russell and William Baldwin

1988

Had a small role opposite Bill Murray in "Scrooged"

1987

Appeared opposite Jodie Foster in "Five Corners"

1986

Moved to Hollywood, CA

1985

Feature film debut in the firefighter movie "Turk 182," starring Timothy Hutton

1977

Became a firefighter for New York City

Born and raised in South Bronx, NY

SIMILAR ARTICLES