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John McConnell was born on November 13, 1958 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and The Departed (2006). He is married to Maureen Brennen. They have three children. See full bio »
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 2015 By Way of Helena (filming)
 2014 13 Sins
 2013 12 Years a Slave
Jonus Ray
 2013 2 Guns
Officer Dave
 2012 Django Unchained (as Spuds McConnell)
 2012 The Alternates (Short)
Detective Starch
 2012 The Baytown Outlaws
Representative Hawkins (as John Spud McConnell)
 2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Scroll Official
 2012 Killing Them Softly
Bartender #2
 2011 Seeking Justice
Liquor Store Clerk (as John McConnell)
 2011 Colombiana
 2011 Love, Wedding, Marriage
Grateful Husband
 2011 The Mechanic
 2009 Alabama Moon
Mr. Mitchell
 2009 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Vernon Green
 2008 Leatherheads
Bullhorn Fireman (as John 'Spud' McConnell)
 2007 The Reaping
Mayor Brooks
 2006 Deja Vu
Sheriff Reed
 2006 The Last Time
 2006 The Novice
 2006 The Departed
Bookie in Costello's Bar (as John M. McConnell)
 2006 Glory Road
Exhibition Game Tournament Director
 2005 Because of Winn-Dixie
Store Manager
 2002 The Badge
 2002 Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat
Detective Loomis
 2002 The Scoundrel's Wife
Dance Hall Owner
 2002 Hometown Legend
Rock Hill Coach
 2002 Love Liza
High School Principal #1
 2001 Monster's Ball
Harvey Shoonmaker
 2001 Above & Beyond
 2001 Malpractice
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Woolworths Manager
 1997 Bayou Ghost
The Mayor
 1995 Born Wild
 1995 Body Count
Truck Driver
 1995 Mutant Species
 1993 King of the Hill
Patrolman Burns
 1992 The Lady in Waiting (Short)
 1992 Delta Heat
 1991 Convicts
Guard #1
 1991 Firehead
Computer Man
 1990 Miller's Crossing
Cop - Brian
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Made a name for himself portraying legendary Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long in a highly successful one man play, "Kingfish". See more »

Alternate Names:

John 'Spud' McConnell | John M. McConnell | John Spud McConnell | Spuds McConnell


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Often acts in films shot in his native Louisiana and Mississippi. See more »


Often acts in films shot in his native Louisiana and Mississippi



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