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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 13 February 1966Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Neal McDonough was born on February 13, 1966 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Frank and Catherine McDonough. He grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts, graduated from Barnstable High School, and attended Syracuse University. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 1988. McDonough frequently appeared as Captain Laser, inspiring young students to bring their studies to completion. Fron there, he trained for a short time at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. McDonough has made many television and film appearances since 1991, including Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Minority Report (2002), Timeline (2003), Walking Tall (2004), The Guardian (2006) and Flags of Our Fathers (2006). His most recent television appearances include Band of Brothers (2001), Boomtown (2002) Desperate Housewives (2004), Medical Investigation (2004), Tin Man (2007) and Justified (2010).

Neal's most prized accomplishment is his wife Ruve, whom he married in 2003. They live in Los Angeles, California with their four children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: evanasst@untitledent.com

Spouse (1)

Ruve McDonough (1 December 2003 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Deep resonant voice
Light bold blue eyes

Trivia (18)

Attended and graduated from Barnstable High School in Barnstable, Massachusetts.
Decided to give up on acting until his manager got him a meeting and audition for Band of Brothers (2001). His work on that led to Steven Spielberg casting him in Minority Report (2002).
Is one of 6 children, has 4 brothers and one sister.
His parents are Catherine and Frank McDonough, both of whom emigrated from Ireland, with his mother coming from County Tipperary, Province of Munster, and his father from County Galway, Province of Connacht.
Was named Mr. BHS in his senior year at Barnstable High School (a male spoof on the Junior Miss Pageant).
His character Lieutenant Hawk in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) was originally written as the first openly gay character in any Star Trek series or movie, but all references to his sexual orientation were written out of later drafts of the screenplay. The character was later confirmed as having been gay in the Star Trek tie-in novel "Section 31: Rogue" by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin.
His brother Gerard appeared as a contestant on an episode of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire". He left with $32,000 after giving the incorrect answer for the $64,000 question.
Daughter, Catherine "Cate" Maggie McDonough (born May 14, 2007), with Ruve McDonough.
Son, Morgan McDonough (born November 28, 2005), with Ruve McDonough.
Like his Tin Man (2007) co-star Zooey Deschanel, he appeared in advertising for the clothing chain The Gap Inc.
In grade school, his first acting role was that of the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz". According to McDonough, he really wanted to play the Tin Man. In 2007, he finally got his chance, appearing in the title role of Sci-Fi Network (now Syfy)'s miniseries Tin Man (2007).
Daughter, London Jane McDonough (born January 11, 2010), with Ruve McDonough. London weighed 7.95 lbs and measured 19 inches long.
Received his Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Syracuse University in 1988.
His brother John is a former writer for national newspapers and currently teaches writing at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.
Is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Has English and Irish ancestry.
Is a huge fan of Warren Zevon.
According to Nathan Fillion in his appearance on the Nerdist podcast, Neal McDonough was also under consideration for the part of Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Firefly (2002).

Personal Quotes (4)

With four kids, it's hard to watch anything other than 'Sesame Street.'
The great thing about 'Justified' is that the writers will craft a scene, but if the actors come up with a great idea, they're 100% for it.
Graham Yost is a genius, and I know that very well because we worked together on 'Band of Brothers' and 'Boomtown.'
Acting is probably the number one team sport in America as far as I'm concerned.

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