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/I) 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.
|Ruve McDonough||(1 December 2003 - present) 4 children|
Deep resonant voice
Strong jawline and bold blue eyes
Attended Barnstable High School in Massachusetts.
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 Barnastable 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.
Is a big fan of Warren Zevon.
Daughter, Catherine "Cate" Maggie McDonough (born May 14, 2007) with Ruve McDonough.
Son, Morgan McDonough (born November 28, 2005) with his wife, Ruve McDonough.
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'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.
Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Graduated from Syracuse University in 1988.
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