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Bruce McGill


Bruce McGill grew up in San Antonio, Texas where he began his acting career in in the MacArthur High School department of theatre. His most popular role was in Animal House (1978). See full bio »
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Known For

Collateral
Collateral Pedrosa
(2004)
Law Abiding Citizen
Law Abiding Citizen Jonas Cantrell
(2009)
Rizzoli & Isles
Rizzoli & Isles Vince Korsak
(2010-2016)
Lincoln
Lincoln Edwin Stanton
(2012)

Filmography

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 2017 NCIS (TV Series)
Henry Rogers
- The Wall (2017) ... Henry Rogers
 2016 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Big Rick Wolf
- Unbearable Loss (2016) ... Big Rick Wolf
 2010-2016 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Vince Korsak
- Ocean Frank (2016) ... Vince Korsak
- Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (2016) ... Vince Korsak
- Stiffed (2016) ... Vince Korsak
- For Richer or Poorer (2016) ... Vince Korsak
- 65 Hours (2016) ... Vince Korsak
 2016 Ride Along 2
Lt. Brooks
 2015 Run All Night
Pat Mullen
 2010-2015 Family Guy (TV Series)
Lincoln's Cabinet Member / John Williams / Santa Claus
- Our Idiot Brian (2015) ... Lincoln's Cabinet Member (voice)
- Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (2012) ... (voice)
- Episode VI: It's a Trap (2011) ... John Williams (voice)
- Road to the North Pole (2010) ... Santa Claus (voice)
 2011-2014 American Dad! (TV Series)
Judge
- Rubberneckers (2014) ... Judge (voice)
- The Scarlet Getter (2011) ... Judge
 2014 Ride Along
Lt. Brooks
 2013 Mr. Sophistication
Jerry Paar
 2013 Ben and Kate (TV Series)
Randy Fox
- Father-Daughter Dance (2013) ... Randy Fox
- Gone Fishin' (2013) ... Randy Fox
 2009-2013 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Lloyd Waterman / Mr. Waterman
- Brownsized (2013) ... Lloyd Waterman
- The Wide World of Cleveland Show (2013) ... Mr. Waterman (voice)
- Die Semi-Hard (2011) ... Mr. Waterman (voice)
- Your Show of Shows (2011) ... Lloyd Waterman (voice)
- A Short Story and a Tall Tale (2011) ... Lloyd Waterman (voice)
 2012 Me Again
Big Earl
 2012 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Jeremy Breslow
- A Defense of Marriage (2012) ... Jeremy Breslow
 2012 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2012 Lincoln
Edwin Stanton
 2012/IV Unconditional
Detective Miller
 2012 For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
President Calvin Coolidge
 2012 FDR: American Badass!
Louis
 2011/I Apart
Dr. Thomas Abner
 2010 No Ordinary Family (TV Series)
Allan Crane
- No Ordinary Visitors (2010) ... Allan Crane
 2010/I Fair Game
Jim Pavitt
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Gordon Garrison
- Anchor (2009) ... Gordon Garrison
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Jerry Carlisle
- Pain Killer (2009) ... Jerry Carlisle
 2009 Law Abiding Citizen
Jonas Cantrell
 2009 Columbia Ave. (Short)
Sam The Lawyer
 2009 Held Hostage (TV Movie)
Ben Summers
 2009 Obsessed
Joe Gage
 2009 The Perfect Game
Mr. Tanner
 2009 From Mexico with Love
Billy
 2009 Psych (TV Series)
Fire Chief Dan Trombly
- Earth, Wind and... Wait for It (2009) ... Fire Chief Dan Trombly
 2008/I W.
George Tenet
 2008 Recount (TV Movie)
Mac Stipanovich
 2008 A Line in the Sand
Matty Kopac
 2008 Vantage Point
Phil McCullough
 2008 Kings of the Evening
Wilfred Cheedle
 2007 Area 57 (TV Movie)
Gen. Keller
 2007 The Lookout
Robert Pratt
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Austin
- Contenders (2007) ... Austin
 2007 The Good Life
Frank Jones
 2007 American Fork
Mr. Grigoratus
 2006 Valley of the Heart's Delight
Horace Walsh
 2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Congressman Peter Bellingham
- Wasichu (2006) ... Congressman Peter Bellingham
 2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (Video)
Gen. Norman T. Vance
 2006 Enemies (TV Series)
- Pilot (2006)
 2006 Laws of Chance (TV Series)
 2005 Slow Burn
Godfrey
 2005 Elizabethtown
Bill Banyon
 2005 Cinderella Man
Jimmy Johnston
 2005 Why Don't You Dance? (Short)
 2005 Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (Video Game)
Agent Mitchell Buford (voice)
 2004 Collateral
Pedrosa
 2003 Justice League (TV Series)
General McCormick
- Eclipsed: Part II (2003) ... General McCormick (voice)
- Eclipsed (2003) ... General McCormick (voice)
 2003 Runaway Jury
Judge Harkin
 2003 Matchstick Men
Chuck Frechette
 2003 Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update (Video short)
Daniel Simpson 'D-Day' Day
 2002 Live from Baghdad (TV Movie)
Peter Arnett
 2002 The Sum of All Fears
National Security Advisor Revell
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
George Ball, Undersecretary of State
 2001-2002 Wolf Lake (TV Series)
Willard Cates / Dr. Sokolov
- Leader of the Pack (2002) ... Willard Cates (uncredited)
- Unaired Pilot (2001) ... Dr. Sokolov
- Excitable Boy (2001) ... Willard Cates
- Tastes Like Chicken (2001) ... Willard Cates
- Soup to Nuts (2001) ... Willard Cates
 2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Jimmy Tadero
- Felonious Monk (2002) ... Jimmy Tadero
 2002 The Practice (TV Series)
Judge Charles Fleming
- Judge Knot (2002) ... Judge Charles Fleming
 2001 Ali
Bradley
 2001 Shallow Hal
Reverend Larson
 2001 61* (TV Movie)
Ralph Houk
 2001 Exit Wounds
Frank Daniels
 2001 The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (TV Movie)
Jonas Scatter
 2001 Inside the Osmonds (TV Movie)
George Osmond
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
Walter Hagen
 2000 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Sen. Mitchell Morris
 2000 Deep Core
Sam Dalton
 2000 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Kirk Bales
- The Gift (2000) ... Kirk Bales
 1999 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (Video Game)
Agent Simon Turner, CIA (voice)
 1999 The Insider
Ron Motley
 1999 A Dog of Flanders
William
 1999 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Captain Braxton
- Relativity (1999) ... Captain Braxton
 1999 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Dicky O'Shea
- Wagon Train: Part 2 (1999) ... Dicky O'Shea
- Wagon Train: Part 1 (1999) ... Dicky O'Shea
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Sheriff Rick
- Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (1998) ... Sheriff Rick
 1998 Ground Control
T.C. Bryant
 1998 Letters from a Killer
Brinker
 1998 Everything That Rises (TV Movie)
Alan Jamison
 1997 Lawn Dogs
Nash
 1997 I Am Weasel (TV Series)
Baboon's Dad / Santa
- Happy Baboon Holidays (1997) ... Baboon's Dad / Santa (voice)
 1997 Spy Game (TV Series)
Andrei Dupchek
- What Family Doesn't Have Its Ups and Downs? (1997) ... Andrei Dupchek
 1997 Rosewood
Duke Purdy
 1997 Dave's World (TV Series)
Mr. Holroyd
- Spontaneous Combustion (1997) ... Mr. Holroyd
 1996 Mocking the Cosmos (Short)
Gorgan / Gordan
 1996 Courage Under Fire
McQuillan
 1996 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Major Ed Ryan
- Severed Dreams (1996) ... Major Ed Ryan
 1996 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Mr. Devine
- Law (1996) ... Mr. Devine
 1996 Black Sheep
Neuschwander
 1995 Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie)
Dr. Fred Williams
 1995 Live Shot (TV Series)
Joe Vitale
- Decisions, Decisons (1995) ... Joe Vitale
- Love Is a Mainly Splintered Thing (1995) ... Joe Vitale
- Miracle (1995) ... Joe Vitale
- What Price Episode? (1995) ... Joe Vitale
 1995 Perfect Alibi
Det. Spivak
 1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Dakin Saunders / Saunders
- The Sensational Six (1995) ... Dakin Saunders
- Muddy Waters (1995) ... Saunders
 1995 The Good Old Boys (TV Movie)
City Marshall
 1995 Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie (Video Game)
James Konklin
 1995 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Doug O'Brien
- Brother, Can You Spare a Hot Rod? (1995) ... Doug O'Brien
 1994 The Commish (TV Series)
Bob Ruffington
- Ghost (1994) ... Bob Ruffington
 1994 Timecop
Matuzak
 1994 Bakersfield P.D. (TV Series)
Captain Stocker
- Arms and the Men (1994) ... Captain Stocker
 1993 A Perfect World
Paul Saunders
 1993 Shameful Secrets (TV Movie)
Judge Ian Greenstein
 1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Boone Waxwell
- Bounty (1993) ... Boone Waxwell
 1993 Family Dog (TV Series)
Martin Mahoney
- Family Dog Gets Good and Sick (1993) ... Martin Mahoney (voice)
- Party Animal (1993) ... Martin Mahoney (voice)
- Enemy Dog (1993) ... Martin Mahoney (voice)
- Show Dog (1993) ... Martin Mahoney (voice)
 1993 Black Tie Affair (TV Series)
Hal Kempner
- One (1993) ... Hal Kempner
 1993 Cliffhanger
Treasury Agent
 1989-1993 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Al the Bartender / Weird Ernie
- Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 (1993) ... Al the Bartender
- Genesis: Part 1 - September 13, 1956 (1989) ... Weird Ernie
 1992 Play Nice
Captain Foxx
 1992 Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (TV Movie)
Dan Ryan
 1986-1992 MacGyver (TV Series)
Jack Dalton / 'The Great Sheldrake'
- The Mountain of Youth (1992) ... Jack Dalton
- Jenny's Chance (1990) ... Jack Dalton
- Serenity (1990) ... Jack Dalton
- Unfinished Business (1989) ... Jack Dalton
- Brainwashed (1989) ... Jack Dalton
 1992 My Cousin Vinny
Sheriff Farley
 1992 Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (TV Movie)
Flight Engineer Dudley Dvorak
 1991 The Last Boy Scout
Mike Matthews
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Luigi "Lou" Paloma
- The Trap (1991) ... Luigi "Lou" Paloma
 1991 The Perfect Tribute (TV Movie)
Lamon
 1991 Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance (TV Movie)
Shifton
 1991 Davis Rules (TV Series)
Mike
- Sign of the Times (1991) ... Mike
- Twisted Sister (1991) ... Mike
 1990 Little Vegas
Harvey
 1990 Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (TV Movie)
O'Meara
 1990 The Flockens (TV Movie)
Philip Flocken
 1989 Let's Get Mom (TV Movie)
Bruce
 1989 Hardball (TV Series)
Dutch
- Time Bomb (1989) ... Dutch
 1989 Out Cold
Ernie
 1989 The Easter Story (Video short) (voice)
 1989 Three Fugitives
Charlie
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Nathan Hill
- Love Hurts (1987) ... Nathan Hill
 1987 End of the Line
Billy Haney
 1987 The Man Who Fell to Earth (TV Movie)
Vernon Gage
 1987 The Last Innocent Man (TV Movie)
Burt Matson
 1987 The Secret of My Succe$s
W. Shaw (uncredited)
 1982-1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ernest Hemingway / Edward Philbrick / Reporter Blakely
- Waiting for the Moon (1987) ... Ernest Hemingway
- The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) ... Reporter Blakely
 1986 No Mercy
Lieutenant Hall
 1986 Club Paradise
Dave the Fireman
 1986 As Summers Die (TV Movie)
V.D. Skinner
 1986 Wildcats
Dan Darwell
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Hank Weldon
- Out Where the Buses Don't Run (1985) ... Hank Weldon
 1985 Into the Night
Charlie
 1983 Silkwood
Mace Hurley
 1983 Tough Enough
Tony Fallon
 1982 The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
Reporter Blakely
 1981 The Hand
Brian Ferguson
 1981 A Whale for the Killing (TV Movie)
Glenn
 1980 Semi-Tough (TV Series)
Billy Clyde Pucket
- The First Hurrah (1980) ... Billy Clyde Pucket
- That Catch (1980) ... Billy Clyde Pucket
- One Bad Apple (1980) ... Billy Clyde Pucket
- Barbara Jane Moves Out (1980) ... Billy Clyde Pucket
 1979 Delta House (TV Series)
Daniel Simpson Day (D-Day)
- The Matriculation of Kent Dorfman (1979) ... Daniel Simpson Day (D-Day)
- Hoover and the Bomb (1979) ... Daniel Simpson Day (D-Day)
- Campus Fair (1979) ... Daniel Simpson Day (D-Day)
- The Blotto Who Came to Dinner (1979) ... Daniel Simpson Day (D-Day)
- The Fall of Dean Wormer (1979) ... Daniel Simpson Day (D-Day)
 1978 Animal House
Daniel Simpson Day
 1978 F.I.S.T.
Hitman (uncredited)
 1977 Citizens Band
Blood
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Stage: Played Iago to Raul Julia's Othello for the NYSF's Shakespeare in the Park series. See more »

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2012, on The Hand and working with Oliver Stone) I was looking for any A-features, and Michael Caine really made it an A-feature. So I thought, "Well, sure, that'd be great!" And it was a great experience. I really loved working with Michael Caine. He's a really skilled and experienced actor. I learn something from everybody, but when you work with somebody like that, you actually learn things ... See more »

Trivia:

Remains in close contact with his MacGyver (1985) co-star Richard Dean Anderson. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast in 'Michael Mann' films. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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