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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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 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
 2010-2015 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)
- Rubberneckers (2014) ... Judge (voice)
- The Scarlet Getter (2011) ... Judge
 2013 Mr. Sophistication
Jerry Paar
 2013 Ben and Kate (TV Series)
Randy Fox
- Gone Fishin' (2013) ... Randy Fox
 2009-2013 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Lloyd Waterman / Mr. 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)
- Like a Boss (2011) ... Lloyd Waterman (voice)
 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/IV Unconditional
Detective Miller
 2012 FDR: American Badass!
 2011/I Apart
Dr. Thomas Abner
 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 Columbia Ave. (Short)
Sam The Lawyer
 2009 Held Hostage (TV Movie)
Ben Summers
 2009 The Perfect Game
Mr. Tanner
 2009 From Mexico with Love
 2008/I W.
George Tenet
 2008 Recount (TV Movie)
Mac Stipanovich
 2008 A Line in the Sand
Matty Kopac
 2008 Kings of the Evening
Wilfred Cheedle
 2007 Area 57 (TV Movie)
Gen. Keller
 2007 The Lookout
Robert Pratt
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
- Contenders (2007) ... Austin
 2007 Humble Pie
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 Why Don't You Dance? (Short)
 2005 Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (Video Game)
Agent Mitchell Buford (voice)
 2003 Justice League (TV Series)
General McCormick
- Eclipsed: Part II (2003) ... General McCormick (voice)
- Eclipsed (2003) ... General McCormick (voice)
 2003 Runaway Jury
Judge Harkin
 2002 Live from Baghdad (TV Movie)
Peter Arnett
 2001-2002 Wolf Lake (TV Series)
Willard Cates / Dr. Sokolov
- Leader of the Pack (2002) ... Willard Cates (uncredited)
- Unaired Pilot (2001) ... Dr. Sokolov
 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
 2001 Shallow Hal
Reverend Larson
 2001 61* (TV Movie)
Ralph Houk
 2001 Inside the Osmonds (TV Movie)
George Osmond
 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 A Dog of Flanders
 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 Everything That Rises (TV Movie)
Alan Jamison
 1997 Lawn Dogs
 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
 1996 Mocking the Cosmos (Short)
Gorgan / Gordan
 1996 Courage Under Fire
 1996 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Major Ed Ryan
 1996 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Mr. Devine
- Law (1996) ... Mr. Devine
 1995 Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie)
Dr. Fred Williams
 1995 Perfect Alibi
Det. Spivak
 1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Dakin Saunders / Saunders
- Muddy Waters (1995) ... Saunders
 1995 The Good Old Boys (TV Movie)
City Marshall
 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
 1994 Bakersfield P.D. (TV Series)
Captain Stocker
- Arms and the Men (1994) ... Captain Stocker
 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
- 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
 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'
- Serenity (1990) ... Jack Dalton
- Brainwashed (1989) ... Jack Dalton
 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)
 1991 Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance (TV Movie)
 1991 Davis Rules (TV Series)
- Sign of the Times (1991) ... Mike
- Twisted Sister (1991) ... Mike
 1990 Little Vegas
 1990 Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (TV Movie)
 1990 The Easter Story (Video short) (voice)
 1990 The Flockens (TV Movie)
Philip Flocken
 1989 Let's Get Mom (TV Movie)
 1989 Hardball (TV Series)
- Time Bomb (1989) ... Dutch
 1989 Out Cold
 1989 Three Fugitives
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Nathan Hill
- Love Hurts (1987) ... Nathan Hill
 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
- 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
 1983 Silkwood
Mace Hurley
 1982 The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
Reporter Blakely
 1981 A Whale for the Killing (TV Movie)
 1978 F.I.S.T.
Hitman (uncredited)
 1977 Handle with Care
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Stage: Appeared in such productions as "Tom Jones", "Peer Gynt", "Lady Audley's Secret", "Sherlock Holmes" and "The Tooth of Crime" while a member of the Rhode Island's Trinity Square Repertory Company. See more »


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(2012, on Matchstick Men) I think it's one of a handful of the best movies I've done. I think it's one of Nic Cage's top performances. Sam Rockwell and myself and Nic just loved that movie. It's a really good grown-up comedy. I just think the world of that. And to play the two realities at all times was very liberating. See more »


His love of acting began on stage at Wilshire Elementary School in San Antonio, Texas. See more »


Often plays real life figures such as politicians and other figures of authority. See more »

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