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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 October 1945Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Birth NameEverett Charles McGill III
Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Everett McGill was born Charles Everett McGill III on October 21, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida. He graduated from Rosedale High School in Kansas City, Kansas in 1963. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. McGill first gained attention from his memorable portrayal of Naoh, the leader of the Caveman tribe in Quest for Fire (1981). He also played the Fremen leader Stilgar in David Lynch's science fiction epic Dune (1984). With his rugged physique, cold, sinister stare and husky, whispering voice, McGill became usually memorable and well cast in villainous roles, such as the double-crossing FBI Agent Edward Killifer in Licence to Kill (1989) and as Penn, the terrorist leader in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael Chrush <michaelj@chr.bar.com>

Trade Mark (3)

Rugged, muscular physique
Cold sinister staring eyes
Husky whispering voice

Trivia (5)

Trained to be an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Graduated from Rosedale High School in Kansas City, Kansas in 1963.
Originally, J. Michael Straczynski intended to cast McGill in the role of Major Ryan in the Babylon 5 (1994) episode "Severed Dreams". However, Straczynski didn't know his full name, so when he asked to have McGill contacted to set up a meeting about casting him, his assistant asked if he meant Bruce, and Straczynski said yes. Bruce McGill was invited to meet with Straczynski, and it was only after the two met that Straczynski realized his mistake. Straczynski decided to use Bruce for the role of Major Ryan, despite this.
Like the other cast members of David Lynch's Dune (1984), McGill, who played Stilgar, was under contract to appear in sequels should the first film be a success. However, Dune performed poorly at the box office and those sequels were never made.
Collects Indian pottery.

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