M.C. Gainey Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Birth NameMike Connor Gainey
Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Mini Bio (1)

M.C. Gainey was born on January 18, 1948 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Mike Connor Gainey. He is an actor and producer, known for Breakdown (1997), Con Air (1997) and Stolen (2012). He has been married to Kim since May 2, 2002.

Spouse (1)

Kim (2 May 2002 - present)

Trade Mark (2)

Rich, smoke-burnished voice
Tough, menacing characters.

Trivia (6)

This threatening-looking, usually-mustached actor frequently plays hillbilly-type criminals.
His given name "Mike Connor" is in memory of the first Irish governor of Mississippi, his home state.
Attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.
Due to his interest in acting, he attained an extra role in the Charles Bronson vehicle Hard Times (1975). There he met veteran character actor Strother Martin, who became a mentor for Gainey.
He is a huge fan of jazz music and regularly attends the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
Studied Shakespeare before pursuing his screen acting career in Hollywood.

Personal Quotes (4)

With a face like this, there aren't a lot of lawyers or priest roles coming my way. I've gotta face that was meant for a mug shot and that's what I've been doing for the past thirty years. If I play a cop, it's always a racist cop, or a trigger-happy cop or a crooked cop - but by and large I play cowboys, bikers, and convicts.
"'Swamp Thing' in Con Air (1997). In a movie that has so many villains, take a look at my character closely - not that it supports the weight of a careful examination - and you'll see that I don't really get in anyone's face, I don't really kill anyone, I'm not really a bad guy - I'm just a guy who likes to fly. He made the mistake of landing his plane full of controlled substances in the wrong place and finds himself in the system. In terms of bad guys, though, the character I played in Breakdown (1997) was a very bad human being. There's nothing redeeming about that character" - on the question, out of the characters he's played, who was his favorite and who was his least likable character.
[on Sideways (2004)] It's really funny, I've been doing this for thirty years and I got more attention doing that - than anything else. It's almost transformed my career. If I'd only known thirty years ago, I would've dropped my pants then!
I don't really think of myself as a comic actor. In fact, I have a hard time watching myself. I take very little enjoyment from watching myself in things. It's a rare occasion when I look at something I did and say, "I was good, and I think I looked good, and I think I did a good job." That's a triumvirate I don't hit very often.

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