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Biography

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Overview (2)

Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Multi-talented and award-winning actor Neal McDonough can be seen in a multitude of stellar productions in 2019. In addition to just wrapping his second season on "Project Blue Book", he also gave a lightning rod performance in Paramount Networks' "Yellowstone" opposite Kevin Costner.

He can also soon be seen in his second season of "Van Helsing" (as the Bride of Dracula), as well as the Netflix hit series, "Altered Carbon", as the Grand Creator of a New Universe. He also got the opportunity to reprise his role as Sean Cahill in the final season of the USA hit TV series, "Suits".

Next up is reprising his role as Damien Darhk on "Legends of Tomorrow".

In addition to starring in 6 top rated TV series this year, he is also starring (as the hero) and executive producing the new western feature film, "The Warrant'l

Not limited to TV and feature films, McDonough has also recently finished stage runs as Daddy Warbucks in "Annie" and "Willy Wonka" in Vancouver.

Other credits in his past also include "Band of Brothers", "Minority Report", "Captain America", "Justified", "Desperate Housewives", "Captain America", "Walking Tall" and more. More recently, he starred in the award-winning film, "Greater", "1922" for Stephen King and "Game Over Man" for Netflix.

But Neal's most prized accomplishment is his relationship with his wife Ruvé, their five children, and with God, as a devout Catholic.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Adele Heydenrich

Family (4)

Spouse Ruve McDonough (1 December 2003 - present)  (5 children)
Children McDonough, Catherine Maggie
McDonough, Morgan
McDonough, London Jane
McDonough, James Hamilton
McDonough, Clover Eliabeth
Parents McDonough (Bushe), Catherine
McDonough, Frank
Relatives McDonough, Gerard (sibling)
McDonough, John (sibling)

Trade Mark (3)

Deep resonant voice
Light bold blue eyes
Often appears in adaptations of comic books

Trivia (22)

Attended and graduated from Barnstable High School in Barnstable, Massachusetts.
Decided to give up on acting until his manager got him a meeting and audition for Band of Brothers (2001). His work on that led to Steven Spielberg casting him in Minority Report (2002).
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 Barnstable 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.
Daughter, Catherine "Cate" Maggie McDonough (born May 14, 2007), with Ruve McDonough.
Son, Morgan McDonough (born November 28, 2005), with Ruve McDonough.
Like his Tin Man (2007) co-star Zooey Deschanel, he appeared in advertising for the clothing chain The Gap Inc.
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 (now Syfy)'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.
Received his Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Syracuse University in 1988.
His brother John is a former writer for national newspapers and currently teaches writing at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.
Is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
His parents were both born in Ireland, his father in County Galway and his mother in County Tipperary.
Is a huge fan of Warren Zevon.
According to Nathan Fillion in his appearance on the Nerdist podcast, Neal McDonough was also under consideration for the part of Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Firefly (2002).
He has played the same character (Damien Darhk) in three different series: Arrow (2012), The Flash (2014) and DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016).
Played the voice of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in the 2010 animated short film "Green Arrow" and played Damien Darhk (enemy of Green Arrow) in the live-action TV series "Arrow" (2012).
Very good friends with Adrien Brody.
He has dual US and Irish citizenship.

Personal Quotes (4)

With four kids, it's hard to watch anything other than 'Sesame Street.'
The great thing about 'Justified' is that the writers will craft a scene, but if the actors come up with a great idea, they're 100% for it.
Graham Yost is a genius, and I know that very well because we worked together on 'Band of Brothers' and 'Boomtown.'
Acting is probably the number one team sport in America as far as I'm concerned.

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