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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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Animal House
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 2018 High & Tight (TV Movie) (post-production)
Jerry McMillan
 2018 Waiting Game (Short) (post-production)
 2018 Shades of Blue (TV Series)
Jordan Ramsey
 2018 Suits (TV Series)
Stanley Gordon
 2017 MacGyver (TV Series)
Detective Greer
 2017 NCIS (TV Series)
Henry Rogers
 2016 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Big Rick Wolf
 2010-2016 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
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
 2011-2014 American Dad! (TV Series)
 2014 Ride Along
Lt. Brooks
 2013 Mr. Sophistication
Jerry Paar
 2013 Ben and Kate (TV Series)
Randy Fox
 2009-2013 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Lloyd Waterman / Mr. Waterman
 2012 Me Again
Big Earl
 2012 The Good Wife (TV Series)
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!
 2011/I Apart
Dr. Thomas Abner
 2010 No Ordinary Family (TV Series)
Allan Crane
 2010/I Fair Game
Jim Pavitt
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Gordon Garrison
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
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
 2009 Psych (TV Series)
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)
 2007 American Fork
Mr. Grigoratus
 2007 The Good Life
Frank Jones
 2006 Enemies (TV Series)
 2006 Laws of Chance (TV Series)
Charles Bauman
 2006 Valley of the Heart's Delight
Horace Walsh
 2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Congressman Peter Bellingham
 2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (Video)
Gen. Norman T. Vance
 2005 Slow Burn
 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
 2003 Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update (Video short)
Daniel Simpson 'D-Day' Day
 2003 Justice League (TV Series)
General McCormick
 2003 Runaway Jury
Judge Harkin
 2003 Matchstick Men
Chuck Frechette
 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
 2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Jimmy Tadero
 2002 The Practice (TV Series)
Judge Charles Fleming
 2001 Ali
 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
 1999 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (Video Game)
Agent Simon Turner, CIA (voice)
 1999 The Insider
Ron Motley
 1999 A Dog of Flanders
 1999 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Captain Braxton
 1999 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Dicky O'Shea
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Sheriff Rick
 1998 Ground Control
T.C. Bryant
 1998 Letters from a Killer
 1998 Everything That Rises (TV Movie)
Alan Jamison
 1997 Lawn Dogs
 1997 I Am Weasel (TV Series)
Baboon's Dad / Santa
 1997 Spy Game (TV Series)
Andrei Dupchek
 1997 Rosewood
Duke Purdy
 1997 Dave's World (TV Series)
Mr. Holroyd
 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
 1996 Black Sheep
 1995 Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie)
Dr. Fred Williams
 1995 Live Shot (TV Series)
Joe Vitale
 1995 Perfect Alibi
Det. Spivak
 1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Dakin Saunders / 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
 1994 The Commish (TV Series)
Bob Ruffington
 1994 Timecop
 1994 Bakersfield P.D. (TV Series)
Captain Stocker
 1993 A Perfect World
Paul Saunders
 1993 Shameful Secrets (TV Movie)
Judge Ian Greenstein
 1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Boone Waxwell
 1993 Family Dog (TV Series)
Martin Mahoney
 1993 Black Tie Affair (TV Series)
Hal Kempner
 1993 Cliffhanger
Treasury Agent
 1989-1993 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Al the Bartender / 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'
 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
 1991 The Perfect Tribute (TV Movie)
 1991 Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance (TV Movie)
 1991 Davis Rules (TV Series)
 1990 The Flockens (TV Movie)
Philip Flocken
 1990 Little Vegas
 1990 Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (TV Movie)
 1989 Let's Get Mom (TV Movie)
 1989 Hardball (TV Series)
 1989 The Easter Story (Video short) (voice)
 1989 Out Cold
 1989 Three Fugitives
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
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
 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
 1985 Into the Night
 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)
 1980 Semi-Tough (TV Series)
Billy Clyde Pucket
 1979 Delta House (TV Series)
Daniel Simpson Day (D-Day)
 1978 Animal House
Daniel Simpson Day
 1978 F.I.S.T.
Hitman (uncredited)
 1977 Citizens Band
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Stage: Played Iago to Raul Julia's Othello for the NYSF's Shakespeare in the Park series. See more »


5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

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Personal Quote:

(2012, on handling rejection) One of the defense mechanisms I have for the difficulties in the business, one of which is rejection, is that if I do the work, I go in, and I'm prepared and I audition and they don't hire me, I'm always just amazed, thinking, "Wow! For that money, they could've had Bruce McGill, and they didn't take me? I just think that's amazing. Well, too bad for them." Rather ... See more »


During the 2016 presidential election, McGill narrated a number of commercials promoting Donald Trump and the Republican Party. See more »


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

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