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Everett McGill


Everett McGill was the leader of a popular Kansas City dance band prior to becoming an accomplished stage actor with more than 1300 performances on Broadway to his credit. He first acquired wide attention in film with his starring role in Jean-Jacques Annaud's Oscar-winning saga of primitive man, Quest for Fire. He went on to star in a broad range... See full bio »

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Known For

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks Big Ed Hurley
(2017)
The Straight Story
The Straight Story Tom the John Deere Dealer
(1999)
Heartbreak Ridge
Heartbreak Ridge Major Powers
(1986)
Quest for Fire
(1981)

Filmography

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 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Big Ed Hurley
- Part 15 (2017) ... Big Ed Hurley
- Part 13 (2017) ... Big Ed Hurley
 2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
Big Ed Hurley
 1999 JAG (TV Series)
Col. Bradley Dunston
- The Colonel's Wife (1999) ... Col. Bradley Dunston
 1999 The Straight Story
Tom the John Deere Dealer
 1998 Jekyll Island
Dalton Bradford
 1996 My Fellow Americans
Col. Paul Tanner
 1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
Marcus Penn
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Big Ed Hurley (scenes deleted)
 1990-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Big Ed Hurley
- Episode #2.21 (1991) ... Big Ed Hurley
- Episode #2.22 (1991) ... Big Ed Hurley
- Episode #2.20 (1991) ... Big Ed Hurley (credit only)
- Episode #2.19 (1991) ... Big Ed Hurley (credit only)
- Episode #2.18 (1991) ... Big Ed Hurley (credit only)
 1990 Jezebel's Kiss
Sheriff Dan Riley
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series)
Bob Rawlings
- Part 3 (1990) ... Bob Rawlings
- Part 2 (1990) ... Bob Rawlings
- Part 1 (1990) ... Bob Rawlings
 1989 Licence to Kill
Ed Killifer
 1988 Iguana
Oberlus
 1988 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Katim / Sgt. Carter
- Paradise Lost (1988) ... Katim / Sgt. Carter
 1987 Werewolf (TV Series)
Sweet Jake Williams
- Blood on the Tracks (1987) ... Sweet Jake Williams
 1987 Three on a Match (TV Movie)
Boss
 1986 Heartbreak Ridge
Major Powers
 1986 Field of Honor
Sergeant 'Sire' De Koning
 1985 Silver Bullet
Reverend Lowe
 1984 Dune
Stilgar
 1981 Quest for Fire
Naoh
 1980 A Time for Miracles (TV Movie)
The Farmer
 1980 Brubaker
Eddie Caldwell
 1980 Union City
Larry Longacre
 1979 Yanks
White G.I. at Dance
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
Ryabtsov
- Enemies (1974) ... Ryabtsov
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Chad Richards (1975-1976)
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He began his acting career on Broadway appearing in the award-winning plays Equus, A Texas Trilogy and Whose Life Is It, Anyway? See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Trivia:

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 ... See more »

Trademark:

Husky whispering voice See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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