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Overview (2)

Born in Cobleskill, New York, USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Boris McGiver is an American actor born in upstate New York to second generation Ukranian and Irish parents (Shmigelsky and McGiver). He is best known for playing Tom Hammerschmidt in House of Cards (2013), Hersh in Person of Interest (2011), Marimow in The Wire (2002), with roles in Lincoln (2012), "TURN: Washington's Spies" (2014)_, _Taxi (2004)_, John Adams (2008), as well as a slew of others. He came to acting later than most since his main goal in his youth was to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Though accepted to the Academy's class of 1984, he was let go at the last minute due to minor knee problems which left him less than the perfect physical specimen the U.S. Academy demanded of their incoming cadets. That heartbreak, however, lead him circuitously back to his nascent attraction to the field of acting. He is a graduate of NYU's Graduate Acting Program, and he credits Ron Van Lieu, the great acting teacher, with helping him begin to understand this beautiful art of acting. Spending a year in Sweden also turned him into a socialist, a label he wears with pride--compassion being its major tenet.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Boris McGiver

Spouse (2)

Deborah Hecht (? - ?) ( divorced)
Rebecca Lynn Brown (? - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (4)

Son of John McGiver
A French horn player for many years, Boris attended the Ithaca School of Music as a French horn major. He also attended several other schools such as SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Albany, Hunter College and NYU undergrad where he studied an eclectic mix of subjects allowing him an unintended, but well-rounded, education.

He has an MFA from NYU Graduate Acting.
Was accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Class of 1984, but ultimately did not attend. Space flight remains his lifelong romance.
Boris owns and lives in an old 1831 Baptist church where he was born and raised by his mother along with nine siblings. He grew up working on farms and has said nothing has ever seemed like work since.

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