Boris McGiver

Boris McGiver

Highest Rated: 60% Piggie (2003)

Lowest Rated: 9% Taxi (2004)

Birthday: Jan 23, 1962

Birthplace: Cobleskill, New York, USA

Boris McGiver was a character actor who lent his imposing frame and working class visage to some of the most prestigious films and television series of the 21st century. Born on January 23, 1962, in Cobleskill, NY, young Boris followed in the footsteps of his father, actor John McGiver. After studying acting at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, McGiver quickly scored a small part in the Jack Nicholson/Meryl Streep Depression-era drama "Ironweed" (1987). However, McGiver's career would not really take off for another two decades. His first television appearance is about as hallowed as they come, playing Charles Marimow on the 2006 season of David Simon's highly acclaimed crime drama "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08). From there, McGiver stretched his comic chops as a member of Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin) drunken, brawling Boston Irish family on a 2007 episode of "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013), and embodied Robert Goddard in the Revolutionary-era drama "John Adams" (HBO, 2008). In 2012, McGiver was in yet another prestigious period piece, portraying Democratic Senator Alexander Hamilton Coffroth in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (2012). McGiver went on to enjoy meaty roles in the likes of Beau Willimon's political drama series "House of Cards" (Netflix, 2013-), and Terence Winter's prohibition era gangster series, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010-14).

Highest rated movies

Connie and Carla
Point Blank
Dark Matter
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus




40% 30% Point Blank Masterson (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Josephine Tally Simpson (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mother Sandro Russo (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 42% The Green Philip (Character) - 2011
40% 40% Dark Matter Rev. Hollings (Character) $30.0K 2007
32% 63% Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Jack Henry (Character) $220.9K 2006
9% 43% Taxi Franklin (Character) $36.6M 2004
44% 70% Connie and Carla Tibor (Character) $8.1M 2004
60% No Score Yet Piggie Unknown (Character) - 2003


78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dep. Inspector Dermott Grogan (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet 73% For Life DA Maskins (Character) 2020
93% 82% Evil Monsignor Matthew Korecki (Guest Star) 2019
77% 76% House of Cards Tom Hammerschmidt (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2013-2014 2016 2018
57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
92% 96% Boardwalk Empire Sheriff Jacob Lindsay (Guest Star) 2014
81% 91% TURN: Washington's Spies Reverend Nathaniel Tallmadge (Guest Star) 2014
92% 76% Person of Interest George Hersh (Guest Star) 2012-2014
96% 93% White Collar Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 70% Unforgettable Lt. Lewis Martin (Guest Star) 2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Eric Dorfman (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 2009
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lou Cardinale (Guest Star) 2005 2009
81% 85% John Adams Robert Goddard (Guest Star) 2008
67% No Score Yet Kidnapped Unknown (Character) 2006-2007
78% 93% 30 Rock Patrick (Guest Star) 2007
94% 97% The Wire Lt. Charles Marimow (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queens Supreme Unknown (Guest Star) 2003