Bruce McGill

Birthday: Jul 11, 1950
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Husky American actor Bruce McGill made his film debut in Citizen's Band (1978), but it was his next film role, frat-brat "D Day" in National Lampoon's Animal House, that gained him a following. McGill repeated his D-Day characterization in the spin-off TV series Delta House (1979), then co-starred with David Hasselhoff in the 1980 weekly-TV version of the 1977 theatrical football comedy Semi-Tough. He went on to play a string of brusque authority types in films (Cliffhangers) and television (MacGiver, Live Shot). Fans of the fantasy series Quantum Leap (1989-93) may recall McGill's occasional guest shots, which ranged from mildly eccentric to truly weird. In 1987, Bruce McGill enjoyed one of his few feature-film leading roles in Waiting for the Moon. But it wasn't until the 1990s that casting directors really began to utilize McGill's unique range, and though he never won any awards, he shifted between film (A Perfect World, Timecop, The Insider) and television (Babylon 5, Star Trek: Voyager) with the skill of a seasoned pro. Any genre was fair game, and all were tackled with equal aplomb. At the dawn of the 2000s McGill seemed to shift his focus toward feature films, with roles in Ali, The Sum of All Fears, and Collateral helping to make him both a Michael Mann regular, and one of those welcomed faces that seems to turn up everywhere. Still TV just seemed to be in McGill's blood and after lending his voice to both Family Guy and The Cleveland Show he could be seen as a regular on the TNT detective series Rizzoli and Isles.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
34% Poms Actor 2019
53% The Best of Enemies Councilman Carvie Oldham 2019
No Score Yet Poms - Dans for livet Actor 2019
13% Ride Along 2 Lt. Brooks 2016
58% Run All Night Pat Mullen 2015
18% Ride Along Lt. Brooks $110.4M 2014
89% Lincoln Edwin Stanton $129.5M 2012
73% Unconditional Detective Miller $0.9M 2012
21% For Greater Glory President Coolidge $5.7M 2012
11% Apart Dr. Thomas Abner $3.7K 2012
No Score Yet Mr. Sophistication Actor 2012
No Score Yet Me Again Big Earl 2012
No Score Yet FDR: American Badass! Louis 2012
79% Fair Game Jim Pavitt $9.6M 2010
73% Kings of the Evening Wilfred Cheedle $99.2K 2010
57% The Perfect Game Mr. Tanner $1.1M 2010
26% Law Abiding Citizen Jonas Cantrell $73.4M 2009
No Score Yet From Mexico with Love Billy $0.6M 2009
No Score Yet Held Hostage Ben Summers 2009
19% Obsessed Joe Gage $68.3M 2009
58% W. George Tenet $25.6M 2008
77% Recount Mac Stipanovich 2008
No Score Yet A Line in the Sand Matty 2008
No Score Yet Valley of the Heart's Delight Horace Walsh 2008
34% Vantage Point Phil McCullough $72.3M 2008
No Score Yet American Fork (Humble Pie) Mr. Grigoratus 2007
12% Slow Burn Police Chief $1.2M 2007
87% The Lookout Robert Pratt $4.6M 2007
20% The Good Life Frank 2007
No Score Yet Outlaw Trail Garrison 2007
0% Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil General 2006
No Score Yet Valley of the Heart's Delight Actor 2006
29% Elizabethtown Bill Banyon $26.9M 2005
80% Cinderella Man Jimmy Johnston $61.7M 2005
86% Collateral Pendrosa $100.1M 2004
No Score Yet A Line in the Sand Actor 2004
No Score Yet Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update Actor 2003
73% Runaway Jury Judge Harkin $49.3M 2003
82% Matchstick Men Chuck Frechette $36.9M 2003
37% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde Stanford Marks $89.9M 2003
59% The Sum of All Fears National Security Advisor Revell $118.5M 2002
No Score Yet Path to War George Ball 2002
88% Live from Baghdad Peter Arnett 2002
67% Ali Bradley $58.2M 2001
50% Shallow Hal Rev. Larson $70.8M 2001
82% 61* Ralph Houk 2001
32% Exit Wounds Daniels 2001
No Score Yet Golden Dreams: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Mr. Scatter 2001
No Score Yet Inside the Osmonds George 2001
43% The Legend of Bagger Vance Walter $30.4M 2000
14% Running Mates Mitchell Morris 2000
No Score Yet Deep Core Sam Dalton 2000
96% The Insider Ron Motley 1999
21% A Dog of Flanders William The Blacksmith 1999
No Score Yet The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion Actor 1998
40% Ground Control T.C. Bryant 1998
No Score Yet Letters From a Killer Brinker 1998
No Score Yet Everything That Rises Alan Jamison 1998
72% Lawn Dogs Nash 1998
86% Rosewood Duke 1997
85% Courage Under Fire McQuillan 1996
28% Black Sheep Neuschwander 1996
No Score Yet Shadow of a Doubt Dr. Fred Williams 1995
37% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Actor 1995
No Score Yet Perfect Alibi Det. Spivak 1995
No Score Yet The Good Old Boys City Marshall 1995
45% Timecop Matuzak 1994
79% A Perfect World Paul Saunders 1993
No Score Yet Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story Morgan 1993
No Score Yet Going Underground Judge 1993
No Score Yet Desperate Choices: To Save My Child Dan 1992
85% My Cousin Vinny Sheriff Farley 1992
No Score Yet Play Nice Captain Foxx 1992
46% The Last Boy Scout Mike Matthews 1991
No Score Yet Little Vegas Harvey 1990
No Score Yet Out Cold Ernie 1989
14% Three Fugitives Charlie 1989
60% End of the Line Billy Haney 1987
No Score Yet El Último Inocente Burt Matson 1987
33% Waiting for the Moon Ernest Hemingway 1987
21% No Mercy Lt. Hall 1986
11% Club Paradise Dave the Fireman 1986
No Score Yet As Summers Die V.D. Skinner 1986
18% Wildcats Dan Darwell 1986
38% Into the Night Charlie 1985
79% Silkwood Mace Hurley 1983
No Score Yet Tough Enough Tony Fallon 1983
100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Bill Blakely 1982
13% The Hand Brian Ferguson 1981
No Score Yet A Whale for the Killing Actor 1981
90% National Lampoon's Animal House D-Day 1978
100% Citizens Band Blood 1977

TV

CREDIT
91% Suits
2011
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Henry Rogers
  • 2017
No Score Yet MacGyver
2016
Detective Greer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Big Rick Wolf
  • 2016
72% Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
Det. Vince Korsak
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
72% Ben and Kate
2012-2013
Randy
  • 2013
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Jeremy Breslow
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2010
73% No Ordinary Family
2010-2011
Allan Crane
  • 2010
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Jerry Carlisle
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Larry Alston
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Jimmy Tadero
  • 2002
95% Justice League
2004
Voice General McCormick
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Judge William Fleming
  • 2002
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Braxton
  • 1999
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Maj. Ed Ryan
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
Ruffington
  • 1994
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Bartender Weird Ernie
  • 1993
  • 1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Jack Dalton
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
57% Davis Rules
1991-1992
Mike
  • 1991
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1991
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Vice Cop
  • 1985
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Blakely
50% Bionic Woman
2007
No Score Yet Black Tie Affair
1993
Hal
44% Live Shot
1996
Joe Vitale
No Score Yet Rizzoli Isles

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