Bruce McGill

Bruce McGill

Highest Rated: 100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)

Lowest Rated: 0% Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006)

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.


Highest Rated Movies



34% Poms Actor 2019
53% The Best of Enemies Councilman Carvie Oldham 2019
No Score Yet Poms - Dans for livet Actor 2019
14% 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 Me Again Big Earl 2012
No Score Yet FDR: American Badass! Louis 2012
No Score Yet Mr. Sophistication Actor 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
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
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 The Good Old Boys City Marshall 1995
No Score Yet Perfect Alibi Det. Spivak 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
86% 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
43% 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
22% Wildcats Dan Darwell 1986
38% Into the Night Charlie 1985
74% Silkwood Mace Hurley 1983
No Score Yet Tough Enough Tony Fallon 1983
100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Bill Blakely 1982
11% 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


8% The I-Land
90% Suits
Guest 2018
No Score Yet MacGyver
Detective Greer 2018
No Score Yet NCIS
Henry Rogers 2017
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
Big Rick Wolf 2016
72% Rizzoli & Isles
Det. Vince Korsak 2016
73% Ben and Kate
Randy 2013
94% The Good Wife
Jeremy Breslow 2012
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
Voice 2011
71% Family Guy
Voice 2010
73% No Ordinary Family
Allan Crane 2010
No Score Yet Medium
Jerry Carlisle 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
Larry Alston 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Jimmy Tadero Guest 2002
95% Justice League
General McCormick Voice 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
Judge William Fleming 2002
20% Wolf Lake
Willard Cates 2002
50% Gideon's Crossing
Kirk Bales 2000
77% Star Trek: Voyager
Braxton 1999
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
No Score Yet Babylon 5
Maj. Ed Ryan 1996
No Score Yet The Commish
Ruffington 1994
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
Bartender Weird Ernie 1993
No Score Yet MacGyver
Jack Dalton 1992
57% Davis Rules
Mike 1991
82% Tales from the Crypt
Guest 1991
No Score Yet Miami Vice
Vice Cop 1985
No Score Yet American Playhouse
52% Bionic Woman
No Score Yet Black Tie Affair
44% Live Shot
Joe Vitale
No Score Yet Rizzoli Isles


Edwin Stanton says: You're going to tell one of your stories! I can't stand to hear another one of your stories!

Walter Hagen says: The meanin' of it all is that there is meanin'.

Edwin Stanton says: A compass, I learnt when I was surveying, it'll... it'll point you True North from where you're standing, but it's got no advice about the swamps and deserts and chasms that you'll encounter along the way. If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead, heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp... What's the use of knowing True North?

Stanford Marks says: You're the girl with the perfumed poo-poo bags, aren't you?

Elle Woods says: Actually I'm the woman with the scented waste receptacles, but yes.

Pedrosa says: Get your hands in the air!

Jonas Cantrell says: Did we bring this all on ourselves ?

Jonas Cantrell says: Did we bring this all on ourselves?

Nick Rice says: Absolutely not !

Nick Rice says: Absolutely not!

Jonas Cantrell says: You don't actually believe that do you !

Jonas Cantrell says: You don't actually believe that do you!

Daniel Simpson "D-Day" Day says: Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! NEIDERMEYER......!!!!!!!!!

Daniel Simpson "D-Day" Day says: Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer...

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: DEAD!!!

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: Dead! Bluto's right.

Judge Harkin says: I'm not sure, but I believe I'm buying lunch.