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Bruce McGill



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
14% Ride Along 2
  • Lt. Brooks
2016
60% Run All Night
  • Pat Mullen
2015
19% Ride Along
  • Lt. Brooks
2014
90% Lincoln
  • Edwin Stanton
2012
67% Unconditional
  • Detective Miller
2012
18% For Greater Glory
  • President Coolidge
2012
11% Apart
  • Dr. Thomas Abner
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
2010
80% Kings of the Evening
  • Wilfred Cheedle
2010
57% The Perfect Game
  • Mr. Tanner
2010
25% Law Abiding Citizen
  • Jonas Cantrell
2009
No Score Yet From Mexico with Love
  • Billy
2009
No Score Yet Held Hostage
  • Ben Summers
2009
19% Obsessed
  • Joe Gage
2009
59% W.
  • George Tenet
2008
76% 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
35% Vantage Point
  • Phil McCullough
2008
No Score Yet American Fork (Humble Pie)
  • Mr. Grigoratus
2007
12% Slow Burn
  • Police Chief
2007
87% The Lookout
  • Robert Pratt
2007
20% The Good Life
  • Frank
2007
No Score Yet Outlaw Trail
  • Garrison
2007
No Score Yet Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil
  • General
2006
No Score Yet Valley of the Heart's Delight
  • Actor
2006
28% Elizabethtown
  • Bill Banyon
2005
80% Cinderella Man
  • Jimmy Johnston
2005
86% Collateral
  • Pendrosa
2004
No Score Yet A Line in the Sand
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update
  • Actor
2003
72% Runaway Jury
  • Judge Harkin
2003
82% Matchstick Men
  • Chuck Frechette
2003
38% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde
  • Stanford Marks
2003
59% The Sum of All Fears
  • National Security Advisor Revell
2002
No Score Yet Path to War
  • George Ball
2002
100% Live from Baghdad
  • Peter Arnett
2002
67% Ali
  • Bradley
2001
51% Shallow Hal
  • Rev. Larson
2001
80% 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
2000
0% 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
No Score Yet 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
85% 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
34% 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
43% Timecop
  • Matuzak
1994
81% 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
44% 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
40% 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
13% Wildcats
  • Dan Darwell
1986
41% Into the Night
  • Charlie
1985
75% Silkwood
  • Mace Hurley
1983
No Score Yet Tough Enough
  • Tony Fallon
1983
No Score Yet The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
  • Bill Blakely
1982
14% The Hand
  • Brian Ferguson
1981
No Score Yet A Whale for the Killing
  • Actor
1981
91% National Lampoon's Animal House
  • D-Day
1978
100% Citizens Band
  • Blood
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
68% No Ordinary Family
2010-2011
  • Allan Crane
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Maj. Ed Ryan
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • General McCormick
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Big Rick Wolf
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Jack Dalton
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Det. Vince Korsak
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Braxton
74% Ben and Kate
2012-2013
  • Randy
No Score Yet Rizzoli Isles
  • Actor
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Jerry Carlisle
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Jeremy Breslow
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Jimmy Tadero
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Larry Alston

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