Everett McGill

Everett McGill

Highest Rated: 95% The Straight Story (1999)

Lowest Rated: 34% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

Birthday: Oct 21, 1945

Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Dark featured and loomingly tall, Everett McGill was well suited to a career playing in dark, cult films. His deep-set eyes and prominent forehead were a perfect fit for Naoh, head cavemen in Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Quest For Fire." As Naoh McGill went under heavy prosthetics, preparing him well for his only other lead part which came seven years later in Monty Hellman's "Iguana," where he played a sailor with a disfigured face and tyrannical impulses. These roles were mile-markers on a career with a bizarre trajectory in which he often took on intense roles. McGill played a murderous reverend in the Stephen King adaptation of" Silver Bullet," a corrupt DEA agent in the Bond film "License To Kill," and a crazed Colonel in the comedy "My Fellow Americans." Not until after casting him in his 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic "Dune," did David Lynch recognize McGill's gentler side, casting him in the 1990 night-time soap, "Twin Peaks." Here, McGill played a kindly mechanic in love with his high school sweetheart, though married to the one-eyed shrew, Nadine (Wendy Robie). Robie and McGill made a good pairing, and slasher king Wes Craven tapped them to play a duo of evil landlords a year later in "The People Under the Stairs." McGill career began in a soap opera, "Guiding Light," and his role in "Twin Peaks" was not much of a leap, nor was his reprised role as a friendly mechanic in Lynch's 1999 heart-wrencher "The Straight Story." His abrupt disappearance from acting in '99 is surprising due to his frequent work with the well-respected Lynch.

Highest rated movies

The Straight Story
Quest for Fire
Licence to Kill
The People Under the Stairs
Heartbreak Ridge
Union City
My Fellow Americans




95% 91% The Straight Story Tom the John Deere Dealer (Character) $6.2M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jekyll Island Dalton Bradford (Character) - 1998
47% 64% My Fellow Americans Col. Paul Tanner (Character) $22.3M 1996
34% 38% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Marcus Penn (Character) $46.9M 1995
68% 58% The People Under the Stairs Man (Character) $21.9M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jezebel's Kiss Sheriff Dan Riley (Character) - 1990
78% 61% Licence to Kill Killifer (Character) $34.7M 1989
No Score Yet 41% Iguana Oberlus (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three on a Match Boss (Character) - 1987
68% 74% Heartbreak Ridge Major Malcolm A. Powers (Character) $41.0M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Field of Honor Sergeant "Sire" De Koning (Character) - 1986
45% 56% Silver Bullet Reverend Lowe (Character) $10.8M 1985
44% 65% Dune Stilgar (Character) - 1984
86% 75% Quest for Fire Naoh (Character) - 1981
75% 73% Brubaker Eddie Caldwell (Character) - 1980
50% 75% Union City Larry Longacre (Character) - 1980


No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Big Ed Hurley (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
82% 89% Twin Peaks Big Ed Hurley (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Katim / Sgt. CarterBaker (Guest Star) 1988