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Gerald McRaney

Highest Rated:   85% Get Low (2010)
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Birthplace:   Collins, Mississippi, USA
Gerald McRaney was 14 when he was possessed with the notion to become an actor. Five years later, McRaney landed a job with a New Orleans rep company, laboring away as an oil-field worker during the off-season. In 1969, he made his film bow in the Southern-fried cheapie The Night of Bloody Horror. Moving to LA in 1971, he took acting lessons with Jeff Corey, struggling to lose his Mississippi accent, and drove a cab between TV jobs. For nearly a decade, McRaney paid the rent by playing murderers, psychos and rapists. The actor was finally "humanized" as down-home, college-educated private eye Rick Simon on the breezy detective series Simon and Simon, which ran from 1981 to 1988. After this, he was briefly considered for the starring role in Coach; instead, he was cast as Marine major J. D. "Mac" McGillis in the long-running (1989-93) family sitcom Major Dad. He made his directorial debut with the 1991 TV movie Love and Curses...And All That Jazz, in which he also starred. In 1995, he was brought in to hypo the flagging CBS drama series Central Park West; when this series tanked, he resurfaced as the star of the "family values" weekly drama Promised Land (1996), a spin-off of his guest appearance on TV's Touched by an Angel. McRaney's second wife was Designing Woman co-star Delta Burke.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
0% The Disappointments Room
  • Judge Blacker
$2.5M 2016
57% Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
  • Rev. Jake Owens
2016
56% Focus
  • Owens
$50.3M 2015
78% Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
  • Rev. Jake Owens
2015
No Score Yet The Best of Me: Tears of Joy Edition
  • Actor
2015
8% The Best Of Me
  • Tuck
$22.0M 2014
No Score Yet Heart of the Country
  • Executive Producer
  • Calvin
2013
85% Get Low
  • Rev. Gus Horton
$9.2M 2010
47% The A-Team
  • General Morrison
$77.3M 2010
No Score Yet Jefferson Davis: An American President
  • Actor
2009
36% Saving Shiloh
  • Ray Preston
2006
No Score Yet Jefferson Davis
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Tales of the Gun
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Ike: Countdown to D-Day
  • Gen. Patton
2004
No Score Yet Going for Broke
  • Jim
2003
0% Hansel & Gretel
  • Father
$0.2M 2002
No Score Yet Tornado Warning
  • Jake Arledge
2002
No Score Yet Hansel & Gretel
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Danger Beneath the Sea
  • Adm. Justice
2001
No Score Yet Take Me Home: The John Denver Story
  • Dutch
2000
No Score Yet D-Day: The Battle That Liberated the World
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet A Nightmare Come True
  • Don Zarn
1997
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
  • Dr. Lawrence Barker
1995
No Score Yet The Stranger Beside Me
  • Dave Morgan
1995
No Score Yet Rivals!
  • Host
1995
No Score Yet Rivals!
  • Host
1995
No Score Yet Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou
  • Jake Lassiter
1995
No Score Yet Rivals: Karloff vs. Lugosi
  • Host
1995
No Score Yet Rivals: King vs. Wallace
  • Host
1995
No Score Yet Rivals!
  • Host
1995
No Score Yet Rivals!
  • Host
1995
No Score Yet Motorcycle Gang
  • Cal
1994
No Score Yet Scattered Dreams: The Kathryn Messenger Story
  • George Messenger
1993
No Score Yet Weapons at War: Top Guns
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Murder by Moonlight
  • Dennis Huff
1991
No Score Yet Blind Vengeance
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet A Woman's Guide to Firearms
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Where the Hell's That Gold?!!?
  • Jones
1988
No Score Yet The People Across the Lake
  • Chuck Yoman
1988
No Score Yet Dynamite and Gold
  • Jones
1988
No Score Yet A Hobo's Christmas
  • Charlie
1987
No Score Yet American Justice
  • Jake Wheeler
1986
82% The Neverending Story
  • Bastian's Father
1984
No Score Yet City Killer
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Haunting Passion
  • Dan Evans
1983
No Score Yet Rape And Marriage: The Rideout Case
  • Cliff Sulkes
1980
No Score Yet The Aliens Are Coming
  • Patrolman Ashley
1980
No Score Yet Night of Bloody Horror
  • Wesley Stuart
1974
No Score Yet The Brain Machine
  • Actor
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
60% 24: Legacy
2017
  • Henry Donovan
  • 2017
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Mason Wood
  • 2016
84% House of Cards
2013-2016
  • Raymond Tusk
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
28% Agent X
2015
  • Malcolm Millar
  • 2015
No Score Yet Longmire
2012
  • Barlow Connally
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Admiral
  • 2014
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Josiah Cairn
  • 2013
86% Southland
2009-2013
  • Hicks
  • 2013
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
  • Capt. Patrick Murphy
  • 2013
  • 2012
57% Fairly Legal
2011-2012
  • Judge Nicastro
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Deadwood
2004-2006
  • George Hearst
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2005
36% Undercovers
2010
  • Carlton Shaw
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Eli Schindler
  • 2009
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
2003-2012
  • Royal
  • 2004
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 2001
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • General Adamley
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Demick
  • 1977
No Score Yet House of Cards
  • Actor

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