Gerald McRaney

Highest Rated: 85% Get Low (2010)
Birthday: Aug 19, 1947
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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet A Violent Separation Actor 2019
No Score Yet Deadwood George Hearst 2019
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
9% The Best Of Me Tuck $22M 2014
No Score Yet Heart of the Country Executive Producer Calvin 2013
85% Get Low Rev. Gus Horton $9.2M 2010
48% 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
80% 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

CREDIT
53% A Million Little Things
2018
Lenny
  • 2018
No Score Yet Shooter
2016-2018
  • 2018
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Admiral Retired Navy Admiral Hollace Kilbride
  • 2018
  • 2014
78% House of Cards
2013-2018
Raymond Tusk
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
59% 24: Legacy
2017
Henry Donovan
  • 2017
80% Castle
2009-2016
Mason Wood
  • 2016
28% Agent X
2015
Malcolm Millar
  • 2015
88% Longmire
2012-2017
Barlow Connally
  • 2015
  • 2013
97% Justified
2010-2015
Josiah Cairn
  • 2013
87% 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
95% 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
69% The Women's Murder Club
2007-2008
Martin Boxer
  • 2008
54% Jericho
2006-2008
Johnston Green
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
2003-2012
Royal
  • 2004
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Narrator
  • 2001
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
Sgt. Maj. Krohn
  • 2001
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
General Adamley
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
  • 1995
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Terry Folger
  • 1995
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Cameo
  • 1990
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
Dash Dash Goff
  • 1990
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Rick Simon
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Colin Frank Rhodes Sam
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Workman
  • 1979
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Demick
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
DA John Pleasance Jeryl Irv Manager
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Lonnie Colby Pete Murphy
  • 1975
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Tim Collins
  • 1974
  • 1972
No Score Yet House of Cards

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