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      Jack McGee

      Jack McGee

      Highest Rated: 94% Moneyball (2011)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Feb 2, 1949

      Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

      In portraying the quintessential blue-collar Irish-Catholic, veteran character actor Jack McGee has brought an authenticity to his roles that's tough to match. For inspiration, he has needed to look no further than his own background. Born and raised in New York City, McGee was one of eight children in a working class family in the South Bronx. As if that wasn't tough enough, he was the youngest, which may have led him to work that much harder to get noticed. By high school, he was a football player and also president of his senior class. He soon developed an interest in performing, and one of his first efforts was as a background vocalist for the 1960s rock band, "The Young Rascals." In order to make ends meet as an actor, McGee became a firefighter for New York City in 1977. As it happened, his first part was in the 1987 firefighter movie, "Turk 182," starring Timothy Hutton. Moving to Hollywood in 1986, he went on to appear in hundreds of films, television movies and regular series. His classic working stiff features landed him countless roles as cops, carpenters, and the occasional bartender. Notable movie roles include a mischievous Santa Clause in the 1994 remake of "Miracle on 34th Street," a baseball pitcher in "Coyote Ugly' (2000) and infamous Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in "Thirteen Days" (2000). On television, McGee did his share of "L.A. Law," "Murphy Brown," and "X-Files" appearances, before landing a semi-regular part on ABC's "NYPD Blue" as a desk sergeant. After that, he appeared in studio fare such as "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blond," and the edgy independent drama, "Crash," from writer-director Paul Haggis. But McGee's most memorable role has promised to be Chief Jerry Reilly on FX's edgy firefighter drama, "Rescue Me." The cutting edge show, produced by and starring Denis Leary, focused on the personal lives of the men - and woman - of the beleaguered engine company in post 9-11 New York City. McGee, as "the Good Chief," brought his customary thoughtfulness to the character.

      Highest rated movies

      Moneyball poster Moneyball The Fighter poster The Fighter The Paper poster
      The Paper
      Breakdown poster Breakdown Lethal Weapon 2 poster
      Lethal Weapon 2
      Backdraft poster Backdraft Bread and Roses poster
      Bread and Roses
      The International poster The International

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 83% Christmas vs. the Walters Sydney (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Call Captain Lynch (Character) - 2021
      0% 73% Last Call Laurence (Character) $46.5K 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I'd Like to Be Alone Now Hank (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Orchard Paul (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paint It Red Detective McNutty (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 38% Silver Skies Nick (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wolves of Savin Hill Detective Tatum (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Congratulations! Childers (Character) - 2013
      30% 57% Gangster Squad Lt. Quincannon (Character) $46.0M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Through Triumph & Tragedy: 50 Years of the F.D.N.Y. Pipes & Drums Unknown (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 50% Falling Uphill Leo Glass (Character) - 2012
      94% 86% Moneyball John Poloni (Character) $75.6M 2011
      47% 37% Drive Angry Fat Lou (Character) $10.7M 2011
      91% 89% The Fighter George Ward (Character) $93.6M 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chosen One Produce Manager (Character) - 2010
      58% 37% The International Detective Bernie Ward (Character) $25.5M 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Boiler Maker Anthony (Character) - 2008
      36% 66% 21 Terry (Character) $81.2M 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Aztec Rex Gria (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 29% Soccer Dog: European Cup Knox (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 14% Wheelmen Tony (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 44% Little John Bailiff (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 18% Do You Wanna Know a Secret? Police Chief Gavin (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 14% Living in Fear Cliff Bartok (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 17% Fatal Blade Jackson Jones (Character) - 2000
      67% 79% Bread and Roses Bert (Character) $536.5K 2000
      17% 41% The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Detective (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Very Mean Men Jocko Mulroney (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 38% Treehouse Hostage Nick (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 21% Houdini Street Vendor (Character) - 1998
      13% 20% Chairman of the Board Harlan Granger (Character) $306.7K 1998
      40% 42% I Love You... Don't Touch Me! Lou Candela (Character) $55.2K 1997
      83% 68% Breakdown Bartender (Character) $50.2M 1997
      No Score Yet 45% The Last Days of Frankie the Fly Jack (Character) - 1997
      43% 52% Overnight Delivery Stanley (Character) - 1996
      14% 36% The Quest Harry Smythe (Character) $21.6M 1996
      88% 66% The Paper Wilder (Character) $36.6M 1994
      75% 75% Backdraft Schmidt (Character) $75.7M 1991
      No Score Yet 41% Across the Tracks Frank (Character) - 1991
      82% 77% Lethal Weapon 2 Mickey McGee (Character) $144.9M 1989
      No Score Yet 83% Magic Sticks McShady (Character) - 1987

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 83% NCIS Richard "Rick" Jordan (Guest Star) 2005 2022
      No Score Yet 60% Bob Hearts Abishola Mr. Clark (Guest Star) 2020
      67% 33% Broke Ernie (Guest Star) 2020
      81% 81% 9-1-1 Red (Guest Star) 2020
      94% 78% This Is Us George (Guest Star) 2018
      73% 69% Chicago Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
      93% 83% Pitch Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 82% Mom Frank (Guest Star) 2016
      90% 81% Bones Roy Bloom (Guest Star) 2016
      78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lieutenant Allan James (Guest Star) 2007 2016
      No Score Yet 81% Blue Bloods Father Peter Quinn (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 62% Mike & Molly Officer Gronski (Guest Star) 2016
      71% 59% Grandfathered Willy (Guest Star) 2015
      58% 60% The McCarthys Arthur McCarthy (Character) 2014-2015
      69% 75% Benched Burt (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2014
      8% 71% Betrayal Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      67% 70% Up All Night Chuck (Guest Star) 2012
      48% 88% Common Law Capt. Phil Sutton (Character) 2012
      73% 55% Drop Dead Diva Warden Richard Steckler (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 87% Rizzoli and Isles Bar Owner/Bartender (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Old Timer (Guest Star) 2010
      57% 50% The Whole Truth Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      82% 87% Castle Dale Fickas (Guest Star) 2010
      91% 90% Monk Sgt. Danny Weaver (Guest Star) 2009
      24% No Score Yet The Cleaner Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 81% CSI: New York Officer Marks (Guest Star) 2008-2009
      79% No Score Yet Brotherhood Stan (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 69% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Road Manager (Guest Star) 2002 2008
      89% 89% Rescue Me Chief Jerry Reilly (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2004-2007
      91% 78% Veronica Mars Mr. Murphy (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      83% 83% NYPD Blue Fort Lee Sergeant (Guest Star) 1993 1996 2001-2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      74% 85% The X-Files Bob Danfous (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
      33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 84% ER Rodney McMullen (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Have & to Hold Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      85% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Doug Perren (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Damon Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      17% No Score Yet That's Life Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 18% Baywatch Tommy (Guest Star) 1998
      88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brooklyn South Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
      83% No Score Yet EZ Streets Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
      89% 92% Seinfeld Ralph (Guest Star) 1997
      14% No Score Yet The Faculty Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 84% The Wonder Years Mr. Kaplan (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet 74% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      77% 92% Twin Peaks Bartender (Guest Star) 1991
      76% 73% Roseanne Worker (Guest Star) 1989