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 The Fighter
The Paper
Lethal Weapon 2
Bread and Roses
The International




0% 79% Last Call Laurence (Character) $46.5K 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Call Captain Lynch (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'd Like to Be Alone Now Hank (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paint It Red Detective McNutty (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Orchard Paul (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wolves of Savin Hill Detective Tatum (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 38% Silver Skies Nick (Character) - 2014
31% 57% Gangster Squad Lt. Quincannon (Character) $46.0M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Congratulations! Childers (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 50% Falling Uphill Leo Glass (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Through Triumph & Tragedy: 50 Years of the F.D.N.Y. Pipes & Drums Unknown (Character) - 2012
48% 37% Drive Angry Fat Lou (Character) $10.7M 2011
94% 86% Moneyball John Poloni (Character) $75.6M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chosen One Produce Manager (Character) - 2010
91% 89% The Fighter George Ward (Character) $93.6M 2010
58% 37% The International Detective Bernie Ward (Character) $25.5M 2009
36% 66% 21 Terry (Character) $81.2M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boiler Maker Anthony (Character) - 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
17% 41% The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Detective (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Very Mean Men Jocko Mulroney (Character) - 2000
67% 79% Bread and Roses Bert (Character) $536.5K 2000
No Score Yet 17% Fatal Blade Jackson Jones (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 43% 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
81% 67% Breakdown Bartender (Character) $50.2M 1997
No Score Yet 46% 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 42% 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


No Score Yet 68% Bob Hearts Abishola Mr. Clark (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broke Ernie (Guest Star) 2020
81% 81% 9-1-1 Red (Guest Star) 2020
93% 76% This Is Us George (Guest Star) 2018
73% 73% Chicago Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
93% 83% Pitch Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 84% Mom Frank (Guest Star) 2016
90% 82% Bones Roy Bloom (Guest Star) 2016
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lieutenant Allan James (Guest Star) 2007 2016
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Father Peter Quinn (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 58% Mike & Molly Officer Gronski (Guest Star) 2016
71% 58% 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
71% 67% Up All Night Chuck (Guest Star) 2012
48% 86% Common Law Capt. Phil Sutton (Character) 2012
72% 53% Drop Dead Diva Warden Richard Steckler (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 84% Rizzoli and Isles Bar Owner/Bartender (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Uncensored Guest 2011
No Score Yet 88% 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% 88% Monk Sgt. Danny Weaver (Guest Star) 2009
24% No Score Yet The Cleaner Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Officer Marks (Guest Star) 2008-2009
80% No Score Yet Brotherhood Stan (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Road Manager (Guest Star) 2002 2008
89% 89% Rescue Me Chief Jerry Reilly (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
92% 78% Veronica Mars Mr. Murphy (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 85% NCIS Det. Curtis Floyd (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 91% 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
66% 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 83% ER Rodney McMullen (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Have & to Hold Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
83% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Doug Perren (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Damon Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet EZ Streets Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
89% 93% 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 90% The Wonder Years Mr. Kaplan (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
82% 89% Twin Peaks Bartender (Guest Star) 1991
76% 69% Roseanne Worker (Guest Star) 1989