Paul McCrane

Paul McCrane

Highest Rated: 90% RoboCop (1987)

Lowest Rated: 4% Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 (2012)

Birthday: Jan 19, 1961

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

For many television viewers, actor Paul McCrane was forever identified as the ill-tempered Dr. Robert Romano, whose reign of terror as chief of staff on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2004) ended spectacularly when a falling helicopter crushed him on the roof of County General. But McCrane's lengthy career showed a much wider range of talent, including a Grammy-winning turn as a talented art school student in "Fame" (1980) as well as stints on sitcoms and the Broadway stage. McCrane began his on-screen career as sensitive young men in "Fame" and "The Hotel New Hampshire" (1984), but by the mid-1980s, he shed his youthful appearance for a grittier look and segued into explosive character turns in "RoboCop" (1986) and "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994). Meanwhile, "ER" brought him widespread attention as a character that audiences loved to hate, and the exposure afforded him turns on "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO, 1998) and "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). He went on to play a driven, but slightly unstable district attorney on the popular legal series, "Harry's Law" (NBC, 2010- ), which solidified McCrane's status as one of the small screen's most dependable character actors.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet 27% Take the 10 Carey (Character) - 2017
4% 60% Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 Wesley Mouch (Character) $3.3M 2012
71% 43% New Suit Braggy Shoot (Character) $67.5K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Portrait Bartel (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet With Murder in Mind Unknown (Character) - 1992
90% 84% RoboCop Emil Antonowsky (Character) $49.7M 1987
No Score Yet 62% Purple Hearts Brenner (Character) - 1984
71% 51% The Hotel New Hampshire Frank (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet We're Fighting Back `'Preacher'` (Character) - 1981
84% 69% Fame Montgomery MacNeil (Character) - 1980


56% 57% All Rise Judge Jonas Laski (Guest Star),
No Score Yet 87% Chicago P.D. Director 2018-2020
No Score Yet 86% Chicago Fire Director 2019-2020
No Score Yet 84% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star),
83% 78% Grey's Anatomy Director 2015
35% 75% Secrets and Lies Director 2015
93% 74% Scandal Director 2014
77% 62% Extant Director 2014
8% 70% Betrayal Director 2013
90% 70% Nashville Director 2012-2013
67% 82% Vegas Director 2012-2013
58% 67% Golden Boy Director 2013
82% 82% The Closer Director 2012
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star),
43% 40% Harry's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
74% 70% The Defenders Director 2011
81% No Score Yet Detroit 1-8-7 Director 2010
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Director 2010
0% 100% Miami Medical Director 2010
13% No Score Yet The Forgotten Director 2009
35% No Score Yet Eleventh Hour Director 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Director 2009 2007
No Score Yet 80% ER Robert Romano (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
2008 1997-2004 1994
97% 86% Ugly Betty District Attorney Weitz (Guest Star) 2008
52% No Score Yet Shark Director 2007
90% 96% House Director 2007
54% 83% Jericho Director 2006
87% 84% 24 Graem Bauer (Guest Star) 2006
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Citizen Baines Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon Pete Conrad (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
75% 85% The X-Files Leonard Morris Betts (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Champs Dr. Herb Barton (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Suspicion Det. Patrick Clark (Character) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Neil Perry (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
53% No Score Yet Cop Rock Det. Bo McIntire (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Johnny Medley (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Albert Sawyer (Guest Star) 1986


Montgomery MacNeil says: Never being happy isn't the same as being unhappy. Is it.

Sheriff Herb Geller says: Flag's a punk, but he's no killer.

Dep. Bill Briggs says: I think it's a mistake.