Paul McCrane

Paul McCrane

Highest Rated: 90% The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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

Birthday: Jan 19, 1961

Birthplace: Not Available

Studied acting with Uta Hagen at Herbert Berghof Studios in New York City. Made his big-screen debut with a bit part in 1979's Rocky II. Wrote and performed the song "Is It Okay if I Call You Mine?" for the 1980 movie Fame, in which he also appeared. Had a memorable early role in sci-fi smash RoboCop (1987) as a psychotic thug whose face melts after his motorcycle crashes into a toxic waste tank. Shared in Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with the cast of ER in 2000 and 2001. Has directed episodes of several hit TV series, including Without a Trace, Third Watch and The West Wing.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
4% Atlas Shrugged: Part II Wesley Mouch $2.6M 2012
71% New Suit Braggy 2005
90% The Shawshank Redemption Guard Trout 1994
No Score Yet Strapped Corman 1993
No Score Yet The Portrait Bartel 1993
No Score Yet With Murder in Mind Tim Franczyk 1992
60% The Blob Dep. Bill Briggs 1988
89% RoboCop Emil Antonowsky 1987
No Score Yet Purple Hearts Brenner 1984
71% The Hotel New Hampshire Frank 1984
No Score Yet We're Fighting Back Actor 1981
84% Fame Montgomery 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
Director 2020
2019
56% All Rise
2019
Judge Jonas Laski 2019
No Score Yet Star
2016-2019
Producer 2018
2017
No Score Yet Shades of Blue
2016-2018
Director 2017
2016
No Score Yet Major Crimes
2012-2018
Director Screenwriter Producer 2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
84% Empire
2015
Director 2015
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Director Producer 2015
36% Secrets and Lies
2015-2016
Director 2015
69% Under the Dome
2013-2015
Patrick Walters 2015
77% Extant
2014-2015
Director 2015
2014
71% Glee
2009-2015
Director 2015
2014
2013
90% Nashville
2012-2018
Director 2015
2013
2012
93% Scandal
2012-2018
Director 2015
2014
2013
2012
8% Betrayal
2013-2014
Director 2013
58% Golden Boy
2013
Director 2013
67% Vegas
2012-2013
Director 2013
2012
82% The Closer
2005-2012
Director 2012
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
Josh Peyton Josh "Buck" Peyton 2011
74% The Defenders
2010-2011
Director 2011
50% The Whole Truth
2010
Director 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Director Phil Carpenter 2011
2010
46% Chase
2010-2011
Director 2010
83% Detroit 1-8-7
2010-2011
Director 2010
78% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Director 2010
0% Miami Medical
2010
Director 2010
35% Eleventh Hour
2008-2009
Director 2009
13% The Forgotten
2009-2010
Director 2009
70% Life
2007-2009
Director 2009
2008
2007
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Director 2009
2007
2005
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
D.A. Weitz 2008
2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Director Dr. Robert Romano Robert Romano 2008
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
91% House
2004-2012
Director 2007
52% Shark
2006-2008
Director 2007
86% 24
2001-2014
Graham Graem 2007
2006
65% Close to Home
2005-2007
Director 2006
54% Jericho
2006-2008
Director 2006
63% Justice
2006
Director 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Director 2006
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Director 2006
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Director 2004
No Score Yet Citizen Baines
2001
Sherman Bloom 2001
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Conrad 1998
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Grant Abbott 1998
1997
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Parks 1997
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Leonard Betts 1997
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Pawl James Lee Pawl 1993
22% Sirens
1993-1994
Leon 1993
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
Neil Perry 1993
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Crocker 1989
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
Johnny Medley Medley 1989
1988
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
1986
53% Cop Rock
1990
Det. Bob McIntire

QUOTES FROM Paul McCrane CHARACTERS

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.