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

RoboCop
Fame
New Suit
The Hotel New Hampshire
Purple Hearts
Atlas Shrugged: Part 2

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 26% 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
20% 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
81% 69% Fame Montgomery MacNeil (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
56% 44% All Rise Judge Jonas Laski (Guest Star),
Director
2019-2021
No Score Yet 91% Chicago P.D. Director 2018-2020
No Score Yet 87% Chicago Fire Director 2019-2020
No Score Yet 84% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2012-2016
83% 76% Grey's Anatomy Director 2015
35% 75% Secrets and Lies Director 2015
93% 73% Scandal Director 2014
77% 62% Extant Director 2014
8% 71% Betrayal Director 2013
91% 71% Nashville Director 2012-2013
67% 75% Vegas Director 2012-2013
58% No Score Yet Golden Boy Director 2013
83% 83% The Closer Director 2012
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2010-2011
43% 37% Harry's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
74% 73% The Defenders Director 2011
81% 100% Detroit 1-8-7 Director 2010
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Director 2010
0% 100% Miami Medical Director 2010
13% 100% The Forgotten Director 2009
35% 100% Eleventh Hour Director 2009
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Director 2007 2009
No Score Yet 84% ER Robert Romano (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1994 1997-2004 2008
97% 87% Ugly Betty District Attorney Weitz (Guest Star) 2008
52% 60% Shark Director 2007
90% 96% House Director 2007
54% 86% Jericho Director 2006
87% 87% 24 Graem Bauer (Guest Star) 2006
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Citizen Baines Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon Pete Conrad (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
74% 86% The X-Files Leonard Morris Betts (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Champs Dr. Herb Barton (Character) 1996
No Score Yet 0% 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 North and South Klawdell (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Neil Perry (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 96% 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 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Albert Sawyer (Guest Star) 1986