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Paul McCrane

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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
4% Atlas Shrugged: Part II
  • Wesley Mouch
2012
71% New Suit
  • Braggy
2005
91% The Shawshank Redemption
  • Guard Trout
1994
No Score Yet Strapped
  • Corman
1993
No Score Yet The Portrait
  • Bartel
1993
61% The Blob
  • Dep. Bill Briggs
1988
88% RoboCop
  • Emil Antonowsky
1987
No Score Yet Purple Hearts
  • Brenner
1984
77% The Hotel New Hampshire
  • Frank
1984
No Score Yet We're Fighting Back
  • Actor
1981
83% Fame
  • Montgomery
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Pawl James Lee Pawl
65% Vegas
2012-2013
  • Director
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Director
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Director
  • Dr. Robert Romano Robert Romano
No Score Yet The Forgotten
2009-2010
  • Director
No Score Yet Major Crimes
2012
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Actor
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Director
36% Secrets and Lies
2015
  • Director
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Director
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Director
0% Miami Medical
2010
  • Director
83% Detroit 1-8-7
2010-2011
  • Director
47% The Whole Truth
2010
  • Director
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Director
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Director
69% Under the Dome
2013-2015
  • Patrick Walters
76% Extant
2014-2015
  • Director
No Score Yet Eleventh Hour
2008-2009
  • Director
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Director
73% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • Director
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Leonard Betts
8% Betrayal
2013-2014
  • Director
92% Nashville
2012
  • Director
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • D.A. Weitz
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Director
86% Empire
2015
  • Director
94% Scandal
2012
  • Director
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Director
  • Phil Carpenter
46% Chase
2010-2011
  • Director
87% 24
2014
  • Graham Graem
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
  • Josh Peyton Josh "Buck" Peyton
58% Golden Boy
2013
  • Director

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