Shane McRae

Shane McRae

Highest Rated: 85% Still Alice (2014)

Lowest Rated: 17% One Small Hitch (2013)

Birthday: Jul 23, 1977

Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, USA

Actor Shane McRae's stage experience prepared him for work in features and on television, including supporting turns in "The Help" (2011) and in the main cast of the Bryan Cranston-produced "Sneaky Pete" (Amazon Video, 2015- ). Born July 23, 1977 in Gainesville, Florida, he relocated with his family to Starkville, Mississippi in 1987. There, he played soccer for Starkville High School, but also developed an interest in the high school stage productions. Over the next four years, he worked his way up from supporting to lead roles in productions of "Hello, Dolly!" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which convinced him to pursue acting as his major at Mississippi State University, where his father was the dean of the College of Architecture and Design. After a year with the school, McRae transferred to the theater department at the University of Evansville, which was followed by the master's program in Fine Arts at New York University. Between these scholastic pursuits, McRae made his acting debut in an episode of the CBS drama "Promised Land" (1996-1999), but his professional acting career would not kick off in earnest until 2004, when he landed a recurring role on "One Life to Life" (ABC/The Online, 1968-2012) and made his Broadway debut in "Take Me Out." In 2006, McRae earned his first series regular role on "Four Kings" (ABC, 2006), a sitcom about childhood friends that was created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnick of "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006, 2017- ) fame. Though the show was short-lived, McRae was soon working steadily on television series like "Gossip Girl" (The CW, 2007-2012) and in features, most notably as Raleigh Leefolt, father and combative husband to Elizabeth Leefolt (Ahna O'Reilly) in "The Help," and as Kate Bosworth's fiancé in "Still Alice" (2014). Between these efforts, McRae also enjoyed a recurring role as a murderous cult member on "The Following" (Fox, 2013-15) before joining the cast of "Sneaky Pete," playing the cop brother of Marin Ireland, the faux sister of con man Giovanni Ribisi.

Highest rated movies

Still Alice
Modern Persuasion
One Small Hitch




62% 86% Lansky Charlie Luciano (Character) $27.5K 2021
50% 36% Modern Persuasion Owen Jasper (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 43% Stereotypically You Vince (Character) - 2016
85% 85% Still Alice Charlie (Character) $18.8M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rewind Shaun Knox (Character) - 2013
17% 61% One Small Hitch Josh Shiffman (Character) $5.3K 2013
No Score Yet 12% The Collective Conor (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 20% Killer Pad Brody (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 12% All Over Again Nelson (Character) - 2000


96% 90% Sneaky Pete Taylor Bowman (Character) 2015 2017-2019
91% 71% Nashville Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
27% 60% Manhattan Love Story Colin (Guest Star) 2014
58% 66% The Following Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 0% Rewind Shaun Knox (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 89% Chicago Fire eric Whaley (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Johnny Evans (Guest Star) 2012
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Justin Jennings (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 75% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 93% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2006 2008
No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Wesley Burkhartz (Guest Star) 2006
14% 0% Four Kings Bobby (Character) 2006
20% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1998