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Bruce McGill

Highest Rated:   100% Path to War (2002)
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Birthplace:   San Antonio, Texas, USA
Husky American actor Bruce McGill made his film debut in Citizen's Band (1978), but it was his next film role, frat-brat "D Day" in National Lampoon's Animal House, that gained him a following. McGill repeated his D-Day characterization in the spin-off TV series Delta House (1979), then co-starred with David Hasselhoff in the 1980 weekly-TV version of the 1977 theatrical football comedy Semi-Tough. He went on to play a string of brusque authority types in films (Cliffhangers) and television (MacGiver, Live Shot). Fans of the fantasy series Quantum Leap (1989-93) may recall McGill's occasional guest shots, which ranged from mildly eccentric to truly weird. In 1987, Bruce McGill enjoyed one of his few feature-film leading roles in Waiting for the Moon. But it wasn't until the 1990s that casting directors really began to utilize McGill's unique range, and though he never won any awards, he shifted between film (A Perfect World, Timecop, The Insider) and television (Babylon 5, Star Trek: Voyager) with the skill of a seasoned pro. Any genre was fair game, and all were tackled with equal aplomb. At the dawn of the 2000s McGill seemed to shift his focus toward feature films, with roles in Ali, The Sum of All Fears, and Collateral helping to make him both a Michael Mann regular, and one of those welcomed faces that seems to turn up everywhere. Still TV just seemed to be in McGill's blood and after lending his voice to both Family Guy and The Cleveland Show he could be seen as a regular on the TNT detective series Rizzoli and Isles.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Big Ugly
  • Milt
2020
41% The Big Ugly
  • Milt
2020
36% Poms
  • Actor
2019
53% The Best of Enemies
  • Councilman Carvie Oldham
2019
No Score Yet Poms - Dans for livet
  • Actor
2019
14% Ride Along 2
  • Lt. Brooks
2016
59% Run All Night
  • Pat Mullen
2015
18% Ride Along
  • Lt. Brooks
$110.4M 2014
89% Lincoln
  • Edwin Stanton
$129.5M 2012
75% Unconditional
  • Detective Miller
$0.9M 2012
20% For Greater Glory
  • President Coolidge
$5.7M 2012
11% Apart
  • Dr. Thomas Abner
$3.7k 2012
No Score Yet Mr. Sophistication
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Me Again
  • Big Earl
2012
No Score Yet FDR: American Badass!
  • Louis
2012
79% Fair Game
  • Jim Pavitt
$9.6M 2010
73% Kings of the Evening
  • Wilfred Cheedle
$99.2k 2010
57% The Perfect Game
  • Mr. Tanner
$1.1M 2010
26% Law Abiding Citizen
  • Jonas Cantrell
$73.4M 2009
No Score Yet From Mexico with Love
  • Billy
$0.6M 2009
19% Obsessed
  • Joe Gage
$68.3M 2009
58% W.
  • George Tenet
$25.6M 2008
79% Recount
  • Mac Stipanovich
2008
No Score Yet A Line in the Sand
  • Matty
2008
No Score Yet Valley of the Heart's Delight
  • Horace Walsh
2008
34% Vantage Point
  • Phil McCullough
$72.3M 2008
No Score Yet American Fork (Humble Pie)
  • Mr. Grigoratus
2007
11% Slow Burn
  • Police Chief
$1.2M 2007
87% The Lookout
  • Robert Pratt
$4.6M 2007
20% The Good Life
  • Frank
2007
No Score Yet Outlaw Trail
  • Garrison
2007
0% Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil
  • General
2006
No Score Yet Valley of the Heart's Delight
  • Actor
2006
28% Elizabethtown
  • Bill Banyon
$26.9M 2005
80% Cinderella Man
  • Jimmy Johnston
$61.6M 2005
86% Collateral
  • Pendrosa
$100.1M 2004
No Score Yet A Line in the Sand
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update
  • Actor
2003
73% Runaway Jury
  • Judge Harkin
$49.3M 2003
82% Matchstick Men
  • Chuck Frechette
$36.9M 2003
37% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde
  • Stanford Marks
$89.9M 2003
100% Path to War
  • George Ball
2002
78% Live from Baghdad
  • Peter Arnett
2002
68% Ali
  • Bradley
$58.2M 2001
49% Shallow Hal
  • Rev. Larson
$70.8M 2001
85% 61*
  • Ralph Houk
2001
33% Exit Wounds
  • Daniels
2001
No Score Yet Golden Dreams: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
  • Mr. Scatter
2001
No Score Yet Inside the Osmonds
  • George
2001
43% The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • Walter
$30.4M 2000
14% Running Mates
  • Mitchell Morris
2000
No Score Yet Deep Core
  • Sam Dalton
2000
96% The Insider
  • Ron Motley
1999
21% A Dog of Flanders
  • William The Blacksmith
1999
No Score Yet The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion
  • Actor
1998
40% Ground Control
  • T.C. Bryant
1998
No Score Yet Letters From a Killer
  • Brinker
1998
No Score Yet Everything That Rises
  • Alan Jamison
1998
72% Lawn Dogs
  • Nash
1998
87% Rosewood
  • Duke
1997
85% Courage Under Fire
  • McQuillan
1996
28% Black Sheep
  • Neuschwander
1996
No Score Yet Shadow of a Doubt
  • Dr. Fred Williams
1995
34% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Perfect Alibi
  • Det. Spivak
1995
No Score Yet The Good Old Boys
  • City Marshall
1995
45% Timecop
  • Matuzak
1994
79% A Perfect World
  • Paul Saunders
1993
67% Cliffhanger
  • Treasury Agent
1993
No Score Yet Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story
  • Morgan
1993
No Score Yet Going Underground
  • Judge
1993
No Score Yet Desperate Choices: To Save My Child
  • Dan
1992
86% My Cousin Vinny
  • Sheriff Farley
1992
No Score Yet Play Nice
  • Captain Foxx
1992
46% The Last Boy Scout
  • Mike Matthews
1991
No Score Yet Little Vegas
  • Harvey
1990
No Score Yet Out Cold
  • Ernie
1989
14% Three Fugitives
  • Charlie
1989
60% End of the Line
  • Billy Haney
1987
No Score Yet El Último Inocente
  • Burt Matson
1987
No Score Yet The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Gage
1987
43% Waiting for the Moon
  • Ernest Hemingway
1987
31% No Mercy
  • Lt. Hall
1986
11% Club Paradise
  • Dave the Fireman
1986
No Score Yet As Summers Die
  • V.D. Skinner
1986
26% Wildcats
  • Dan Darwell
1986
40% Into the Night
  • Charlie
1985
75% Silkwood
  • Mace Hurley
1983
No Score Yet Tough Enough
  • Tony Fallon
1983
100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
  • Bill Blakely
1982
26% The Hand
  • Brian Ferguson
1981
No Score Yet A Whale for the Killing
  • Actor
1981
90% National Lampoon's Animal House
  • D-Day
1978
100% Citizens Band
  • Blood
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Jack Dalton
  • 2020
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
8% The I-Land
2019
  • Actor
  • 2019
90% Suits
2011-2019
  • Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet MacGyver
2016
  • Detective Greer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 1986
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Henry Rogers
  • 2017
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Big Rick Wolf
  • 2016
72% Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Det. Vince Korsak
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2014
73% Ben and Kate
2012-2013
  • Randy
  • 2013
93% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Jeremy Breslow
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2010
71% No Ordinary Family
2010-2011
  • Allan Crane
  • 2010
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Jerry Carlisle
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Larry Alston
  • 2007
  • 2006
96% Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • General McCormick
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Judge William Fleming
  • 2002
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Guest
  • Jimmy Tadero
  • 2002
  • 2001
20% Wolf Lake
2001-2002
  • Willard Cates
  • 2002
  • 2001
50% Gideon's Crossing
2000-2001
  • Kirk Bales
  • 2000
76% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Braxton
  • 1999
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
  • Actor
  • 1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Maj. Ed Ryan
  • 1996
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
  • Actor
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
  • Ruffington
  • 1994
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
  • Bartender Weird Ernie
  • 1993
  • 1991
  • 1989
57% Davis Rules
1991-1992
  • Mike
  • 1991
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 1991
71% Miami Vice
1984-1990
  • Vice Cop
  • 1985
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • Blakely
52% Bionic Woman
2007
  • Actor
No Score Yet Black Tie Affair
1993
  • Hal
44% Live Shot
1996
  • Joe Vitale
No Score Yet Rizzoli Isles
  • Actor

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