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Bruce McGill

Bruce McGill

Highest Rated: 100% Path to War (2002)

Lowest Rated: 0% Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006)

Birthday: Jul 11, 1950

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Few moviegoers who enjoyed one of Bruce McGill's earliest film performances - that of the wild-eyed, law-breaking D-Day in "Animal House" (1978) - could have foreseen that the Texas-born actor would later come to embody the face of law enforcement and the legal profession in films and on television series. But McGill's imposing presence and voice placed him among the top echelon of casting agents' choices for police detectives, lawyers, military men, politicians and other authority figures in a vast array of projects, including "My Cousin Vinny" (1992); "Cliffhanger" (1993); three films for Michael Mann, including "The Insider" (1999), "Ali" (2001) and "Collateral" (2004); and Oliver Stone's "W" (2008), in which he played CIA director George Tenet. His versatility also allowed him to tackle numerous sympathetic and comedic parts in such films as "Shallow Hal," (2001) and Cameron Crowe's "Elizabethtown" (2004), as well as a recurring role as Richard Dean Anderson's roguish pal on "McGyver" (ABC, 1985-1992) during the series mid-1980s run. To say that McGill could play just about any role did not overstate things, as the chameleon-like character actor had proven repeatedly throughout the decades that he was so much more than the man who famously wreaked havoc alongside fellow Delta House hellraiser, John "Bluto Blutarsky" Belushi.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
35% 74% Poms Chief Carl (Character) $13.6M 2019
54% 76% The Best of Enemies Carvie Oldham (Character) $10.2M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waiting Game Mel (Character) - 2019
13% 48% Ride Along 2 Lt. Brooks (Character) $90.8M 2016
59% 56% Run All Night Pat Mullen (Character) $26.5M 2015
18% 58% Ride Along Lt. Brooks (Character) $134.1M 2014
75% 87% Unconditional Detective Miller (Character) $525.2K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Sophistication Jerry Paar (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 58% FDR: American Badass! Louis (Character) - 2012
11% 48% Apart Dr. Thomas Abner (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 70% Me Again Big Earl (Character) - 2011
79% 65% Fair Game Jim Pavitt (Character) $9.5M 2010
No Score Yet 51% From Mexico With Love Billy (Character) $548.8K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweetwater Maurice Podoloff (Character) - 2009
19% 46% Obsessed Joe Gage (Character) $68.3M 2009
26% 75% Law Abiding Citizen Jonas Cantrell (Character) $73.3M 2009
58% 42% W. George Tenet (Character) $25.5M 2008
57% 70% The Perfect Game Tanner (Character) $1.1M 2008
No Score Yet 100% A Line in the Sand Matty Kopac (Character) - 2008
79% 81% Recount Mac Stipanovich (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 52% American Fork Mr. Grigoratus (Character) $3.2K 2007
73% 57% Kings of the Evening Mr. Cheedle (Character) $98.7K 2007
87% 74% The Lookout Robert Pratt (Character) $4.6M 2007
No Score Yet 49% Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy Garrison (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley of the Heart's Delight Horace Walsh (Character) - 2006
0% 37% Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil Gen. Norman T. Vance (Character) - 2006
11% 55% Slow Burn Godfrey (Character) $1.2M 2005
80% 91% Cinderella Man Jimmy Johnston (Character) $61.6M 2005
28% 66% Elizabethtown Bill Banyon (Character) $26.8M 2005
86% 84% Collateral Pedrosa (Character) $100M 2004
82% 74% Matchstick Men Frechette (Character) $36.9M 2003
73% 75% Runaway Jury Judge Harkin (Character) $49.4M 2003
37% 43% Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Stanford Marks (Character) $89.8M 2003
100% 72% Path to War George Ball (Character) - 2002
60% 49% The Sum of All Fears National Security Advisor Revell (Character) $118.5M 2002
88% 84% Live From Baghdad Peter Arnett (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 83% Inside the Osmonds George Osmond (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 73% The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Jonas Scatter (Character) - 2001
68% 65% Ali Bradley (Character) $58.2M 2001
49% 45% Shallow Hal Reverend Larson (Character) $70.8M 2001
33% 45% Exit Wounds Frank Daniels (Character) $51.8M 2001
85% 90% 61 Ralph Houk (Character) - 2001
43% 65% The Legend of Bagger Vance Walter Hagen (Character) $30.7M 2000
14% 30% Running Mates Sen. Mitchell Morris (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 5% Deep Core Sam Dalton (Character) - 2000
96% 90% The Insider Ron Motley (Character) $29M 1999
21% 63% A Dog of Flanders William the Blacksmith (Character) $2.1M 1999
40% 35% Ground Control T.C. Bryant (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 32% Letters From a Killer Brinker (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 100% Everything That Rises Alan Jamison (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 71% Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery Sheriff Rick (Character) - 1998
72% 84% Lawn Dogs Nash (Character) $106.3K 1997
87% 83% Rosewood Duke Purdy (Character) $13.1M 1997
28% 70% Black Sheep Neuschwander (Character) $30.6M 1996
No Score Yet 64% The Good Old Boys City Marshall (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 11% Shadow of a Doubt Dr. Fred Williams (Character) - 1995
45% 36% Timecop Matuzak (Character) $44.3M 1994
No Score Yet 14% Perfect Alibi Det. Spivak (Character) - 1994
79% 84% A Perfect World Paul Saunders (Character) $29.7M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shameful Secrets Judge Ian Greenstein (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 80% Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story Morgan (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Play Nice Captain Foxx (Character) - 1992
86% 87% My Cousin Vinny Sheriff Farley (Character) $50.9M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance Shifton (Character) - 1991
47% 68% The Last Boy Scout Mike Matthews (Character) $57.9M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Night, Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston O'Meara (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Vegas Harvey (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 29% Out Cold Ernie (Character) $201.5K 1989
60% 41% End of the Line Billy Haney (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby M Harold Cassidy (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 46% The Last Innocent Man Burt Matson (Character) - 1987
22% 49% Wildcats Dan Darwell (Character) $23.6M 1986
38% 49% Into the Night Charlie (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlotte Forten's Mission Edward Philbrick (Character) - 1984
74% 78% Silkwood Mace Hurley (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 62% Tough Enough Tony Fallon (Character) - 1983
11% 28% The Hand Brian Ferguson (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 67% A Whale for the Killing Glenn (Character) - 1981
90% 89% National Lampoon's Animal House Daniel Simpson "D-Day" Day (Character) - 1978
100% 67% Citizens Band Blood (Character) - 1977

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandalous: Ruby Ridge Narrator 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandalous: The Death of Marilyn Monroe Narrator 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandalous: Chappaquiddick Narrator 2018
No Score Yet 74% Shades of Blue Jordan Ramsey (Guest Star) 2018
90% 86% Suits Stanley Gordon (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandalous: The Clintons Narrator 2018
No Score Yet 74% MacGyver Detective Greer (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Henry Rogers (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli & Isles Detective Vince Korsak (Character) 2010-2016
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Judge (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Presidency Narrator 2012-2013 2010 2006-2008 2002-2003
73% 50% Ben and Kate Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 62% The Cleveland Show Mr. Waterman (Guest Voice) 2013 2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Guide to the Presidents Narrator 2013
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Additional Voices (Guest Voice) 2010-2012
94% 92% The Good Wife Jeremy Breslow (Guest Star) 2012
73% 80% No Ordinary Family Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
20% No Score Yet Wolf Lake Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
77% 75% Star Trek: Voyager Capt. Braxton (Guest Star) 1999
33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
44% No Score Yet Spy Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 93% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live Shot Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Bob Ruffington (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 97% Quantum Leap Al the Bartender (Guest Star) 1993 1989
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Jack Dalton (Character) 1992 1986-1990
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Semi-Tough Billy Clyde Pucket (Character) 1980

QUOTES FROM Bruce McGill CHARACTERS

Edwin Stanton says: You're going to tell one of your stories! I can't stand to hear another one of your stories!

Walter Hagen says: The meanin' of it all is that there is meanin'.

Edwin Stanton says: A compass, I learnt when I was surveying, it'll... it'll point you True North from where you're standing, but it's got no advice about the swamps and deserts and chasms that you'll encounter along the way. If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead, heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp... What's the use of knowing True North?

Stanford Marks says: You're the girl with the perfumed poo-poo bags, aren't you?

Elle Woods says: Actually I'm the woman with the scented waste receptacles, but yes.

Pedrosa says: Get your hands in the air!

Jonas Cantrell says: Did we bring this all on ourselves ?

Jonas Cantrell says: Did we bring this all on ourselves?

Nick Rice says: Absolutely not !

Nick Rice says: Absolutely not!

Jonas Cantrell says: You don't actually believe that do you !

Jonas Cantrell says: You don't actually believe that do you!

Daniel Simpson "D-Day" Day says: Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! NEIDERMEYER......!!!!!!!!!

Daniel Simpson "D-Day" Day says: Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer...

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: DEAD!!!

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: Dead! Bluto's right.

Judge Harkin says: I'm not sure, but I believe I'm buying lunch.