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.
Highest Rated Movies
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.