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Gerald McRaney is a Actor and Stunt Double American born on 19 august 1947 at Collins (USA)

Gerald McRaney

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Birth name Gerald Lee McRaney
Nationality USA
Birth 19 august 1947 (76 years) at Collins (USA)

Gerald Lee "Mac" McRaney (born August 19, 1947) is an American television and movie actor. McRaney is best known as one of the stars of the television shows Simon & Simon, Major Dad, and Promised Land. He was a series regular for the first season of Jericho, and the final season of Deadwood.


Early in his career, McRaney dated Polly Businger. The Ohio-raised Businger was a teacher to child actors who were on-set, and she was a union rep for her career.

He married his third wife, actress Delta Burke, on May 28, 1989; they had met two years earlier during her guest appearance on a Simon & Simon episode. He appeared on the series she starred in, Designing Women, as Dash Goff (who was named after a real person from Fayetteville, Arkansas, whom Delta Burke's fellow castmate, Annie Potts, had met while filming Pass the Ammo on location).

Having played a Marine Corps veteran on Simon & Simon and a Marine Corps officer on Major Dad, he has always been very supportive of veterans and soldiers although he is not a veteran himself. He made many visits to support the soldiers in Operation Desert Storm. During one USO-sponsored trip, McRaney visited sailors and Marines onboard ships ported in Toulon, France on Thanksgiving of 1993 and signed autographs for the men on board the ships. While on board the USS Ashland, he autographed one sailor's cowboy hat. He also visited troops during Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1993.

Politically McRaney is a conservative Republican and a member of the National Rifle Association.

In August 2004 McRaney underwent successful surgery for lung cancer, in Houston, Texas.

Best films

The A-Team (2010)
(Stunt Double)
Focus (2015)

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Filmography of Gerald McRaney (20 films)

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The Disappointments Room, 1h32
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Lucas Till, Gerald McRaney, Michaela Conlin, Mel Raido, Michael Landes
Roles Judge Ernest Blacker
Rating39% 1.963981.963981.963981.963981.96398
A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Focus (2015)
, 1h44
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Denise Di Novi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, B.D. Wong, Stephanie Honoré
Roles Owens
Rating66% 3.3037253.3037253.3037253.3037253.303725
Seasoned con-man Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) goes to a nightclub, where an inexperienced grifter, Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie), seduces him, and then pretends they've been caught by her jealous husband. When the deception fails, Nicky advises them never to lose focus when faced with unexpected situations. Jess finds him in another nightclub a few days later and convinces Nicky to become her mentor. Nicky tells her about how his father, a con man named Bucky Spurgeon, was forced to shoot his grandfather when a con went wrong, a maneuver he calls "the Toledo Panic Button".
The Best of Me, 1h58
Directed by Michael Hoffman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato, Luke Bracey, Gerald McRaney, Clarke Peters
Roles Tuck Hostetler
Rating67% 3.3616353.3616353.3616353.3616353.361635
Dawson Cole (James Marsden) works on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana. One day, an explosion on the job nearly kills him, throwing him into the water, but miraculously, he survives. Months later after recovering, Dawson learns that his close friend and surrogate father, Tuck Hostetler (Gerald McRaney), has died and returns home for the first time in almost twenty years to carry out Tuck's final wishes. When he arrives at his house, Dawson is surprised to find that Tuck also arranged for Dawson's high school girlfriend, Amanda Collier (Michelle Monaghan), to join him. It seems that Tuck's intention was that Dawson and Amanda would perhaps rekindle their former romance. However, Amanda is now married.
Red Tails
Red Tails (2012)
, 2h5
Directed by George Lucas, Anthony Hemingway
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo
Roles Lieutenant General Luntz
Rating59% 2.954812.954812.954812.954812.95481
In 1944, as the air war over Europe enters a deadly phase with increasing losses of bombers, the 332d Expeditionary Operations Group (the Tuskegee Airmen) consisting of young African-American USAAF fighter pilots, after enduring racism throughout their recruitment and training in the Tuskegee training program, are finally sent into combat in Italy. Although flying worn-out Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft and chafing at their ground attack missions, the Tuskegee Airmen recognize they may never fight the Luftwaffe. The tight-knit group of Capt. Martin "Easy" Julian, 1st Lt. Joe "Lightning" Little, 2nd Lt. Ray "Ray Gun" Gannon, 2nd Lt. Andrew "Smokey" Salem, and 2nd Lt. Samuel "Joker" George under the guidance of Major Emanuel Stance and Col. A.J. Bullard, face a white military bureaucracy still resistant to accepting black flyers as equals.
The A-Team
The A-Team (2010)
, 1h59
Directed by Joe Carnahan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Political films, Heist films, Children's films
Actors Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bloom
Roles General Morrison
Rating66% 3.347563.347563.347563.347563.34756
John "Hannibal" Smith (Liam Neeson) is held captive in Mexico by two Federal Police officers working for renegade General Javier Tuco (Yul Vazquez). Hannibal escapes and sets out to rescue Templeton "Faceman" Peck (Bradley Cooper), who is held captive at Tuco's ranch. Hannibal saves Face after enlisting fellow Ranger B.A. Baracus (Quinton Jackson), driving to the rescue in BA's modified GMC Vandura van. Pursued by Tuco, they stop at a nearby Army Hospital to recruit the services of eccentric pilot Howling Mad Murdock (Sharlto Copley). They flee in a medical helicopter, chased by Tuco, in a dogfight that leaves BA with a fear of flying. The battle ends when they lure Tuco's helicopter into American airspace, where it is shot down by a USAF F-22 Raptor for trespassing.
Get Low
Get Low (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Aaron Schneider
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Bill Cobbs, Gerald McRaney
Roles Rev. Gus Horton
Rating69% 3.4980753.4980753.4980753.4980753.498075
No one really knows Felix Bush (Robert Duvall), who lives as a hermit deep in the woods. Rumors surround him, such as how he might have killed in cold blood, and that he's in league with the devil. So the town is surprised when Felix shows up in town with a fat wad of cash, requesting a "funeral party" for himself. Frank Quinn (Bill Murray), the owner of the local funeral parlor in financial trouble, coveting Bush's wad of cash, agrees to advertise a funeral party at which the townsfolk will be invited to tell Felix Bush the stories they've heard about him. To ensure a good turnout, a lottery is organized, with Bush's property as the prize. Many people buy tickets.
Saving Shiloh, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Jason Dolley, Jordan Garrett, Taylor Momsen, Scott Wilson, Ann Dowd, Gerald McRaney
Roles Ray Preston
Rating61% 3.099873.099873.099873.099873.09987
The movie begins with Marty Preston (Jason Dolley) explaining the events of Shiloh and Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season. Then Judd Travers (Scott Wilson) shows up at the Preston home with dead squirrels as a present for Marty and his family for helping him after his truck accident in the second film. A fearful Shiloh runs into the kitchen since he is still scared of Judd. Marty's sister, Becky (Liberty Smith), embarrasses her mother, Louise (Ann Dowd), when she calls Judd the meanest man since Judd says he has eaten dead squirrels all his life. Soon, Marty hears from his two best friends, David Howard (Jordan Garrett) and Samantha Wallace (Taylor Momsen), that after a fist fight, a drunken Judd has been charged with murder. Marty brings Judd some squirrel stew and offers to help Judd, believing that he hasn't committed murder. Soon after, when Marty is helping Judd build a fence for his hunting dogs, Judd accidentally steps on one of his dog's paws. The dog starts attacking Judd, biting his good leg. Judd doesn't show any fear, grabbing the dog and swinging him at a fence. Afterwards, when Dara Lynn (Kyle Chavarria), another of Marty's sisters, falls into a lake, Marty jumps in to save her. Shiloh jumps in to help but gets caught in the current, which leads toward Miller Falls. Marty goes back into the lake to save Shiloh but gets caught in a branch. Seeing this, Judd jumps off a cliff into the lake to free Marty. Marty explains to Judd that Shiloh is going to go over the waterfall unless he saves him. Judd saves Shiloh and begins a friendship with Marty and Shiloh. The film ends with Marty saying, "If you open your heart, anything is possible.
Ike: Countdown to D-Day, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Tom Selleck, James Remar, Timothy Bottoms, Gerald McRaney, Ian Mune, John Bach
Roles Lieutenant General George S. Patton
Rating70% 3.543713.543713.543713.543713.54371
Ike. Opération Overlord décrit les 90 jours de tension précédant l'invasion du Jour J et de la façon dont Dwight David Eisenhower, contre toute attente, a brillamment orchestré la plus importante manœuvre militaire dans l'histoire moderne
Hansel & Gretel, 1h29
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Children's films
Actors Jacob Smith, Taylor Momsen, Dakota Fanning, Thomas Curtis, Alana Austin, Gerald McRaney
Roles Father
Rating44% 2.2208252.2208252.2208252.2208252.220825
The film begins in a modern home with two children, Andrew (Thomas Curtis) and Katie (Dakota Fanning), about to go to bed during a thunderstorm. They ask their father to read them a story to help them feel better about the storm. The father finds a dusty, old book and decides to read the story of Hansel and Gretel.
Tornado Warning, 1h28
Directed by Tibor Takács
Themes Disaster films
Actors Gerald McRaney, Thea Gill, David Millbern, Steve Braun, Joan Van Ark
Roles Dr. Jake Arledge
Rating40% 2.039692.039692.039692.039692.03969
Inventeur d'un système qui permet de prévoir la formation des tornades, Jake Arledge met en garde les autorités d'une petite bourgade de l'imminence de vents d'une violence exceptionnelle. Confronté à leur inertie, il continue néanmoins d'alerter la population, indifférente elle aussi et surtout impatiente de fêter l'anniversaire de la création de la ville. Alors que tous prennent enfin conscience du danger, il est déjà trop tard...
Danger Beneath the Sea, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Submarine films, Political films
Actors Casper Van Dien, Gerald McRaney, Dominic Zamprogna, Kim Poirier, Ron White, Joel Gordon
Roles Admiral Eugene Justice
Rating47% 2.3691352.3691352.3691352.3691352.369135
After a North Korean nuclear missile test goes wrong, the American nuclear attack submarine USS Lansing is cut off from communications. Detecting radioactivity in the air and believing the world to be at nuclear war, the executive officer takes command of the ship from the captain and prepares to fire the submarine's nuclear missiles at targets in Russia. Some members of the crew do not believe they are at war and help the captain take back control of the ship. Meanwhile, a second American submarine is sent to hunt down and destroy the Lansing before it can start a real war.
A Holiday Romance
Directed by Bobby Roth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Naomi Judd, Andy Griffith, Gerald McRaney, Jayne Eastwood, Alison Pill, Taborah Johnson
Roles Cal Peterson
Rating64% 3.24513.24513.24513.24513.2451
During the holiday season, Bethlehem School goes under review by a stern school administrator Cal Peterson (Gerald McRaney), sent to eliminate programs to save money and the school itself. Following long review, Cal decides to eliminate the music program led by music teacher Lily Waite (Naomi Judd). Cal is unaware that his teenage niece Fern (Alison Pill), whom he has been taking care of, has been changed by the music program. At the final concert, before Lily must leave her job, the music program is saved by generous donations, and Cal sees Fern perform. There are many sub-plots, including the hijinks of Jake Peterson (Andy Griffith). With a musical back ground, this film is unique in itself, it reaches out to the viewer not only through acting but through the joy of Christmas music, showing tradition in a new light, and showing that you are only as old as you feel.
The Stranger Beside Me, 1h45
Directed by Sandor Stern
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about domestic violence
Actors Tiffani Thiessen, Eric Close, Gerald McRaney, Steven Eckholdt, Casey Sander, Alyson Hannigan
Roles Dave Morgan
Rating60% 3.0047153.0047153.0047153.0047153.004715
Jennifer Morgan (Tiffani Amber Thiessen) is a young painter who has secluded herself from the world since being raped two years earlier. At a family party she meets Chris Gallagher (Eric Close), who falls in love with her. She is reluctant to be intimate with him, but he convinces her to marry him, by which she hopes to let go of her tragic past. Shortly after the ceremony, Chris' 17-year-old cousin Dana (Alyson Hannigan) warns Jennifer that she will not be happy with him, but Jennifer does not listen. Because Chris has recently joined the Navy, Jennifer agrees to move with him to the seaside, where she befriends Nancy Halloran (Lorrie Morgan).
Armed and Innocent, 2h
Directed by Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kate Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Eric Lively, Zachary Bostrom, Cotter Smith, Jan Hoag
Roles Bobby Lee Holland
Rating58% 2.904482.904482.904482.904482.90448
Une nuit, un adolescent abat deux cambrioleurs qui tentaient de s'introduire chez lui par effraction. Ivres de vengeance, les complices des malfrats vont s'employer à détruire la famille en terrorisant le jeune garçon.
Motorcycle Gang, 1h24
Directed by John Milius
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Gerald McRaney, Carla Gugino, Jake Busey, John Cassini, Marshall R. Teague, Richard Edson
Roles Cal Morris
Rating49% 2.4671152.4671152.4671152.4671152.467115
Army veteran Cal Morris (Gerald McRaney) and his family are driving to their new home in California and are terrorized by a motorcycle gang consisting of Jake (Jake Busey), Crab, Volker, and Kincaid. Their target is Cal's beautiful daughter, Leann (Carla Gugino), whom they kidnap and take to Mexico. Cal and his wife pursue them.