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M. C. Gainey is a Actor American born on 18 january 1948 at Jackson (USA)

M. C. Gainey

M. C. Gainey
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Birth name Mike Connor Gainey
Nationality USA
Birth 18 january 1948 (75 years) at Jackson (USA)

Michael Connor "M. C." Gainey (born January 18, 1948) is an American actor whose distinctive mustache, 6'2" height, and threatening look have landed him supporting roles as Southern or Southwestern thugs and criminals. He is known for playing a major role in the 1997 Con Air action movie.


He has been married to his wife Kim since 2002.

On being typecast, Gainey stated:

With a face like this, there aren't a lot of lawyers or priest roles coming my way. I've got a face that was meant for a mug shot and that's what I've been doing for the past thirty years. If I play a cop, it's always a racist cop, or a trigger-happy cop or a crooked cop - but by and large I play cowboys, bikers, and convicts.

On the characters he has played, Gainey said:

"Swamp Thing" in Con Air. In a movie that has so many villains, take a look at my character closely - not that it supports the weight of a careful examination - and you'll see that I don't really get in anyone's face, I don't really kill anyone, I'm not really a bad guy - I'm just a guy who likes to fly. He made the mistake of landing his plane full of controlled substances in the wrong place and finds himself in the system. In terms of bad guys though, the character I played in Breakdown was a very bad human being. There's nothing redeeming about that character.

Best films

Breakdown (1997)

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Filmography of M. C. Gainey (56 films)

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The Pardon
The Pardon (2013)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about capital punishment
Actors Jaime King, Jason Lewis, M. C. Gainey, Leigh Whannell, John Hawkes, T.J. Thyne
Roles Gibbs Duhon
Rating55% 2.756632.756632.756632.756632.75663
Murder. With all the picturesque glamour of the 1940s, The Pardon recounts the unlikely true story of Toni Jo Henry (Jaime King), a woman tried three times and executed in Louisiana, 1942.
Django Unchained, 2h45
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins
Roles Big John Brittle
Rating81% 4.0958054.0958054.0958054.0958054.095805
In Texas 1858, the Speck brothers, Ace and Dicky, drive black slaves on foot. Among the shackled slaves is Django, sold off and separated from his wife, Broomhilda von Shaft. The Speck brothers are stopped by Dr. King Schultz, a German ex-dentist and bounty hunter from Düsseldorf, Prussia. Schultz asks to buy one of the slaves; when he questions Django about his knowledge of the Brittle brothers, for whom Schultz is carrying a warrant, Ace becomes irritated and aims his shotgun at Schultz. Schultz quickly kills Ace and leaves Dicky at the mercy of the newly freed slaves, who shoot Dicky in the head.
Stolen (2012)
, 1h36
Directed by Simon West
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Nicolas Cage, Danny Huston, Malin Åkerman, M. C. Gainey, Sami Gayle, Mark Valley
Roles Hoyt
Rating54% 2.7492452.7492452.7492452.7492452.749245
In New Orleans, Will Montgomery (Nicolas Cage) and Vincent (Josh Lucas) are preparing for a heist, aided by Riley (Malin Åkerman), their getaway driver, and Hoyt (M.C. Gainey), a computer security expert. They are watched by FBI agent Tim Harland (Danny Huston), who knows that Will and Vincent have been casing a jewelry store for several weeks and plans to arrest them mid-crime.
The Babymakers, 1h38
Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Actors Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Aisha Tyler, Kevin Heffernan, Noureen DeWulf, Hayes MacArthur
Roles Officer Malloy
Rating50% 2.5020852.5020852.5020852.5020852.502085
After trying everything to get his wife Audrey (Munn) pregnant, Tommy (Schneider) suspects that he may be infertile. He recruits his friends (Heffernan) to help him rob a sperm bank where he once made a donation.
Haunted High, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Danny Trejo, M. C. Gainey, Charisma Carpenter, Marc Donato, Dana Gourrier, Griff Furst
Roles Danforth
Rating31% 1.575591.575591.575591.575591.57559
At the New England-based private educational institution Holloman High School, curious teacher Myers (Ricky Wayne) is interrogating student Quentin (Jonathan Baron) on his apparent ancestral ties with former headmaster Danforth (MC Gainey), a notorious murderer and cult leader. He brings Quentin to the school's basement to question him in private. Quentin is shown a few historical artifacts pertaining to Danforth. They slip from his hands accidentally and in the process, a 1950s time capsule is knocked open, allowing the ghost of a deceased Danforth and his female assistant trapped in it to escape. The rest of the academy are unaware of this incident, except for the school's janitor Ortiz (Danny Trejo), who is informed of Danforth's escape, but gets locked up in the janitor's closet by Danforth's hench-woman. Ortiz presents himself as knowledgeable about Danforth and the other ghosts — he reveals himself to be the academy's secret guardian who has been investigating the actions of Danforth's cult, which caused his sister's death, for decades.
Tangled (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Byron Howard, Nathan Greno
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Brad Garrett, Ron Perlman, John DiMaggio
Roles Captain of the Guard (voice)
Rating76% 3.8489053.8489053.8489053.8489053.848905
Long ago, a drop of sunlight became a golden flower capable of healing illness, decay and injury. For hundreds of years the flower is used by Mother Gothel to retain her youth until it is discovered by soldiers of a nearby kingdom. They use the flower to heal their ailing queen, who soon after gives birth to Princess Rapunzel. Gothel discovers that Rapunzel's hair has the flower's healing properties but that attempting to take just the hair by cutting it destroys its power, so she kidnaps Rapunzel and raises her as her own daughter in an isolated tower. Once a year, the King and Queen release sky lanterns on Rapunzel's birthday, hoping for their daughter's return.
Love Ranch
Love Ranch (2010)
, 1h57
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise, Erotic thriller films
Actors Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Bryan Cranston, Gina Gershon, Scout Taylor-Compton, Taryn Manning
Roles Warren Stamp
Rating56% 2.800522.800522.800522.800522.80052
Charlie Bontempo (sometimes called Charlie "Goodtimes") and his wife, Grace, run a legal brothel known as the Love Ranch on a large, remote property near Reno, Nevada. Grace's mother had been a madam, so Grace knew the business, but it was Charlie who persuaded her to open a brothel in a part of Nevada where doing so would not be violating the law. The business runs smoothly but is not without its headaches, such as unruly customers needing to be dealt with by a bouncer or prostitutes who get out of line. Grace is amazed when Charlie procures the contract of a professional heavyweight boxer, Armando Bruza.
All About Steve, 1h39
Directed by Phil Traill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about television, Transport films, Films about disabilities, Road movies, Children's films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church, Sandra Bullock, Ken Jeong, DJ Qualls, Keith David
Roles Norm the Truck Driver
Rating48% 2.401322.401322.401322.401322.40132
Mary Horowitz, a crossword puzzle writer for the Sacramento Herald, is socially awkward and considers her pet hamster her only true friend.
Tripping Forward, 1h30
Directed by Marcus Nash
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors William Gregory Lee, Amber Benson, M. C. Gainey, John Kapelos, Lee Sung-hi, Ed Begley Jr.
Roles Jim Rose
Rating44% 2.220462.220462.220462.220462.22046
Ford Coleman (Chris Fogleman) is a young actor trying to start his career in Los Angeles. His friend Tripp (William Gregory Lee) has already given up making it in the music business, and now takes drugs and lives off of Ford. When Ford's money runs out, Tripp comes up with the idea of selling drugs to supermodels to make money, and Ford goes along so they won't be evicted, and he can keep taking acting classes from James Comey (Ed Begley, Jr.) with the girl of his dreams, Gwen (Amber Benson)
The Death and Life of Bobby Z, 1h37
Directed by John Herzfeld
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Olivia Wilde, Jason Lewis, Joaquim de Almeida, Jason Flemyng, Keith Carradine
Roles Boom Boom
Rating58% 2.9040852.9040852.9040852.9040852.904085
Don Huertero (Joaquim de Almeida) is a Mexican drug lord. His daughter committed suicide because a drug dealer known as Bobby Z broke her heart. Consequently Don Huertero is out for vengeance.
Mr. Woodcock, 1h27
Directed by Craig Gillespie, David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Seann William Scott, Billy Bob Thornton, Ethan Suplee, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Sagemiller
Roles Hal - Barber #1
Rating51% 2.599312.599312.599312.599312.59931
John Farley (Seann William Scott) is a successful self-help author who returns to his hometown in Nebraska to receive an award. Farley arrives at home and learns that his widowed mother Beverly (Susan Sarandon) is dating his former gym teacher Jasper Woodcock (Billy Bob Thornton). Farley disapproves of the relationship because he remembers Woodcock as an abusive bully.
Unearthed (2007)
, 1h33
Directed by Matthew Leutwyler
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Actors Emmanuelle Vaugier, Luke Goss, Beau Garrett, Charlie Murphy, Tonantzin Carmelo, Whitney Able
Roles Rob Horn
Rating40% 2.005872.005872.005872.005872.00587
After a sinister crash on the highway in a small New Mexican town, people start disappearing and animals begin dying. The cause of the crash is later revealed to be a 900-year-old creature which was unearthed during an archaeological dig in the area.
Wild Hogs
Wild Hogs (2007)
, 1h40
Directed by Walt Becker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Motocyclette, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy, Ray Liotta, Marisa Tomei
Roles Murdock
Rating58% 2.900882.900882.900882.900882.90088
Doug Madsen (Tim Allen), Woody Stevens (John Travolta), Bobby Davis (Martin Lawrence), and Dudley Frank (William H. Macy) are four middle-aged suburban men living in a Cincinnati area suburb who find themselves frustrated with the pace of daily life and lack of adventure. Doug is a dentist who has trouble relating to his son Billy (Dominic Janes), Dudley is a single clumsy computer programmer who is afraid to talk to women. Bobby is a henpecked plumber whose wife has made him return to work after having taken a year off to unsuccessfully write a book, and Woody is a rich lawyer married to a supermodel. They find escape from their lives on weekends by riding motorcycles together pretending to be a biker gang called the "Wild Hogs".
Beerfest (2006)
, 1h50
Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Kevin Heffernan, Jay Chandrasekhar, M. C. Gainey, Steve Lemme, Donald Sutherland, Erik Stolhanske
Roles Priest
Rating61% 3.098963.098963.098963.098963.09896
At the funeral of their German-born grandfather Johann von Wolfhausen (Donald Sutherland), brothers Jan and Todd Wolfhouse (Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske) discover that family tradition demands they travel to Munich during Oktoberfest to spread his ashes on the Theresienwiese.
Apocalypse Oz, 25minutes
Themes Musical films, Political films, Children's films
Actors M. C. Gainey, Brian Poth
Roles Kurtz
Rating69% 3.479593.479593.479593.479593.47959
Dorothy Willard, an Amerasian product of the Vietnam War, is tired of living with her abusive foster parents in Kansas. Dorothy decides that "there's no horror like home" and accepts a dream mission that takes her deep into the desert to hunt down and "terminate with extreme prejudice" an insane, renegade US Army colonel - codenamed 'The Wizard'.