Brian McNamara


Date Of Birth

November 21, 1960


American actor Brian McNamara was born on November 21, 1960 in Long Island, New York. He made his television debut in 1984, when he starred in the romantic comedy The Flamingo Kid. He has appeared as a guest in numerous television shows, initially appearing in several episodes of Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere in 1986, and later appearing in other shows such as Family Ties, L.A. Law, Nurses, Murphy Brown, Melrose Place, Seinfeld, Suddenly Susan, Sliders, Ellen, Star Trek: Voyager, CSI, ER, The OC and NYPD Blue.

McNamara’s first regular television role came in 1991, when he joined the critically-acclaimed series Homefront. There, he played a recurring role, that of Arthur Schillhab. In 1995, he played the lead in the short-lived sitcom Pig Sty—struggling writer Randy Fitzgerald, who is frustrated at his inability to sell any of his stories. He also was a regular in the short-lived science fiction series Mercy Point, and the similarly short-lived comedy Manhattan, AZ.

McNamara’s latest television role is in the drama Army Wives, which premiered in 2007. There, he played Brigadier General Michael Holden, the husband of “army wife” Claudia Holden (Kim Delaney) and post commander at Fort Marshall, who contended with allegations of racism during his tenure.

McNamara also appeared in several films. These include Caddyshack II, Arachnophobia, Gone in Sixty Seconds, You Got Nothin’, The Legend of Tillamook’s Gold and I Know Who Killed Me. His role in the 1987 television movie Billionaire Boys Club earned him a Golden Globe nomination the following year.

Place of Birth

Long Island, New York

Birth Name

Brian McNamara



Fun Facts

- He has two daughters.



2007-2011: Army Wives (TV series) - Michael Holden
2010: NCIS: Los Angeles (TV series) - Commander Jason Rehme
2009: Ghost Whisperer (TV series) - Douglas Marks
2008: The Secret Lives of Second Wives (TV movie) - Jack Hughes
2008: The Bourne Conspiracy (Video Game) (voice)
2008: Criminal Minds (TV series) - Bruce Owen
2007: Lost Signal - Carl Nasland
2007: Hallowed Ground (video) - Sheriff O'Connor
2007: I Know Who Killed Me - Fred Toland
2007: Andy Barker, P.I. (TV series) - Dale
2007: Close to Home (TV series) - Joe Gibson
2006: Monk (TV series) - Kyle Brooks
2006: The Legend of Tillamook's Gold - Robert Kimbell
2005: The Inside (TV series) - Roger Comack
2005: The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (TV series) - Serge
2005: Eyes (TV series) - Brad Harper
2003-2004: The O.C. (TV series) - Carson Ward
2004: Rescue Me (TV series) - Passing Fireman
2004: Paparazzi - Bo's Agent
2004: Caught in the Act (TV movie) - Dan Robertson
2004: The Gunman - Roland
2003: Judging Amy (TV series) - D.A. Baseer
2002-2003: JAG (TV series) - Andrew Gale/Lt. Cmdr. Jack Hillyard
2002: ER (TV series)
2002: Body & Soul (TV series) - Dr. Jerry Donovan
2002: You Got Nothin' - Willy
1999-2002: Touched by an Angel (TV series) - Greg Saunders/James
2002: Any Day Now (TV series)
2001: NYPD Blue (TV series) - Ray Maxwell
2001: V.I.P. (TV series) - Andrew D Welles
2001: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) - Steven Anderson
2001: Code Red (TV movie) - Lt. James Doyle
2000: A Diva's Christmas Carol (TV movie) - Bob Cratchett
2000: Manhattan, AZ (TV series) - Daniel Henderson
2000: Gone in Sixty Seconds - Parking Garage Attendant
2000: The Mystery of Spoon River - Jesse Hanson
1999: It's Like, You Know... (TV series) - Roger
1999: Where the Truth Lies (TV movie) - Billy Morgan
1998-1999: Mercy Point (TV series) - Dr. Caleb 'C.J.' Jurado
1999: Star Trek: Voyager (TV series) - Lieutenant William Chapman
1999: Profiler (TV series) - Thomas King
1999: Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV series) - Sheriff Lamont 'L.T.' Gibbs
1999: Fantasy Island (TV series)
1998: Prey (TV series) - Frank Taylor
1998: Four Corners (TV series) - Dan
1997: Promised Land (TV series) - Rick Jasper
1997: NightMan (TV series) - Lee Warren
1997: Early Edition (TV series) - Stan Stanford
1997: Suddenly Susan (TV series) - Cooper Elliott
1997: Silk Stalkings (TV series) - Michael Pearson
1997: Arli$$ (TV series) - Matt Miller
1997: Out of Nowhere (TV movie) - Rob Harper
1997: Arsenio (TV series) - Rick Steele
1997: Seduction in a Small Town (TV movie) - Paul Jenks
1997: Sliders (TV series) - Dr. Dunhill/Inspector Reed
1996: Ellen (TV series) - Jim
1996: Wiseguy (TV movie) - Jason
1996: Hope & Gloria (TV series) - Dale Hutton
1996: Ned and Stacey (TV series) - Peter
1996: Punctul zero - Peter
1996: A Case for Life (TV movie) - Stan Porter
1996: Savannah (TV series) - Terrence Goodson
1995: Mad About You (TV series) - Doug
1995: The Client (TV series) - Ted Porter
1991-1995: Murder, She Wrote (TV series) - Harry Neville/Randall Sloan/Tom McCray
1995: Seinfeld (TV series) - James
1995: Pig Sty (TV series) - Randy Fitzgerald
1995: Silent Steel (Video Game) - Exective Officer
1994: Without Warning (TV movie) - Mike Curtisv 1994: Diagnosis Murder (TV series) - Chet Brooks
1994: Time Trax (TV series) - Dexter Merritt
1993: Matlock (TV series) - Gary Adler
1993: Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story (TV movie) - Cal Kessler
1992-1993: Homefront (TV series) - Arthur Schillhab
1993: Melrose Place (TV series) - Scott Daniels
1993: When the Party's Over - Taylor
1992: Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (TV movie) - Sam Wald
1992: Honor Thy Mother (TV movie)
1992: Murphy Brown (TV series) - Rick
1991: Nurses (TV series) - Steve
1991: Mystery Date - Craig McHugh
1990: Storm and Sorrow (TV movie) - John Marts
1990: Arachnophobia - Chris Collins
1990: The Bobby & Larry Show (TV movie) - Bobby
1989: The Nutt House (TV series) - Charles Nutt III
1989: Tennessee Waltz - Hewitt
1989: L.A. Law (TV series) - Matthew Leonard
1988: Police Story: Monster Manor (TV movie) - Officer Raymond Lebrix
1988: Caddyshack II - Todd Young
1988: Earth Star Voyager (TV mini-series) - Capt Jonathan Hays
1987: Billionaire Boys Club (TV movie) - Dean Karny
1987: Sadie and Son (TV movie)
1987: In the Mood - George
1987: Family Ties (TV series) - Greg
1987: The Betty Ford Story (TV movie) - Steve Ford
1987: On Fire (TV movie) - Ritchie
1986: Short Circuit - Frank
1986: Hill Street Blues (TV series) - Off. Michael Galva
1986: Foley Square (TV series) - Guy
1986: St. Elsewhere (TV series) - Michael Endicott
1984: The Flamingo Kid - Steve Dawkins
1984: A Painful Case (TV movie) - Concert Musician 2

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