Neal McDonough


Date Of Birth

February 23, 1966


Actor Neal McDonough was born on February 23, 1966 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Born to parents who emigrated from Ireland, he attended Syracuse University and eventually graduated with a BFA degree in 1988. From there, he trained briefly at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He quickly went to launch his acting career, making his debut as a bit player in the 1990 film Darkman. He went on to appear in numerous films and television movies, and also appeared as a guest in some prime time television series and as a voice actor in several animated television programs such as Aaahh!! Real Monsters and The Incredible Hulk.

McDonough became widely known to television viewers in the 2000s, when he appeared in numerous notable and memorable regular roles. After appearing in the acclaimed war miniseries Band of Brothers, he took a role in the crime drama Boomtown, where he played deputy district attorney David McNorris. Despite critical acclaim, the series never gained a foothold in the ratings and was cancelled in the middle of the second season. He then took the lead role in the short-lived medical drama Medical Investigation, where he appeared as former Army captain Stephen Connor.

In 2007, McDonough starred in the drama-thriller series Traveler, where he played homeland security official Jack Freed. It was cancelled after eight episodes, and fans’ petitions to bring the show back were unsuccessful. This was followed by a role in the miniseries Tin Man, a science fiction-themed reimagining of The Wizard of Oz; he appeared as Wyatt Cain, a former policeman who was locked up in an iron suit as a punishment for his opposition to the current regime. He most recently joined the cast of Desperate Housewives, playing Edie Britt’s (Nicollette Sheridan) new husband, Dave Williams.

McDonough also had a notable film career, with appearances in releases such as Minority Report, Walking Tall, Flags of our Fathers, The Guardian and I Know Who Killed Me.

Place of Birth

Dorchester, Massachusetts

Birth Name

Neal McDonough



Fun Facts

- He and his wife Ruve McDonough have three children.

- He was named Mr. BHS during his senior year at Barnastable High School in Massachusetts.

- He is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

- In grade school, he played the Cowardly Lion in their production of "The Wizard of Oz". He admitted that he wanted to play the Tin Man, which he did years later in the 2007 TV series.



2004: Satellite Awards - Golden Satellite Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Drama for: "Boomtown"
1999: Atlantic City Film Festival - Jury Award - Best Actor for: A Perfect Little Man


2011: Captain America: The First Avenger - Dum Dum Dugan
2011: Little Birds - Hogan
2011: Ticking Clock (video) - Keech
2010: Terriers (TV series) - Ford
2010: DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (video) - Green Arrow (voice)/Oliver Queen (voice)
2010: DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (video short) - Green Arrow (voice)/Oliver Queen (voice)
2009: Rogue Warrior (Video Game) - Admiral Payton (voice)
2008-2009: Desperate Housewives (TV series) - Dave Williams
2009: Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li - Bison/Vega (Japan)
2009: Horsemen - Police Cheif Krupa
2008: Forever Strong - Coach Richard Penning
2008: Traitor - Max Archer
2007: Tin Man (TV mini-series) - Wyatt Cain
2007: I Know Who Killed Me - Daniel Fleming
2007: Traveler (TV series) - Mystery Man/Homeland Security Agent/Home Land Security Agent/…
2007: Machine - Ford
2007: Brothers Three: An American Gothic - Rick
2007: 88 Minutes - Jon Forster
2007: The Hitcher - Lt. Esteridge
2006: Flags of Our Fathers - Captain Severance
2006: The Last Time - Hurly
2006: The Guardian - Jack Skinner
2005: Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (documentary short) - Reservoir Commander (voice)
2005: The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (Video Game) - Bruce Banner (voice)
2004-2005: Medical Investigation (TV series) - Dr. Stephen Connor
2005: Third Watch (TV series) - Dr. Stephen Connor
2005: Silent Men - Liam
2004: Walking Tall - Jay Hamilton
2002-2003: Boomtown (TV series) - David McNorris
2003: Timeline - Frank Gordon
2003: They Call Him Sasquatch - Ned Dwyer
2002: Minority Report - Fletcher
2002: The X-Files (TV series) - Robert Comer
2001: You're Killing Me... - Peter Gish
2000: Martial Law (TV series) - Kyle Strode
1999: Profiler (TV series) - Chris Langston
1999: Just Shoot Me! (TV series) - Craig
1999: Balloon Farm (TV movie) - Sheriff
1999: Ravenous - Pvt. Reich
1999: A Perfect Little Man - Billy Morrisson
1998: Grace & Glorie (TV movie) - David Greenwood
1998: Circles - Brian Miano
1998: Diagnosis Murder (TV series) - Ross Canin
1997: Fire Down Below - Truck Driver at Truck Stop
1997: Invasion (TV movie) - Randy North
1997: Murder Live! (TV movie) - Hank Wilson
1996: Murder One (TV series) - Kyle Rooney
1996: Star Trek: First Contact - Lieutenant Hawk
1996: The Incredible Hulk (TV series) - Dr. Robert Bruce Banner/Bruce Banner
1996: Moloney (TV series) - Rogue Detective
1996: NYPD Blue (TV series) - Jerry Selness
1996: One Tough Bastard - Agent Ward
1996: Murphy Brown (TV series) - Clive Walker
1995: Blue River (TV movie) - Edward Sellars
1995: The Client (TV series) - Harris Bingham
1995: Three Wishes - Policeman
1995: JAG (TV series) - First Lieutenant Jay Williams
1995: Iron Man (TV series) - Firebrand
1995: White Dwarf (TV movie) - Dr. Driscoll Rampart
1995: VR.5 (TV series) - Lance Jackson
1995: Cybill (TV series) - Kevin Blanders
1994: Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV series) - Camera #1/Monster#1 (voice)
1994: Angels in the Outfield - Whitt Bass
1994: Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV series)
1993: Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (TV movie)
1993: Jack's Place (TV series) - Daniel O'Brien
1993: Ambush in Waco: In the Line of Duty (TV movie) - Jason
1992: Cruel Doubt (TV movie) - Neal Henderson
1992: The Burden of Proof (TV movie) - John Granum
1991: Babe Ruth (TV movie) - Lou Gehrig
1991: Quantum Leap (TV series) - Chucky
1991: China Beach (TV series) - Lurch
1990: Darkman - Dockworker #2


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