Ian McShane was born on September 29, 1942 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He studied at Stretford Grammar School. As an actor, he was popularly known for his inclusion in the soap opera Dallas. Her movies credits included Scoop, Sexy Breast and Agent Cody Banks. He also voiced several characters like Captain Hook in Shrek the Third and the voice of Mr. Bobinski, in the film Coraline. Ultimately, he became part of the television series Deadwood as Al Swearengen. Al Swearengen is the head of Deadwood and the owner of the Gem Saloon, a popular place for drinking and prostitution in Deadwood. He appears to be obsessed with power and does not display any sympathy towards his employees. Moreover, he shows affection to Trixie, a prostitute at Gem, but constantly abuses her. ian-mcshane-4.jpgian-mcshane-5.jpg