Michael McGrady

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Michael McGrady
Born Mike Steven McGrady
(1960-03-30) March 30, 1960 (age 54)
Federal Way, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Ilka McGrady

Michael Steven McGrady (born March 30, 1960) is an American theater, film and television actor. He also an artist whose work is represented in various galleries throughout the United States.

Life and work[edit]

McGrady was born in Federal Way, Washington to Gloria, a hair salon owner, and George McGrady, an airline mechanic. For High School, he attended Federal Way High School and attended the University of Washington majoring in Business Administration. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife Ilka and his 3 children. His daughter Hunter is a model and actress as well.[1]

McGrady had planned to become a lawyer and was working at a bank when his sister entered him in a contest for a scholarship to a local acting school. After that McGrady moved to California to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.[2]

McGrady was quickly cast in one of the US's first Cherry Pepsi commercials. From that point McGrady has worked steadily in the industry for almost 30 years. He has guest starred in several popular television shows such as 24, Castle, Hawaii Five O, Longmire, Breakout Kings, CSI: Miami, Leverage and Prison Break.[3] He starred as Daniel "Sal" Salinger on the TNT drama Southland, which premiered in April 2009. The show was let go by NBC after its first season, but cable channel TNT bought the rights for the show and ordered 7 new episodes.

McGrady gave his voice and likeness to Rockstar Games period video game L.A. Noire as Rusty Galloway, and most recently starred along with Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker in the film Freelancers. He starred in Low Winter Sun for AMC as Brendan McCann and as Cy in the independent feature Blue Potato. He can be seen as Detective John Gentile alongside John Cusack and Nicolas Cage in The Frozen Ground.

He is also a painter and is featured in various galleries. [4]


Year Film Role Notes
2014 Rage Danny Doherty
2013 The Frozen Ground Vice Det. John Gentile
2012 The Perfect Family Frank Cleary
2008 Ring of Death Colson
2008 Keith Pete Anderson
2002 Half Past Dead Guard Damon J. Kestner
1988 Born to Race Walt
1987 Project X Wilson
1986 Back to School Player #2
Invaders from Mars Soldier #1
1985 Trancers Chris Lavery
Creator Larry
1984 The Bear Gene Stallings
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Mob City Chief Clemance Horall 4 episodes
2012 Castle Brian Reilly 1 episode
2009-2011 Southland Detective Daniel "Sal" Salinger Main cast - 18 episodes
2010 CSI: Miami Larry Chandler 1 episode
2010 Lie to Me Gil Wallace 1 episode
2009 The Mentalist Coach Dieter 1 episode
1992 Matlock Walt Thomas 1 episode
2005 Criminal Minds Sheriff John Bridges 1 episode
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2011 L.A. Noire Finbarr "Rusty" Galloway


  1. ^ "Hunter McGrady - Model - Westlake Village, California, US". ModelMayhem.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Welcome". McGrady Fine Art. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0569732/
  4. ^ moiraz says: (2010-10-05). "Actor Michael McGrady appears as painter at Fred Oldfield show | Tacoma Arts - The News Tribune". Blog.thenewstribune.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 

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