|Born||Mike Steven McGrady
March 30, 1960
Federal Way, Washington, U.S.
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
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.
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.
McGrady was quickly cast in one of the US's first Cherry Pepsi commercials. From thst 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. 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. 
|2013||The Frozen Ground||Vice Det. John Gentile|
|2012||The Perfect Family||Frank Cleary|
|2008||Ring of Death||Colson|
|2009||Half Past Dead||Guard Damon J. Kestner|
|1988||Born to Race||Walt|
|1986||Back to School||Player #2|
|Invaders from Mars||Soldier #1|
|1984||The Bear||Gene Stallings|
|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|
|2011||L.A. Noire||Finbarr "Rusty" Galloway|
- "Hunter McGrady - Model - Westlake Village, California, US". ModelMayhem.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
- "Welcome". McGrady Fine Art. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
- 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.