Michael McGrady

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Michael McGrady
Born Michael Steven McGrady
(1960-03-30) March 30, 1960 (age 55)
Federal Way, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actor, painter, martial artist
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Ilka McGrady; 3 children

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. He attended Federal Way High School and the University of Washington, majoring in Business Administration. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife Ilka and their children.[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] He was cast in a Cherry Pepsi commercial. He has worked steadily in the industry since. He guest starred in several popular television shows such as 24, Murder She Wrote, CSI: Miami, Leverage and Prison Break.[3] McGrady played Sal Salinger on the TNT drama Southland, which premiered in April 2009. The show was cancelled by NBC after its first season, but cable channel TNT bought the rights for the show and ordered seven new episodes.[citation needed]

McGrady gave his voice and likeness to Rockstar Games period video game L.A. Noire as Rusty Galloway, and most recently appeared 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 played Detective John Gentile in The Frozen Ground.[3] He is also a painter and his work has been featured in various galleries.[4]

Selected 21st century filmography[edit]

Film
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
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Battle Creek Jack Stanton 1 episode
2014 How to Get Away with Murder AUSA Hobbs 1 episode
2013-2015 Ray Donovan Frank Barnes 11 episodes
2013 Mob City Chief Clemance Horall 4 episodes
2012 Castle Brian Reilly 1 episode
2010 CSI: Miami Larry Chandler 1 episode
2010 Lie to Me Gil Wallace 1 episode
2009-2011 Southland Detective Daniel "Sal" Salinger Main cast - 18 episodes
2009 The Mentalist Coach Dieter 1 episode
2005 Criminal Minds Sheriff John Bridges 1 episode
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2011 L.A. Noire Finbarr "Rusty" Galloway

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hunter McGrady profile". ModelMayhem.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Welcome". McGrady Fine Art. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  3. ^ a b Profile, imdb.com; accessed March 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Staff (2010-10-05). "Actor Michael McGrady appears at Fred Oldfield show". Blog.thenewstribune.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 

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