McDonough in Los Angeles, April 18, 2009
|Born||Neal Twickhart Seamus Tidling
February 13, 1966
Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Other names||Neil McDonough|
|Spouse(s)||Ruvé Robertson (2003–present; 5 children)|
Neal P. McDonough (born February 13, 1966) is an American film, television, actor and voice actor, known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), Deputy District Attorney David McNorris on Boomtown (2002–2003), and Dave Williams on ABC's Desperate Housewives (2008–2009). He also appeared in films such as Walking Tall (2004 film), RED 2, The Marine 3: Homefront, and Captain America: The First Avenger.
McDonough was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the son of Catherine (née Bushe) and Frank McDonough, motel owners who emigrated from Ireland, with his mother coming from County Tipperary and his father from County Galway. McDonough was raised Roman Catholic. He grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts, graduated from Barnstable High School, and attended Syracuse University, where he was initiated and became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988. His roommate in college was Brett Pollock, current broadcaster for the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League. McDonough frequently appeared as "Captain Laser", inspiring young students to bring their studies to completion. From there, McDonough trained for a short time at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Career & Controversy
In 1991, McDonough won the Best Actor Dramalogue for "Away Alone". McDonough has made many television and film appearances since then, including Band of Brothers, Boomtown, Star Trek: First Contact, Minority Report and The Hitcher. In 1993, Neal McDonough played "Jason" in a NBC 1993 TV Movie starring Tim Daly & William O'Leary entitled "In The Line of Duty: Ambush In Waco". McDonough played Dave Williams on the fifth season of Desperate Housewives. He also starred in the lead role on 2004 medical drama Medical Investigation for its one full season.
McDonough portrays the role of "Jesus" in "The Truth & Life Dramatized audio New Testament Bible," a 22-hour, celebrity-voiced, fully dramatized audio New Testament which uses the Catholic edition of the revised standard version of the bible.
In 2012, McDonough had a recurring role in the third season of FX's Justified as Robert Quarles, a sadistic, carpetbagging mobster from Detroit. He was later cast as Police Chief Parker in Frank Darabont's TNT pilot Mob City.
During the 2014 Winter Olympics on NBC, McDonough was featured in a controversial, high-profile, and frequently aired commercial for a new electric car from Cadillac.
McDonough is married to Ruvé Robertson, with whom he has two sons, Morgan "Little Buck" Patrick (born November 2005), James Hamilton (born March 2014), and three daughters, Catherine Maggie (born May 14, 2007), London Jane (born January 11, 2010), and Clover Elizabeth (born August 15, 2011).
|1991||China Beach||Lurch||Episode: "Hello Goodbye"|
|1991||Quantum Leap||Chucky||Episode: "Play Ball"|
|1995||JAG||Second Lieutenant Jay Williams||Episode "Desert Son"|
|1995||White Dwarf||Dr. Driscoll Rampart III||TV Movie|
Episode: "Fire and Rain"
|1996||NYPD Blue||Jerry Selness||Episode: "He's Not Guilty, He's My Brother"|
|1996||The Incredible Hulk||Dr. Robert Bruce Banner||Voice
|1998||Diagnosis: Murder||Ross Canin||2 episodes|
|1999||Balloon Farm||Sheriff||TV Movie|
|1999||Just Shoot Me||Craig||Episode: "Shaking Private Trainer"|
|2001||Band of Brothers||First lieutenant, Lynn "Buck" Compton||8 episodes|
|2002||The X-Files||Agent Comer||2 episodes|
|2002||Boomtown||Los Angeles deputy district attorney, David McNorris||24 episodes|
|2004–2005||Medical Investigation||Dr. Stephen Connor||20 episodes|
|2007||Traveler||Secretary of Homeland Security, Jack Freed||6 episodes|
|2007||Tin Man||Wyatt Cain (Tin Man)||3 episodes|
|2008–2009||Desperate Housewives||Dave Williams||24 episodes|
|2010||Terriers||Ford/Tom Cutshaw||2 episodes|
|2011||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Monsignor McTeal||Episode: "The Consoler"|
|2012||Justified||Robert Quarles||13 episodes|
|2012||CSI: NY||Senator Gordon Hamilton||Episode: "Unspoken"|
|2012||Perception||Fredrick James Dafoe||Episode: "Cipher"|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tommy Barnes||Episode: "Sheltered"|
|2013||Mob City||William Parker||6 episodes|
|2014||Suits||Sean Cahill||Recurring role, season 4|
|2014||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Dum Dum Dugan||Episode: "Shadows"|
|2005||The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction||Bruce Banner||Voice|
|2009||Rogue Warrior||Admiral Travis Payton||Voice|
|2011||Captain America: Super Soldier||Dum Dum Dugan||Voice|
|2013||Injustice: Gods Among Us||The Flash
Nightwing (Damian Wayne)
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Award category||Title of work||Result|
|1999||Atlantic City Film Festival||Best Actor (Jury Award)||A Perfect Little Man||Won|
|2003||Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Boomtown||Nominated|
|Television Critics Association Award||Individual Achievement in Drama||Nominated|
|Satellite Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series – Drama||Won|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Desperate Housewives||Nominated|
|2012||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Justified||Nominated|
|Satellite Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Won|
- "OBITUARY Catherine McDonough, owned hotel & store, 66". Boston Herald. July 10, 1993.
- "Neal McDonough Biography (1966–)". filmreference.com.
- Drew, April (2006). "McDonough Stars in The Guardian". IrishVoice. IrishAbroad. Retrieved 20 January 2007.
- Kelly, Antoinette (2 April 2010). "'Housewives' Catholic star Neal McDonough fired, refused sex scenes". www.IrishCentral.com.
- Andreeva, Nellie (30 June 2008). "New lover moves in on "Housewives"". Reuters UK.
- Andreeva, Nellie (21 February 2010). ""Desperate Housewives" Alums Get TV Roles". Hollywood Reporter. "...will star opposite Virginia Madsen on ABC's dramedy series "Scoundrels.""
- Finke, Nikki (31 March 2010). "No Sex Please, I'm Neal McDonough...". Deadline.com. "The reason? He’s a family man and a Catholic, and he’s always made it clear that he won’t do sex scenes. And ABC knew that."
- Thompson, Paul (April 1, 2010). "Former Desperate Housewives star Neal McDonough 'fired from TV series for refusing to film sex scenes". Daily Mail (London).
- "Cast, home changes for new audio Bible". Christian Retailing. Charisma Media. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2014. "cast includes Neal McDonough (Band of Brothers, Desperate Housewives) as Jesus..."
- Wilding, Josh (25 November 2013). "Neal McDonough On Returning As 'Dum Dum Dugan' In A Future Marvel Movie Or TV Series". ComicBookMovie.com. Retrieved 6 March 2014. "Dum Dum's one of my favorite characters I've ever played."
- Breihan, Tom (13 March 2012). "Justified's Neal McDonough on Being an Awesome Villain, His Marvel Comics Future, and Going Toe-to-Toe with Boyd Crowder". GQ Magazine. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- Dionne, Zach (8 March 2012). "Justified’s Neal McDonough Joins Frank Darabont’s L.A. Noir". Vulture. New York Media LLC. Retrieved 6 March 2014. "...TNT drama pilot L.A. Noir is continuing to round out its cast, signing Neal McDonough as a lead"
- Cadillac ELR TV spot "Work Hard". IiSpot.tv. 8 February 2014.
- McLellan, Dennis (February 29, 2012). "Lynn D. 'Buck' Compton dies at 90; judge also known for WWII service". L.A. Times.
- fifth child for Neal McDonough
- "Desperate Housewives' Neal McDonough Welcomes Baby Girl". TVGuide.com.
- Sarah Michaud; Julie Jordan (16 August 2011). "Neal McDonough Welcomes Daughter Clover Elizabeth – Moms & Babies". People Magazine.
- Marvel's Agent Carter reaction: Comic-Con 2013
- "2002-03: The Season of Angels in America". Online Film & Television Association. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
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