McDonough at the Los Angeles premiere of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in March 2013
February 13, 1966 |
Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, US
|Other names||Neil McDonough|
|Spouse(s)||Ruvé Robertson (2003–present; 4 children|
Neal P. McDonough (born February 13, 1966) is an American film, television, actor and voice actor, best known for portraying Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), Deputy District Attorney David McNorris on Boomtown, and Dave Williams on ABC's Desperate Housewives (2008–2009)
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 RSV.
In 2012, McDonough had a recurring role in the third season of FX's Justified as Robert Quarles, a Detroit gangster with a troubled past. He was recently cast as Police Chief Parker in Frank Darabont's TNT pilot L.A. Noir.
Personal life 
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).
McDonough is married to Ruvé Robertson, with whom he has a son, Morgan "Little Buck" Patrick (born November 2005), and three daughters, Catherine Maggie (born May 14, 2007), London Jane (born January 11, 2010), and Clover Elizabeth (born August 15, 2011).
|1994||Angels in the Outfield||Whit Bass|
|1996||Star Trek: First Contact||Lieutenant Hawk|
|1997||Fire Down Below||Truck driver at the truck stop|
|2002||Minority Report||Officer Gordon 'Fletch' Fletcher|
|2003||They Call Him Sasquatch||Ned Dwyer|
|2004||Walking Tall||Jay Hamilton|
|2006||The Guardian||Jack Skinner|
|2006||The Last Time||Hurly|
|2006||Flags of Our Fathers||Capt Severance|
|2007||Forever Strong||Coach Richard Penning|
|2007||The Hitcher||Lt Esteridge|
|2007||I Know Who Killed Me||Daniel Fleming|
|2008||88 Minutes||Jon Forster|
|2009||Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li||M. Bison|
|2010||DC Showcase: Green Arrow||Green Arrow||Voice only|
|2011||Ticking Clock||James Keene|
|2011||Captain America: The First Avenger||Dum Dum Dugan|
|2012||The Philly Kid||L.A. Jim|
|2013||Company of Heroes||Lieutenant Joe Conti|
|2013||The Marine 3: Homefront||Jonah Pope|
|1991||China Beach||Lurch||Episode: "Hello Goodbye"|
|1991||Quantum Leap||Chucky||Episode: "Play Ball"|
|1995||JAG||Second lieutenant, Jay Anderson||Episode "Desert Son"|
|1995||White Dwarf||Dr. Driscoll Rampart III|
|1995||Iron Man||Firebrand||Episode: "Fire and Rain"|
|1996||NYPD Blue||Jerry Selness||S03e22 "He's Not Guilty, He's My Brother"|
|1996||The Incredible Hulk||Dr. Robert Bruce Banner||21 episodes, Voice only|
|1998||Diagnosis: Murder||Ross Canin||
|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||
|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)||
|2008–2009||Desperate Housewives||Dave Williams||24 episodes|
|2011||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Monsignor McTeal||Episode: "The Consoler"|
|2012||Justified||Robert Quarles||13 episodes|
|2012||Perception||Fredrick James Dafoe||Episode: "Cipher"|
|2013||Lost Angels||William Parker|
|2005||The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction||Bruce Banner||Voice only|
|2009||Rogue Warrior||Admiral Travis Payton||Voice only|
|2011||Captain America: Super Soldier||Dum Dum Dugan||Voice only|
|2013||Injustice: Gods Among Us||The Flash, Nightwing (Damian Wayne)||Voice only|
- "OBITUARY Catherine McDonough, owned hotel & store, 66". Boston Herald. July 10, 1993.
- Neal McDonough Moving to "Housewives", Hollywood Reporter, June 27, 2008
- "Desperate Housewives" Alums Get TV Roles, Hollywood Reporter, February 21, 2010
- No Sex Please, I'm Neal McDonough...
- Neal McDonough Biography (1966–)
- Drew, April (2006). "McDonough Stars in The Guardian". IrishAbroad. Retrieved 2007-01-20.
- "'Housewives' Catholic star Neal McDonough fired, refused sex scenes". www.IrishCentral.com.
- Thompson, Paul (April 1, 2010). "Former Desperate Housewives star Neal McDonough 'fired from TV series for refusing to film sex scenes". www.dailymail.co.uk (London).
- McLellan, Dennis (February 29, 2012). "Lynn D. 'Buck' Compton dies at 90; judge also known for WWII service". L.A. Times.
- "Desperate Housewives' Neal McDonough Welcomes Baby Girl". TVGuide.com.
- Neal McDonough Welcomes Daughter Clover Elizabeth – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com
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