Boris McGiver

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Boris McGiver
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McGiver at the 73rd Peabody Awards, May 2014
Born (1962-01-23) January 23, 1962 (age 54)
Cobleskill, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Tisch School of Arts
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present

Boris McGiver (born January 23, 1962) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in projects such as Lincoln, House of Cards, The Wire, Killing Kennedy, and Person of Interest. McGiver is of Irish and Ukrainian descent. He is the son of character actor John McGiver and Ruth Schmigelsky. Boris, the 9th of 10 children, was not initially eager to follow in his father’s footsteps, and has stated, “I kind of denied it (acting) throughout my childhood because my dad was an actor and he was never around. He had to feed 10 kids, he was always working, so to me acting was never connected to something good, and I had never realized what an art it was. I thought it was just playtime.” [1]



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Ironweed Clerk
1990 Antigone/Rites of Passion Guard
2004 Connie and Carla Tibor
Taxi Franklin
2006 The Pink Panther Vainqueur
2008 The Clique Issac Direct to video
2012 Lincoln Alexander Hamilton Coffroth
2013 Killing Kennedy John W. Fain Television film


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Wire Charles Marimow 6 episodes
2007 30 Rock Patrick Donaghy 1 episode
2008 John Adams Robert Goddard 1 episode
2012 Damages Killer 2 episodes
2012-2014 Person of Interest Robert Hersh 7 episodes
2013 The Carrie Diaries Eddie Lander 2 episodes
2013 Blue Bloods Trevor Holt 1 episode
2013–2014, 2016 House of Cards Tom Hammerschmidt 14 episodes
2014 Turn: Washington's Spies Rev. Nathaniel Tallmadge 2 episodes
2014 Boardwalk Empire Sheriff Lindsay 4 episodes


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