Boris McGiver

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Boris McGiver
Boris McGiver 2014.jpg
McGiver at the 73rd Peabody Awards, May 2014
Born (1962-01-23) January 23, 1962 (age 57)
EducationState University of New York, Albany
Ithaca College (BM)
New York University (MFA)
Years active1987–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.

Personal life[edit]

Of Irish and Ukrainian descent, McGiver is the second youngest of ten children born to actor John McGiver and his wife, Ruth Schmigelsky McGiver. He 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
2019 Point Blank Masterson


Year Title Role Notes
1998 New York Undercover Sodovsky Episode: "Pipeline"
1998 Trinity Carl Checkik Episode: "Pilot"
2001 As the World Turns Dr. Early Episode: "#1.11437"
2005 Rescue Me Captain Bob Kent Episode: "Sensitivity"
2006 The Wire Charles Marimow 6 episodes
2007 30 Rock Patrick Donaghy Episode: "The Fighting Irish"
2008 John Adams Robert Goddard Episode: "Join or Die"
2012 Damages Killer 2 episodes
2012–14 Person of Interest Robert Hersh 13 episodes
2013 The Carrie Diaries Eddie Lander 2 episodes
2013 Blue Bloods Trevor Holt Episode: "No Regrets"
2013–18 House of Cards Tom Hammerschmidt 31 episodes
2014 Turn: Washington's Spies Rev. Nathaniel Tallmadge 2 episodes
2014 Boardwalk Empire Sheriff Peter Lindsay 6 episodes
2015 Flesh and Bone Maxwell Kensington Episode: "Reconnaissance"


  1. ^ Buell, Bill (2016-04-17). "Actor McGiver following in his father's footsteps". The Daily Gazette. Retrieved 2017-01-23.

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