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November 21, 1960 |
Long Island, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||? (divorced) 2 children|
Brian McNamara (born November 21, 1960) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of Dean Karny in the television movie Billionaire Boys Club for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a supporting role.
Life and career
McNamara was born on Long Island, New York.
He has had roles in numerous motion pictures including Arachnophobia and Short Circuit. He has guest starred in the television series Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, St. Elsewhere, JAG, Ned & Stacey, The O.C., Star Trek: Voyager, Mad About You, Matlock, Diagnosis: Murder, Ellen, Murder, She Wrote, Murphy Brown, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Army Wives. He also starred in the 2000 television movie A Diva's Christmas Carol.
One of his earliest roles was as Greg, Alex Keaton's friend who is killed in a car accident in the 1987 Family Ties episode "A, My Name Is Alex" for which the writer won an Emmy Award. He had a lead role in the short-lived 1989 NBC sitcom The Nutt House. He also starred in the Disney sci-fi tele-movie Earth Star Voyager and had a lead role on the television series Manhattan, AZ in 2000. He had a starring role in the film The Legend of Tillamook's Gold. Most recently, McNamara had a starring role as General Holden, husband of Claudia-Joy Holden (Kim Delaney), on the Lifetime series Army Wives (2007-2013). He also played Todd Young, in Caddyshack II (1988). He guest starred in the 2010 NCIS: Los Angeles episode "Little Angels".
In 2015, McNamara guest starred in CSI: Cyber.
In 2017, he guest starred in Hawaii Five-O's Season 7, Episode 22, Waimaka 'ele'ele.