Gary McDonald (actor)

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Gary McDonald (born 1961, London) is an English actor of Jamaican descent. A student at Elliott school in Putney, McDonald played football for Wimbledon FC under Dario Gradi.[1]

He was a member of the Royal Court Theatre from 1979–80, appearing in various plays at the Court such as Hard time Pressure, Hero's Welcome, and Che Walker's Been so Long. In the 1980s he performed with the Talawa Theatre company in The Black Jacobins, The Importance of Being Earnest, and A Raisin in the Sun with the Black Theatre. He appeared at the Royal National Theatre in Macbeth, Black Poppies, and Rhapsody in Black & White and at The Cottlesloe in Blood Wedding. Other theatre credits include Scrape of the Black and Mike Leigh's It's a Great Big Shame at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.[1]

His first notable television role came in 1987 when he was cast as Darren Roberts in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. He left the role in 1988. He has also appeared in Numb3ers, The Bill, Between the Lines, South of the Border, as Captain John Black in Dream Team (1999–2006) and in Brothers and Sisters, among others.[2] He has appeared in various films.[1]



  1. ^ a b c "GARY McDONALD". Daly Pearson. Archived from the original on 17 March 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "John Black played by Gary McDonald". Retrieved 13 April 2009. 

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