Graham McTavish

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Graham McTavish
Graham McTavish SDCC 2014.jpg
McTavish at the 2014 Comic-Con International
Born (1961-01-04) 4 January 1961 (age 56)
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1986–present

Graham McTavish (born 4 January 1961) is a Scottish television and film actor and voice actor.

Early life[edit]

McTavish was born 4 January 1961[1] in Glasgow, Scotland to Alec and Ellen McTavish. Alec was a politically active person, and political discourse was common in the McTavish household. The family left Glasgow when McTavish was a child. During the course of his life, he lived in Canada, England and Scotland before settling in New Zealand. McTavish's parents were both deceased by some point prior to 2014.[2]


Early in his career, McTavish did theatre work at the Dundee Rep with colleagues that included Jimmy Logan and Robert Robertson.[2]

He played the character Warden Ackerman in Red Dwarf in five episodes of series 8. McTavish has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart and Sisterhood. He also played the ill-tempered Mercenary Commander Lewis in Rambo, had a role as Desmond's drill sergeant in the fourth season of Lost, starred in Ali G Indahouse as a Customs Officer and played a Russian pirate in NCIS. He played Ferguson in 4 episodes of season 4 of Prison Break. He has also starred in the film Green Street 2 which was released on 23 March 2009. McTavish provided the voice and motion capture work for the evil psychopath war criminal Zoran Lazarevic in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, the voice of the main protagonist Dante Alighieri in Dante's Inferno, Restoration leader Commander Lucius in the Shadow Complex video game, and the Decepticon Thundercracker in Transformers: War for Cybertron. He played Russian Foreign Minister Mikhail Novakovich in the eighth season of 24, and did voice work as the Marvel Comics villain Loki in Hulk Vs. Thor and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. In 2011, McTavish also provided the voices of antagonist Joseph Bertrand III in Infamous 2 and newcomer Charlie Cutter in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

McTavish is also provided Additional Voices for What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Heavenly Sword, Quantum of Solace, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

McTavish appeared in the 2011 film The Wicker Tree, Robin Hardy's sequel to his 1973 film, The Wicker Man and played Dwalin in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy.

In September 2013, it was announced that McTavish had been cast as Dougal Mackenzie in the television series Outlander for the American television channel Starz. The series is an adaption of the bestselling novels by author Diana Gabaldon.[3] The series premiered on 9 August 2014 to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.[4]

In April 2014 McTavish was the 17th Grand Marshall of New York City's Tartan Day Parade.[2]

McTavish plays the Saint of Killers in the AMC TV series Preacher, having debuted in that role in the series' second episode, "See", in June 2016.[5]


Graham McTavish listens to an audience question during his panel at the Calgary Expo 2015.


Year Film Role Notes
1988 Freedom Fighter Guards TV movie
1988 For Queen & Country Lieutenant
1989 Erik the Viking Thangbrand
1996 The Wind in the Willows Drunken Weasel Voice
1997 King Lear: A Critical Guide Albany Video documentary short
1997 Julius Caesar: A Critical Guide Brutus / Himself - Presenter Video documentary short
1998 Macbeth Banquo TV movie
1998 Merlin: The Quest Begins Rengal
1999 King Lear Duke of Albany
2000 The Stretch Andy McKinley TV movie
2001 Red Cap Chris Davies TV Movie
2002 Ali G Indahouse Police Officer - Customs
2003 Dot the i Detective
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Submarine Captain
2004 King Arthur Roman Officer
2004 D-Day 6.6.1944 Group Capt. James Stagg TV movie
2008 Rambo Lewis
2008 Sisterhood Martin
2009 Hulk Vs. Loki Voice
2009 Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground Big Marc Turner
2009 Middle Men Ivan Sokoloff
2009 Penance Geeves
2009 Pandemic Captain Riley [6]
2010 Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic Dante Voice
2010 Secretariat Earl Jansen
2011 Dead Space: Aftermath Captain Campbell Voice
2011 Colombiana Head Marshall Warren
2011 The Wicker Tree Sir Lachlan Morrison
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dwalin
2013 The Sixth Gun Silas Hedgepet TV movie
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Dwalin
2014 Plastic Steve Dawson
2014 Realiti Mandrake
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Dwalin
2015 Creed Tommy Holiday
2016 The Finest Hours Frank Fauteux


Year Programme Role Notes
1986 Return to Treasure Island Ned 1 episode
1996 Highlander: The Series Charlie 1 episode
1998–2005 Taggart Col. Ian Sinclair, Robin Caldwell 2 episodes
1998–2005 Casualty Gerry Talbot, George Naseby 6 episodes
1999 Red Dwarf Warden Ackerman 8 episodes
1999 Heartbeat Derek Flowers 1 episodes
2001 Doctors Paul Brookes 1 episode
2002 Celeb Steve 1 episode
2002 Rose and Maloney Jackson 1 episode
2002 Dinotopia Ajax 1 episode
2003 Rosemary & Thyme D.I. Taylor 1 episode
2003 The Last King Captain 2 episodes
2004 Murder City Noel Fredericks 1 episode
2004 Murphy's Law Al Leyton 1 episode
2005 What's New, Scooby Doo? Additional voices Voice, 1 episode
2005 Empire General Rapax 6 episodes
2005 Rome Urbo 2 episodes
2005-2006 The Bill Peter Larson 6 episodes
2006 Sharpe's Challenge McCrae 2 episodes
2007 New Tricks Jason Ferris 1 episode
2007 Jekyll Gavin Hardcastle 1 episode
2007 Numb3rs John Corcoran 1 episode
2007 NCIS Aleksei 1 episode
2007 The Royal Anthony Poole 1 episode
2007 Cane Neville 1 episode
2008 Lost Sergeant 1 episode
2008 CSI: Miami Mitch Davis 1 episode
2008 Pushing Daisies Hansel Von Getz 1 episode
2008 Prison Break Ferguson 4 episodes
2009 Wolverine and the X-Men Sebastian Shaw Voice, 4 episodes
2009 Ghost Whisperer Gordon Bradley 1 episode
2010 24 Mikhail Novakovich 7 episodes
2010 The Good Guys Dolph 1 episode
2010–2011 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Loki Voice, 5 episodes
2016 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Kim Voice, 1 episode
2014–2016 Outlander Dougal MacKenzie Main cast
2015 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Savanti Romero Voice, 1 episode
2016 Preacher The Saint of Killers Main cast

Video games[edit]

Year Video game Role Notes
2006 Killzone: Liberation HGH Support, HGH Generic, HGH Infantry
2006 Medieval II: Total War Additional voices
2006 Lost Planet: Extreme Condition NEVEC Orbital Elevator Operator
2007 Heavenly Sword Additional Voices
2007 Operation Darkness Oskar Dirlewanger
2008 Lost Planet: Colonies NEVEC Orbital Elevator Operator
2008 Quantum of Solace Additional Voices
2009 Shadow Complex Commander Lucius
2009 Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Crimson
2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Zoran Lazarevic
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Arl Eamon Guerrin, Vartag Gavorn
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Archer
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized
2009 The Saboteur Wilcox
2010 Dante's Inferno Dante Alighieri
2010 Metro 2033 Khan
2010 Transformers: War for Cybertron Thundercracker
2010 Singularity Viktor Barisov
2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops Additional Voices
2011 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution Imperial Guard Vehicles / Guardsman
2011 SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs ClawHammer Soldier 2 / US Commander
2011 Hunted: The Demon's Forge Caddoc
2011 Infamous 2 Joseph Bertrand III
2011 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Ivan Stagleishov
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Charlie Cutter, Zoran Lazarevic
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional Voices
2012 Assassin's Creed III Dr. Benjamin Church
2015 The Order: 1886 Sebastian Malory / Sir Percival
2016 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Charlie Cutter, Zoran Lazarevic Multiplayer Only


  1. ^ "Graham McTavish". TV Guide. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c English, Paul (14 April 2015). "Outlander star Graham McTavish says he is proud of his Scottish roots and loves the show's Scots-daft fans". Daily Record (Scotland).
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (4 September 2013). "Ron Moore's 'Outlander' Adds Pair to Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  4. ^ "Outlander (2014 - )". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Wigler, Josh (June 5, 2016). "'Preacher': What That Massive Comic Book Cameo Means Moving Forward". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. ^ "Pandemic". 27 October 2009 – via IMDb. 

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