Michael McGrady

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Michael McGrady
Michael Steven McGrady

(1960-03-30) March 30, 1960 (age 62)
Occupation(s)Actor, painter
Years active1983–present
SpouseIlka McGrady
Children3; including Hunter

Michael Steven McGrady (born March 30, 1960) is an American theater, film and television actor. He is known for playing Tom Matthews in Beyond. He is also an artist.

Life and work[edit]

McGrady was born in Federal Way, Washington, to Gloria, a hair salon owner, and George McGrady, an airline mechanic. He attended Federal Way High School and the University of Washington, majoring in Business Administration. He currently splits his time between Southern California and Washington State, with his wife Ilka .[1]

McGrady had planned to become a lawyer and was working at a bank when his sister entered him in a contest for a scholarship to a local acting school. After that McGrady moved to California to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.[2] He was cast in a Cherry Pepsi commercial. He has worked steadily in the industry since. He guest starred in several popular television shows such as 24, Murder She Wrote, CSI: Miami, Leverage and Prison Break.[3] McGrady played Sal Salinger on the TNT drama Southland, which premiered in April 2009. The show was cancelled by NBC after its first season, but cable channel TNT bought the rights for the show and ordered seven new episodes.[citation needed] He has also been seen as recurring character Frank Barnes on Showtime's Ray Donovan and appeared as Detective Philip Vanatter on FX's American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson.

McGrady gave his voice and likeness to Rockstar Games period video game L.A. Noire as Rusty Galloway, and most recently appeared in the film Freelancers. He starred in Low Winter Sun for AMC as Brendan McCann, and as Cy in the independent feature Under The Harvest Moon. He played Detective John Gentile in The Frozen Ground.[3] He is also a painter.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2014 Rage Danny Doherty
2013 The Frozen Ground Vice Det. John Gentile
2012 The Perfect Family Frank Cleary
2008 Ring of Death Colson
2008 Keith Pete Anderson
2002 Half Past Dead Guard Damon J. Kestner
1993 Hocus Pocus Cop Eddie
1992 The Babe Lou Gehrig
Year Title Role Notes
2019 FBI Tom Brennan 1 episodes
20182019 SEAL Team Captain Harrington 8 episodes
2018 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Samuel Voss 2 episodes
20172018 Beyond Tom Matthews Main cast - 20 episodes
20162017 Chance Sanford Pringle 4 episodes
2016 The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Detective Philip Vannatter 5 episodes
2015 Battle Creek Jack Stanton 1 episode
2014 How to Get Away with Murder AUSA Hobbs 1 episode
20132017 Ray Donovan Frank Barnes 18 episodes
2013 Mob City Chief Clemance Horall 5 episodes
2013 Low Winter Sun Brendan McCann 3 episodes
2012 Castle Brian Reilly 1 episode
2011 The Protector J.R. Daldrop 1 episode
2010 CSI: Miami Larry Chandler 1 episode
2010 Lie to Me Gil Wallace 1 episode
20092011 Southland Detective Daniel "Sal" Salinger Main cast - 18 episodes
2009 The Mentalist Coach Dieter 1 episode
2008 Leverage Sheriff Hastings 1 episode
2007 Grey's Anatomy Stanley Singer 1 episode
20062008 Day Break Shadow Agent Buchalter 12 episodes
2005 Criminal Minds Sheriff John Bridges 1 episode
20022003 24 Officer Raymond Brown 4 episodes
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2011 L.A. Noire Rusty Galloway
2009 Prototype Additional Voices


  1. ^ "Hunter McGrady profile". ModelMayhem.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  2. ^ "Welcome". McGrady Fine Art. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  3. ^ a b Profile, imdb.com; accessed March 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Staff (2010-10-05). "Actor Michael McGrady appears at Fred Oldfield show". Blog.thenewstribune.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02.

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