|Born||Paul David McCrane
January 19, 1961
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
|Spouse(s)||Dana Kellin (m. 1998)|
Paul David McCrane (born January 19, 1961) is an American film, television and theatre actor, as well as a television director and singer. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Montgomery MacNeil in the 1980 film Fame, Emil Antonowsky in RoboCop and Robert "Rocket" Romano on the NBC medical drama television series ER.
McCrane was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Eileen C. (née Manyak), a nurse, and James J. McCrane, Jr., an actor and writer. He has a brother, Jim, and three sisters, Maureen, Barbara, and Deirdre. His family moved to Richboro, Pennsylvania, where he lived until he moved to New York City after graduating from Holy Ghost Preparatory School.
An early role, when he was just 17 years of age, is in a short scene in Rocky II, playing a wheelchair bound, multi-fracture patient who asks for Rocky's autograph on his head cast ("Hey Rocky...sign my head!").
With an abundance of red hair, McCrane portrayed the earnest Montgomery MacNeil in Fame. He was the lead vocalist on three songs in the feature film: "Dogs in the Yard", "Miles from Here" and "Is it Okay if I Call You Mine?" (which he also composed). He also had a solo in "I Sing the Body Electric".
Later, he played murderous Emil Antonowsky in RoboCop, followed by astronaut Pete Conrad in From the Earth to the Moon, Guard Trout in The Shawshank Redemption, cancer-absorbing mutant Leonard Betts in The X-Files. After a recurring role as the snarky Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano on ER, he became a regular cast member (1997-2003) and returned for one episode during its 15th and final season (2008). McCrane guest-starred in 24 Seasons 5 and 6 as Graem Bauer. He has also appeared on Ugly Betty and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
In 2011, McCrane took on the recurring role of Assistant District Attorney Josh Peyton in the NBC television program Harry's Law, a project of producer David E. Kelley. McCrane won the 2011 Emmy Award for Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in the role.
McCrane married Dana Kellin, a jewelry designer, in 1998. They have two children, William Thomas and Noa Cathryn. McCrane and Kellin met in a yoga class in 1996.
|1979||Rocky II||Young Patient|
|1980||Fame||Montgomery MacNeill||Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film|
|1982||Nurse||George Nicholas||Episode: "On the Line"|
|1984||The Hotel New Hampshire||Frank|
|1986||Hill Street Blues||Albert Sawyer||Episode: "Come and Get It"|
|1987||RoboCop||Emil M. Antonowsky|
|1988||The Blob||Deputy Bill Briggs|
|1989||The Equalizer||Crocker||Episode: "Silent Fury"|
|1989||Wiseguy||Johnny Medley||4 episodes|
|1992||The Adventures of Superboy||Chaos||2 episodes|
|1993||Law & Order||James Lee Pawl||Episode: "Jurisdiction"|
|1993||Sirens||Leon||Episode: "Holy Deadlock"|
|1993||The Commish||Neil Perry||Episode: "All That Glitters"|
|1994||Heaven and Hell: North and South, Book III||Klawdell||Episode: "#1.2"|
|1994||The Shawshank Redemption||Guard Trout|
|1994-1995||Under Suspicion||Detective Patrick Clark||18 episodes|
|1996||Chicago Hope||Bob Broussard||Episode: "The Parent Rap"|
|1996||Champs||Dr. Herb Barton||12 episodes|
|1997-2008||ER||Dr. Robert Romano||125 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2000–01)
|1997||The X-Files||Leonard Morris Betts||Episode: "Leonard Betts"|
|1997||Touched by an Angel||Grant Abbott||Episode: "Have You Seen Me?"|
|1997||Life with Louie||Unknown||Episode: "Mr. Louie's Wild Ride"|
|1997||The Practice||Martin Parks||2 episodes|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Pete Conrad||Episode: "That's All There Is"|
|2000||The Last Producer||Austin Green|
|2001||Citizen Baines||Sherman Bloom||2 episodes|
|2005||Unscripted||Support Group Leader||Episode: "#1.8"|
|2006-2007||24||Graem Bauer||9 episodes|
|2008||Ugly Betty||District Attorney Weitz||Episode: "Odor in the Court"|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Phil Carpenter||Episode: "World's End"|
|2011||Harry's Law||Josh Peyton||7 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
|2012||Atlas Shrugged II||Wesley Mouch|
|2013||Major Crimes||Agent Mark "Scarface" Evans||Episode "There's No Place Like Home"|