Gerald McRaney

Gerald McRaney was born in Collins, Mississippi. He is known as "Mac" to his family and friends. He began his acting career in junior high school when he injured his knee playing football and he joined the drama club. He spent several years acting in small roles and guest appearances while working in the Louisiana oil fields to support himself and his family. He got his first big break when he got the part of "Rick Simon" on Simon and Simon (1981) which aired on CBS for eight seasons. He then went on to star in and produce Major Dad (1989), in which he played "Major John D. MacGillis" which ran for four seasons on CBS. He has starred in many made for TV movies.

Known For


Cast Credits

A Million Little Things (2018)
Guest starring as Lenny
24: Legacy (2017)
Starring as Henry Donovan (10 episodes)
Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
Guest starring as Ed Thune
  • Episode 2x06: Pasión (Mar 23, 2018)
Shooter (2016)
Starring as Red Bama Sr. (11 episodes)
This Is Us (2016)
Guest starring as Dr. Nathan "Dr. K" Katowski (6 episodes)
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors (2015)
Starring as Rev. Jake Owens (2 episodes)
Agent X (2015)
Starring as Malcolm Miller (10 episodes)
Manhattan (2014)
Guest starring as Hentry Stimson
  • Episode 1x13: Perestroika (Oct 19, 2014) [Special Guest Star]
House of Cards (2013)
Starring as Raymond Tusk (16 episodes)
Ram Outdoorsman (2013)
Starring as Co-Host
Longmire (2012)
Guest starring as Barlow Connally (7 episodes)
Fairly Legal (2011)
Guest starring as Judge David Nicastro (5 episodes)
Undercovers (2010)
Starring as Carlton Shaw
Mike & Molly (2010)
Guest starring as Captain Patrick Murphy (6 episodes)
Conceal & Carry School (2010)
Starring as Host
Justified (2010)
Guest starring as Josiah Cairn (2 episodes)
  • Episode 4x06: Foot Chase (Feb 12, 2013)
  • Episode 4x05: Kin (Feb 5, 2013)
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Guest starring as Retired Navy Admiral Hollace Kilbride (4 episodes)
Southland (2009)
Guest starring as Detective Hicks (5 episodes)
  • Episode 5x10: Reckoning (Apr 17, 2013)
  • Episode 5x07: Heroes (Mar 27, 2013)
  • Episode 5x06: Bleed Out (Mar 20, 2013)
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Castle (2009)
Guest starring as Mason Wood (2 episodes)
Women's Murder Club (2007)
Guest starring as Martin Boxer (2 episodes)
Jericho (2006)
Starring as Mayor Johnston Green (22 episodes)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Guest starring as Eli Schindler
  • Episode 9x24: All In (May 14, 2009)
Promised Land (1996)
Starring as Russell Greene
JAG (1995)
Guest starring as SgtMaj Charvis Krohn
  • Episode 6x13: Miracles (Feb 6, 2001) [Special Guest Star]
Central Park West (1995)
Starring as Adam Brock (8 episodes)
Guest starring as Adam Brock
Touched by an Angel (1994)
Guest starring as Russell Greene (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Dr. Joe Patcherik
Rebel Highway (1994)
Guest starring as Cal Morris
Simon & Simon (1981)
Starring as Rick Simon (156 episodes)
Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Guest starring as Rick Simon
The Incredible Hulk (1977)
Guest starring as Colin Roark
Guest starring as Chief Frank Rhodes
The Blue Knight (1975)
Guest starring as Steinmetz (2 episodes)
Switch (1975)
Guest starring as Hit Man
The Rockford Files (1974)
Guest starring as Jerryl
Petrocelli (1974)
Guest starring as TBD
Guest starring as Santo

Crew Credits

Major Dad (1989)
Show crew as Executive Producer