Bruce McGill - biography

Actor from United States of America

Bruce Travis McGill (born July 11, 1950) is an American actor who has an extensive list of credits in film and television. He is perhaps best known for his role as Jack Dalton on the television series MacGyver and as Daniel Simpson "D-Day" Day in National Lampoon's Animal House. McGill was born in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Adriel Rose (née Jacobs), an artist, and Woodrow Wilson McGill, a real estate and insurance agent. He graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School in the northeastern part of San Antonio and from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in drama. He is related to former Texas State Senator A.R. Schwartz. McGill has starred in many films, perhaps his most well-known role being "D-Day" in the 1978 comedy classic National Lampoon's Animal House, a role McGill was desperate to take at the time, recalling his days as a young unemployed actor sitting in a New York City casting office. In Animal House, he played the William Tell Overture by drumming his fingers on his windpipe. He duplicated this talent in MacGyver, playing "Rock-A-Bye Baby" to lull a child in his care to sleep. Some of his films include Wildcats, The Last Boy Scout, My Cousin Vinny,  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Bruce Travis McGill
Date of birth
Place of birth
San Antonio
United States of America
Woodrow Wilson McGill, Adriel Rose
Gloria Lee


Institution From To
University of Texas at Austin
MacArthur High School


Year Performance Character
2012 Cristiada President Calvin Coolidge
2011 Me Again Big Earl
2008 Vantage Point Phil McCullough
2006 Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy Garrison
2005 Elizabethtown Bill Banyon
2003 Matchstick Men Chuck Frechette
2001 The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Jonas Scatter
1998 Letters from a Killer Brinker
1998 Ground Control T.C. Bryant
1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
1989 Three Fugitives Charlie
1986 Wildcats Dan Darwell

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