Date of Birth : Jul 11th 1950
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, Tough Enough, Cliffhanger,The Last Boy Scout, Rosewood, My Cousin Vinny, Timecop, Black Sheep, The Insider, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, Collateral, Matchstick Men, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Ali, The Sum of All Fears, Runaway Jury, Cinderella Man, Valley of the Heart’s Delight and Vantage Point.
McGill is a favorite of director Michael Mann. He has also appeared in three HBO TV films, first playing diplomat George Ball in the 2002 film Path to War; journalist Peter Arnett in Live From Baghdad later that year; and most recently Mac Stipanovich in the 2008 film Recount about the 2000 Presidential election in Florida.
He also portrayed George Tenet in Oliver Stone’s film W.