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Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough joins a select group of actors who combine a leading man's profile with a character actor's art in displaying astonishing versatility with a wide range of roles in film, television and theater.

McDonough has four film projects ready for release. In Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, McDonough is one of six World War II marines who raise the flag at Iwo Jima. The film is a DreamWorks/Paramount production based on the best-selling story by James Bradley. Also upcoming is Jon Avnet's 88 Minutes, with Al Pacino; Michael Caleo's The Last Time, also starring Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser; and Paul Kampf's American Gothic, with Patrick Wilson. It was McDonough's starring role in Steven Spielberg's

Minority Report, with Tom Cruise, that first drew audience attention. McDonough also starred in Timeline, with Paul Walker; Walking Tall, with Dwayne The Rock Johnson; and Jeff Hare's A Perfect Little Man, which earned him the Best Actor Award at the 2000 Atlantic City Film Festival.

In the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, McDonough starred as Buck Compton, a rugged World War II hero whose all-American veneer is cracked by the horrors of war. McDonough recently starred in NBC's drama Medical Investigation as Dr. Stephen Connor, the head of a highly skilled team of specialists who investigate mysterious illnesses.

McDonough is perhaps best known as Deputy District Attorney David McNorris in the acclaimed NBC drama series Boomtown. He was praised for his performance and recognized by the Television Critics Association with a nomination for Individual Achievement in Drama. His stage credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream and Always Alone, the latter earning him a Dramalogue Best Actor award Raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, McDonough attended Syracuse University and later trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Ruvé, and newborn son, Morgan.

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Neal McDonough Facts

BirthdayFebruary 13, 1966 (58)
BirthplaceDorchester, Massachusetts, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Neal McDonough compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Litt The Hell Up
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
DCU: Batman: Assault on Arkham
Forever Strong
Captain America: The First Avenger
Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam
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