|Education||Syracuse University (BFA)|
Neal McDonough (born February 13, 1966) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), Deputy District Attorney David McNorris on Boomtown (2002–2003), and a main cast role as Dave Williams in Season 5 of Desperate Housewives (2008–2009). He has also appeared in films such as Star Trek: First Contact, Minority Report, Walking Tall, and as Dum Dum Dugan in various Marvel Cinematic Universe films and TV series. In the DC Arrowverse, he has appeared as Damien Darhk in the TV series Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and The Flash. He also plays as Malcolm Beck on Yellowstone. He also played a major role in Suits during many of the seasons episodes from (2011-2019).
McDonough was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, on February 13, 1966, the son of Catherine (née Bushe) and Frank McDonough, motel owners who emigrated from Ireland, with his mother coming from County Tipperary and his father from County Galway. McDonough grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts and was raised Catholic. His childhood nickname was "Headster", which McDonough says originated in his brothers' teasing him about the size of his head. He graduated from Barnstable High School, and attended Syracuse University, where he was initiated and became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988. He had obtained several college scholarships to play baseball, but he decided to go to Syracuse as he thought it had the best theater department. McDonough furthered his classical theatre training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
In 1991, McDonough won the Best Actor Dramalogue for "Away Alone". McDonough has made many television and film appearances since then, including Band of Brothers, Boomtown, Star Trek: First Contact, Minority Report and The Hitcher. McDonough played Dave Williams on the fifth season of Desperate Housewives. He also starred in the lead role on 2004 medical drama Medical Investigation for its one full season.
In 1996, McDonough voiced Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk. McDonough reprised his role in the 2005 video game, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.
McDonough was set to star in the ABC dramedy Scoundrels, but was fired for refusing to act in sex scenes, citing his family and Catholic faith as basis for his decision.
McDonough portrays Jesus in "The Truth & Life Dramatized Audio New Testament Bible," a 22-hour, celebrity-voiced, fully dramatized audio New Testament which uses the Catholic edition of the revised standard version of the Bible.
In 2011, McDonough appeared as Dum Dum Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger. McDonough also voiced the character in the 2011 movie tie-in video game, Captain America: Super Soldier. He reprised his role three times since then: in the 2013 short film, Agent Carter; in the first episode of the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014); and in an episode of the Agent Carter television series (2015).
In 2012, McDonough had a recurring role in the third season of FX's Justified as Robert Quarles, a sadistic carpetbagging mobster from Detroit. He was later cast as Police Chief Parker in Frank Darabont's TNT pilot Mob City.
During the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on NBC, McDonough was featured in a high-profile and frequently aired Poolside commercial for the Cadillac ELR hybrid electric car.
In 2015, McDonough was cast as DC Comics villain Damien Darhk on the fourth season of Arrow.
In 2021, he was cast as President Dwight D. Eisenhower on the tenth season of American Horror Story, titled Double Feature. He is a main cast member for the second part of the season. The same year, he also portrayed the character Dr. William Birkin, the lead villain of the popular video game Resident Evil 2, in a live-action film adaptation of the first two Resident Evil games, entitled Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.
Throughout his career McDonough has enjoyed recognition for his various character roles in both film and television, as well as for his voice work in animation and video games. As a result of these accolades, he is especially considered one of the best "bad guy character actors" in the industry today
McDonough is a devout Catholic. In 2003, McDonough married Ruvé Robertson, a South African model whom McDonough met in the United Kingdom while filming Band of Brothers. The couple has five children, Morgan "Little Buck" Patrick (born November 28, 2005), Catherine Maggie (born May 14, 2007), London Jane (born January 11, 2010), Clover Elizabeth (born August 15, 2011), and James Hamilton (born March 31, 2014). He has stated that he refuses to perform sex or kissing scenes because of his faith and respect for his wife. He said he was fired from the TV series Scoundrels for his refusal in performing sex scenes. McDonough and his family resided in the seaside community of Tsawwassen, British Columbia, and has since relocated back to Los Angeles.
|1994||Angels in the Outfield||Whit Bass|
|1996||Star Trek: First Contact||Lieutenant Hawk|
|1997||Fire Down Below||Truck Driver At Truck Stop|
|1999||A Perfect Little Man||Billy Morrisson|
|2002||Minority Report||Officer Gordon 'Fletch' Fletcher|
|They Call Him Sasquatch||Ned Dwyer|
|2004||Walking Tall||Jay Hamilton|
|2006||The Guardian||Chief Petty Officer Jack Skinner|
|The Last Time||Hurly|
|Flags of Our Fathers||Captain Dave Severance|
|2007||The Hitcher||Lieutenant Esteridge|
|I Know Who Killed Me||Daniel Fleming|
|2008||Forever Strong||Coach Richard Penning|
|88 Minutes||Jon Forster|
|Traitor||FBI Agent Max Archer|
|2009||Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li||M. Bison|
|2010||DC Showcase: Green Arrow||Green Arrow||Voice|
|Ticking Clock||James Keene|
|Captain America: The First Avenger||Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan|
|2012||The Philly Kid||Jim 'L.A. Jim' Jacoby|
|2013||Company of Heroes||Lieutenant Joe Conti|
|The Marine 3: Homefront||Jonah Pope|
|Red 2||Jack Horton|
|Agent Carter||Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan||Short film|
|Batman: Assault on Arkham||Floyd Lawton / Deadshot||Voice|
|Falcon Rising||Manny Ridley|
|2015||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||Vincent Sofel|
|Game Over, Man!||Conrad Drothers|
|2020||Sonic the Hedgehog||Major Bennington|
|The Warrant||John Breaker|
|Monsters of Man||Major|
|Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City||William Birkin|
|1991||China Beach||Lurch||Episode: "Hello Goodbye"|
|Quantum Leap||Chucky||Episode: "Play Ball"|
|Babe Ruth||Lou Gehrig||TV movie|
|1993||In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco||Jason||TV movie|
|1994||Duckman||IRS Agent||Voice role |
Episode: "Not So Easy Riders"
|Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||Camera #1 / Monster #1||Voice role |
Episode: "Curse of the Krumm/Krumm Goes Hollywood"
|1995||Blue River||Edward Sellars||TV movie|
|JAG||Second Lieutenant Jay Williams||Episode "Desert Son"|
|White Dwarf||Dr. Driscoll Rampart III||TV movie|
|Iron Man||Firebrand||Voice role |
Episode: "Fire and Rain"
|1996||Murphy Brown||Clive Walker||Episode: "If You're Going to Talk the Talk"|
|NYPD Blue||Jerry Selness||Episode: "He's Not Guilty, He's My Brother"|
|1996–1997||The Incredible Hulk||Bruce Banner||Voice role |
|1998||Diagnosis: Murder||Ross Canin||2 episodes|
|1999||Martial Law||Kyle Strode||4 episodes|
|Balloon Farm||Sheriff||Television film|
|Just Shoot Me!||Craig||Episode: "Shaking Private Trainer"|
|Profiler||Christoper Langston||Episode: "To Serve and Protect"|
|2001||Band of Brothers||First Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton||8 episodes|
|2002||The X-Files||Agent Comer||2 episodes|
|2002–2003||Boomtown||Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney David McNorris||24 episodes|
|2004–2005||Medical Investigation||Dr. Stephen Connor||20 episodes|
|2007||Traveler||Secretary of Homeland Security Jack Freed||6 episodes|
|Tin Man||Wyatt Cain (Tin Man)||3 episodes|
|2008–2009||Desperate Housewives||Dave Williams||Main role (season 5) |
|2010||Terriers||Ford / Tom Cutshaw||2 episodes|
|2011||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Monsignor McTeal||Episode: "The Consoler"|
|2012||Justified||Robert Quarles||13 episodes|
|CSI: NY||Senator Gordon Hamilton||Episode: "Unspoken"|
|Perception||Fredrick James Dafoe||Episode: "Cipher"|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tommy Barnes||Episode: "Sheltered"|
|Mob City||Captain Bill Parker||6 episodes|
|2014–2019||Suits||Sean Cahill||17 episodes|
|2014||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan||Episode: "Shadows"|
|2015||Agent Carter||Episode: "The Iron Ceiling"|
|Public Morals||Rusty Patton||9 episodes|
|2015–2016||Arrow||Damien Darhk||Recurring role (season 4) |
Guest (season 5; credited as Special Appearance by)
|2015, 2021||The Flash||Guest (seasons 2 & 8; credited as Special Appearance by) |
Episodes: "Legends of Today", "Armageddon" parts 4 & 5
|Legends of Tomorrow||Guest (seasons 1 & 5; credited as Special Appearance by) |
Recurring role (season 2–3)
|2017||Rogue||Casey Oaks||5 episodes|
|Survivor's Remorse||Brian||Episode: "Repercussions"|
|2018–2019||Van Helsing||Hansen / Willem||8 episodes|
|2019–2020||Project Blue Book||General James Harding||Main role |
|2019||Yellowstone||Malcolm Beck||Recurring role (season 2) |
|2020||Altered Carbon||Konrad Harlan||Recurring role (season 2) |
|The 100||Anders||Recurring role (season 7) |
|2021||What If...?||Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan||Episode: "What If... Captain Carter Were the First Avenger?"|
|American Horror Story: Double Feature||Dwight D. Eisenhower||4 episodes|
|2005||The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction||Bruce Banner|
|2009||Rogue Warrior||Admiral Travis Payton|||
|2011||Captain America: Super Soldier||Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan|||
|2013||Injustice: Gods Among Us||The Flash, Damian Wayne / Nightwing, Regime Soldier #2|||
|Call of Duty: Black Ops III||Jack Vincent||Also likeness|
|2015||If Angels In The Outfield Happened For Real (30 For 30 Parody)||Whit Bass||CollegeHumor sketch|
|Year||Award||Award category||Title of work||Result|
|1999||Atlantic City Film Festival||Best Actor (Jury Award)||A Perfect Little Man||Won|
|2003||Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Boomtown||Nominated|
|Television Critics Association Award||Individual Achievement in Drama|
|Satellite Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series – Drama||Won|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Desperate Housewives||Nominated|
|2012||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Justified|
|Satellite Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Won|
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...will star opposite Virginia Madsen on ABC's dramedy series "Scoundrels."
The reason? He's a family man and a Catholic, and he's always made it clear that he won't do sex scenes. And ABC knew that.
...TNT drama pilot L.A. Noir is continuing to round out its cast, signing Neal McDonough as a lead
"BOON," which is slated for release on April 1
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