Paul McCrane Biography (1961-)

Full name, Paul David McCrane; born January 19, 1961, in Philadelphia, PA; son of James J., Jr. (a writer and actor) and Eileen C. (a nurse; maiden name,Manyak) McCrane; married Dana Kellin (a jewelry designer), 1998; children: two, including William Thomas. Addresses: Agent: International CreativeManagement, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Steve Himber, Himber Entertainment, 211 South Beverly Dr., Suite 208, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Sarah Fuller, True Public Relations, 6725 Sunset Blvd.,Suite 570, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director
Birth Details
January 19, 1961
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Young patient, Rocky II, United Artists, 1979
  • Montgomery MacNeil, Fame, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1980
  • (Uncredited) On Location With: FAME, 1980
  • Frank Berry, The Hotel New Hampshire, Orion, 1984
  • Brenner, Purple Hearts, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Emil Antonowsky, RoboCop, Orion, 1987
  • Deputy Bill Briggs, The Blob, TriStar, 1988
  • Guard Trout, The Shawshank Redemption, Columbia, 1994
  • Jimmy, Last Mistake (short film), 2000
  • Braggy Shoot, New Suit, Trillion Entertainment, 2003
  • Therapist, A Year and a Day, Minetta Lane Productions, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Detective Bob McIntire, Cop Rock, ABC, 1990
  • Detective Patrick Clarke, Under Suspicion, CBS, 1994
  • Dr. Herb Barton, Champs, ABC, 1996
  • Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano, ER, NBC, 1997-2003
  • Movies
  • (Television debut) Joey Rodick, Death Penalty, NBC, 1980
  • Bobby Moore, Baby Comes Home, CBS, 1980
  • Iggy Vile, Moving Right Along, 1982
  • George Nicholas, Nurse--Fevers, 1982
  • Billy Lynn, Money, Power, Murder, CBS, 1989
  • Tim Franczyk, With Murder in Mind (also known as With Savage Intent), CBS, 1992
  • Bartel, The Portrait, TNT, 1993
  • Mitch Corman, Strapped, HBO, 1993
  • John Bishop, Zelda, TNT, 1993
  • Austin Green, The Last Producer (also known as The Final Hit), USA Network, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Klawdell, Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (also known as John Jakes' "Heaven & Hell: North & South Book III" andNorth and South III), ABC, 1994
  • Astronaut Pete Conrad, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Albert Sawyer, "Come and Get It," Hill Street Blues, 1986
  • Johnny Medley, "Dead Dog Lives," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989
  • Johnny Medley, "And It Comes Out Here," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989
  • Johnny Medley, "The Rip-Off Stick," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989
  • Johnny Medley, "High Dollar Bop," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989
  • Crocker, "Silent Fury," The Equalizer, CBS, 1989
  • James Lee Pawl, "Jurisdiction," Law & Order, NBC, 1993
  • Leon, "Holy Deadlock," Sirens, ABC, 1993
  • Neil Perry, "All that Glitters," The Commish, 1993
  • Bob Broussard, "The Parent Rap," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996
  • Leonard Betts, "Leonard Betts," The X-Files, Fox, 1997
  • Martin Parks, "Part I," The Practice, ABC, 1997
  • Martin Parks, "Race with the Devil," The Practice, ABC, 1997
  • Grant Abbott, "Have You Seen Me?," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997
  • Himself, "Best Song Lyrics," The List, VH1, 2000
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2000
  • Sherman Bloom, "A Day like No Other," Citizen Baines, CBS, 2001
  • Sherman Bloom, "The Whole Thump-Thump-Thump," Citizen Baines, CBS,2001
  • Himself, "World Trade Center Benefit," The Weakest Link, NBC, 2001
  • Support group leader, Unscripted, HBO, 2005
  • Also appeared in an episode of 24, Fox.
  • Specials
  • 27th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2001
  • NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002
  • ER 200: A Dateline Special, NBC, 2003
  • Other
  • "Preacher," We're Fighting Back (pilot), CBS, 1981
  • Doug Dugan, Deadline: Madrid, 1988
  • Television Director
  • Series
  • ER, NBC, multiple episodes, between 2002 and 2006
  • Episodic
  • "The Hunter, the Hunted," Third Watch, NBC, 2004
  • "Viuda Negra," Without a Trace, CBS, 2005
  • "Venom," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2006
  • "Fault," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2006
  • "Running Mates," The West Wing, NBC, 2006
  • Also director, Closer to Home, CBS, and Dr. Vegas, CBS.
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Bert, Landscape of the Body, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1977, and Chicago production
  • Member of ensemble, Dispatches, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1978
  • Eddie, Runaways (musical), Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Jeff and waiter, Split, Second Stage Theatre Company, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Christopher, Sally's Gone, She Left Her Name, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1981
  • Ronnie, The House of Blue Leaves, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1981
  • Rovo, Hunting Scenes from Lower Bavaria, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage 73, New York City, 1981
  • Carlo, Crossing Niagara, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1981
  • Alvin Coolidge, The Palace of Amateurs, Berkshire Theatre Festival, 1982
  • Ricky, Hooters, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Aloysius "Wishy" Burke, The Curse of an Aching Heart, Little Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Leslie, The Hostage, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1983
  • Chick, Kit, Vinnie, Bernard, Clay, and Andy, Fables for Friends, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Don Parritt, The Iceman Cometh, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Norman, Moonchildren, Second Stage, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, 1987
  • Timmerman and bartender, Right behind the Flag, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Rick, Six Degrees of Separation, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1990, then Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1990-92
  • Bernie Dodd, The Country Girl, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1990-91
  • Bartholomew, The Years, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1992-93
  • Appeared in productions of As You Like It and Big River, LaJolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA.
  • Stage Work
  • Director, Home Grown, Ventura Court Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1998
  • WRITINGS
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • "Is It Okay if I Call You Mine?," Fame, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1980

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 12, 1999, p. 49

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