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.

Actor, director
Birth Details
January 19, 1961
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • 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
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • "Is It Okay if I Call You Mine?," Fame, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1980

Further Reference


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

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