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Gerald McRaney (born August 19, 1947; age 69) played Henry Donovan, the powerful father of Senator John Donovan in 24: Legacy. His casting was announced on January 5, 2017.

Biography and careerEdit

Gerald McRaney was born August 19, 1947, in Collins, Mississippi to Clyde and Edna McRaney. He attended the University of Mississippi, and then worked in the Louisiana oil fields.

Through his acting career, McRaney has made guest appearances in shows like The F.B.I., The Waltons, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, The Six Million Dollar Man, CHIPs (with Robert Pine) and The Incredible Hulk. McRaney then starred in the popular crime drama Simon & Simon, portraying private investigator Rick Simon. After Simon & Simon, he starred in Major Dad. He also appeared in various shows such as Diagnosis Murder, Coach, Murder, She Wrote (with Tom Everett) and Touch by an Angel, and Promised Land from 1996-99.

After Promised Land, he guest starred in JAG, Third Watch (with Kim Raver), The West Wing, One Tree Hill. McRaney also starred in the final season of Deadwood (with Powers Boothe) and the first season of Jericho (with Michael Gaston and Sprague Grayden). He had since guest starred in shows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Justified, Southland (with Michael Cudlitz, Regina King and Lesley Fera), Mike & Molly, NCIS: Los Angeles (with Eric Christian Olsen), Longmire, House of Cards, Castle (with Stana Katic) and This is Us. He also appeared as a series regular in the short-lived TNT action show Agent X.

In film, McRaney appeared in The NeverEnding Story, the 2010 film version of The A-Team (with Maury Sterling) and Focus.

24 credits Edit

Selected Filmography Edit

  • Focus (2015)
  • The A-Team (2010)
  • The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Television appearances

  • This is Us (2016-17)
  • Castle (2016)
  • House of Card (2013-16)
  • Agent X (2015)
  • Longmire (2012-15)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2014)
  • Mike & Molly (2012-13)
  • Southland (2013)
  • Justified (2013)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2009)
  • Jericho (2006-07)
  • Deadwood (2005-06)
  • One Tree Hill (2004)
  • The West Wing (2001, 2004)
  • Third Watch (2002)
  • JAG (2001)
  • Promised Land (1996-99)
  • Touched by an Angel (1995-98)
  • Murder, She Wrote (1995)
  • Diagnosis Murder (1994)
  • Major Dad (1989-93)
  • Simon & Simon (1981-89)
  • Magnum, P.I. (1982)
  • The Incredible Hulk (1977-80)
  • CHiPs (1977)
  • The Rockford Files (1975-77)
  • The Six Million Dollar Man (1977)
  • Hawaii Five-O (1976)
  • Gunsmoke (1973, 1975)
  • The Waltons (1974)
  • The F.B.I. (1974)
  • Night Gallery (1972)

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