Alex McArthur

Not to be confused with Alexander McArthur. For the Australian politician Alexander McArthur, see Laurie McArthur.

Alex McArthur (born March 6, 1957) is an American actor.

Alex McArthur
Born (1957-03-06) March 6, 1957 (age 63)[1]
Years active1981 –

He was born in Telford, Pennsylvania, the son of Bruce, a contractor, and Dolores McArthur.[1] He studied acting at De Anza College and San Jose State University,[2][3] and worked as a bartender at the legendary nightclub Studio 54 in New York.[4][5]

He is well known for playing the serial killer Charles Reece in the film Rampage, and the honest cowboy Duell McCall in the western TV film series Desperado, whose original screenplay was written by Elmore Leonard.[6][7] He was nominated for Gemini Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, for the television film Woman on Trial: The Lawrentia Bemberke Story.[8]

He also appeared in the music video for Madonna's song "Papa Don't Preach", a segment of The Immaculate Collection video compilation, as Madonna's boyfriend and the father of her child in the video.[2][3]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b Alex Mcarthur Biography (1957-) - Film
  2. ^ a b "Alex McArthur's Silent Sizzling in a Video with Madonna Has Women Crying 'Who's That?'". People. Time Inc. August 11, 1986. Retrieved February 27, 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Madonna's 'Papa Don't Preach' Backed Him Into NBC's 'Corner'". LA Times. 1992-04-11. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  4. ^ Alex McArthur - Facebook
  5. ^ "'Desperado's' Mcarthur Corrals Herd Of Changes". Chicago Tribune. 1989-12-16. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  6. ^ Desperado - Elmore
  7. ^ "Elmore Leonard dies: The crime writer's TV hits and misses". LA Times. 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  8. ^ Alex McArthur - Awards - IMDb

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