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Jack McGee (born February 2, 1949) is an American television and film character actor. He has appeared in over 100 films and television series.[1]

Jack McGee
Born (1949-02-02) February 2, 1949 (age 70)
OccupationCharacter actor
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Stephanie McGee[1]

McGee is perhaps best known as Chief Jerry Reilly on the television series Rescue Me. He was a regular cast member on the FX series for three seasons. In 2010, he co-starred as Hickey on the Spike TV comedy series Players.


Life and careerEdit

McGee was born in the South Bronx, New York, the youngest of eight children. He attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, where he was class president and also played on the Football team, and appeared as a member of the background harmony in The Young Rascals. In 1977, he became a firefighter for the New York City Fire Department in order to pursue his acting career.[citation needed] As a firefighter, he served with FDNY Engine Co. 38 and Ladder Co. 51 in the Bronx. His first wife was Eileen. His first major role was in the 1985 firefighter film Turk 182.[1][2]

McGee provided the voice for Mr. White in the 2006 Reservoir Dogs video game. He also is the voice of Big Ed in the game Real Heroes: Firefighter, as well as Otis Schmidt, the driver and engineer in the movie Backdraft.

McGee is a colon cancer survivor, and is committed to several cancer organizations, particularly the WeSpark Cancer Support Center, where his wife Stephanie serves as Guest Services Manager.[3] McGee also supports Autism Speaks, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the Leary Firefighters Foundation.[1]



Title Year Role Notes
Turk 182 1985 Patron at Hooly's
Shy People 1987 Cab Driver
Magic Sticks 1987 McShady
Five Corners 1987 Desk Sergeant
Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 Bartender
The Hidden 1987 Bartender
The Beat 1988 Mr. Frock
Scrooged 1988 Carpenter
Three Fugitives 1989 Fisherman
Lethal Weapon 2 1989 Mickey McGee
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 Democratic Delegate
Cold Dog Soup 1990 Park Cop
The End of Innocence 1990 Officer Jake
Waiting for the Light 1990 Slim Slater
Crash and Burn 1990 Winston Wickett
Book of Love 1990 Ticket Taker
Across the Tracks 1991 Frank
The Doors 1991 Miami Cop
Backdraft 1991 Schmidt
Cool as Ice 1991 Clarke
Basic Instinct 1992 Sheriff
Lethal Weapon 3 1992 Mickey McGee
The Paper 1994 Wilder
Miracle on 34th Street 1994 Tony Falacchi
Toughguy 1995 Sydney
Jury Duty 1995 Murphy
Unstrung Heroes 1995 Lindquist
Showgirls 1995 Jack, Stagehand
Rumpelstiltskin 1996 Detective Ben Smith
The Quest 1996 Harry Smythe
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly 1997 Jack
I Love You, Don't Touch Me! 1997 Lou Candela
Jungle 2 Jungle 1997 Mr. Uhley
Breakdown 1997 Bartender at Belle's Diner
A Simple Wish 1997 Officer O'York
Star Kid 1997 Hank Bruntley
Between the Sheets 1998 First A.D.
Thick as Thieves 1998 Chief
Chairman of the Board 1998 Harlan Granger
Overnight Delivery 1998 Stanley
The Out-of-Towners 1999 Sergeant Jordan
Standing on Fishes 1999
Treehouse Hostage 1999 Nick
Stardust 2000 Deputy
Mars and Beyond 2000 Dr. Zed Dangerworth
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent 2000 Detective
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 Bronto Crane Examiner
Bread and Roses 2000 Bert
Very Mean Men 2000 Jocko Mulroney
Coyote Ugly 2000 Baseball Pitcher
Thirteen Days 2000 Mayor Daley
Early Bird Special 2001 Halloway
Do You Wanna Know a Secret? 2001 Police Chief Gavin
The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 P.I. Burns
Air Rage 2001 Simpson
The Big Day 2001 Burly Man
Living in Fear 2001 Cliff Bartok
Race to Space 2001 Fielding
Gedo 2001 Jackson Jones
Wheelmen 2002 Tony
Malevolent 2002 Eddie the Bartender
Random Shooting in L.A. 2002 Pawnbroker
Carolina 2003 Liquor Store Clerk
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde 2003 Detective Finchley
Buffoon 2003 Blue Short film
Quiet Kill 2004
The Dark Agent and the Passing of the Torch Chapter 7 2004 Jack Short film
Soccer Dog: European Cup 2004 Knox
Crash 2004 Gun Store Owner
Blonde 2004 Agent #1 Short film
Open Season 2006 Hunter
The Alphabet Killer 2007 Hank
Tyrannosaurus Azteca 2007 Gria
Finding Amanda 2008 Guy in Racebook
21 2008 Terry
Coming Attraction 2009 Fred Hillard
The International 2009 Detective Ward
The Fighter 2010 George Ward
Moneyball 2011 John Poloni
Gangster Squad 2013 Lt. Quincannon


Title Year Role Notes
Student Exchange 1987 Student Cabbie Television film
Night Court 1988 Fast Eddie Creeger
CBS Summer Playhouse 1988 Ellison
Perfect Strangers 1989 Policeman in Bar
L.A. Law 1989 John Brianson
Roseanne 1989 Worker
Sunset Beat 1990 Bickford
I'm Dangerous Tonight 1990 Landlord Television film
Midnight Caller 1991
Twin Peaks 1991 Bartender
MacGyver 1991 Joe Roswell
The Wonder Years 1992 Mr. Kaplan
Space Rangers 1993 Doc Kreuger
Murphy Brown 1993 Male Clerk
NYPD Blue 1993 Fort Lee Sergeant
18 Minutes in Albuquerque 1994 Maurice Television film
seaQuest DSV 1994 Mike Lutz
Diagnosis: Murder 1996 Stan Macky
NYPD Blue 1996 Bob Daniels
The Faculty 1996
Pacific Blue 1997
Seinfeld 1997 Ralph
The Jeff Foxworthy Show 1997 Red
EZ Streets 1997 Leo, Union Hiring Boss
Pacific Blue 1997 bystander
Gun 1997 Pawnbroker
The Practice 1997 Detective
Brooklyn South 1997 Kevin O'Donnell
Baywatch 1998 Tommy
Chicago Hope 1998 Detective Jack Yost
That's Life 1998 Vince
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1998 Doug Perren
Houdini 1998 Street Vendor Television film
ER 1998 Rodney McMullen
The Darwin Conspiracy 1999 Television film
The Magnificent Seven 1999 Big Lester Banks
Chicago Hope 1999 Stanley McGaftin
Whatever 2000 Ken
The X-Files 2000 Bob Damphouse
NYPD Blue 2001–2002 Desk Sergeant Mahoney
Providence 2001
The Division 2001
Spin City 2001
The Huntress 2001 Wes Lonigan
Touched by an Angel 2001 Bubba
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 Road Manager
Little John 2002 Bailiff Television film
Charmed 2003 Hawker Demon
Carnivàle 2003 Bulldozer Driver
Malcolm in the Middle 2003–2004 Coach Oleski
Rescue Me 2004–2007 Chief Jerry Reilly
NCIS 2005 Detective Curtis Floyd
Without a Trace 2006 Charlie Harvey
Cold Case 2006 Bobby McCallister
Crossing Jordan 2007 Mickey Rowan
Veronica Mars 2007 Mr. Murphy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007 Alan James
Monk 2009 Sergeant Danny Weaver
Players 2010 Hickey
Castle 2010 Dale Fickas
The Whole Truth 2010 Stan Klotz 2 episodes
Common Law 2012 Captain Mike Sutton
The McCarthys 2014 Arthur McCarthy Main role
Grandfathered 2015 Willie 1 episode
Mike & Molly 2016 Officer Gronski 1 episode
Blue Bloods 2016 Father Quinn Season 6, episode 14: "The Road to Hell"
Person of Interest 2016 Police Officer Season 5, episode ? (May): "?"
Pitch 2016 Buck Garland Recurring role (6 episodes)
Mom 2016 Frank Season 4, episode 6: "Xanax and a Baby Duck"
Bones 2016 Roy Bloom Season 11, episode 18: "The Movie in the Making"
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia 2016 Lt. Lance Girard Season 12, episode 5: "Making Dennis Reynolds a Murderer"

Public service announcements (PSAs)Edit

Title Year Role Notes Drive Electric 2010 General


  1. ^ a b c d "Rescue Me Season 4: Cast And Crew". Retrieved 2007-06-19. (dead link as of at least March 26, 2009)
  2. ^ "Jack McGee at". Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2007-06-19.
  3. ^ "WeSpark Cancer Support Center". Archived from the original on 2007-08-03. Retrieved 2007-06-19.

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