Gerald McRaney Biography
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Simon & Simon’, ‘Major Dad’ and ‘Promised Land’)
Birthday: August 19, 1947 (Leo)
Born In: Collins, Mississippi, United States
Gerald McRaney is an American actor who has been active in the film as well as the television industries for around five decades. He is known for playing several popular roles on television and winning multiple awards. He appeared in the detective series ‘Simon & Simon’ as ‘Rick Simon’ in the 1980s and played the lead role in the show ‘Major Dad’ in the ensuing decade. McRaney portrayed the character of ‘Russell Greene’ in the series ‘Promised Land’ and also featured in the show ‘Jericho’. As a young man, he studied at the University of Mississippi and worked in oil fields for a while before building a successful acting career. A much-decorated actor, McRaney was nominated twice at the Primetime Emmy Awards and ended up winning the prestigious award once for his role in the show ‘This Is Us’. He appeared in the popular political drama thriller ‘House of Cards’ and was nominated along with the cast at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.