Bruce Travis McGill net worth is
$2 Million

Bruce Travis McGill Wiki Biography

Bruce Travis McGill was born on 11 July 1950 in San Antonio, Texas USA, to Adriel Rose, an artist, and Woodrow Wilson McGill, an insurance and real estate agent. He is an actor, probably best known for his roles in the films “National Lampoon’s Animal House”, “The Insider”, “Ali” and “Collateral”, as well as for his role of Jack Dalton in the television series “Macgyver”.

So just how rich is Bruce McGill at present? Sources state that McGill has established a net worth over $2 million, as of early 2017, the main source being his acting career which began in the late 1970s.

Bruce McGill Net Worth $2 Million

McGill grew up in San Antonio, where he attended Douglas MacArthur High School, and upon matriculating, he enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining a degree in drama; his interest in acting had started already in elementary school. He later made his professional acting debut as a member of the National Shakespeare Company in Washington, D.C, appearing in a number of theatrical productions. He made his film debut with a small part in the 1977 comedy film “Handle With Care”. His net worth was established.

McGill’s breakthrough role came the following year, playing Daniel Simpson – ‘D-Day’ in the “National Lampoon’s Animal House” classic. The role, which he took out of desperation as a young unemployed actor, turned out to be one of his best-known ones, enabling him to achieve a great level of popularity and recognition.

Since then he has gone on to work steadily in both films and on television. During the ’80s he landed parts in films such as “Silkwood”, “Into the Night”, “No Mercy” and “Three Fugitives”, to name a few. In 1985 he was cast in the ABC action-adventure television series “MacGyver”, playing the title character’s best friend Jack Dalton for seven seasons until 1992. The series served as a perfect way for McGill to reinforce his status in the acting world and to additionally improve his wealth.

The next decade saw the actor landing parts in films such as “The Last Boy Scout”, “My Cousin Vinny”, “Timecop” and “Rosewood”, and he also appeared in several television series, including “Quantum Leap”, “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Home Improvement” and “Babylon 5”.

In 1999 McGill played Ron Motley in Michael Mann’s drama film “The Insider”, and went on to work with the director on his other two projects, the 2001 biographical sports drama film “Ali”, in which he played Bradley, and the 2004 neo-noir crime thriller, “Collateral”, in which he portrayed Frank Pedrosa. In the meantime, he appeared in numerous other films as well as in several television films, including “61”, “Path to War” and “Live from Baghdad”. All contributed to his wealth.

In the years since, McGill has had his hand in numerous projects, both on big and small screens. He landed supporting roles in films like “The Good Life”, “W.”, “The Lookout”, “Obsessed” and “Law Abiding Citizen”, and appeared in series such as “Numbers”, “Psych”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “No Ordinary Family”.

In 2010 he was cast in the TNT television series “Rizzoli & Isles”, playing Vince Korsak, a veteran Boston Police Homicide Detective for seven seasons until 2016. Meanwhile, he played Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton in Steven Spielberg’s epic drama “Lincoln”, and portrayed Lt. Brooks in the action comedy film “Ride Along”. Tackling a variety of projects has enabled McGill to significantly advance his Hollywood status and to improve his net worth.

His most recent film involvement was in the 2016 action comedy “Ride Along 2”, and his last television appearance was in an episode of the series “Blue Bloods” the same year.

When it comes to his private life, McGill has been married to Gloria Lee since 1994. Other details regarding his personal life have not been revealed to the media.

Full Name Bruce McGill
Net Worth $2 Million
Date Of Birth July 11, 1950
Place Of Birth San Antonio, Texas, United States
Height 5′ 9¼” (1.76 m)
Profession Actor, Voice actor
Education Douglas MacArthur High School, San Antonio, University of Texas at Austin
Nationality American
Spouse Gloria Lee (m. 1994-)
Parents Adriel Rose Jacobs, Woodrow Wilson McGill
Siblings Pamela McGill, David McGill
Awards Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (1997)
Movies National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), Silkwood (1983), Cinderella Man (2005), The Insider, Ali, Obsessed (2009), Run All Night (2015)
TV Shows MacGyver (1985-1992), Quantum Leap (1993), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), Inside the Osmonds (2001), Path to War (2002), Live from Baghdad (2002)
# Trademark
1 Often plays real life figures such as politicians and other figures of authority.
2 Frequently cast in ‘Michael Mann’ films.
# Quote
1 (2012, on The Hand and working with Oliver Stone) I was looking for any A-features, and Michael Caine really made it an A-feature. So I thought, “Well, sure, that’d be great!” And it was a great experience. I really loved working with Michael Caine. He’s a really skilled and experienced actor. I learn something from everybody, but when you work with somebody like that, you actually learn things you can put in your toolbox, things about craft. Not necessarily life lessons, but actual things he knows that you can pick up. To watch Oliver (Stone) direct his first film-I wouldn’t change anything. I was really glad to be there, and then I was glad to see him again when we did W. He’s a really smart guy, he’s a really good writer, and…He has a certain kind of personality. But I really enjoy him. He’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but I like him a lot.
2 (2012, on handling rejection) One of the defense mechanisms I have for the difficulties in the business, one of which is rejection, is that if I do the work, I go in, and I’m prepared and I audition and they don’t hire me, I’m always just amazed, thinking, “Wow! For that money, they could’ve had Bruce McGill, and they didn’t take me? I just think that’s amazing. Well, too bad for them.” Rather than go, “Oh, what did I do wrong?” I just don’t do that. I don’t go down that road. So it’s a built-in defense mechanism, but also, I feel that way. I feel like with what I know and what I can deliver, if I look enough like the guy they want to even have me in, and they don’t use me, then that’s their shortcoming. It’s a reflection on their inability to see what’s right in front of them rather than my inability to get the role.
3 (2012, on Matchstick Men) I think it’s one of a handful of the best movies I’ve done. I think it’s one of Nic Cage’s top performances. Sam Rockwell and myself and Nic just loved that movie. It’s a really good grown-up comedy. I just think the world of that. And to play the two realities at all times was very liberating.
# Fact
1 Played U.S. President Calvin Coolidge in For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012). He has also played members of three Presidential Cabinets: Edwin Stanton in Lincoln (2012), George Tenet in W. (2008), and George Ball in ‘Path to War (2002)(TV)’.
2 He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 11, 2010 at their 10th anniversary awards ceremony.
3 Remains in close contact with his MacGyver (1985) co-star Richard Dean Anderson.
4 Accomplished pianist.
5 Was mistakenly cast for the Babylon 5 installment, Severed Dreams. The executive producer had actually wanted Everett McGill. Bruce McGill performed well, however, and the show remains a fan favorite.
6 Served as the honorary grand marshal in San Antonio on April 25, 2009.
7 Was in the first episode (as Weird Ernie) and last episode (as Al the Bartender) of the series “Quantum Leap”. They were the only two episodes he guested on.
8 Has appeared in three different productions in which he played the supervisor (of one kind or another) of a time travel project: Quantum Leap (1989), Timecop (1994) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
9 His love of acting began on stage at Wilshire Elementary School in San Antonio, Texas.
10 His favorite roles to date have been Animal House (1978) and The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000).
11 Enjoys sailing.
12 Earned a B.F.A. in acting from The University of Texas at Austin, and later made his professional debut as a member of Rhode Island’s Trinity Square Repertory Company, appearing in numerous theatrical productions.
13 Among his many theatrical affiliations are the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and National Shakespeare Company in Washington, D.C.
14 Related to former Texas senator A. R. Babe Schwartz.


Title Year Status Character
Blue Bloods 2016 TV Series Big Rick Wolf
Rizzoli & Isles 2010-2016 TV Series Vince Korsak
Ride Along 2 2016 Lt. Brooks
Run All Night 2015 Pat Mullen
American Dad! 2011-2014 TV Series Judge
Ride Along 2014 Lt. Brooks
Mr. Sophistication 2013 Jerry Paar
Ben and Kate 2013 TV Series Randy Fox
The Cleveland Show 2009-2013 TV Series Lloyd Waterman / Mr. Waterman
Me Again 2012 Big Earl
The Good Wife 2012 TV Series Jeremy Breslow
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse 2012 Video Game Additional Voices (voice)
Lincoln 2012 Edwin Stanton
Unconditional 2012/IV Detective Miller
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada 2012 President Calvin Coolidge
FDR: American Badass! 2012 Louis
Apart 2011/I Dr. Thomas Abner
No Ordinary Family 2010 TV Series Allan Crane
Fair Game 2010/I Jim Pavitt
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 TV Series Gordon Garrison
Medium 2009 TV Series Jerry Carlisle
Law Abiding Citizen 2009 Jonas Cantrell
Columbia Ave. 2009 Short Sam The Lawyer
Held Hostage 2009 TV Movie Ben Summers
Obsessed 2009 Joe Gage
The Perfect Game 2009 Mr. Tanner
From Mexico with Love 2009 Billy
Psych 2009 TV Series Fire Chief Dan Trombly
W. 2008/I George Tenet
Recount 2008 TV Movie Mac Stipanovich
A Line in the Sand 2008 Matty Kopac
Vantage Point 2008 Phil McCullough
Kings of the Evening 2008 Wilfred Cheedle
Area 57 2007 TV Movie Gen. Keller
The Lookout 2007 Robert Pratt
Numb3rs 2007 TV Series Austin
The Good Life 2007 Frank Jones
Humble Pie 2007 Mr. Grigoratus
Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy 2006 Garrison
Valley of the Heart’s Delight 2006 Horace Walsh
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2006 TV Series Congressman Peter Bellingham
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil 2006 Video Gen. Norman T. Vance
Enemies 2006 TV Series
Laws of Chance 2006 TV Series
Slow Burn 2005 Godfrey
Elizabethtown 2005 Bill Banyon
Cinderella Man 2005 Jimmy Johnston
Why Don’t You Dance? 2005 Short
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction 2005 Video Game Agent Mitchell Buford (voice)
Collateral 2004 Pedrosa
Justice League 2003 TV Series General McCormick
Runaway Jury 2003 Judge Harkin
Matchstick Men 2003 Chuck Frechette
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde 2003 Stanford Marks
Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update 2003 Video short Daniel Simpson ‘D-Day’ Day
Live from Baghdad 2002 TV Movie Peter Arnett
The Sum of All Fears 2002 National Security Advisor Revell
Path to War 2002 TV Movie George Ball, Undersecretary of State
Wolf Lake 2001-2002 TV Series Willard Cates / Dr. Sokolov
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 TV Series Jimmy Tadero
The Practice 2002 TV Series Judge Charles Fleming
Ali 2001 Bradley
Shallow Hal 2001 Reverend Larson
61* 2001 TV Movie Ralph Houk
Exit Wounds 2001 Frank Daniels
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple 2001 TV Movie Jonas Scatter
Inside the Osmonds 2001 TV Movie George Osmond
The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 Walter Hagen
Running Mates 2000 TV Movie Sen. Mitchell Morris
Deep Core 2000 Sam Dalton
Gideon’s Crossing 2000 TV Series Kirk Bales
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine 1999 Video Game Agent Simon Turner, CIA (voice)
The Insider 1999 Ron Motley
A Dog of Flanders 1999 William
Star Trek: Voyager 1999 TV Series Captain Braxton
The Magnificent Seven 1999 TV Series Dicky O’Shea
Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery 1998 TV Movie Sheriff Rick
Ground Control 1998 T.C. Bryant
Letters from a Killer 1998 Brinker
Everything That Rises 1998 TV Movie Alan Jamison
Lawn Dogs 1997 Nash
I Am Weasel 1997 TV Series Baboon’s Dad / Santa
Spy Game 1997 TV Series Andrei Dupchek
Rosewood 1997 Duke Purdy
Dave’s World 1997 TV Series Mr. Holroyd
Mocking the Cosmos 1996 Short Gorgan / Gordan
Courage Under Fire 1996 McQuillan
Babylon 5 1996 TV Series Major Ed Ryan
Tracey Takes On… 1996 TV Series Mr. Devine
Black Sheep 1996 Neuschwander
Shadow of a Doubt 1995 TV Movie Dr. Fred Williams
Live Shot 1995 TV Series Joe Vitale
Perfect Alibi 1995 Det. Spivak
Sweet Justice 1995 TV Series Dakin Saunders / Saunders
The Good Old Boys 1995 TV Movie City Marshall
Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie 1995 Video Game James Konklin
Home Improvement 1995 TV Series Doug O’Brien
The Commish 1994 TV Series Bob Ruffington
Timecop 1994 Matuzak
Bakersfield P.D. 1994 TV Series Captain Stocker
A Perfect World 1993 Paul Saunders
Shameful Secrets 1993 TV Movie Judge Ian Greenstein
Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 TV Series Boone Waxwell
Family Dog 1993 TV Series Martin Mahoney
Black Tie Affair 1993 TV Series Hal Kempner
Cliffhanger 1993 Treasury Agent
Quantum Leap 1989-1993 TV Series Al the Bartender Weird Ernie
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story 1993 TV Movie Morgan
Play Nice 1992 Captain Foxx
Desperate Choices: To Save My Child 1992 TV Movie Dan Ryan
MacGyver 1986-1992 TV Series Jack Dalton / ‘The Great Sheldrake’
My Cousin Vinny 1992 Sheriff Farley
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 1992 TV Movie Flight Engineer Dudley Dvorak
The Last Boy Scout 1991 Mike Matthews
Tales from the Crypt 1991 TV Series Luigi “Lou” Paloma
The Perfect Tribute 1991 TV Movie Lamon
Shoot First: A Cop’s Vengeance 1991 TV Movie Shifton
Davis Rules 1991 TV Series Mike
Little Vegas 1990 Harvey
Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston 1990 TV Movie O’Meara
The Easter Story 1990 Video short voice
The Flockens 1990 TV Movie Philip Flocken
Let’s Get Mom 1989 TV Movie Bruce
Hardball 1989 TV Series Dutch
Out Cold 1989 Ernie
Three Fugitives 1989 Charlie
Crime Story 1987 TV Series Nathan Hill
End of the Line 1987 Billy Haney
The Man Who Fell to Earth 1987 TV Movie Vernon Gage
The Last Innocent Man 1987 TV Movie Burt Matson
The Secret of My Succe$s 1987 W. Shaw (uncredited)
American Playhouse 1982-1987 TV Series Ernest Hemingway / Edward Philbrick / Reporter Blakely
No Mercy 1986 Lieutenant Hall
Club Paradise 1986 Dave the Fireman
As Summers Die 1986 TV Movie V.D. Skinner
Wildcats 1986 Dan Darwell
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series Hank Weldon
Into the Night 1985 Charlie
Silkwood 1983 Mace Hurley
Tough Enough 1983 Tony Fallon
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez 1982 Reporter Blakely
The Hand 1981 Brian Ferguson
A Whale for the Killing 1981 TV Movie Glenn
Semi-Tough 1980 TV Series Billy Clyde Pucket
Delta House 1979 TV Series Daniel Simpson Day (D-Day)
Animal House 1978 Daniel Simpson Day
F.I.S.T. 1978 Hitman (uncredited)
Handle with Care 1977 Blood


Title Year Status Character
Family Guy 2010 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series performer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Tricks of the Trade: Making ‘Matchstick Men’ 2004 Video documentary special thanks


Title Year Status Character
The 1st Annual Carney Awards 2015 Himself
Run All Night: Shoot All Night 2015 Video documentary short Himself
The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents 2013 TV Mini-Series Himself – Narrator
W.: No Stranger to Controversy – Oliver Stone’s George W. Bush 2009 Video short Himself – George Tenet
Animal House: The Inside Story 2008 TV Movie Himself
Big Break All-Star Challenge 2006 TV Special
17th Annual American Century Championship 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
16th Annual American Century Championship 2005 TV Mini-Series Himself
Tricks of the Trade: Making ‘Matchstick Men’ 2004 Video documentary Himself – ‘Chuck Frechette’ (Audition Tape)
The Yearbook: An ‘Animal House’ Reunion 1998 Video documentary Himself
Baby M 1988 TV Movie Harold Cassidy

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Lincoln (2012)

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