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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 19, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Collins, Mississippi, USA Profession: actor, TV producer, TV episodic director, mudlogger, oil field surveyor, offshore oil rigger

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One of the small screen's most reliable heavies during the 1970s, veteran television actor Gerald McRaney successfully made the daunting shift from bad guy to good guy roles beginning in the early part of the following decade. Best known as the street-smart and elder brother Richard "Rick" Simon on the popular 1980s detective drama, "Simon & Simon" (CBS, 1981-88), the lovably strict "Major Dad" (CBS, 1989-1993), and for his long, successful marriage to actress Delta Burke, this mustachioed TV actor boasted an enviable TV résumé, including "Promised Land" (CBS, 1996-99), "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06) and the hit nuclear drama, "Jericho" (CBS, 2006-08). McRaney also enjoyed a big screen success as Liam Neeson's boss, General Morrison, in the action smash "The A-Team" (2010). Thirty-plus years into his career, McRaney continued to work on the stage and on screen, a low-key, likable actor respected for his skill and professionalism.

One of the small screen's most reliable heavies during the 1970s, veteran television actor Gerald McRaney successfully made the daunting shift from bad guy to good guy roles beginning in the early part of the following decade. Best known as the street-smart and elder brother Richard "Rick" Simon on the popular 1980s detective drama, "Simon & Simon" (CBS, 1981-88), the lovably strict "Major Dad" (CBS, 1989-1993), and for his long, successful marriage to actress Delta Burke, this mustachioed TV actor boasted an enviable TV résumé, including "Promised Land" (CBS, 1996-99), "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06) and the hit nuclear drama, "Jericho" (CBS, 2006-08). McRaney also enjoyed a big screen success as Liam Neeson's boss, General Morrison, in the action smash "The A-Team" (2010). Thirty-plus years into his career, McRaney continued to work on the stage and on screen, a low-key, likable actor respected for his skill and professionalism.

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 Focus (2015)
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 Best of Me, The (2014)
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 A-Team, The (2010)
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 Get Low (2009)
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 Saving Shiloh (2006)
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 Going For Broke (2003) Jim Bancroft
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1967:
Lived in New Orleans, where he acted with a local theater company
1969:
Played first notable film role in "Night of Bloody Horror"
1969:
Appeared on an episode of TV's "Night Gallery"
1974:
Acted in the CBS TV-movie "The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One"
1981:
TV series debut as Rick Simon in "Simon & Simon" (CBS); also directed episodes
1986:
Played a leading role in the feature "American Justice", in which "Simon" co-star Jameson Parker also played a prominent role
1989:
Starred in the TV series "Major Dad" (CBS)
1990:
Performed in the play "Love Letters" with wife Delta Burke
1992:
Introduced Vice President's wife Marilyn Quayle for her speech at the Republican National Convention
1995:
Cast in the TV-movie "Not Our Son" (CBS)
1996:
Cast in Darren Star's short-lived drama, "Central Park West"
1997:
Had a recurring role on "Touched by an Angel" (CBS)
2000:
Appeared in the CBS TV-movie "Take Me Home: The John Denver Story"
2004:
Portrayed Lt. Gen. George S. Patton in the TV-movie, "Ike: Countdown to D-Day" (A&E)
2005:
Cast as George Hearst in the HBO western drama series, "Deadwood"
2006:
Starred in the CBS post-apocalyptic series "Jericho" as Mayor Green
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Education

University of Mississippi: University , Mississippi -

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wife:
Pat Rae Moran. Divorced.
wife:
Delta Burke. Actor. Married May 28, 1989; renewed vows June 23, 1991 after completing work on a TV-movie together, "Love and Curses"; born July 30, 1956.

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daughter:
Jessica McRaney.
son:
Angus McRaney.
daughter:
Kate McRaney. Mother, Pat Rae Moran; born c. 1983.

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