Jack McGee - Episode 347

Steve Cooper talks with actor Jack McGee. Jack has been very the last two years starring in NBC's The McCarthy's and USA's Benched and Common Law. Born and raised in the South Bronx, he is the youngest of eight children. Admittedly, this may have been his impetus to strive to get noticed – and successfully so, as he was the president of his senior class and a star football player. Shortly thereafter, he realized he had a knack for performing, and joined the 1960s rock band The Young Rascals.  Eventually transitioning into acting, he was able to make ends meet as a New York City firefighter in the late 1970s. Appropriately so, he got his first big part in the 1985 firefighter film Turk 182, and then moved to Hollywood where he went on to appear in a series of feature films, television movies, and TV series. His most notable television role has been as Chief Jerry Reilly on FX's edgy firefighter drama, Rescue Me. He also recurred as Hickey in the Spike TV series, Players and has guest starred on such TV series as "Drop Dead Diva, Rizzoli & Isles, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY and Castle. He also starred in the critically acclaimed film The Fighter, opposite Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo. He can be seen in Moneyball with Brad Pitt, New Year's Eve directed by Garry Marshall and Gangster Squad starring Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone.

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