Gerald McRaney

Gerald McRaney

Aug. 19th, 1947
Born in
Collins, Mississippi, USA
6' 1

Gerald McRaney's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Jericho TV Show
Deadwood TV Show
Simon & Simon TV Show
Simon & Simon
Major Dad TV Show
Major Dad
Undercovers TV Show
Promised Land TV Show
Promised Land
Police Woman TV Show
Police Woman
Central Park West TV Show
Central Park West

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


McRaney holds the distinction of being the last guest star to meet 'Matt Dillon' in a gunfight on Gunsmoke (1955) - in the episode "Hard Labor", first broadcast February 24, 1975 (he lost). In fact, in the early portion of Gerald McRaney's career he almost always played the villain; but, since his first series, Simon & Simon (1981), hit it big, he's played mostly good guys. The character of passionate but irresponsible "Rick Simon" gave McRaney the opportunity to play a dramatic role with a comedic edge. A second hit series, Major Dad (1989), showcased his talent for comedy. McRaney met and fell in love with fellow southerner 'Delta Burke' when she guest-starred on Simon & Simon (1981). He later appeared on her series, Designing Women (1986), as her ex-husband, although it is an unwritten rule that actors with current series don't do guest roles; they were married not long after.

  • He attended the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss")
  • His son is deaf.
  • Underwent surgery at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to remove a cancerous tumor
  • Tested for the role of "Luke Duke" on _"The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979)_ (qv).
  • Of Scottish and Choctaw Indian heritage.

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