Paul McCrane Biography
Paul McCrane was born in Philadelphia, PA as Paul David McCrane. He is an American film, television, theatre actor, television director, and singer. He is famous for ER (1994), Fame (1980) and RoboCop (1987).
Paul McCrane Age
Paul David McCrane was born on January 19, 1961, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He is 62 years old as of 2023.
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Paul McCrane Family
McCrane was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Eileen C. (née Manyak), a nurse, and James J. McCrane, Jr., an actor, and writer.
Moreover, he has four siblings one brother Jim and three sisters Maureen, Barbara, and Deirdre.
Paul McCrane Wife
McCrane is married to Dana Kellin, a jewelry designer in 1998. The two met in a yoga class in 1996. The couple has two children, William Thomas, and Noa Cathryn.
Paul McCrane Height
American actor Paul McCrane stands at a height of 5ft 6 (167.6 cm).
Paul David McCrane has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.
Paul McCrane Career
McCrane his first role was when he was just 17 years of age, in a short scene in Rocky II, playing a multi-fracture patient who asks for Rocky’s autograph on his head cast (“Hey Rocky…sign my head!”).
McCrane portrayed the earnest Montgomery MacNeil in Fame. Additionally, he was the lead vocalist on three songs in the feature film:
“Dogs in the Yard”, “Miles from Here” and “Is it Okay if I Call You Mine?” (which he also composed). Moreover, he also had a solo in “I Sing the Body Electric”.
He also played murderous Emil Antonowsky in RoboCop, followed by astronaut Pete Conrad in From the Earth to the Moon, Guard Trout in The Shawshank Redemption, cancer-absorbing mutant Leonard Betts in The X-Files.
After a recurring role as the snarky Dr. Robert “Rocket” Romano on ER, he became a regular cast member (1997–2003) and returned for one episode during its 15th and final season (2008). McCrane guest-starred in 24 Seasons 5 and 6 as Graem Bauer.
He has also appeared on Ugly Betty and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2011, McCrane took on the recurring role of Assistant District Attorney Josh Peyton in the NBC television program Harry’s Law, a project of producer David E. Kelley.
Paul McCrane Er
McCrane starred in ER an American medical drama television series playing the role of Dr. Robert Romano.
RoboCop is a 1987 American cyberpunk action film where Paul McCrane featured in playing the role of Emil Antonowsky.
McCrane starred in Fame a 1980 American teen musical drama film playing the role of Montgomery MacNeil.
Paul McCrane 24
24 is an American action drama television series where Paul McCrane guest-starred in playing the role of Graem Bauer.
Paul McCrane X Files
The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series where Paul McCrane featured in playing the role of Leonard Morris Betts.
Paul McCrane Interview
Published: October 12, 2011,
TVLINE | Congratulations on your recent Emmy win. That’s fantastic.
Thank you. It was a very, very nice surprise and a very sweet treat.
TVLINE | Having been a part of Harry’s Law on both sides of the camera now, how would you sum up the tweaks between Seasons 1 and 2?
I think that the first season, as is often the case with a new show, it was trying to find its way. David is such a brilliant writer [who] tries to take chances, and some of those work better than others.
[Regarding the cast changes,] not being right for a given show doesn’t make you not a good actor; it just may mean that the direction of the show is growing and they decided to go a different way.
The show, to me, feels a lot more surefooted. Some of the things that were still a little bit up in the air last year have been resolved, and for my money, the show feels on much more solid ground.
TVLINE | What are the elements that you feel like are stronger this season?
They’re placing a bit more emphasis on the dramatic aspects of the show while hopefully not losing the absurd aspects of the show because that’s such a strength of David’s writing.
Also, the look of the show is even stronger than it was last year. The new set that is their home base, I have to tell you, as a director, is a joy to shoot in.
It photographs beautifully and gives a lot of options.
TVLINE | Is there anything that this week’s episode, “Queen of Snark,” does that the show hasn’t quite done before?
The subject matter, as with all of David’s writing, is about things that are topical and really matter in our society.
David’s writing takes a stand and voices social issues, and one of the strengths of this episode is that he gives strong arguments in both directions, which if you’re taking a position makes your position stronger.
TVLINE | That leads to my next question: What distinct POV on bullying does David E. Kelley bring to the conversation?
David’s position, I think is fair to say, is more of a liberal position on social issues — and I think he is pretty unabashed about that.
In my mind, rather than liberal, I’d say it’s a humanist position and one that I agree with for the most part. Whether you’re leaning to the right or leaning to the left, liberal or conservative, really doesn’t matter.
What’s more important to me personally is the notion of humanity and compassion. And that’s something I think David does very, very well.
TVLINE | Is this also the episode that sets up Brittany Snow’s exit?
I can’t tell you what happens with Brittany here, but something does. [Laughs]
TVLINE | Anything else about the episode that you’re excited about?
In a very minor way, it’s the first time I’ve directed myself on something. I had very little to do [in the episode] as an actor. but it was interesting to experience to do that and to trust in the other folks that are there to let me know if there was a problem or not. And they certainly did. Otherwise, honestly, I just think it’s a really good, strong episode, one I’m very proud to have been a part of.