Bruce McGill is a 73-year-old American actor, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, where he started taking part in elementary/high school drama production before proceeding to the university. He has been active in the movie industry for 46 years and his noteworthy credits include Animal House (1978), My Cousin Vinny (1992), Timecop (1994), and Shallow Hall (2001).
The Texas-born who is married to Gloria Lee for 29 years has an estimated net worth of $4 million earned from his more than 4 decades old career.
Biography And Family Background Of Bruce McGill
Bruce McGill was born Bruce Travis McGill on July 11, in San Antonio, Texas, to Woodrow Wilson McGill and Adriel Rose Jacobs, and is currently 73 years old. His father was a real estate and insurance broker, while his mother was an artist whose works were often displayed at the San Antonio International Airport.
Although there is uncertainty about the number of siblings he had, his only mentioned siblings are Pamela McGill and David McGill.
McGill grew up in Bel Meade, San Antonio, and attended Douglas MacArthur High School before proceeding to the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied and bagged a degree in drama.
A Look At The Career Of The Texas-Born Actor
In 1977 when McGill was almost 27 years old, his acting career took off with a role (Dean Lovejoy “Blood”) in Jonathan Demme’s comedy Handle With Care. The following year, he landed one of the biggest roles of his career as Daniel Simpson “D-Day” Day in National Lampoon’s Animal House. Subsequently, he appeared in several movies, including The Last Boy Scout (1991), My Cousin Vinny (1992), Timecop (1994), Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy (2006), Vantage Point (2008), and American Undergo (2021).
Beyond films, the San Antonio native has several TV credits under his belt beginning in 1979 with a role in Lampoon’s Animal House Spinoff Delta House (1979). Others include:
- Whale for the Killing (1981)
- Miami Vice (1985)
- MacGyver (1985-1992)
- The Last Innocent Man (1987)
- Quantum Leap (1989)
- Babylon 5 (1996)
- Star Trek: Voyager (1999)
- Justice League (2003)
- NCIS (2017)
- Reacher (2022)
Outside of TV and film, McGill was involved in politics, but not directly. In 2016, he served as a commercial narrator during the campaign for former American President, Donald Trump. Two years later, he narrated a season of Scandalous, a Fox News documentary series.
Bruce McGill And Gloria Lee Has Been Married For More Than Two Decades
Bruce McGill and Gloria Lee’s marriage is 29 years old. The couple got married in 1994 after dating for some years. According to reports, the two first met in the late 80s on the set of Lee David Zlotoff’s Delta House, where she was an assistant director.
Since the marriage, there is no news of the pair welcoming any child. Besides, the Texas-born actor and his wife are discreet about revealing details of their family life and affairs, so the possibility of them having kids and not making it public is on the high side.
Bruce McGill Has An Estimated Net Worth Of $4 Million
Bruce McGill’s net worth is currently evaluated at $4 million according to celebritynetworth.com. He made the fortune from his acting career which began some 46 years ago. What he made from acting is not surprising considering the fact that some of the movies he appeared in were financially successful at the box office.
The following are some of his movies that grossed millions of dollars at the box office:
- F.I.S.T (1978): $20.3 million
- Animal House (1978): $141.6 million
- Silkwood (1983): $35.6 million
- The Secret of My Success (1987): $111 million
- Three Fugitives (1987): $40 million
- The Last Boy Scout (1991): $114.5 million
- Ride Along (2014): $154.5 million
Unavailable Facts About The San Antonio Actor
He Started Acting At The Age of 11
McGill developed an interest in acting at a young age. When he was 11, he played the lead role in a school production of Johnny Appleseed. He even received a standing ovation at the end of the play.
Subsequently, he nurtured his dream and kept pursuing it until he got his first movie role in 1977 as captured.
McGill Got His MacGyver Role Through A Friend From Animal House
The Texas-born actor played the role of Jack Dalton in MacGyver (1985-1992). He got the role through Charlie Correll who was a director on MacGyver and had also been the director of photography on Animal House.
At the time when McGill was more focused on film, Correll put a call through and asked him to come and do the show. So the actor flew from New York to Los Angeles to join the show.