McRaney, Gerald 1947(?)–

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McRANEY, Gerald 1947(?)–


Born August 19, 1947 (some sources cite 1948), in Collins, MS; son of Clyde (a builder) and Edna McRaney; married Beverly Root, 1967 (divorced, 1971); married Patricia Rae "Pat" Moran, 1981 (divorced); married Delta Burke (an actress), May 28, 1989; children: (first marriage) Jessica, Angus; (second marriage) Kate. Education: Attended University of Mississippi; studied acting with Jeff Corey. Politics: Republican. Avocational Interests: Reading, history, boxing, hunting.

Addresses: Agent—Stone Manners Talent and Literary Agency, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actor, director, and producer. Actor in repertory theatre productions, New Orleans, LA, 1970; also worked as an assistant stage manager. Worked as an oil field surveyor and offshore oil rigger.


Television Appearances; Series:

Richard "Rick" Simon, Simon & Simon, CBS, 1981–1988.

Major John D. "Mac" MacGillis, Major Dad, CBS, 1989–1991.

Host, Rivals!, syndicated, beginning 1995.

Adam Brock, Central Park West (also known as CPW), CBS, 1995–1996.

Russell Greene, Promised Land (also known as Home of the Brave), CBS, 1996–1999.

The Protector, beginning 1997.

Host, "Big Guns," Weapons of War, History Channel, beginning 1999.

Ben Winter, Commando Nanny (also known as Miles to Go), The WB, beginning 2004.

Host, The World of Beretta, Outdoor Life Television Network, beginning 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Hiller, The Law, NBC, 1974.

Dr. Gus Henderson, Women in White, NBC, 1979.

Local resident, Roots: The Next Generations, ABC, 1979.

Host, Brute Force, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Dr. Lawrence Barker, Nothing Lasts Forever (also known as Sidney Sheldon's "Nothing Lasts Forever"), CBS, 1995.

Howard Danner, Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story, CBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

When Michael Calls (also known as Shattered Silence), 1971.

Smith, The F.B.I. Story: The F.B.I. vs. Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One (also known as Alvin Karpis: Public Enemy No. 1), CBS, 1974.

The Trial of Chaplain Jensen, ABC, 1975.

Denny Kayle, The Return of the Incredible Hulk (also known as The Incredible Hulk: Death in the Family), CBS, 1977.

Cliff Sulkes, Rape and Marriage—The Rideout Case, CBS, 1980.

Merle Johnson, Where the Ladies Go, ABC, 1980.

Patrolman Ashley, The Aliens Are Coming, NBC, 1980.

Howdy Tilford, Memories Never Die, CBS, 1982.

Dan Evans, The Haunting Passion, NBC, 1983.

Lieutenant George "Eck" Eckford, City Killer, NBC, 1984.

Christopher Wilder, Easy Prey, ABC, 1986.

Charlie Carson, A Hobo's Christmas, CBS, 1987.

Chuck Yoman, The People across the Lake, NBC, 1988.

Jones, Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? (also known as Dynamite and Gold and Love and Curses), CBS, 1988.

Dennis Huff, Murder by Moonlight (also known as Dark of the Moon and Murder on the Moon), CBS, 1989.

Chuck Phelan, Vestige of Honor, CBS, 1990.

Garr Hagar, Sr., Blind Vengeance, USA Network, 1990.

Doc Ross, Love and Curses ... and All That Jazz (also known as Voodoo), CBS, 1991.

Hank Landrum, Fatal Friendship (also known as Friends and Enemies), NBC, 1991.

George Messenger, Scattered Dreams: The Kathryn Messenger Story (also known as Scattered Dreams and Scattered Dreams: The Kitty Messenger Story), CBS, 1993.

Bobby Lee Holland, Armed and Innocent, CBS, 1994.

Cal, Motorcycle Gang (also known as Rebel Highway), Showtime, 1994.

Frank Mayfield, Someone She Knows (also known as Murder in the Neighborhood), NBC, 1994.

Richard "Rick" Simon, Simon & Simon: Precious Cargo, USA Network, 1994.

Tom Rembert (some sources cite Tom Weston), Deadly Vows, Fox, 1994.

Dave Morgan, The Stranger beside Me (also known as The Enemy Within: The Linda Bergstrom Story), ABC, 1995.

George Keller, Not Our Son, CBS, 1995.

Jake Lassiter, Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou (also known as Jake Lassiter: To Speak for the Dead and Lassiter), NBC, 1995.

Richard "Rick" Simon, Simon and Simon: In Trouble Again, CBS, 1995.

Captain John "Chick" Hayward, A Thousand Men and a Baby (also known as Narrow Escape), CBS, 1997.

Don Zam, A Nightmare Come True, 1997.

Cal Peterson, A Holiday Romance (also known as A Song for the Season), CBS, 1999.

Dutch, Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, CBS, 2000.

Admiral Eugene Justice, Danger beneath the Sea, 2001.

Dr. Jake Arledge, Tornado Warning, PAX TV, 2002.

Jim Bancroft, Going for Broke, Lifetime, 2003.

General George Patton, Ike: Countdown to D–Day, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, CBS Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1985.

America Picks the All–Time Favorite Movies (also known as America's All–Time Favorite Movies), ABC, 1988.

The CBS Premiere Preview Spectacular, CBS, 1989.

The 58th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1989.

CBS Comedy Bloopers, CBS, 1990.

CBS Comedy Bloopers II, CBS, 1990.

The Designing Women Special: Their Finest Hour, CBS, 1990.

Bob Hope's Yellow Ribbon Party, NBC, 1991.

What about Me? I'm Only Three!, CBS, 1992.

Host, D–Day: The Total Story, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Alex as an adult, "Fast Forward," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1995.

Weddings of a Lifetime Presents: Honeymoon Destinations with Delta Burke, Lifetime, 2000.

Host, The President's Own, PBS, 2001.

Voice, War Letters, PBS, 2001.

Himself, CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.

Himself, The Designing Women Reunion, Lifetime, 2003.

Also appeared in The Singing River.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1990.

Presenter, To Be Free: The National Literacy Honors, ABC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tuttle, "Deliveries in the Rear," Night Gallery, NBC, 1972.

"The Day the Amnesty Came Through," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1972.

Gentry, "Whelan's Men," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1973.

Lonnie Colby, "Kitty's Love Affair," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1973.

Pete, "Mystery Cycle," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1974.

Tim Collins, "The Book," The Waltons, CBS, 1974.

Winston, "Photo Finish," Cannon, CBS, 1974.

Cliff, "Shadow of Fear," Petrocelli, NBC, 1975.

Hotel manager, "The Farnsworth Stratagem," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1975.

Irv, "Sleight of Hand," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1975.

Jeff Dixon, "Deadly Silence," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1975.

Pete Murphy, "Hard Labor," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1975.

"Edge of the Web," Mannix, CBS, 1975.

"Terror on Wheels," Petrocelli, NBC, 1975.

Buck, "Hot Dog," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1976.

Comet, "Task Force: Cop Killer: Parts 1 & 2," Police Woman, NBC, 1976.

Dave Boyette, "Dangerous Gambit," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1976.

Jerryl, "Rattlers' Class of '63," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1976.

Jim Cabe, "Sins of Thy Father," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1976.

Steinmetz, "Upward Mobility," The Blue Knight, CBS, 1976.

Tim Ryder, "Target: A Cop," Hawaii Five–0, CBS, 1976.

"Throwaway," The Blue Knight, CBS, 1976.

Bob Marsh, "To Catch the Eagle," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1977.

Derrick, "Aweigh We Go," CHiPs, NBC, 1977.

District attorney John Pleasance, "Hotel of Fear," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1977.

Thomas, "The Innocent Prey," The Fantastic Journey, NBC, 1977.

"Mortgage Burnin' Blues," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1977.

Sam Roberts, "Ricky," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1978.

"Turnabout," Logan's Run, CBS, 1978.

"Why Me?," Baretta, ABC, 1978.

Colin Roark, "The Disciple," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1979.

First worker, "The Hazzard Connection," The Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1979.

Nick, "Bank Job," 240–Robert, ABC, 1979.

Thorne, "Luke," How the West Was Won, ABC, 1979.

Chief Frank Rhodes, "Death Mask," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1980.

Richard "Rick" Simon, "Ki'i's Don't Lie," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1982.

"Stepping," It's Not Easy, ABC, 1983.

Dash Goff, "Dash Goff, the Writer," Designing Women, CBS, 1987.

Dash Goff, "Reservations for Eight," Designing Women, CBS, 1988.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Lights! Camera! Contractions!," Newhart, CBS, 1990.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1991.

Detective Andy Ruggio, "Lily," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994.

Father Eddie Baxter, "Father Eddie," The Commish, ABC, 1994.

Ronnie Gelico, "Who Killed the Starlet?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.

Dash Goff, "The Afternoon Wife," Women of the House, CBS, 1995.

Dr. Joe Pachorek, "Interview with an Angel," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995.

Jim Collins, "The Walk–On," Coach, ABC, 1995.

Terry Folger, "A Quaking in Aspen," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Russell Greene, "Promised Land," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1996.

Russell Greene, "Amazing Grace: Parts 1 & 2," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Russell Greene, "Joe's Return," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Russell Greene, "The Road Home: Part 1," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Delta Burke, Lifetime, 1998.

Russell Greene, "Saving Grace: Part 1," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998.

Russell Greene, "Vengeance Is Mine: Part 1," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998.

General Alan Adamley, "War Crimes," The West Wing, NBC, 2001.

Sergeant major Charvis Krohn, "Miracles," JAG, CBS, 2001.

Sergeant major Charvis Krohn, "Salvation," JAG, CBS, 2001.

Coach Fontina, "This Baby's Gonna Fly," Presidio Med, CBS, 2002.

Coach Fontina, "Second Change," Presidio Med, CBS, 2002.

Glen Hobart, "The Long Guns," Third Watch, NBC, 2002.

Glen Hobart, "Sex, Lies & Videotape," Third Watch, NBC, 2002.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2002.

Burt Gammel, "Game Time," Mister Sterling, NBC, 2003.

Burt Gammel, "Human Error," Mister Sterling, NBC, 2003.

Burt Gammel, "Wish List," Mister Sterling, NBC, 2003.

Harrison Fisher, "Scars," The Dead Zone, USA Network, 2003.

General Alan Adamley, "Memorial Day," The West Wing, NBC, 2004.

Royal Scott, "Crash Course in Polite Conversations," One Tree Hill, The WB, 2004.

Appeared in "Atomic Hate–In," an episode of Broken Homes; and appeared in The Directors: Wolfgang Petersen, Encore.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Sid Burton, The Jordan Chance, CBS, 1978.

Jennings, The Seal, NBC, 1981.

Rick Simon, Shadow of Sam Penny, CBS, 1983.

Russell Greene, Home of the Brave (pilot for Promised Land), CBS, 1996.

Alison, Becoming Glenn, Fox, 2002.

Burt Gammel, Mister Sterling, NBC, 2003.

Ben Winter, Commando Nanny (also known as Miles to Go), The WB, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

The Family Vacation Caper, 1988.

Cohost of Louise Mandrell Celebrity Shoot.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Major Dad, CBS, 1989.

(With others) Major Dad, CBS, 1990–1991.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

Blind Vengeance, USA Network, 1990.

(With others) Vestige of Honor, CBS, 1990.

Love and Curses ... and All That Jazz (also known as Voodoo), CBS, 1991.

Simon & Simon: Precious Cargo, USA Network, 1994.

(With others) Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou (also known as Jake Lassiter: To Speak for the Dead and Lassiter), NBC, 1995.

Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again, CBS, 1995.

Television Work; Other; Movies:

Creator, Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? (also known as Dynamite and Gold and Love and Curses), CBS, 1988.

Director, Love and Curses ... and All That Jazz (also known as Voodoo), CBS, 1991.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Under the Knife," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1984.

"Slither," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1985.

"The Cop Who Came to Dinner," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1986.

"A Significant Obsession," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1986.

"Second Swell," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1988.

Directed episodes of Major Dad, CBS; director of "Simon Says 'Goodbye,'" an unaired episode of Simon & Simon, CBS.

Film Appearances:

Wesley Stuart, Night of Bloody Horror, Howco, 1969.

Terrance Bradford, Women and Bloody Terror (also known as His Wife's Habit), Howco, 1970.

Keep Off! Keep Off!, Gamalex, 1975.

Willie, The Brain Machine (also known as The E–Box, Gray Matter, Grey Matter, Mind Warp, and Time Warp), 1977.

Bastian's father, The NeverEnding Story (also known as Die Unendliche Geschichte), Warner Bros., 1984.

Jake Wheeler, American Justice (also known as Jackals), Movie Store, 1986.

Murder in the Neighborhood, 1993.

Father, Hansel & Gretel, Innovation Film Group, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, 1990.

Also appeared in productions of The Exonerated and Soul of the West.



Host, A Woman's Guide to Firearms, 1987.

Colonel Samuel Sturgis, Comanche, 2000.

Also appeared in The Reenactors.

Audiobooks; Narrator:

The Aviators, by W. E. B. Griffin, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1989.

Battleground, by W. E. B. Griffin, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1991.

Counterattack, by W. E. B. Griffin, Books on Tape, 1992.

The Last Family, by John Ramsey Miller, Random House Audio, 1996.


Teleplays; Episodic:

"I Thought the War Was Over," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1987.



Good Housekeeping, June, 1991, pp. 58, 60–61, 63.

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