Paul McCrane

Paul McCrane

  • Highest Rated: 90% The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 4% Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)
  • Birthday: Jan 19, 1961
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Studied acting with Uta Hagen at Herbert Berghof Studios in New York City. Made his big-screen debut with a bit part in 1979's Rocky II. Wrote and performed the song "Is It Okay if I Call You Mine?" for the 1980 movie Fame, in which he also appeared. Had a memorable early role in sci-fi smash RoboCop (1987) as a psychotic thug whose face melts after his motorcycle crashes into a toxic waste tank. Shared in Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with the cast of ER in 2000 and 2001. Has directed episodes of several hit TV series, including Without a Trace, Third Watch and The West Wing.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

4% Atlas Shrugged: Part II Wesley Mouch $2.6M 2012
71% New Suit Braggy 2005
90% The Shawshank Redemption Guard Trout 1994
No Score Yet Strapped Corman 1993
No Score Yet The Portrait Bartel 1993
No Score Yet With Murder in Mind Tim Franczyk 1992
60% The Blob Dep. Bill Briggs 1988
89% RoboCop Emil Antonowsky 1987
No Score Yet Purple Hearts Brenner 1984
71% The Hotel New Hampshire Frank 1984
No Score Yet We're Fighting Back Actor 1981
84% Fame Montgomery 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

56% All Rise
2019
Judge Jonas Laski
  • 2019
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
Director
  • 2019
No Score Yet Star
2016
Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Shades of Blue
2016-2018
Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Major Crimes
2012-2018
Producer Director Screenwriter
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
84% Empire
2015
Director
  • 2015
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Producer Director
  • 2015
36% Secrets and Lies
2015-2016
Director
  • 2015
69% Under the Dome
2013-2015
Patrick Walters
  • 2015
77% Extant
2014-2015
Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
71% Glee
2009-2015
Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
91% Nashville
2012-2018
Director
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
93% Scandal
2012-2018
Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
8% Betrayal
2013-2014
Director
  • 2013
58% Golden Boy
2013
Director
  • 2013
67% Vegas
2012-2013
Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
84% The Closer
2005-2012
Director
  • 2012
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
Josh Peyton Josh "Buck" Peyton
  • 2011
74% The Defenders
2010-2011
Director
  • 2011
50% The Whole Truth
2010
Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Phil Carpenter Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
46% Chase
2010-2011
Director
  • 2010
83% Detroit 1-8-7
2010-2011
Director
  • 2010
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Director
  • 2010
0% Miami Medical
2010
Director
  • 2010
35% Eleventh Hour
2008-2009
Director
  • 2009
13% The Forgotten
2009-2010
Director
  • 2009
70% Life
2007-2009
Director
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Director
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
D.A. Weitz
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Dr. Robert Romano Robert Romano Director
  • 2008
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
91% House
2004-2012
Director
  • 2007
52% Shark
2006-2008
Director
  • 2007
86% 24
2001-2014
Graham Graem
  • 2007
  • 2006
65% Close to Home
2005-2007
Director
  • 2006
54% Jericho
2006-2008
Director
  • 2006
63% Justice
2006
Director
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Director
  • 2006
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Director
  • 2006
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Director
  • 2004
No Score Yet Citizen Baines
2001
Sherman Bloom
  • 2001
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Conrad
  • 1998
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Grant Abbott
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Parks
  • 1997
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Leonard Betts
  • 1997
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Pawl James Lee Pawl
  • 1993
22% Sirens
1993-1994
Leon
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
Neil Perry
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Crocker
  • 1989
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
Johnny Medley Medley
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
  • 1986
53% Cop Rock
1990
Det. Bob McIntire

QUOTES FROM Paul McCrane CHARACTERS

Montgomery MacNeil
Never being happy isn't the same as being unhappy. Is it.
Sheriff Herb Geller
Flag's a punk, but he's no killer.
Dep. Bill Briggs
I think it's a mistake.