Gerald McRaney Birthday & Fun Facts

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Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 28, 2022
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About Gerald McRaney

The transition from film to television and excelling in both is something Gerald McRaney is known for.
Gerald McRaney is an American actor from the southern region of the United States. Gerald has worked on innumerable projects on both television and film
Gerald McRaney is widely known for various roles including 'House Of Cards', 'Major Dad', 'Simon & Simon', and more. He made several guest appearances in many television series as he likes to experiment with his acting skills and the recurring roles enable him to explore more. His first movie was 'Night Of Bloody Horror' where he played the lead character Wesley Stuart. This was a low-budget movie but it paved his way into acting. After doing his second film 'Women And Bloody Terror' Gerald decided to join television and in 1972 he was seen in one of the episodes of the 'Night Gallery'. During the initial phase of his career, Gerald has been mostly projected as an antagonist in most series but his role as Rick Simon broke the chain. Gerald simultaneously worked on the big screen and small screen and is a Primetime Emmy Award winner. Besides acting, Gerald McRaney has been open about his political views and has declared his inclination towards the Republican party. He did a voiceover for the animated sitcom 'Duncanville' in 2021. Gerald has been married thrice and has three children. 

Gerald McRaney’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Gerald McRaney’s net worth?

Gerald has worked on innumerable projects on both television and film and his net worth is approximately $8 million. The actor purchased a house along with his wife Delta Bruke in 2001 for $800k, the value of their house is now $3 million and it is situated in the Studio City of California. 

How much does Gerald McRaney earn per year?

The exact annual earnings of Gerald McRaney are not known as it depends on the number of projects that he takes on. 

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Gerald McRaney?

Gerald McRaney is 6 ft (182.8 cm) tall.

How old is Gerald McRaney?

His date of birth is August 19, 1947. Therefore, Gerald McRaney is 74 years old and will be turning 75 in August 2022. 

Childhood And Education

Gerald McRaney is an American actor from the southern region of the United States. In the city of Collins, Mississippi, he was brought up by his parents Clyde McRaney and Edna McRaney. He has two siblings Ann McRaney and Buddy McRaney. After finishing school the actor enrolled himself at the University of Mississippi where he studied theater for one year. Gerald later moved to New Orleans to pursue acting and began working in the offshore rigs and oil fields. And after almost four years he ultimately moved to Hollywood. He attended the University of Mississippi and worked in the oil industry in Louisiana.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Gerald McRaney’s partner?

Gerald McRaney married thrice and his third wife is Delta Burke who he married in 1989. Delta Burke and Gerald met during the shooting of 'Simon & Simon' two years before their marriage. Before that he was married to Pat Moran and before Pat Moran, he was married to Beverly A Root. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

He is best known for his role in 'Simon & Simon', and his role as George Hearst, Russell Greene, Major John, and Raymon Tusk from 'House Of Cards'. 
In 1969 Gerald made his acting debut with 'Night Of Bloody Horror'.
In 1970 he did his second film 'Women And Bloody Terror'. After four years, Gerald returned to big screen with the movie 'Keep Off My Grass!' in 1974. And then again after three years with 'The Brain Machine'.
Gerald McRaney appeared in 'The NeverEnding Story' in 1984, 'Jackals' in 1986 as Jake Wheeler, and 'Comanche' in 2000. 'Hansel And Gretel' in 2002, 'Saving Shilog' in 2006, 'Get Low' in 2009 as Rev. Gus Horton, 'The A-Team' in 2010, 'J.Edgar' in 2011 along with the short film 'The Umpire', ' Red Tails' in 2012, 'Heart Of The Country' in 2013, 'The Best Of Me' in 2014, 'Focus' in 2015 which was a dark comedy, 'The Disappointments Room' in 2016, and in 2019 'A Violent Separation' after which no film has been released. 
After Gerald McRaney stepped into television his first breakthrough was 'Simon & Simon' where he played Rick Simon and the series continued from 1981 to 1989. However, before this series, Gerald McRaney did other series. 
In 1972 Gerald appeared in the episode of an anthology television series 'Night Gallery'. In the same year, he appeared in Alias Smith Jones in one episode. He appeared in three episodes of the series 'Gunsmoke' between 1973-1975. He appeared in 'Canon', 'The F.B.I', 'Sons And Daughter', 'The Waltons' and 'Barnaby Jones'. 
In 1975, can be seen in 'Mannix', 'The Law', 'Petrocelli', 'The Streets Of San Fransisco', 'The Rockford Files'. In 1976 he appeared in 'The Blue Knight', 'Police Woman', and the CBS drama 'Hawaii Five-O'.
In 1977 he did 'The Oregano Trail', 'Switch', 'The Fantastic Journey', 'Eight Is Enough', 'CHiPs', and 'The Incredible Hulk'.
In 1978, 'Baretta', 'Logan's Run', and two television films 'The Jordan Chance' and 'Women In White'. He worked in four more series in 1979 including 'Roots', 'How The West Was Won', '240 Robert' and 'The Dukes Of Hazzard'.
In 1980 he did another three television films including 'The Aliens Are Coming' and ‘Where the Ladies Go.’
In 1981 he did work in one TV series 'The Misadventures Of Sheriff Lobo' and another television film 'The Seal'.
From 1981 to 1989 he did 'Simon & Simon', 'It's Not Easy', and seven television films. 
His next big break was the sitcom 'Major Dad' where he played Major John which continued from 1989 to 1993 and he appeared in 96 episodes. 
From 1990 to 2000 Gerald did 20 television films and TV series like 'Newhart', 'Burke's Law', 'The Commish', 'Diagnosis Murder', 'Coach', 'Women Of The House', 'Murder, She Wrote', 'Touched By An Angel' as Russell Greene, 'Central Park West', and 'Promised Land'. 
From 2000 to 2010 he did six television films and series such as 'These Arms Of Mine', 'JAG', 'The West Wing', 'Third Watch', 'Presidio Med', 'The Dead Zone','Mister Sterling', 'One Tree Hill'. 'Deadwood' is one such remarkable series where he played 'George Hearst' and received the Guild Awards nomination. Next, he did 'Jericho', 'Women's Murder Club', 'CSI', and 'Undercovers'. 
From 2010 to 2021 he did four television films and series like 'Fairly Legal', 'Mike & Molly', and 'Longmire' which is based on the novel by Craig Johnson. He appeared in 'Justified', 'Southland' and the very famous 'House Of Cards', 'Manhattan', 'NCIS: LA', 'Agent X' as Malcolm Millar, and 'Castle'. Another outstanding work of Gerald was in the NBC drama 'This Is Us'. Then he did '24: Legacy', 'Santa Clarita Diet', 'Shooter', 'A Million Little Things', 'Heartsrings', 'Filthy Rich' and 'Duncanville'. In 1969 Gerald made his acting career with 'Night Of Bloody Horror'.

Charity Work

Gerald was seen as a marine corps veteran and as a marine corps officer. On this journey, Gerald developed immense respect for the actual U.S military. He has missed no opportunity to extend his support through his charitable endeavors for the armed forces which are evident from the Wounded Warrior Project.

He is one of the founding board members of the Entertainment Industries Council which strived for a drug-free society. 

What awards has Gerald McRaney won?

In 2017 Gerald was the winner of the Primetime Emmy Awards for the NBC series 'This Is Us' under the category of 'Outstanding Guest Actor'. In 2018 Gerald was nominated as the guest actor at the Primetime Emmy Awards for the same. 
The actor has been nominated for the Gold Derby Awards in 2017, 2018, and 2019 consecutively under the category of 'Drama Best Actor'. And in 2017, he was the winner of the award for 'This Is Us'.
In 2017, Gerald was nominated for the International Online Cinema Awards.
In 2016 and 2017 he was nominated for the MovieGuide Awards for his role in Dolly Parton's 'Christmas Of Many Colors'.
In 2007, 2017, and 2018 he was nominated for the Online Film & Television Association Awards. Out of the three times, he won once in 2007 for 'Deadwood'.
The actor has been nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards twice in 2007 and 2015. For 'Deadwood' in 2007 and 'House Of Cards' in 2015.

Gerald McRaney’s Hobbies And Interests

Gerald McRaney is fond of camping and fishing. He is very close to his southern roots and he loves spending time outside and enjoying the basic elements of life. 

Other Interesting Gerald McRaney Facts And Trivia

  • The zodiac sign of the actor is Leo. 
  • Gerald McRaney has two children Jessica McRaney and Angus McRaney with his first wife Beverly Root. He has one daughter Kate McRaney with his second wife Pat Moran. 
  • The actor was born and brought up in Mississippi and had a hard time getting rid of his southern accent after he moved to Los Angeles. 
  • Gerald has been a part of myriad commercials and stands strongly for the National Rifle Association. 
  • The actor is a cancer survivor. Gerald was diagnosed with cancer in 2004. Nevertheless, the actor battled against the deadly disease and went through surgery to get the tumor removed. 
  • Not only Gerald but also his brother Buddy is an actor, although Buddy's acting career was just for a brief period. 
  • Gerald McRaney supported the re-election of George H. W. Bush in 1992.

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Gerald McRaney Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Colins, Mississippi



185 cm

Eye Color

Light Blue




University of Mississippi

Net Worth



Delta Burke


Ann McRaney, Buddy McRaney
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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