Biography

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John McConnell (born November 13, 1958), aka John "Spud" McConnell, is an American actor and radio personality based in New Orleans, Louisiana. McConnell is a character actor who has appeared in more than 40 films, ranging from obscure independent films (mostly filmed locally in New Orleans, or elsewhere set in the Gulf Coast region) to major cinematic release movies (such as the Coen Brothers production O Brother, Where Art Thou?). McConnell has also appeared in numerous plays, including an off-Broadway run in the one-man show The Kingfish, wherein he portrays colorful Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long. He is perhaps best-known for having portrayed Ignatius J. Reilly from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces, and in that role was the model for a life-sized bronze statue of the fictitious character on historic Canal Street in downtown New Orleans. On television, McConnell made appearances over three seasons of Roseanne, with good friend and colleague John Goodman. Most recently, McConnell is featured in a recurring role on the FX series The Riches, starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. McConnell is a conservative afternoon radio personality, hosting a daily call-in talk show, "The Spud Show", on WWL 870 AM and 105.3 FM.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John McConnell (born November 13, 1958), aka John "Spud" McConnell, is an American actor and radio personality based in New Orleans, Louisiana. McConnell is a character actor who has appeared in more than 40 films, ranging from obscure independent films (mostly filmed locally in New Orleans, or elsewhere set in the Gulf Coast region) to major cinematic release movies (such as the Coen Brothers production O Brother, Where Art Thou?). McConnell has also appeared in numerous plays, including an off-Broadway run in the one-man show The Kingfish, wherein he portrays colorful Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long. He is perhaps best-known for having portrayed Ignatius J. Reilly from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces, and in that role was the model for a life-sized bronze statue of the fictitious character on historic Canal Street in downtown New Orleans. On television, McConnell made appearances over three seasons of Roseanne, with good friend and colleague John Goodman. Most recently, McConnell is featured in a recurring role on the FX series The Riches, starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. McConnell is a conservative afternoon radio personality, hosting a daily call-in talk show, "The Spud Show", on WWL 870 AM and 105.3 FM.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 28

Birthday 1958-11-13

Place of Birth Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • John Spud McConnell
  • Jack McConnell
  • Spuds McConnell
  • Spud McConnell
  • John 'Spud' McConnell

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Abattoir as Sheriff McDermott
2016 The Duel as Saul
2015 Return to Sender as Choking Man
2014 Black or White as Vertell
2014 13 Sins as Detective
2013 12 Years a Slave as Jonus Ray
2013 2 Guns as Officer Dave
2012 Django Unchained
2012 Killing Them Softly as Bartender #2
2012 Stolen as Drunk Businessman
2012 The Baytown Outlaws as Representative Hawkins
2011 Seeking Justice as Liquor Store Clerk
2011 The Mechanic as Vaughn
2009 Alabama Moon as Mr. Mitchell
2009 Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou as Oscar
2009 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt as Vernon Green
2007 The Reaping as Mayor Brooks
2006 Déjà Vu as Sheriff Reed
2005 Because of Winn-Dixie as Store Manager
2004 The Ladykillers as Deputy Sheriff
2003 Miracle Run
2002 The Badge as Ornell
2002 Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat as Detective Dave Loomis
2001 Monster's Ball as Harvey Shoonmaker
2001 Malpractice
1995 Running Wild as Sheriff
1992 Delta Heat as LaSalle
1990 Miller's Crossing as Cop - Brian

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