M.C. Gainey

Biography

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Mike Connor Gainey (born January 18, 1948) is an American film and television actor whose distinctive mustache, 6'2½" height, and threatening look have given him supporting roles as Southern/Southwestern types, thugs, and criminals. M.C. Gainley attended the University of Southern Mississippi prior to moving to California. He worked as an undertaker's apprentice before he decided to study acting. In the early 1970s he attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco along with Ken Hixon. In 1981, he made his big-screen debut in the Steve Martin musical Pennies from Heaven. Since the early 1980s he has been in over 50 movies and made for TV movies, including Breakdown, Two Idiots in Hollywood, Con Air, The Mighty Ducks, Are We There Yet, Terminator 3, Sideways, and 2005's The Dukes of Hazzard. He was one of the stars of the short-lived television series Against the Law. He has guest starred on over 40 television shows, including The Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Designing Women, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Walker, Texas Ranger, CSI, Cheers, Days of our Lives, The X-Files, Desperate Housewives, Burn Notice, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and had a role as Tom Friendly on the series Lost, a character who appeared in 20 episodes, as many as some former main cast members. He also played the murderous drug dealer Bo Crowder in a recurring role in the 2010 season of the hit FX TV show Justifed. He attended the 2007 Emmys with Lost's show runners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. Gainey played Kurtz/The Wizard in the controversial road-revenge film Apocalypse Oz, a film containing no original dialogue as it is all taken from Apocalypse Now or The Wizard of Oz. In 2007 he appeared in a trio of films including Mr. Woodcock, Wild Hogs, and the sci/horror film Unearthed; in 2010 he appeared in Love Ranch. In 2010, he voiced one of the characters of the animated musical film Tangled as Captain of the Palace Guard.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mike Connor Gainey (born January 18, 1948) is an American film and television actor whose distinctive mustache, 6'2½" height, and threatening look have given him supporting roles as Southern/Southwestern types, thugs, and criminals. M.C. Gainley attended the University of Southern Mississippi prior to moving to California. He worked as an undertaker's apprentice before he decided to study acting. In the early 1970s he attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco along with Ken Hixon. In 1981, he made his big-screen debut in the Steve Martin musical Pennies from Heaven. Since the early 1980s he has been in over 50 movies and made for TV movies, including Breakdown, Two Idiots in Hollywood, Con Air, The Mighty Ducks, Are We There Yet, Terminator 3, Sideways, and 2005's The Dukes of Hazzard. He was one of the stars of the short-lived television series Against the Law. He has guest starred on over 40 television shows, including The Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Designing Women, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Walker, Texas Ranger, CSI, Cheers, Days of our Lives, The X-Files, Desperate Housewives, Burn Notice, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and had a role as Tom Friendly on the series Lost, a character who appeared in 20 episodes, as many as some former main cast members. He also played the murderous drug dealer Bo Crowder in a recurring role in the 2010 season of the hit FX TV show Justifed. He attended the 2007 Emmys with Lost's show runners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. Gainey played Kurtz/The Wizard in the controversial road-revenge film Apocalypse Oz, a film containing no original dialogue as it is all taken from Apocalypse Now or The Wizard of Oz. In 2007 he appeared in a trio of films including Mr. Woodcock, Wild Hogs, and the sci/horror film Unearthed; in 2010 he appeared in Love Ranch. In 2010, he voiced one of the characters of the animated musical film Tangled as Captain of the Palace Guard.

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Birthday 1948-01-18

Place of Birth Jackson - Mississippi - USA

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Also Known As

  • Mike Gainey
  • Mike Connor Gainey
  • M. C. Gainey
  • MC Gainey

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2014 Kingdom(4 episodes) as Rick
2013 The Pardon as Gibbs Duhon
2012 Django Unchained as Big John Brittle
2012 Revolution(2 episodes) as Frank Blanchard
2012 Ghostquake (Haunted High) as Danforth
2012 The Babymakers as Officer Malloy
2012 Stolen as Hoyt
2011 Leave as Gus
2010 Tangled as Captain of the Guard (voice)
2010 Love Ranch as Warren Stamp
2010 Happy Town(8 episodes)
2009 All About Steve as Norm the Truck Driver
2009 Glee(1 episode) as Santa
2009 Tripping Forward as Jim Rose
2008 The Mentalist(1 episode) as Pete
2008 The Mentalist(2 episodes) as Pete Barsocky
2007 Viva Laughlin(1 episode)
2007 Life(1 episode)
2007 The Death and Life of Bobby Z as Boom Boom
2007 Burn Notice(1 episode)
2007 Wild Hogs as Murdock
2007 Unearthed as Rob Horn
2006 Beerfest as Priest
2006 The TV Set as Hutch
2006 Apocalypse Oz as Kurtz
2006 Two Tickets to Paradise as Barbosa
2005 Criminal Minds(1 episode) as Moretti
2005 Bones(1 episode)
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane
2005 Are We There Yet? as Al
2004 Sideways as Cammi's Husband
2004 Desperate Housewives(4 episodes)
2004 Lost(20 episodes)
2003 Wonderland as Billy Ward
2003 Cold Case(1 episode)
2003 The Cooler as Highway Officer
2002 Run Ronnie Run as Hark Trellis
2002 The Country Bears as Roadie
2002 The Last Cowboy
2001 UC: Undercover(1 episode)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(1 episode)
1999 Happy, Texas as Robert 'Bob' Allen Maslow
1999 Horse Sense as Twister
1999 Bad Trip
1999 The Haunting as Large Man
1998 Meet the Deedles as Major Flower
1998 The Magnificent Seven(1 episode)
1997 Con Air as Swamp Thing
1997 Breakdown as Earl
1996 Citizen Ruth as Harlan
1996 The Pretender(1 episode)
1996 The Secret Agent Club as Jock Dad
1996 Don't Look Back as Red
1996 Nash Bridges(1 episode)
1995 Misery Loves Company(1 episode)
1994 Touched by an Angel(1 episode)
1994 ER(1 episode)
1993 The X-Files(1 episode)
1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.(2 episodes)
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger(2 episodes)
1992 Leap of Faith as Tiny
1991 Silk Stalkings(1 episode)
1990 Against the Law(17 episodes)
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air(1 episode) as Luther
1989 An Innocent Man as Malcolm
1989 Hardball(2 episodes)
1989 Doctor Doctor(1 episode)
1986 Designing Women(3 episodes)
1986 L.A. Law(1 episode)
1986 Matlock(2 episodes)
1985 The Rape of Richard Beck as Sonny
1985 Street Hawk(1 episode)
1984 Hunter(1 episode)
1984 Night Court(1 episode)
1983 The Fall Guy(1 episode)
1983 Wizards and Warriors(1 episode)
1983 The A-Team(1 episode) as C.W. Watkins
1982 Cheers(1 episode)
1982 Knight Rider(2 episodes)
1982 T. J. Hooker(1 episode)
1981 Pennies from Heaven as Young Policeman
1981 Simon & Simon(2 episodes)
1979 Hart to Hart(1 episode)
1979 Time After Time as London Bobby (as Mike Gainey)
1974 Happy Days(1 episode)

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