Born: February 13, 1966
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Neal P. McDonough (born February 13, 1966) is an American actor and voice actor, known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), Deputy District Attorney David McNorris on Boomtown (2002-2003), Sean Cahill on Suits, Robert Quarles on Justified, and Dave Williams on ABC's Desperate Housewives (2008-2009). He also appeared in films such as Minority Report, Walking Tall, Red 2, The Marine 3: Homefront, Traitor, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, and as Dum Dum Dugan in various Marvel Cinematic Universe films and TV series. He appeared as Damien Darhk on Arrow, and in Legends of Tomorrow, as well as voicing a variety of comic superheroes and villains in a number of animated films and video games.
McDonough was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the son of Catherine (née Bushe) and Frank McDonough, motel owners who emigrated from Ireland, with his mother coming from County Tipperary and his father from County Galway. McDonough grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts and was raised Roman Catholic. His childhood nickname was "Headster," which McDonough says originated in his brothers' teasing him about the size of his head. He graduated from Barnstable High School, and attended Syracuse University, where he was initiated and became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988. He had obtained several college scholarships to play baseball, but he decided to go to Syracuse as he thought it had the best theater department. His college roommate was Brett Pollock, current broadcaster for the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League. McDonough frequently appeared as "Captain Laser", inspiring young students to bring their studies to completion. From there, McDonough trained for a short time at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
In 1991, McDonough won the Best Actor Dramalogue for "Away Alone". McDonough has made many television and film appearances since then, including Band of Brothers, Boomtown, Star Trek: First Contact, Minority Report and The Hitcher. In 1993, Neal McDonough played "Jason" in a NBC 1993 TV Movie starring Tim Daly & William O'Leary titled In The Line of Duty: Ambush In Waco. McDonough played Dave Williams on the fifth season of Desperate Housewives. He also starred in the lead role on 2004 medical drama Medical Investigation for its one full season.
McDonough was set to star in the ABC dramedy Scoundrels, but was fired for refusing to act in sex scenes, citing his family and Catholic faith as basis for his decision.
McDonough portrays Jesus in "The Truth & Life Dramatized Audio New Testament Bible," a 22-hour, celebrity-voiced, fully dramatized audio New Testament which uses the Catholic edition of the revised standard version of the Bible.
In 2011, McDonough appeared as Marvel comic book character Dum Dum Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger. McDonough also voiced the character in the 2011 movie tie-in video game, Captain America: Super Soldier. He reprised his role in the 2013 short film, Agent Carter possibly reprising the role in future projects. He made a cameo appearance in the first episode of the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. He also appeared in an episode of Agent Carter.
In 2012, McDonough had a recurring role in the third season of FX's Justified as Robert Quarles, a sadistic, carpetbagging mobster from Detroit. He was later cast as Police Chief Parker in Frank Darabont's TNT pilot Mob City.
During the 2014 Winter Olympics on NBC, McDonough was featured in a high-profile and frequently aired commercial for a new electric car from Cadillac.
In 2015, McDonough was cast as DC Comics villain Damien Darhk on the fourth season of Arrow.
In 2003 McDonough married Ruvé Robertson, a South African model whom McDonough met in the United Kingdom while filming Band of Brothers. The couple have five children, Morgan "Little Buck" Patrick (born November 2005), Catherine Maggie (born May 14, 2007), London Jane (born January 11, 2010), Clover Elizabeth (born August 15, 2011), and James Hamilton (born March 31, 2014).
|1994||Angels in the Outfield||Whit Bass|
|1996||Star Trek: First Contact||Lieutenant Hawk|
|1997||Fire Down Below||Truck driver at the truck stop|
|1999||A Perfect Little Man||Billy Morrisson|
|2002||Minority Report||Officer Gordon 'Fletch' Fletcher|
|They Call Him Sasquatch||Ned Dwyer|
|2004||Walking Tall||Jay Hamilton|
|2006||The Guardian||Chief Petty Officer Jack Skinner|
|The Last Time||Hurly|
|Flags of Our Fathers||Capt Dave Severance|
|2007||Forever Strong||Coach Richard Penning|
|The Hitcher||Lt Esteridge|
|I Know Who Killed Me||Daniel Fleming|
|2008||88 Minutes||Jon Forster|
|2009||Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li||M. Bison|
|2010||DC Showcase: Green Arrow||Green Arrow||Voice
|Ticking Clock||James Keene|
|Captain America: The First Avenger||Dum Dum Dugan|
|2012||The Philly Kid||L.A. Jim|
|2013||Company of Heroes||Lieutenant Joe Conti|
|The Marine 3: Homefront||Jonah Pope|
|Red 2||Jack Horton|
|Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter||Dum Dum Dugan||Short film|
|Batman: Assault on Arkham||Deadshot / Floyd Lawton||Voice|
|Falcon Rising||Manny Ridley|
|2015||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||Vincent Sofel|
|Game Over, Man!||Conrad Drothers|
|1991||China Beach||Lurch||Episode: "Hello Goodbye"|
|Quantum Leap||Chucky||Episode: "Play Ball"|
|1995||JAG||Second Lieutenant Jay Williams||Episode "Desert Son"|
|White Dwarf||Dr. Driscoll Rampart III||TV movie|
Episode: "Fire and Rain"
|1996||NYPD Blue||Jerry Selness||Episode: "He's Not Guilty, He's My Brother"|
|1996-97||The Incredible Hulk||Bruce Banner||Voice
|1998||Diagnosis: Murder||Ross Canin||2 episodes|
|1999||Martial Law||Kyle Strode||4 episodes|
|Balloon Farm||Sheriff||Television film|
|Just Shoot Me!||Craig||Episode: "Shaking Private Trainer"|
|2001||Band of Brothers||First Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton||8 episodes|
|2002||The X-Files||Agent Comer||2 episodes|
|2002-03||Boomtown||Los Angeles deputy district attorney David McNorris||24 episodes|
|2004-05||Medical Investigation||Dr. Stephen Connor||20 episodes|
|2007||Traveler||Secretary of Homeland Security, Jack Freed||6 episodes|
|Tin Man||Wyatt Cain (Tin Man)||3 episodes|
|2008-09||Desperate Housewives||Dave Williams||24 episodes (Season 5)|
|2010||Terriers||Ford / Tom Cutshaw||2 episodes|
|2011||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Monsignor McTeal||Episode: "The Consoler"|
|2012||Justified||Robert Quarles||13 episodes|
|CSI: NY||Senator Gordon Hamilton||Episode: "Unspoken"|
|Perception||Fredrick James Dafoe||Episode: "Cipher"|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tommy Barnes||Episode: "Sheltered"|
|Mob City||William Parker||6 episodes|
|2014-16||Suits||Sean Cahill||15 episodes|
|2014||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Dum Dum Dugan||Episode: "Shadows"|
|2015||Agent Carter||Episode: "The Iron Ceiling"|
|Public Morals||Rusty Patton||9 episodes|
|2015-16||Arrow||Damien Darhk||recurring season 4; guest season 5 (credited as special appearance by)|
|2015||The Flash||guest season 2 (credited as special appearance by)|
|2016-present||DC's Legends of Tomorrow||recurring seasons 2-present, guest season 1 (credited as special appearance by)|
|2017||Rogue||Casey Oaks||5 episodes|
|Survivor's Remorse||Brian||Episode: "Repercussions"|
|2005||The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction||Bruce Banner||Voice|
|2009||Rogue Warrior||Admiral Travis Payton||Voice|
|2011||Captain America: Super Soldier||Dum Dum Dugan||Voice|
|2013||Injustice: Gods Among Us||The Flash
Nightwing (Damian Wayne)
|2015||Call of Duty: Black Ops III||Jack Vincent||Voice and likeness|
|2015||If Angels In The Outfield Happened For Real (30 For 30 Parody)||Whit Bass||CollegeHumor sketch|
|Year||Award||Award category||Title of work||Result|
|1999||Atlantic City Film Festival||Best Actor (Jury Award)||A Perfect Little Man||Won|
|2003||Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Boomtown||Nominated|
|Television Critics Association Award||Individual Achievement in Drama||Nominated|
|Satellite Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series - Drama||Won|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Desperate Housewives||Nominated|
|2012||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Justified||Nominated|
|Satellite Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Won|
Neal McDonough supports the following charitable causes: Children, Underprivileged Children, AIDS.