Neal Mcdonough

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Updated On January 8, 2023

Neal Mcdonough is a famous American actor, voice actor, writer, and producer. Neal Mcdonough is popular for Band of Brothers (2001), Boomtown (2002–2003), and Desperate Housewives (2008–2009).

Early Life

Neal Mcdonough was born on February 13, 1966. Presently, he is 56 years old and his sun sign is Aquarius. This personality is originally from Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA. He is the son of Catherine (née Bushe) and Frank McDonough, motel owners who emigrated from Ireland.

Neal was raised Catholic. This personality’s childhood nickname was “Headster”, which he says originated in his brothers’ teasing him about the size of his head. He is one of 6 children and has 4 brothers and one sister.

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Caption: Neal Mcdonough’s picture with his wife and father. Source: Instagram


Neal graduated from Barnstable High School and attended Syracuse University. There, he was initiated and became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the year 1988.

This personality had obtained several college scholarships to play baseball, but he decided to go to Syracuse as he thought it had the best theater department. Neal furthered his classical theatre training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


In the year 1991, this actor won the Best Actor Dramalogue for “Away Alone”. He has made many television and film appearances since then, including Band of Brothers, Boomtown, Star Trek: First Contact, Minority Report, and The Hitcher.

This personality played Dave Williams on the 5th season of Desperate Housewives. Also, he starred in the lead role in the 2004 medical drama Medical Investigation for its one full season.

Similarly, in the year 1996, he voiced Bruce Banner in the animated television series ‘The Incredible Hulk’. This actor reprised his role in the 2005 video game, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.

He 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 the basis for his decision. Moreover, he 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 the year 2011, he appeared as Dum Dum Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger. He also voiced the character in the 2011 movie tie-in video game, Captain America: Super Soldier.

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Caption: Neal Mcdonough in ‘Band of Brothers.’ Source: Amazon


McDonough reprised his role four times since then: in the 2013 short film, Agent Carter; in the first episode of the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014); in an episode of the Agent Carter television series (2015); and as an alternate version in an episode of the What If…? television series (2021).

In the year 2012, this actor had a recurring role in the 3rd season of FX’s Justified as Robert Quarles. Later, he starred as Police Chief Parker in Frank Darabont’s TNT pilot Mob City.

Likewise, during the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on NBC, he was featured in a high-profile and frequently aired Poolside commercial for the Cadillac ELR hybrid electric car. In the year 2015, he was cast as DC Comics villain Damien Darhk on the 4th season of Arrow.

Similarly, in 2021, he was cast as President Dwight D. Eisenhower on the 10th season of American Horror Story, titled Double Feature. Neal is the main cast member for the 2nd part of the season.

In the same year, he also portrayed the character Dr.William Birkin, the lead villain of the popular video game Resident Evil 2, in a live-action film adaptation of the first 2 Resident Evil games, entitled Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.

Throughout his career, he has enjoyed recognition for his various character roles in both film and television, as well as for his voice work in animation and video games. Moreover, as a result of these accolades, Neal is especially considered one of the best “bad guy character actors” in the industry today.

Brand Endorsements

Neal was cast in TV commercials for Buick Verano (voice-over), Cadillac SRX (voice-over), and Cadillac’s Season’s Best Event (voice-over). Some of his recent brand endorsements through his Instagram page are Brass & Unity, Boot Campaign, Aostirmotor Electric Bike, Cinedigm, Imagicomm Entertainment, and many more.

Personal Life

In the year 2003, he married Ruvé Robertson, a South African model whom he met in the United Kingdom while filming Band of Brothers. The couple has five children, Morgan “Little Buck” Patrick, Catherine Maggie, London Jane, Clover Elizabeth, and James Hamilton.

Neal has stated that he refuses to perform sex or kissing scenes because of his faith and respect for his wife. He and his family resided in the seaside community of Tsawwassen, British Columbia, and have since relocated back to Los Angeles.

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Caption: Neal Mcdonough’s family picture. Source: The List

Body Measurements

This personality is 6 feet tall and weighs around 73 kilos. He has a set of blue eyes and blonde hair. Neal has maintained a strong and well-maintained body physique. Furthermore, Neal’s other body stats are not available on the internet.

Neal Mcdonough – Social Media

This actor is only active on Instagram. His Instagram account ‘@neal_mcdonough’ has earned over 203K followers. He is not active on other social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Neal Mcdonough – Net Worth 2023

The very famous and popular actor and producer, Neal Mcdonough holds a net worth of around $7 million.