Last Updated: April 4, 2024
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$4 Million
Feb 13, 1966 (58 years old)
Dorchester, Dorset
6 ft (1.829 m)
Actor, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Neal McDonough is an American actor and producer who has a net worth of $4 million. During a multi-decade career, Neal McDonough has appeared in many films, though some of his most prominent roles were in television series such as "Band of Brothers," "Boomtown," and "Suits."

Early Life

McDonough was born on February 13, 1966 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. His parents, Catherine and Frank, had emigrated from Ireland and owned and operated a motel. He grew up in a Catholic family with his brothers. He attended Barnstable High School and then Syracuse University. Though he had been offered a number of baseball scholarships at other schools, he picked Syracuse because he thought they had the best theater department. While at Syracuse, he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and studied theater, graduating with his bachelor's degree in 1988. He then continued his classical theater training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


McDonough began auditioning for roles in the early 1990s, landing a role in "Darkman" as a dockworker in 1990 and several minor roles in television. Through the mid-1990s, he booked episodes of shows like "JAG,' "Murphy Brown," and "NYPD Blue." He also had roles in the films "Angels in the Outfield," "Star Trek: First Contact," and "A Perfect Little Man." For his role in "A Perfect Little Man," He won the Best Actor Award at the Atlantic City Film Festival.

In 1996, he voiced the role of Bruce Banner in "The Incredible Hulk" for 21 episodes. He then appeared in several episodes of "Martial Law" and in the television film "Balloon Farm" in 1999. One of his first real breakthroughs came in 2001 when he was cast as First Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton in the miniseries "Band of Brothers," appearing in eight episodes. The show is a war drama miniseries based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Stephen E. Ambrose. It was highly successful, both with audiences and critics, and won the Emmy and Golden Globe awards in 2001 for best miniseries.

McDonough's next recurring role came when he was cast in the series, "Boomtown" in 2002, appearing in 24 episodes as Deputy District Attorney David McNorris. The show was also well-received, and McDonough specifically won the Satellite Award in the Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama Series category in 2004. He also appeared in the popular movie, "Minority Report" in 2002.

In 2004, McDonough booked the role of Dr. Stephen Connor on "Medical Investigation," appearing for 20 episodes. He appeared in the films "The Guardian," "The Last Time," "Machine," and "Flags of Our Fathers," all in 2006. From 2008 to 2009, he played a main role in the fifth season of the popular series, "Desperate Housewives" as the character Dave Williams. The show was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble during the season he worked on the show.

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In 2011, he booked a major film role in "Captain America: The First Avenger," playing the role of Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan. He would go on to reprise this role several more times, in the 2013 short film, "Agent Carter," the first episode of the second season of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in 2014, and in an episode of "Agent Carter" in 2015.

In 2012, McDonough appeared in the third season of "Justified" on FX as a mobster from Detroit. For his work, he was nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award and won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series. He was cast the following year in "Mob City" and also in "Suits." His role in suits was a substantial one, as he appeared on 17 episodes of the massively successful show between 2014 and 2019. He also booked a recurring role as the same character on "Arrow," "The Flash," and "Legends of Tomorrow," all of which aired between 2015 and 2021.

Through the late 2010s, McDonough continued booking recurring television roles, appearing in "Project Blue Book," "Yellowstone," "Altered Carbon," and "The 100." In 2021, he also appeared in "American Horror Story: Double Feature."

Outside of film and television, McDonough has also done some work in video games. Reprising his role from 1996, he voiced the role of Bruce Banner in the 2005 video game, "The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction." He then voiced the role of an admiral in the 2009 game, "Rogue Warrior," and then a character in "Captain America: Super Soldier" in 2011. In 2015, his voice appeared in two games: "Skylanders: SuperChargers" and "Call of Duty: Black Ops III."

Other projects that McDonough has been involved in include portraying Jesus in "The Truth &amp Life Dramatized Audio New Testament Bible," a 22-hour, celebrity-voiced and fully dramatized audio version of the New Testament based on the Catholic edition of the revised standard version of the Bible.

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Personal Life

McDonough is a devout Catholic. In 2003, he married Ruvé Robertson, a South African model. The two had met in the United Kingdom while McDonough was filming "Band of Brothers." Together, they have five children born from 2005 to 2014 – Morgan, Catherine, London, Clover, and James. The family resides in the seaside community of Tsawwassen, British Columbia.

Scoundrels Firing

McDonough has turned down roles and been fired from others because he refused to perform kissing or sex scenes out of respect for his wife and his faith. Most infamously, he was reportedly fired from the ABC dramedy "Scoundrels" after refusing to do a kissing scene with a co-star. His character was killed off in 2009. He would later claim that losing this job, which was earning him around $1 million per year, froze his career for two years and then forced him to give up his Los Angeles home, the first home described in the next section.

Real Estate

In July 2005, Neal paid $2.675 million for a home in Los Angeles. He listed the home in March 2013 for $2.899 million. He sold it in November of that year for $2.65 million.

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