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Jack McGee Biography

Jack McGee born in 1948 is an American television and film character actor. He has appeared in over 100 films and television shows.

McGee is perhaps best known as Chief Jerry Reilly on the television series Rescue Me. He was a regular cast member on the FX series for three seasons. In 2010, he co-starred as Hickey on the Spike TV comedy series Players.

Life and career

McGee was born in the South Bronx, New York to a working-class, Irish-American family, the youngest of eight children. He attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, and appeared as a member of the background harmony in The Young Rascals. In 1977, he became a firefighter for the New York City Fire Department in order to pursue his acting career. His first wife was Eileen. His first major role was in the 1985 firefighter film Turk 182.

McGee provided the voice for Mr. White in the 2006 Reservoir Dogs video game. He also is the voice of "Big Ed" in the WII game Real Heroes: Firefighter, as well as the driver and engineer in the movie "Backdraft".

McGee is a colon cancer survivor, and is committed to several cancer organizations, particularly the WeSpark Cancer Support Center, where his wife Stephanie serves as Guest Services Manager. McGee also supports Autism Speaks, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the Leary Firefighters Foundation
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