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Holt Quinn McAloney
September 3, 1963
|Occupation||Actor, writer, producer|
Holt McCallany (born Holt Quinn McAloney; September 3, 1963) is an American actor, writer, and producer best known for his role as Bill Tench on the series Mindhunter (2017–present).
McCallany was born September 3, 1963, in New York City, to theatrical parents. His mother, Julie Wilson (1924–2015), was an American singer and actress, "widely regarded as the queen of cabaret." His father, Michael McAloney (1924–2000), was an Irish actor and producer best known for his Tony Award-winning production of Brendan Behan's Borstal Boy, an autobiographical play about a young member of the Irish Republican Army, which was the first Irish production to win top honors on Broadway.
Because his father wanted a classical education for his two sons, Holt and his younger brother were sent to live with another family in Dublin, while his parents stayed in New York City, working. In Ireland, he attended the National School in Howth. However, following his parents' divorce the children moved back to the United States. He attended school first in New Jersey and was later sent to live with his maternal grandparents in Omaha, Nebraska, where he had a troubled childhood and was expelled from the Jesuit Creighton Preparatory School. At the age of 14, he ran away from home and took a Greyhound bus to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor but ended up with a job in a factory unloading trucks. His parents eventually tracked him down and sent him back to Ireland to a boarding school in County Kildare that his father had attended forty years earlier, Newbridge College.
He soon left Ireland and eventually was allowed to return to Creighton Preparatory School and graduated in 1981. After high school, he went to France to continue his education, first to study French at the Sorbonne and art at the Paris American Academy, and later theater at L'École Marcel Marceau and L'École Jacques Lecoq. Holt spent a summer studying Shakespeare at Oxford University and went with a production of Twelfth Night to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before moving to New York City to begin his professional acting career.
His first job in the professional theater was as an apprentice actor at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, in the same apprenticeship once served by Tom Hanks, among others. Subsequently, he returned to New York City and was cast as an understudy in the Broadway production of Biloxi Blues.
Holt landed a series of supporting parts in such films as Casualties of War, Alien 3, Creepshow 2, The Search for One-eye Jimmy, Jade, and The Rough Riders. After playing the legendary boxing trainer Teddy Atlas in the HBO telefilm Tyson, he became a supporter of the Atlas Foundation Charity, a grassroots organization dedicated to helping children and families with medical and financial hardships.
He continued working in films and television throughout the nineties and 2000s with roles in films such as Fight Club, Three Kings, Men of Honor, and Below, among others. He played a detective with psychological problems in CSI: Miami and a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder on Criminal Minds.
He appeared in the 2010 Warner Bros. film, The Losers, based on the graphic novel from DC Comics. Holt also was the star of the 2011 FX television series, Lights Out, playing an aging boxer ("Patrick 'Lights' Leary") forced out of retirement and into a comeback bid to regain the heavyweight title, despite having pugilistic dementia.
Since 2017, McCallany co-stars in the Netflix series Mindhunter for director David Fincher. He plays Bill Tench, an FBI agent researching serial killers in the late 1970s. His first French language film will be released in September, 2019, an adaptation of the George Feydeau comedy Le Dindon.
|1987||Creepshow 2||Sam Whitemoon|
|1989||Casualties of War||Lt. Kramer|
|1994||The Search for One-eye Jimmy||Les|
|1997||The Peacemaker||Mark Appleton|
|1999||Fight Club||The Mechanic|
|1999||Three Kings||Capt. Doug Van Meter|
|2000||Men of Honor||MM1 Dylan Rourke|
|2001||Out of Line||Henri Brulé|
|2004||Against the Ropes||Doug Doherty|
|2005||The Kingdom of Ultimate Power||Boss #2||Short film|
|2006||Alpha Dog||Detective Tom Finnegan|
|2007||Rise: Blood Hunter||Rourke|
|2008||Vantage Point||Agent Ron Matthews|
|2009||A Perfect Getaway||Police Lieutenant|
|2012||Bullet to the Head||Hank Greely|
|2013||Gangster Squad||Karl Lennox|
|2015||Run All Night||Frank|
|2015||Blackhat||Deputy United States Marshal Jessup|
|2015||The Perfect Guy||Detective Hansen|
|2016||The Ganzfeld Haunting||Detective Murphy|
|2016||Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||Col. Sam Morgan|
|2017||Shot Caller||Jerry "The Beast" Manning|
|2018||Beyond White Space||Richard Bentley|
|2019||Sgt. Will Gardner||Officer Callahan|
|1986||All My Children||Bruce Emory||1 episode|
|1994||Law & Order||Marc Kenner||Episode: "Doubles"|
|1995||Tyson||Teddy Atlas||Television film|
|1995||Tecumseh: The Last Warrior||Blue Jacket||Television film|
|1997||The Advocate's Devil||Joe Campbell||Television film|
|1997||Rough Riders||Sgt. Hamilton Fish||2 episodes|
|1999||Law & Order||Officer Steve Felton||Episode: "Shield"|
|2000||Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye||Minnow||Television film|
|2000||L.A. County 187||Deputy John Gustodas||Pilot|
|2000–2001||Freedom||Owen Decker||12 episodes|
|2003, 2005||CSI: Miami||Detective John Hagen||11 episodes|
|2004||Monk||Pat van Ranken||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Three Pies"|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Walter Inman||Episode: "Manipulated"|
|2006||Underfunded||Alex Breech||Television film|
|2007||Medium||Nick Lewin||Episode: "Better Off Dead"|
|2007||Heroes||Ricky McKenna||4 episodes|
|2007||Criminal Minds||Roy Woodridge||Episode: "Distress"|
|2007–2008||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Det. Patrick Copa||2 episodes|
|2009||Bound by a Secret||Jimmy||Television film|
|2009||Burn Notice||Santora||Episode: "Question and Answer"|
|2010||Night and Day||Bobby Kohl||Pilot|
|2011||Lights Out||Patrick "Lights" Leary||14 episodes|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Donald O'Keefe||Episode: "Official Story"|
|2013||Golden Boy||Detective Joe Diaco||13 episodes|
|2014–2015||Blue Bloods||D.A. Robert McCoy||5 episodes|
|2017–present||Mindhunter||Bill Tench||19 episodes|
|2000||Star Wars: Demolition||Wade Vox|
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