PROFILE
Name:
Holt McCallany
Birth Date:
September 3, 1964
Birth Place:
New York, New York, USA
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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Det. John Hagen

Background:

Son of actor and producer Michael McAloney and singer/actress Julie Wilson, Holt McCallany is widely remembered while playing John Hagen (2003-2005), a homicide detective with emotional and psychological problems who has a brief relationship with Emily Procter’s character on CBS crime drama series "CSI: Miami." Making his debut in the Broadway production of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play, "Biloxi Blues," the 6' 1" tall actor has appeared in such films as Creepshow 2 (1987), Casualties of War (1989), Alien³ (1992), The Peacemaker (1997), Fight Club (1999), Mumford (1999), Three Kings (1999) and Alpha Dog (2006).


Showbiz Family

Childhood and Family:

Son of actor and producer Michael McAloney and singer/actress Julie Wilson, Holt McAloney was born on September 3, 1964 in New York, New York. He was raised in Nebraska and completed attended in Ireland. He studied theater in Paris, France. He has been a supporter for the Teddy Atlas Foundation (charity) for years.


CSI: Miami

Career:

Born into a show business family, Holt McCallany made his debut in the Broadway production of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play, "Biloxi Blues." He then entered the big screen with roles in the horror anthology film based upon stories by Stephen King, Creepshow 2 (1987; with George Kennedy and Dorothy Lamour), the crime/action drama Shakedown (1988; starring Peter Weller and Sam Elliott) and the drama film After School (1988; alongside Phil Moore). He also appeared in Brian De Palma's war drama about the Vietnam War, Casualties of War (1989), starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn.

After appearing in David Fincher's directional debut, the science fiction/horror Alien³ (1992; starring Sigourney Weaver), McCallany landed more roles in such films as writer-director Hal Hartley's romantic comedy thriller Amateur (1994; starring Isabelle Huppert), Sam Henry Kass' cult classic comedy The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994; with Nick Turturro, Steve Buscemi and Michael Badalucco), and reteamed with Amateur director Hartley in the comedic drama Flirt (1995; alongside Bill Sage, Martin Donovan and Parker Posey). He could also be seen in William Friedkin's erotic crime film/thriller film Jade (1995; starring David Caruso), Mimi Leder's thriller and action movie The Peacemaker (1997; starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman) and Paul Johansson's short drama Conversations in Limbo (1998; alongside Nick Cassavetes).

Meanwhile, on the small screen, McCallany was spotted as a guest on NBC's police procedural and legal drama "Law & Order" twice. He also appeared in Uli Edel-directed biographical TV movie about the former World Heavyweight Champion, Tyson (1995; starring Michael Jai White), the Western TV movie based on James Alexander Thom's book, Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (1995; with David Morse) and the war drama Rough Riders (1997; starring Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott and Gary Busey). Additionally, he played the lead role of a charismatic basketball star who is accused of rape in the crime-drama TV movie inspired by Alan M. Dershowitz's novel, The Advocate's Devil (1997), alongside Ken Olin, Mariska Hargitay and Gina Philips.

Back to the big screen, McCallany teamed with Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter in David Fincher's film adaptation of the 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1999), with Loren Dean and Hope Davis in writer-director Lawrence Kasdan's comedic movie Mumford (1999) and reunited with Clooney in David O. Russell's action/drama movie set in post-Gulfwar Iraq, Three Kings (1999; also starring Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube). He also appeared in the pilot of ABC's short-lived television series "Wasteland."

In the new millennium, McCallany appeared in the TV movies L.A. Sheriff's Homicide and co-starred as a beach bum/derelict in Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, a drama thriller starring and directed by Jason Priestley. He also starred in the brief-lived sci-fi/action drama series "Freedom" and played roles in the films Out of Line (2001), as an ex-con sprung from jail to kill a socialite but falls in love with pretty parole officer (played by Jennifer Beals), and in the supernatural thriller Below (2002).

From 2003 to 2005, McCallany joined the cast of CBS crime drama series "CSI: Miami," playing John Hagen, a homicide detective with emotional and psychological problems who has a brief relationship with ballistics specialist Detective Calleigh Duquesne (played by Emily Procter). McCallany’s character later shot himself in the Ballistics Lab in front of Calleigh during the Season 3 finale.

During his "CSI: Miami" stint, McCallany appeared in an episode of USA Network's Emmy-winning dramedy/mystery series "Monk" and was cast in Charles S. Dutton's drama movie Against the Ropes (2004; starring Meg Ryan and Omar Epps) and in writers-directors Jeremy Buhler and Gustavo Rodríguez's 30-minute comedy film The Kingdom of Ultimate Power (2005).

After killed himself in "CSI: Miami," McCallany went to co-star in the drama comedy TV movie Underfunded (2006) and guest star in an episode of NBC's police procedural drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." He also played a role in Nick Cassavetes' mob drama film Alpha Dog (2006; alongside Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone, Emile Hirsch and Dominique Swain). The film was based on the true story of Jesse James Hollywood, an LA drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list.

Most recently, McCallany guest starred in a January 2007 episode of NBC drama series “Medium” and just completed a drama/thriller film by Alan Pao, Toxic, starring Susan Ward.

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