M.C. Gainey

M.C. Gainey

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    • January 18th, 1948
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mike Connor Gainey (born January 18, 1948) is an American film and television actor whose distinctive mustache, 6'2½" height, and threatening look have given him supporting roles as Southern/Southwestern types, thugs, and criminals. M.C. Gainley attended the University of Southern Mississippi prior to moving to California. He worked as an undertaker's apprentice before he decided to study acting. In the early 1970s he attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco along with Ken Hixon. In 1981, he made his big-screen debut in the Steve Martin musical Pennies from Heaven. Since the early 1980s he has been in over 50 movies and made for TV movies, including Breakdown, Two Idiots in Hollywood, Con Air, The Mighty Ducks, Are We There Yet, Terminator 3, Sideways, and 2005's The Dukes of Hazzard. He was one of the stars of the short-lived television series Against the Law. He has guest starred on over 40 television shows, including The Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Designing Women, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Walker, Texas Ranger, CSI, Cheers, Days of our Lives, The X-Files, Desperate Housewives, Burn Notice, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and had a role as Tom Friendly on the series Lost, a character who appeared in 20 episodes, as many as some former main cast members. He also played the murderous drug dealer Bo Crowder in a recurring role in the 2010 season of the hit FX TV show Justifed. He attended the 2007 Emmys with Lost's show runners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. Gainey played Kurtz/The Wizard in the controversial road-revenge film Apocalypse Oz, a film containing no original dialogue as it is all taken from Apocalypse Now or The Wizard of Oz. In 2007 he appeared in a trio of films including Mr. Woodcock, Wild Hogs, and the sci/horror film Unearthed; in 2010 he appeared in Love Ranch. In 2010, he voiced one of the characters of the animated musical film Tangled as Captain of the Palace Guard.

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Acting (56 Credits)

2020Emperor as Randolph Stevens
2019Bit as Enoch
2017Tangled: Before Ever After as Captain of the Guard (voice)
2016Greater as Coach Ford
2012Haunted High as Danforth
2012Stolen as Hoyt
2012The Babymakers as Officer Malloy
2012Django Unchained as Big John BrittleWatch Free
2011Leave as GusWatch Free
2010Tangled as Captain of the Guard (voice)
2010Love Ranch as Warren StampWatch Free
2010Happy Town
2009All About Steve as Norm the Truck Driver
2007Unearthed as Rob HornWatch Free
2007Wild Hogs as Murdock
2007Mr. Woodcock as Hal - Barber #1
2007Bobby Z as Boom BoomWatch Free
2006Beerfest as Priest
2006Two Tickets to Paradise as Barbosa
2006The TV Set as Hutch
2006Relative Strangers as SpicerWatch Free
2005The Dukes of Hazzard as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane
2005Are We There Yet? as Al
2004Club Dread as Hank
2004Sideways as Cammi's Husband
2004Wake Up, Ron Burgundy as Bartender
2003The Last Cowboy as Amos Russell
2003The Cooler as Highway Officer
2003Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines as Roadhouse Bouncer
2003Wonderland as Billy Ward
2002Highway as Steven
2002The New Guy as Clem
2002The Country Bears as Roadie
2002Run Ronnie Run as Hark Trellis
2001Diary of a Sex Addict as Theatre manager
1999Horse Sense as Twister
1999Happy, Texas as Bob Maslow
1999The Haunting as Large Man
1998Meet the Deedles as Major Flower
1997Breakdown as Earl
1997Con Air as "Swamp Thing"
1996Citizen Ruth as Harlan
1996One Tough Bastard as Hank
1996The Secret Agent Club as Jock Dad
1996Don't Look Back as Red
1996The Fan as Man Behind Man
1993Geronimo: An American Legend as Unafraid Miner
1992Leap of Faith as Tiny
1992The Mighty Ducks as Lewis
1990El Diablo as Bebe
1989An Innocent Man as Malcolm
1988Spellbinder as Brock
1987Fatal Beauty as Barndollar
1984Starman as Cop #2
1981Pennies from Heaven as Young Policeman
1979Time After Time as London Bobby


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