Neal McDonough Biography


Neal McDonough is an accomplished veteran actor from America. He has starred and is still appearing in a multitude of movies as well as TV shows. He has found a lot of success with his recurring role of Dum Dum Dugan, as he appears in various movies and shows in the Marvel Universe. He is also remembered for his various roles in TV shows and interestingly enough, he usually plays the villain.

Neal McDonough started his career way back in 1994. He has managed to stare in a number of movies and shows since then. His most memorable movie performances include “Walking Tall” (2004), “The Hitcher” (2007), “Red 2” (2013), “Paul Blaurt: Mall Cop 2” (2015) and “The Marine 3: Homefront” (2013). But in Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011), he first played the character of Dum Dum Dugan. He would continue playing this role in various Marvel spinoff series and one shots. So you can see him appearing in shows like “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Agent Carter” in the same role, as well as in “Marvel One Shoot: Agent Carter”.


Neal McDonough with Dwayne Johnson in “Walking Tall”

McDonough has had a more prolific career when it comes to TV. People mostly remember him for appearing in “Band of Brothers” as First Lieutenant Lynn “Buck” Compton. In “Desperate Housewives” he appeared in season 5 and stared as Dave Williams for almost two seasons. McDonough also played the role of a villain in “Justified,” where he played Robert Quarles for one season. Most recently he is remembered of playing Damien Darhk on DC’s “Arrow.” He also appeared in various other Arrowverse shows and has a recurring role in “The Flash” and has played the main villain in “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” in season 2. Other famous shows that he has appeared on include “CSI: NY,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Law & Order: Crime Intent,” and “Medical Investigation”.

Neal McDonough also does a lot of voiceover work. You can hear his voice in a lot of video games as well as animations. He lend his voice in such video games as “Injustice: Gods Among Us”, “Captain America: Super Soldier” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops III”. He has successfully voiced various DC animated moves which include “Batman: Assault on Arkham” (2014) and “DC Showcase: Green Arrow”.


Neal McDonough in “Arrow”

Neal McDonough Net Worth and Salary

Neal McDonough has been around for a while. His roles made him a recognized face in the industry. He has been able to cash in on his success as an actor and is demanding a pretty steady salary that way. His current net worth, as it is estimated, is 3.5 million dollars.

Neal McDonough Wife and Family

Neal McDonough is a happily married man. In fact he is married to Ruvé McDonough, formerly Robertson. She is a South African model and the two met while Neal was filming “Band of Brothers” in 2011. Not long after the two got married and have been inseparable. There have not been any rumors about them having trouble in their marriage and have had a completely happy marriage. They even have five children out of it. They include Morgan “Little Buck” Patrick, Catherine Maggie, London Jane, Clover Elizabeth and James Hamilton, who is the last one to be born in 2014.


Neal McDonough with his family

Neal McDonough Age

Neal McDonough was bin in Dorchester, Massachusetts by Irish immigrants. His mother and father are Catherine and Frank McDonough and they worked as motel owners once they moved to the US. Neal was born on 13 February, 1966, which makes him 51 years old. He went and graduated from Barnstable High School and also attended Syracuse University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from his university and was even able to train for a while at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Height and Weight

Neal McDonough may not be in his youth anymore, but still has the acting chops to pull villainous roles. He may not possess the physicality that he once has, but still has the strength which keeps him on his toes when demanding movie roles come. He is quite big in terms of size and is 183 cm tall. This is one of the main reasons he is still capable of getting such roles.


Neal McDonough and his wife Ruvé McDonough

Neal McDonough Interesting Fact

When Neal McDonough was still young he got teased a lot by his brother. In fact he used to call him “Headster” because of Neal having a large head back then. He disliked this nickname for a long time and was made with his brother for calling him that way. But he has since learned to accept it and does not mind his brother’s teasing. He states that it is something normal that you would experience in an Irish family.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Neal McDonough was born in America and his nationality is American. On the other hand, both his mother and father came to America from Ireland, so his origin is still Irish. He belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group.

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Born:,February 13 1966
Net Worth:,$3.5 million
Hair Color:,Blonde
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,183 cm
Married to:,Ruvé McDonough
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Aquarius
Education:,Barnstable High School / Syracuse University / London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

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