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      Everett McGill

      Everett McGill

      Highest Rated: 94% The Straight Story (1999)

      Lowest Rated: 34% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

      Birthday: Oct 21, 1945

      Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, USA

      Dark featured and loomingly tall, Everett McGill was well suited to a career playing in dark, cult films. His deep-set eyes and prominent forehead were a perfect fit for Naoh, head cavemen in Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Quest For Fire." As Naoh McGill went under heavy prosthetics, preparing him well for his only other lead part which came seven years later in Monty Hellman's "Iguana," where he played a sailor with a disfigured face and tyrannical impulses. These roles were mile-markers on a career with a bizarre trajectory in which he often took on intense roles. McGill played a murderous reverend in the Stephen King adaptation of" Silver Bullet," a corrupt DEA agent in the Bond film "License To Kill," and a crazed Colonel in the comedy "My Fellow Americans." Not until after casting him in his 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic "Dune," did David Lynch recognize McGill's gentler side, casting him in the 1990 night-time soap, "Twin Peaks." Here, McGill played a kindly mechanic in love with his high school sweetheart, though married to the one-eyed shrew, Nadine (Wendy Robie). Robie and McGill made a good pairing, and slasher king Wes Craven tapped them to play a duo of evil landlords a year later in "The People Under the Stairs." McGill career began in a soap opera, "Guiding Light," and his role in "Twin Peaks" was not much of a leap, nor was his reprised role as a friendly mechanic in Lynch's 1999 heart-wrencher "The Straight Story." His abrupt disappearance from acting in '99 is surprising due to his frequent work with the well-respected Lynch.

      Highest rated movies

      The Straight Story
      Quest for Fire
      Licence to Kill
      Brubaker
      The People Under the Stairs
      Heartbreak Ridge
      Union City
      My Fellow Americans

      Photos

      Everett McGill at arrivals for TWIN PEAKS Premiere, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA May 19, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection SILVER BULLET, Everett McGill, 1985, ©Paramount THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, Wendy Robie, Everett McGill, 1991. (c) Universal Pictures/ THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, Wendy Robie, Everett McGill, 1991. (c) Universal Pictures/ THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, (aka EL SOTANO DEL MIEDO), Everett Mcgill (left), Ving Rhames (on floor), Wendy Robie (back to camera), 1991, © Universal THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, (aka EL SOTANO DEL MIEDO), Everett McGill, 1991, © Universal DUNE, on staircase: Kyle MacLachlan, first row from left: Everett McGill, Patrick Stewart, 1984, © Universal DUNE, Everett McGill, Kyle MacLachlan, 1984" THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, (aka EL SOTANO DEL MIEDO), from left: John Hostetter, Everett McGill (rear), Joshua Cox, Wendy Robie, 1991, © Universal THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, (aka EL SOTANO DEL MIEDO), Everett McGill, 1991, © Universal QUEST FOR FIRE, Everett McGill, Rae Dawn Chong, 1981, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, QUEST FOR FIRE, Ron Perlman, Everett McGill, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong, 1981, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. UNDER SIEGE 2: DARK TERRITORY, Eric Bogosian, Everett McGill, 1995, (c)Warner Bros. QUEST FOR FIRE, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Everett McGill, 1981, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. UNDER SIEGE 2: DARK TERRITORY, Everett McGill, Eric Bogosian, Affi, 1995, (c)Warner Bros. QUEST FOR FIRE, Everett McGill, Rae Dawn Chong, 1981, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, SILVER BULLET, Everett McGill, 1985, ©Paramount QUEST FOR FIRE, Everett McGill (left), 1981, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. QUEST FOR FIRE, Everett McGill (center), 1981, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. UNDER SIEGE 2: DARK TERRITORY, Katherine Heigl, Everett McGill, 1995, (c)Warner Bros.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      94% 91% The Straight Story Tom the John Deere Dealer (Character) $6.2M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jekyll Island Dalton Bradford (Character) - 1998
      47% 64% My Fellow Americans Col. Paul Tanner (Character) $22.3M 1996
      34% 38% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Marcus Penn (Character) $46.9M 1995
      70% 61% The People Under the Stairs Man (Character) $21.9M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jezebel's Kiss Sheriff Dan Riley (Character) - 1990
      79% 61% Licence to Kill Killifer (Character) $34.7M 1989
      No Score Yet 39% Iguana Oberlus (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three on a Match Boss (Character) - 1987
      68% 74% Heartbreak Ridge Major Malcolm A. Powers (Character) $41.0M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Field of Honor Sergeant "Sire" De Koning (Character) - 1986
      41% 56% Silver Bullet Reverend Lowe (Character) $10.8M 1985
      37% 65% Dune Stilgar (Character) - 1984
      88% 75% Quest for Fire Naoh (Character) - 1981
      75% 74% Brubaker Eddie Caldwell (Character) - 1980
      50% 80% Union City Larry Longacre (Character) - 1980

      TV

      Credit
      94% 83% Twin Peaks: The Return Big Ed Hurley (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      78% 92% Twin Peaks Big Ed Hurley (Character) 1990-1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Katim / Sgt. CarterBaker (Guest Star) 1988