Neal P. McDonough was born on 13 February 1966, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, to Catherine and Frank McDonough, motel owners of Irish descent. He is an actor, probably best known for his roles in the television series “Band of Brothers”, “Boomtown”, “Suits” and “Desperate Housewives”, and in the film “Minority Report”. His career began in the early 1990s.
So just how rich is Neal McDonough? According to sources, McDonough has earned a net worth over $3.5 million, as of mid-2016. He has accumulated his wealth during his acting career.
Neal McDonough Net Worth $3.5 Million
McDonough grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts, where he attended Barnstable High School. He later enrolled in Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York, graduating in 1988 with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He then briefly trained in acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, before beginning his acting career by appearing in early ‘90s stage productions such as “Away Home”, for which he received a Best Actor Dramalogue Award.
After several television guest appearances, he made his film debut in the 1994 “Angels in the Outfield”. He went on to appear in numerous television and film projects during the mid-‘90s, such as in the series “JAG” and “NYPD Blue”, and the films “Star Trek: First Contact” and “Fire Down Below”. He had recurring roles in the series “Diagnosis: Murder” and Martial Law” of the late ‘90s, while also taking parts in the films “A Perfect Little Man” and “Ravenous”. His net worth started to rise.
McDonough’s breakthrough came in 2001, when he was cast as First Lieutenant Lynn “Buck” Compton in the Steven Spielberg hit HBO television miniseries “Band of Brothers”; his performance so impressed the acclaimed director, who then offered him the role of Officer Gordon ‘Fletch’ Fletcher in his thriller “Minority Report” in the following year. Around the same time he was cast as attorney David McNorris in the series “Boomtown”, for which he received a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series – Drama. He later played Dr. Stephen Connor in the series “Medical Investigation”. McDonough’s performances established him as a recognized actor in Hollywood, and considerably added to his wealth. They led him to land a number of film roles as well, such as in “Timeline”, “Walking Tall”, “Forever Strong” and “The Hitcher”.
In 2008, he joined the cast of the hit television series “Desperate Housewives” during the show’s fifth season, playing Dave Williams, the role which reinforced McDonough’s status among Hollywood stars, and significantly improving his net worth. He went on to land numerous film parts, such as in “Traitor”, “Little Birds” and “Ticking Clock”. As for television, he made many guest appearances, and had recurring roles in the series “Mob City” and “Justified”, winning a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film, for the latter.
In 2012 he was cast as Sean Cahill in the legal drama series “Suits”, and in the years since, McDonough has landed roles in numerous films, including “Company of Heroes”, “RED 2”, “Bad Country” and “Falcon Rising”. Among several television guest appearances, he had a recurring role in the series “Public Morals”. His most recent film role was that of Vincent Sofel in the 2015 “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”, after which he appeared as Damien Darhk in the 2015-2016 series “Arrow”, and in”The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”.
Aside from acting, McDonough has been involved in various voice-over projects. He voiced Bruce Banner in the 1996 animated series “The Incredible Hulk”, Dum Dum Dugan in the 2013 film “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter” and Deadshot/Floyd Lawton in the 2014 film “Batman: Assault on Arkham”. He has also voiced characters in a number of video games, including “The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction”, “Rogue Warrior”, “Injustice: Gods Among Us” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops III”. All added to his wealth.
In his personal life, McDonough has been married to Ruvé Robertson since 2003; the couple has five children together.
His parents were both born in Ireland, his father in County Galway and his mother in County Tipperary.
Is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
His brother John is a former writer for national newspapers and currently teaches writing at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.
Received his Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Syracuse University in 1988.
Daughter, London Jane McDonough (born January 11, 2010), with Ruve McDonough. London weighed 7.95 lbs and measured 19 inches long.
In grade school, his first acting role was that of the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz". According to McDonough, he really wanted to play the Tin Man. In 2007, he finally got his chance, appearing in the title role of Sci-Fi Network (now Syfy)'s miniseries Tin Man (2007).
Like his Tin Man (2007) co-star Zooey Deschanel, he appeared in advertising for the clothing chain The Gap Inc.
Daughter, Catherine "Cate" Maggie McDonough (born May 14, 2007), with Ruve McDonough.
His brother Gerard appeared as a contestant on an episode of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire". He left with $32,000 after giving the incorrect answer for the $64,000 question.
His character Lieutenant Hawk in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) was originally written as the first openly gay character in any Star Trek series or movie, but all references to his sexual orientation were written out of later drafts of the screenplay. The character was later confirmed as having been gay in the Star Trek tie-in novel "Section 31: Rogue" by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin.
Was named Mr. BHS in his senior year at Barnstable High School (a male spoof on the Junior Miss Pageant).
His parents are Catherine and Frank McDonough, both of whom emigrated from Ireland, with his mother coming from County Tipperary, Province of Munster, and his father from County Galway, Province of Connacht.
Is one of 6 children, has 4 brothers and one sister.