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Crystal Storytellers- Bruce McGill

Episode 02- Bruce McGill

Crystal Symphony Cruise Director Russ Grieve is setting sail with Bruce McGill, known for playing a wide range of unforgettable roles in both film and television including “Sheriff Farley” in My Cousin Vinny and “D-Day” in the classic National Lampoon’s Animal House and continuing with a recurring role on MacGyver as well as ongoing work with director Michael Mann.

Since D-Day roared up the Delta Frat House stairs on his Harley-Davidson in Animal House, Bruce McGill has been a memorable screen presence. He has appeared in over 160 films, TV movies and series, spanning the last five decades. Throughout his career — from Lincoln to Law Abiding Citizen, from Collateral to My Cousin Vinny, from Miami Vice to MacGyver to The Insider — he has consistently received rave reviews for his stand-out performances and shows no signs of slowing down. Some of you may know Bruce from his 7 seasons of portraying Detective Vince Korsak on TNT’s hit series Rizzoli & Isles. Bruce also recently wrapped the feature Best of Enemies, a period movie about school integration in the South, with Oscar-winning actor Sam Rockwell and Golden Globe-winner Taraji P Henson, additionally he worked on POMS a comedy with Diane Keaton and The I-Land a new Netflix series. Also, in the can and waiting to be released, is the film The Big Ugly with Ron Perlman and Vinnie Jones. An avid golfer, Bruce’s favorite role to date was playing legendary golfer and bon vivant Walter Hagen in The Legend of Bagger Vance, directed by Robert Redford. A native Texan, Bruce was honored to be inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2010. A proud and life-long University of Texas Longhorn, Bruce is deeply touched to be honored by the UT College of Fine Arts with its highest alumni award, the E. William Doty Distinguished Alumnus Award, which was presented to him in February 2019.

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