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A Detailed Account on Gerald McRaney's Life: His Career, Marriages, And Relationship With His Wives

Updated On 13 Jul, 2018 Published On

Gerald McRaney is a 70 years old American television and movie actor who is better known for his works in the shows like Simon & Simon, Major Dad, and Promised Land. He has made an appearance as series regular in Jericho and Deadwood. His movie works include movies such as The A-Team, J. Edgar, and Focus. Over the course of his career, he has played in various movies and TV shows.

So, how has the life of the veteran actor been? We shall provide you with information regarding his personal and professional life including the net worth that he has claimed from his career.

The early life of Gerald

Gerald was born as Gerald Lee McRaney on August 19, 1947, in Collins, Mississippi, United State. He is of Scottish and Choctaw ancestry and is the son of Clyde and Edna McRaney.

There is not much information regarding his early life but it looks as though he spent all his childhood and growing years in Mississipi and attended college at the University of Mississipi. Before he found his calling in life as an actor, he used to work in the Louisiana oil fields.

The Career of The Veteran Actor

Gerald made his debut in the acting field through his appearance in a low budget slasher film Night of Bloody Horror. His debut in TV show was in 1972 in the show Night Gallery.

He has made appearances in various TV shows including Dukes of Hazzard, Rockford Files, and The Incredible Hulk.

CAPTION: Rick Simon
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Out of all the roles that he has played in the past, his role as Rick Simon in the 1980s show Simon & Simon is his most recognized.

His biggest movie roles include his role as the villainous General Morrison in the A-Team movie. The movie starred some of the biggest names of Hollywood such as Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Jackson, Sharlto Copley, and Jessica Biel.

He has also appeared in the 2015 romantic crime comedy-drama film Focus which stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Rodrigo Santoro.

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His recent works in movies include the psychological horror film The Disappointments Room and the crime thriller called A Violent Separation. Aside from his movie works, he has also progressed a lot in TV shows which include his work in Netflix's House of Cards. He appeared in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017 season of the show.

He portrayed the role of Dr. Nathan Katowski in 2016 for the NBC series This Is Us for which he won a Primetime Emmy Awards. His age has not stopped him from trying new roles and we can expect more of his work in the future.

Gerald's Marriages and Children

Unlike his success in TV shows and movies, he has had difficulties in making his relationships successful in the past as well. He has been married three times. His first wife was Beverly Root. He was with her from 1967–1971.

He had two children from his marriage to Beverly Root. He had his eldest child Jessica in 1967 and in 1971, he had his son Angus. Despite having children together, he was unable to make the marriage work, and he separated from his wife in 1971.

Gerald was not involved in any serious relationship for 10 years after the end of his first marriage. After 10 years of his first divorce, he married his second wife Pat Moran in 1981. It was with Pat that he had his second daughter Kate.

He was unable to find happiness in his second marriage as well since his marriage to Pat also ended in divorce.

CAPTION: Gerald and Wife Delta Burke
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It was when he met his third wife, actress Delta Burke, that he finally found someone with whom he could finally settle down. He met Delta during her guest appearance on his show Simon & Simon episode.

His relationship took off from their first meet and the two eventually tied their knot in 1989. The two have been together ever since and are happy to be in each other's life.

Gerald's Net Worth

The net worth of this veteran 70 years old actor is estimated to be $8 million. He has been in the world of Hollywood since the early 70s and though there have been few times when he has played the major role, he has been doing this for a whole lot longer than most of the actor out there.

Furthermore, he has also worked in some of the successful shows and movies of this generation. Considering the time, he has given to the profession, his net worth is well deserved.