The burly Bruce McGill is an icon in the acting industry. Even if you don’t know his name by heart, you certainly know his face—and his mustache. He first made a splash playing Daniel “D-Day” Simpson Day in National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), and carried the role into the follow-up TV series, Delta House in 1979. Born and raised in Texas, his acting resume began at Wilshire Elementary School in San Antonio, and led him all the way to the National Shakespeare Company in Washington, D.C. He’s a member of the Texas Film Hall of Fame, and has a ton of famous films under his belt that got him there. Some of his more well-known cinematic adventures include Silkwood (1983) with Meryl Streep; The Last Boy Scout (1991) with Bruce Willis; My Cousin Vinny (1992) with Joe Pesci; Cliffhanger (1993) with Sylvester Stallone; The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) with Matt Damon (Bruce has said this was one of his most favorite roles); Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) with Reese Witherspoon (his dog is Bruiser’s lover); Collateral (2004) with Tom Cruise; Oliver Stone’s W. (2008) with Josh Brolin; Obsessed (2009) with Beyoncé; Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2012) with Daniel Day-Lewis; Ride Along (2014) with Ice Cube; and An American Underdog (2021) with Zachary Levi—among many, many, many others, including Out Cold (1989), where his bare butt makes an appearance on screen (it’s solid). Bruce has also conquered television, and has appeared in over 275 episodes of over 50 TV series. His biggest gigs include playing Jack Dalton in MacGyver from 1986-1992, Vince Korsak in Rizzoli & Isles from 2010-2016, Jordan Ramsey in Shades of Blue in 2018, and Mayor Grover Teal in Amazon series Reacher in 2022. And his mustache is in every one.