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Neal McDonough Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Neal McDonough Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth February 13, 1966
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Blue

Neal McDonough is an American actor, voice actor, producer, and writer who is known for playing First Lieutenant Lynn “Buck” Compton in the war drama miniseries Band of Brothers, Sean Cahill in the legal drama series Suits, Dave Williams in the comedy-drama soap opera Desperate Housewives, Malcolm Beck in the neo-Western drama series Yellowstone, L.A. Deputy D.A. David McNorris in the action drama series Boomtown, Dwight D. Eisenhower in the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story: Double Feature, and Damien Darhk in the television series Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and The Flash. Moreover, he has also been cast in a variety of films such as Star Trek: First ContactA Perfect Little ManThe GuardianFlags of Our FathersI Know Who Killed Me, Captain America: The First Avenger, Batman: Assault on Arkham, and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Born Name

Neal McDonough

Nick Name

Headster (originated in Neal’s brothers’ teasing him about the size of his head)

Neal McDonough as seen while speaking at the 2017 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona
Neal McDonough as seen while speaking at the 2017 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States





Neal McDonough studied at Barnstable High School. After graduating high school, he enrolled at Syracuse University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Notably, he had obtained several college scholarships to play baseball but he decided to go to Syracuse because he thought the university had the best theater department. Afterward, he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).


Actor, Voice Actor, Producer, Writer


  • Father – Frank McDonough (Motel Owner)
  • Mother – Catherine (née Bushe) (Motel Owner)
  • Siblings – Gerard McDonough (Brother) (Appeared as a contestant on an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire), John McDonough (Brother) (Former writer for national newspapers who has also taught writing at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth)
  • Others – Henry Bushe (Maternal Grandfather), Ellen Coffey (Maternal Grandmother)


Neal McDonough has been repped by –

  • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • Paradigm Talent Agency, Talent and Literary Agency, West Hollywood, California, United States

Net Worth

According to, his net worth has been $7 Million.



Neal McDonough at the 25th Annual Paley Television Festival in Los Angeles, California in 2009
Neal McDonough at the 25th Annual Paley Television Festival in Los Angeles, California in 2009 (Kristin Dos Santos / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)


6 ft or 183 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Neal McDonough has dated –

  1. Ruvé Robertson (2001-Present) – He met South African model Ruvé Robertson in the United Kingdom while filming Band of Brothers. The duo reportedly started dating in December 2001 and they got married in 2003. The couple parents 5 children – Morgan “Little Buck” Patrick (b. November 28, 2005), Catherine Maggie (b. May 14, 2007), London Jane (b. January 11, 2010), Clover Elizabeth (b. August 15, 2011), and James Hamilton (b. March 31, 2014).

Race / Ethnicity


Neal McDonough is of Irish descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Deep resonant voice

Brand Endorsements

Neal McDonough has been cast in TV commercials for –

  • Buick Verano (voice-over) (February 2012 – March 2012)
  • Cadillac SRX (voice-over) (August 2012 – September 2012)
  • Cadillac’s Season’s Best Event (voice-over) (December 2013)



Neal McDonough as seen during an event in 2015
Neal McDonough as seen during an event in 2015 (Heroes & Villains / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Neal McDonough Favorite Things

  • Candy – Kit Kat
  • MovieThe Cowboys
  • Dinner – His wife’s pasta Bolognese
  • MusicianJames Taylor
  • ActorJohn Wayne
  • Actor He Has Ever Worked WithKevin Costner
  • Car – El Camino Royal Knight

SourceUs Weekly

Neal McDonough Facts

  1. His childhood years were spent growing up in Barnstable, Massachusetts.
  2. He plays the harmonica.
  3. Neal McDonough has stated that he enjoys peanut butter and raspberry jam on toast every morning with his coffee.
  4. He enjoys downhill racing on skis.
  5. He writes poems, usually about his wife Ruvé.
  6. He enjoys a good cigar.
  7. After he decided to give up alcohol, Neal McDonough described it as the 2nd-greatest decision of his life (marrying his wife, Ruvé, being the first).
  8. He supports the Boston Red Sox.
  9. Neal McDonough has said that he is a very competitive person.

Featured Image by Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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