Rory McCann Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Rory McCann Quick Info
Height6 ft 6 in
Weight85 kg
Date of BirthApril 24, 1969
Zodiac SignTaurus
GirlfriendNone

Rory McCann is a Scottish actor who is best known for his character ‘Sandor “The Hound” Clegane’ in the fantasy adventure drama series, Game of Thrones. He has also appeared in a variety of other roles in a number of TV shows and movies like Young Adam, Beowulf & Grendel, Solomon Kane, The Crew, London’s Burning, State of Play, Rockface, and Peter in Paradise. McCann is somewhat of a private person who likes to stay away from the shackles of modern society as much as possible and spends most of his time sailing on his boat.

Born Name

Rory Philip McCann

Nick Name

Rory

Rory McCann during the San Diego Comic-Con International for 'Game of Thrones' in 2014
Rory McCann during the San Diego Comic-Con International for ‘Game of Thrones’ in 2014 (Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Nationality

Scottish nationality

Education

Rory McCann went to Scottish School of Forestry near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. His skills as an actor were developed in 1998 under the training by writer-artist Robert Parsifal Finch in The Actor’s Workshop in Glasgow.

Occupation

Actor

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Sally-Gay McCann (Younger Sister) (Born 1972) (Works on Costumes for Movies & TV Shows)

Manager

Rory McCann is represented by Emptage Hallett, Talent and Literary Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 6 in or 198 cm

Weight

85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rory McCann prefers to live a secluded and carefree life and, hence, has kept himself away from the entire dating scene. He has himself claimed that he can’t afford to have a partner as he keeps on going places and is more of an adventure seeker.

Rory McCann as seen with Maisie Williams at the San Diego Comic-Con International for 'Game of Thrones' in July 2014
Rory McCann as seen with Maisie Williams at the San Diego Comic-Con International for ‘Game of Thrones’ in July 2014 (Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Towering stature
  • Deep voice
  • Receding hairline

Brand Endorsements

Rory McCann has appeared in a TV commercial for Scotts’ Porridge Oats.

Rory McCann as seen in January 2013
Rory McCann as seen in January 2013 (Claire Firkins / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Best Known For

  • Having been cast as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane in the fantasy fiction drama series, Game of Thrones
  • Appearing in various other TV shows like Randall & Hopkirk (2000) as Bouncer, Monarch of the Glen (2000) as Roger, The Book Group (2002-2003) as Kenny McLeod, State of Play (2003) as Stuart Brown, Rockface (2003) as Adam, Shameless (2006) as Father Critchon, Heroes and Villains (2008) as Attila the Hun, The Jury (2011) as Derek Hatch, and Banished (2015) as Marston
  • Playing a variety of roles in movies like Alexander (2004) as Craterus, Beowulf & Grendel (2005) as Breca, Hot Fuzz (2007) as Michael “Lurch” Armstrong, Clash of the Titans (2010) as Belo, Slow West (2015) as John Ross, and XXX: Return of Xander Cage (2017) as Tennyson “The Torch”

First Film

He made his theatrical film debut as Gordon in the drama movie, Ratcatcher, in 1999. However, his role went uncredited.

He made his feature film debut as Goon in the comedy movie, Pasty Faces, in 2000.

He made his first credited theatrical film appearance as Eric in the horror thriller drama film, The Devil’s Tattoo, in 2003.

First TV Show

He made his first TV show appearance as a bouncer in an episode of the comedy crime fantasy series, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), in 2000.

Rory McCann with Gwendoline Christie at the San Diego Comic-Con International for 'Game of Thrones' in July 2014
Rory McCann with Gwendoline Christie at the San Diego Comic-Con International for ‘Game of Thrones’ in July 2014 (Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Rory McCann Facts

  1. Before becoming an actor, Rory did a lot of varied jobs that included working as a carpenter, landscape gardener, pub bouncer, lumberjack, tree surgeon, and painter.
  2. He has also worked as a painter on the Forth Bridge in Scotland.
  3. He was fired from his first acting job, working as an extra on the film Willow (1988), as he couldn’t control his laughter during the takes.
  4. He had a major near-death accident in 1990 while rock-climbing in Yorkshire and fractured several of his bones.
  5. He won the Scottish BAFTA for the best television performance of 2002 for his role in the television comedy-drama, The Book Group.
  6. He supports the Scottish Green Party.
  7. Rory also served as the frontman of a former band named Thundersoup.
  8. He can play piano, guitar, banjo, and mandolin.
  9. Rory McCannon is not active on social media.

Featured Image by Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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