Paul McCrane


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  • Birth Name: Paul David McCrane
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/19/1961, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; director
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Kathy Bates on Former Show Harry's Law: NBC Treated Us Like Sh--

Kathy Bates says NBC treated her former show Harry's Law like sh--.

"I think they treated us like sh--," Bates told reporters on Friday at the Television Critics Assocation presentation for her FX show American Horror Story: Coven. "They kicked us to the curb. They disrespected us. They disrespected our 11 million viewers every week. And I think they're getting what they deserve."

Despite being canceled after two seasons, Harry's Law earned four Emmy nominations, including two for Bates and one win for guest star Paul McCrane.

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Break out your ballots and put on your thinking caps: It's time to make Emmy predictions.

TV's highest honor will be given out Sunday at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (8/7c on Fox), where a ton of questions will be answered. Will Mad Men four-peat? Will bridesmaids Steve Carell, Jon Hamm, Hugh Laurie or Michael C. Hall finally become the bride? Will Emmy host Jane Lynch walk away an Emmy winner?

Check out the list of nominees, make your picks and see if they match up with ours.

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Boardwalk Empire Cleans Up at the Creative Arts Emmys

A sign of things to come? Boardwalk Empire won a leading seven awards at the Creative Arts Emmys.

HBO's freshman drama took home statuettes Saturday night for casting, makeup, art direction, editing, visual effects, sound editing and cinematography. Game of Thrones and Mildred Pierce were also among the HBO programs recognized, bringing the cable channel's total tally to 15 wins.

See photos, nominees and more in our Emmys section

, which has already earned Golden Globes for the show and leading man Steve Buscemi, could do even more damage at next weekend's prime-time Emmy Awards, where the show looks to keep Mad Men from being named Outstanding Drama Series for a fourth consecutive year. read more


Er: Cute Kid
Purple Hearts
Er: Manny

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The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption

More Paul McCrane Movies Videos

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Betrayal: ...The Things That Drive Men Crazy
Nashville: I Don't Wanna Talk About It Now
There's No Place Like Home

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2010 TV's Greatest Surprises TV Show Series, Appearing
2003 New Suit Movie, Actor - Braggy Shoot
2001 The Final Hit Movie, Actor - Austin Green
1996 Champs TV Show Series, Actor - Dr. Herb Barton
1994 Under Suspicion TV Show Series, Actor - Det. Patrick Clarke

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24's Best Villains

Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is one heck of a CTU agent. Unfortunately, this superagent has encountered trouble in every shape and form over the last eight seasons of 24, from former CTU agent-turned-mole Nina Meyers to President Charles Logan to Jack's own father. takes a look back at the best baddies in Jack's wake.

24 boss: There will be no "happily ever after" for Jack Bauer

Victor Drazen, Day 1
Drazen (Dennis Hopper), a Balkan warlord who... read more

Amnesia, Moles and Cougars — Oh My! 24's Most Ridiculous Storylines

24's Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and less-than-plausible story lines have always had an uneasy alliance. Every really bad day of Bauer's packs so many plot devices into 24 hours it's hard to always keep things fresh. Here are a few of the most ridiculous plotlines the writers of the Fox series conjured up over eight seasons: 

24 Boss: There will be no "happily ever after" for Jack Bauer

Teri Bauer Gets Amnesia (Day 1)
After being kidnapped and... read more

ER Vet McCrane on Directing Miami Medical: I Avoided the Helicopters

While directing Friday's episode of Miami Medical, former ER star Paul McCrane made sure of one thing.

 "There are helicopters in Miami Medical," McCrane says with a laugh, "but fortunately I stayed far away."

Check out photos of the Miami Medical cast

McCrane, of course, played ER's Dr. Robert Romano, who lost his arm when he backed into the tail rotor blade of a chopper. One season later, McCrane's character was killed off when another helicopter crashed in the ambulance bay, crushing him.
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Skye's the Limit

Theres a new chief in townagain And apparently shes just as horny as the last one I love that Lucien happened to be the beneficiary of Wexlers love the one youre with approach to relationships though I dont think that will end up satisfying him emotionally in the long run Despite some light moments in this episode directed by the former Dr Watch out for that helicopter Romano Paul McCrane there was some heavy stuff going on tonight Wexlers first night in her new job brought a tragic case of a misunderstanding gone terribly wrong The bigoted sons misguided attempt at revenge over his fathers life-altering injury went awry and resulted in the murder of the Hispanic womans son Meanwhile Pratt found himself at a career crossroads as he began to doubt his future at County and Tony juggled the demands of his own parenting adventures while handling the case of an injured boy and his emotionally-detached read more

Hot Topic: Meet the Bauers

Nothing brings a family together like a bunch of purloined suitcase nukes. Or so we gather from 24 this season, which apparently has split the fan base over whether it was a good idea to reveal the Big Bad from this and last season to be Jack Bauer’s own brother: the sniveling Graem—played by one of TV’s most reliable go-to villains, former ER irritant Paul McCrane. (Think maybe Jack can arrange for a helicopter to fall on this creep as well?)As usual, I’m willing to go along for the ride, trusting it won’t take us into Kim Bauer-meets-the-cougar territory. This storyline is just the latest of many risks taken by this show, which has ruthlessly killed off favorite characters (starting with the death of Jack’s wife Teri at the end of the first season) and brought Jack back from the dead, both literally and figuratively, prompting allegations of shark-jumping almost from the start. To which I say, and always have said: Phooey!I loved the way they revealed... read more

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