- Started as a business major in college but minored in theater.
- Got a real-estate license that he never used.
- Bases his Army Wives character on his brother Christopher, a retired U.S. Navy captain.
- 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
- Tyler McNamara — Son
- Christopher McNamara — Brother
- Brenna McNamara — Daughter
- State University of New York, Albany, New York, United States (BA, 1982)