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Holt McCallany Biography

Birth Name:
Holt Quinn McAloney
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, writer, producer

Fast Facts

  • At 14, ran away from home and took a Greyhound bus to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor, but his parents tracked him down and sent him to a boarding school in Ireland
  • After graduating from high school in Omaha, he studied French, art history and theater in Paris
  • Spent a summer in Oxford, England, studying Shakespeare
  • Was cast as an understudy in the Broadway production of Biloxi Blues
  • Has acted in several boxing movies, including HBO's Tyson in 1995 and opposite Meg Ryan in 2004's Against the Ropes
  • As a 46-year-old training for the lead role in the FX series Lights Out, McCallany fulfilled a lifelong dream to fight in an amateur boxing competition, winning a three-round decision against a German heavyweight