In an acting career spanning over three decades, Holt McCallany has established a very strong on-screen personality and does not fail to impress his audience with his versatility, as well as talent. Besides acting in films and television, he is also a writer and producer. He is known for works such as Below, Mindhunter, Monk, and Gangster Squad.
He was born on the 3rd of September 1963 in New York City and named Holt Quinn McAloney. His mother was an American singer and actress while his father was an Irish actor and producer. He has a younger brother.
Growing up, he moved between Ireland and the United States and attended a number of schools in both countries before eventually graduating from Jesuit Creighton Preparatory School. Following his graduation, Holt left for France to attend college but was expelled. He is fluent in the French language.
Inspired by his parents’ career, Holt McCallany pursued his dream of becoming an actor. He ran away from home to Los Angeles at the age of 14 to become an actor but instead, he ended up unloading trucks in a screwdriver factory. Flash forward to the future, after returning from France, he spent a summer in Oxford studying Shakespeare and joined a production of Twelfth Night at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Shortly afterwards, he moved back to New York City where he began his professional acting career.
Holt debuted with the Broadway production of Biloxi Blues. After that, he appeared in a few supporting roles in films such as Casualties of War (1989), Creepshow 2 (1987), Alien 3 (1992), The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994), Jade (1995) and has become one of the best actors in the industry.
In 1995, he portrayed Teddy Atlas, the legendary boxing trainer in the television film Tyson which is based on the life of the American heavyweight boxer, Mike Tyson. He worked in numerous films throughout the 90s with roles in films such as Amateur (1994) as Usher, Rough Riders (1997) as Sgt Hamilton Fish, Fight Club (1999) as the mechanic, and Three Kings (1999) as captain Van Meter.
From 2000 to 2010, Holt McCallany lighted up our TV screens with his very strong on-screen presence and impressive performances. He is an amazing actor who can play different roles both in films and television shows. Some of his outstanding works include the 2002 film Below, Freedom (2000-2001), CSI: Miami (2003-2005), Monk (2004), Against the Ropes (2004), Criminal Minds (2006), Heroes (2007), Vantage Point (2008), A Perfect Gateway (2009), and The Losers (2010).
He appeared in the 2013 action crime film Gangster Squad along with Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, as Karl Lockwood. His other film credits include Bullet to the Head, Blackhat, The Perfect Guy co-starring Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut, the 2016 Clint Eastwood-directed biopic Sully – alongside Tom Hanks and Laura Linney, Monster Trucks (2016), Shot Caller (2017), and the superhero film Justice League (2017).
Additionally, McCallany was cast as Patrick ‘Lights’ Leary in the 2011 FX TV series Lights Out. He appeared in Golden Boy, Blue Blood and in 2017, he co-starred as FBI agent Bill Tench in the Netflix series Mindhunter. Holt McCallany has also worked behind the screen as a writer and producer.
Holt McCallany has put in decades of hard work and diligence as much as he has his skill and talent into his career. In turn, he has built an impressive career and also has a fat purse to show for it.
His net worth is currently estimated at $3 million but is sure to continue to grow as his career also does.
Holt Mccallany’s Parents, Wife, Girlfriend
As earlier mentioned, McCallany was born into a theatrical family. His mother is Julie Wilson. He was born in 1924 to a singer and actress who sang in nightclubs and was widely known as the Queen of Cabaret. She died in 2015.
His father was Michael McAloney, an actor and producer. He lived from 1924 to 2000 and is best known for his Tony Award-winning production of Brendan Behan’s Borstal Boy – the first Irish production to win top honours on Broadway.
Holt married his longtime girlfriend, Nicole Wilson in 2006. Wilson was born on June 21, 1985, to an actor father and a psychologist mother in New York City. Like her husband, she is a film, television, and theatre actress but is also an artist. Her on-screen works include All My Children, As The World Turns, Law & Order, and The Good Wife.
Holt McCallany is on the side of actors with impressive heights. He is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall. Added to his height, his training in martial arts comes in handy in his roles as either a villain or an officer.