Meet Angus McRaney, Gerald McRaney’s Son

Angus McRaney is the only son of Gerald McRaney, whom he had with his first ex-wife Beverly A. Root. He is most likely in his early to mid-50s.

To provide perspective into the celebrity status of Angus McRaney, it is important to point out that his father Gerald is an American television and film actor best known for his roles in TV series such as Simon and Simon, Promised Land, and Major Dad.

For the son of a man as famous as Gerald McRaney, Angus McRaney sure does know how to keep away from the spotlight, and this has made it challenging to know more about him. Notwithstanding, we are willing to share the little we do know about him with our esteemed readers.

Summary of Angus McRaney’s Bio

  • Full name: Angus McRaney
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: Between the 1960s and early 1970s
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: American
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Angus McRaney’s Parents: Gerald Lee McRaney (father) and Beverly A. Root (mother)
  • Siblings: Jessica McRaney (sister) and Kate McRaney (half-sister)
  • Famous for: Being Gerald McRaney’s son

Angus McRaney is the Son of Hollywood Actor, Gerald McRaney

Angus McRaney is, in all likelihood, over 50 years old. His dad, Gerald McRaney has been married three times, and Angus is one of the American actor’s two children from his very first marital relationship which existed between the late 1960s and the early 1970s.

The timeline of that marriage suggests that Angus McRaney was born around that time as well. However, given his aversion to being in the spotlight, it has been a herculean challenge to determine several aspects of his birth including the exact date, month, and year of his birth.

While the exact location of his birth also remains a mystery to this point, it is important to point out that Angus McRaney was born in the United States of America, a fact that cements his status as an American citizen. He shares the same Scottish and Choctaw ancestry with his dad and predominantly belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group.

Beverly A. Root is Angus McRaney’s Birth Mother

As previously mentioned, Gerald McRaney had Angus McRaney with his first ex-wife. Nonetheless, due to her decision to remain away from the view of the media and the public, there is not much information available about her except for the name she was given at birth.

Angus McRaney’s mother is Beverly A. Root, the woman who officially became the Simon & Simon actor’s first-ever married spouse. Beyond her rather brief link to Angus’ dad, details of her early life and family background have remained out of reach.

According to a few unverified reports, Angus’ parents were in a long-term relationship before agreeing to become husband and wife in the late 1960s. However, their marital relationship which commenced after their wedding in 1967, is officially the shortest of Gerald McRaney’s three marriages, lasting just four years from 1967 until the divorce was finalized in 1971.

It was during these four years, however, that Angus McRaney and his only other direct sibling were born.

Angus McRaney Has Two Sisters

Angus McRaney technically has two siblings, both of whom are female. His first sister is a woman named Jessica McRaney who is his direct sibling from his biological parents’ time as a married couple. Like Angus, Jessica also shuns the spotlight, a lifestyle that has made it nearly impossible to uncover details of her existence including her date of birth, and whether she is older or younger than Angus.

Angus McRaney
Jessica McRaney with her father, Gerald McRaney

Around a decade after the marriage of Angus’ father and mother ended, his father started dating and later married casting director Pat Moran. This marriage to a woman who was briefly Angus’ stepmother lasted twice as long as his marriage to our subject’s mother from 1981 to 1989. The eight years Angus’ dad spent being married to Pat Moran was long enough to produce a half-sister for the celebrity child.

Her name is Kate McRaney. Kate, like Angus and Jessica, lives a private life and does not reveal too many details of her life to the media and the public. It is also unknown what kind of relationship Angus has with his two sisters.

Angus McRaney is not in Show Business Like His Father

It’s the most natural thing for a child to follow in his father’s footsteps career-wise, and celebrity kids usually fit the stereotype. However, there is also nothing unnatural about a child choosing to forge his own path away from what his father is known for, and it would appear that Angus McRaney belongs to the latter category.

The over-fifty-year-old celebrity offspring’s anonymity extends to his source of income, and how he provides for his family. Nevertheless, the one sure detail we have on that subject is the fact that he has not followed his old man into show business.

Gerald McRaney, Angus’ father has been in the movie industry for almost as long as Angus has been alive. Born Gerald Lee McRaney on August 19, 1947, in Collins, Mississippi, United States, the 76 year-old American actor began his acting career in 1969, around two years after the commencement of his marriage to Angus’ mother.

His first acting gig saw him snag the role of the lead character Wesley Stuart in the 1969 low-budget slasher film Night of A Bloody Horror. On one of his forays into TV series, he appeared in The Dukes of Hazzard in the episode ‘Hazzard Connection.’

Despite having more than half a century of film and TV series credits under his belt, Angus McRaney’s dad is possibly best known for his role as Rick Simon in the 1980s TV series Simon & Simon. He also played starring roles in Major Dad and Promised Land, and a recurring role in Designing Women.

Fans of the Netflix series, House of Cards would easily recognize Gerald McRaney as the actor who portrayed the character of the billionaire Raymond Tusk of an energy corporation specializing in nuclear power from 2013 to 2017. While portraying the aforementioned character, he landed the role of the main antagonist and recurring character Mason Wood (LockSat) during the eighth and last season of the critically acclaimed TV series Castle in 2016.

That same year, he began appearing in the drama series This Is Us in a supporting role that earned him a Primetime Emmy Award. Angus McRaney’s father is one of the most respected purveyors of his craft in Hollywood, and despite the actor’s son’s reluctance to live a life in the spotlight, it is clear that some of that shine has rubbed off on him.


Hugo Wright
Hugo Wright
Hugo has extensive professional writing experience and has been writing and editing articles on multiple platforms for several years now. Away from work, he is a football addict who loves to catch up on his favourite pastimes.


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