Christopher McDonald

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Christopher McDonald (born February 15, 1955) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, Tappy Tibbons in Requiem for a Dream, and Mel Allen in the HBO film 61*. McDonald was born in New York City, the son of Patricia, a nursing professor and real estate agent, and James McDonald, an educator. He was raised in upstate Romulus, New York, and is a graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, New York. McDonald is married to Lupe Gidley, and together they are the parents of four children: son Jackson (born 1990), and daughters, Hannah (born 1993), Rosie (born 1996), and Ava (born 2001). McDonald has numerous film and television roles to his name, often as a supporting actor and often portraying antagonistic characters. In addition to the above, his credits also include Breakin', Grease 2, The Boys Next Door, Thelma & Louise, Grumpy Old Men, Quiz Show, Flubber, The Faculty, The Perfect Storm, House Arrest, Dirty Work, American Pie 5: The Naked Mile, Broken Flowers and Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams. He was featured as Ward Cleaver in the movie version of Leave It to Beaver and famous baseball broadcaster Mel Allen in 61*.

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