Paul McCrane

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Paul David McCrane (born January 19, 1961) is an American film, television and theatre actor, as well as an occasional television director. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Montgomery MacNeil in the 1980 film Fame, Emil Antonowsky in RoboCop and Dr. Robert Romano on the NBC medical drama television series ER. McCrane was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Eileen C. (née Manyak), a nurse, and James J. McCrane, Jr., an actor and writer. He has a brother, Jim, and three sisters, Maureen, Barbara, and Deirdre. His family moved to Richboro, Pennsylvania, where he lived until he moved to New York City after graduating from Holy Ghost Preparatory School. McCrane's roles include Emil Antonowsky in RoboCop, Montgomery MacNeil in Fame, astronaut Pete Conrad in From the Earth to the Moon, Guard Trout in The Shawshank Redemption, cancer-absorbing mutant Leonard Betts in The X-Files and Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano on ER. He starred on ER from 1997-2003 and returned in 2008 for one episode during its 15th and final season. More recently, he has guest-starred in 24 seasons 5 and 6 as Graem Bauer. He has also appeared on Ugly Betty and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
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