Graham McTavish

Movie Actor

Graham McTavish was born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom on January 4th, 1961 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 63, Graham McTavish biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Graham James McTavish, Graham
Date of Birth
January 4, 1961
Place of Birth
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
63 years old
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Graham McTavish Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 63 years old, Graham McTavish has this physical status:

Hair Color
Light Brown (Natural)
Eye Color
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Dundee Rep Theatre
Graham McTavish Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Gwen McTavish
Dating / Affair
Gwen Isaac
Alec McTavish, Ellen McTavish
Graham McTavish Life

Graham James McTavish (born 4 January 1961) is a Scottish film, television, and voice actor.

He is best known for his role in The Hobbit film trilogy, Dougal Mackenzie in the Starz series Outlander and the Saint of Killers in AMC's Preacher.

Early life

McTavish was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He is the son of Alec and Ellen McTavish. The family, especially his father, was politically active, and political discourse was widespread in their household. When McTavish was a child, his family moved to Canada, the United States,, and England before settling in New Zealand. McTavish and a friend would write and perform comedy sketches during school, which culminated in his drama teacher asking him to help with a role in Sheridan's The Rivals after the principal actor was sick. He went on to Queen Mary University of London, earning a degree in English literature. He was able to participate in three Shakespeare plays per year while attending college, and McTavish received his Equity card after appearing in a Samuel Beckett performance.


Graham McTavish Career


McTavish began his career as a member of London's West End and spent time with Shakespeare repertory theatres, as well as in the Dundee Rep. Coordination with Jimmy Logan and Robert Robertson.

McTavish's first professional appearance, which was in 1986, was in episode two of Walt Disney's Return to Treasure Island. Tony Danza, a man who helped those living in East Berlin cross the Berlin Wall, was next featured in 1988's Freedom Fighter (aka Wall of Tyranny), which was broadcast on ITV and starred Tony Danza. McTavish appeared in the series four episode "Judgment Day" in 1996 and Rengal in 1998, according to the popular fantasy-adventure film Highlander, centered on an immortal man tasked with fighting evil. He appeared in several episodic television series, including a three-part episode of ITV's Glasgow based crime drama Taggart, BBC One's medical drama Casualty, BBC Two's sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, and ITV's police drama Heartbeat between 1998 and 1999.

McTavish appeared in The Stretch, an ITV drama focusing on crime boss Terry Green and his partner Sam. The next year will be hosted on a two-part series of BBC One's long-running medical drama Doctors. He appeared on BBC One's comedy comedy drama Rose & Maloney, ITV's crime drama Rose & Maloney, and ABC's fantasy mini-series Dinotopia in 2002. He appeared in an episode of ITV's mystery drama Rosemary & Thyme, three episodes of ITV's gangster drama Family, and two episodes of BBC's mini-series The Last King (aka Charles II: The Power and Passion) in the following year. Murphy's Law (2004), a serial revolving around an undercover police officer in London, featured McTavish as a guest star, as Captain James Stagg in BBC's made for television Film D-Day 6 June 1944.

In the series nineteen episode "Baby Love," McTavish returned to the crime drama Taggart in 2005's episode "Mind Over Matter" and to medical drama Casualty. He was cast in two separate series based on events from the Roman Empire's rise in the same year. In ABC's mini-series Empire, Octavius, who would become Emperor Augustus, was the first appearance in a five-episo. Urbo in HBO's Golden Globe nominated series Rome's second stint was a two-episode stint. He went on to play a regular role in the ITV crime procedural drama The Bill. McTavish closed out the year by appearing in two made for TV films, Good Girl, Bad Girl, the tale of a pair of twins who collide with a drug dealer, and Sharpe's Challenge, a drama about a British soldier (Sean Bean) during the Napoleonic Wars.

McTavish appeared in a number of episodic television shows in 2007. In a three-episode appearance on CBS's web series Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, he portrayed The Dark Spirit, which explored the world from the ghost's perspective. The series is a spin-off of their supernatural drama Ghost Whisperer. From there, he appeared in BBC One's Jekyll and New Tricks, ITV's medical drama The Royal, CBS's FBI centered drama Numb3rs, police procedural NCIS, and family drama Cane. In the fourth season of Fox's famous comedy Prison Break, he landed the role of Ferguson. McTavish guest appeared as Desmond's drill sergeant in ABC's hit science fiction series Lost in the fourth season. He appeared on ABC's supernatural thriller Pushing Daisies and CBS' crime drama CSI: Miami. McTavish returned to CBS in 2009 for a guest starring role opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt in the supernatural thriller Ghost Whisperer.

In a seven-epish stint on Fox's hit series 24 in 2010, McTavish portrayed Russian Foreign Minister Mikhail Novakovich. He went on to appear in a Fox's action comedy series The Good Guys, which revolves around two detectives who are stuck on tiny murders. Dougal MacKenzie, war chief of the MacKenzie clan, was cast in Starz' time-travel drama series Outlander in September 2013. The book is an adaption of author Diana Gabaldon's bestseller books and premiered on September 9th, 2014, to rave reviews from both critics and television viewers. McTavish will reprise his role in seasons one and two. McTavish's recurring role in AMC's drama Preacher, which is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's comic book series of the same name, appeared in 2016. McTavish appeared in USA Network's science fiction film Colony, which explores the earth after an alien attack in 2018. In 2019, Season four of the Netflix drama Lucifer premiered, with McTavish in the recurring role of Father Kinley. The series was based on Neil Gaiman's Lucifer character from The Sandman comics.

MacTavish returned to Outlander in 2020 as William Buccleigh MacKenzie, Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan's son (Lotte Verbeek). Sam Heughan, a co-star in Outlander, and Ilano announced that STARZ had ordered eight episodes of their travel documentary Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam and Graham, which premiered in February 2021. In March 2021, McTavish had joined Netflix's fantasy drama The Witcher, based on author Andrzej Sapkowski's book series, as master spy and Redanian Intelligence head Sigismund Dijkstra.

In his first professional film role, the McTavish opposite Denzel Washington appeared in Queen and Country (1988), a social drama from director Martin Stellman. He appeared in Terry Jones' epic comedy Erik the Viking, which was written and performed in the style of a Monty Python film for the next year. In 1996's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's children's classic The Wind in the Willows, McTavish portrayed a boozen weasel. He went on to appear in director Jeremy Freeston's 1997 adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, opposite Jason Connery. In 1997, McTavish appeared in two documentaries on Shakespearean performances. King Lear: A Critical Guide by Cromwell Productions, in which he portrayed Albany, appeared on the first. Julius Caesar: A Critical Guide, where he portrayed Brutus. In 1999, he revived Shakespeare by portraying the Duke of Albany in King Lear opposite Brian Blessed.

Ali G Indahouse, a 2002 British detective, was followed by Dot the i, where he portrayed a detective opposite Tom Hardy in his next film. In director Jan de Bont's Lara CroftTomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, he played a submarine captain. In Buena Vista Pictures' action adventure film King Arthur, he will be back next year. McTavish appeared in Rambo, the fourth film in the series based on David Morrell's 1972 novel First Blood. McTavish appeared in the role of Martin in his forthcoming film, directed Richard Wellings-Thomas' comedy Sisterhood. Several film roles for McTavish included prison drama Green Street 2, independent horror film Penance, Jason Connery's thriller Pandemic, and the dramatic comedy Middle Men, opposite Luke Wilson.

McTavish appeared in Disney's Secretariat in 2010, based on Penny Chenery's real life and the racehorse who would win the first American Triple Crown in twenty-five years. He will continue to appear in The Wicker Tree (2011), Robin Hardy's sequel to his 1973 film The Wicker Man, as well as Sony Pictures' action film Colombiana, opposite Zoe Saldana. In director Peter Jackson's bestselling The Hobbit trilogy, he portrayed the dwarf Dwalin from 2012 to 2014. McTavish completed 2014 with a supporting role in the action adventure film Plastic, opposite Ed Speleers, and director Jonathan King's independent sci-fi thriller REALITi. In Creed, the seventh film in the Rocky franchise, Ricky Conlan (Tony Bellew)'s boxing trainer Tommy Holiday portrayed him. In his roles as Rocky Balboa and John Rambo, McTavish was the only actor to appear opposite Sylvester Stallone.

The Finest Hours, based on the true story of a heroic Coast Guard rescue in 1952, starred McTavish and Eric Bana in 2016. He then appeared in director Yaniv Rokah's film Queen Mimi, which chronicled the life of a homeless woman in Santa Monica, California. McTavish appeared in director Niall Johnson's western thriller The Stolen, followed by a cameo as King Atlan in the DC Comics/Warner Brothers film Aquaman in 2017. In early 2019, director Adam Sigal's independent film Sargasso starred McTavish in a starring role. McTavish will star Anne Heche in Specter Pictures' forthcoming horror thriller Chasing Nightmares later this year.

McTavish is currently working on his film debut, titled This Guest of Summer, which was partially funded by IndieGoGoGo, a common crowd funding website. In addition to directing, he will appear in the film alongside fellow Outlander alumni Stephen Walters and Duncan Lacroix, as well as fellow Hobbit alumni Dean O'Gorman and Adam Brown.

McTavish has done extensive voice work in animated series, films, and video games.

McTavish's first voice appearance was in Nicktoons' 2009 animated Marvel Comics series Wolverine and the X-Men. McTavish continued to be a hero in the Marvel Universe by portraying Loki in the direct-to-video animated film Hulk Versus and Disney XD's animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. In 2010, he starred in Infero: An Animated Epic, opposite Mark Hamill. The direct-to-video feature was a companion to Electronic Arts' Inferno, which was based on Dante Alighieri's fourteenth century epic poem Divine Comedy.

McTavish appeared in director Mike Disa's direct-to-video sci-fi animated film Dead Space: Aftermath played Captain Caleb Campbell in 2011. He appeared in Nickelodeon's animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a guest spot in a Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2016) from there. In the 2017 DuckTales animated series "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck," McTavish would appear in Cartoon Network's animated series Transformers: Robots in Disguise, as the voice of Fergus McDuck, father of Scrooge McDuck, although he appeared in the dual roles of Titus and Vernon. In Netflix's animated series Castlevania, an extension of Konami's Gothic horror video game series, McTavish currently stars Dracula.

Killzone: Liberation (2006), Guerrilla Games' sequel to its famous game Killzone, was McTavish's first professional voice role in video games. In Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Origins and Archer, Commander Lucius will appear in Epic Games' Shadow Complex, Crimson, Crimson, Crimson. In action-adventure game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, McTavish also provided voice and motion capture for the main antagonist Zoran Lazarevi. Dante Alighieri, the main protagonist of Dante Alighieri's Inferno, Khan, the Decepticon Thundercracker in Transformers: War for Cybertron's War, and Viktor Barisov in Activision's Singularity, were portrayed in the next year.

In 2011, McTavish provided the voices of antagonist Joseph Bertrand III of Warhammer in Infamous 2, an imperial guardsman in Warhammer 40,000: In 2011 – Intuitive War II – Retribution, a US Navy SEAL in Hunted: Assault Horizon, and Ivan Stagleishov in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. In Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, McTavish provided Charlie Cutter with both the voice and motion capture services. Sebastian Malory/Sir Perpetual in 2015's third-person action-adventure game The Order: 1886 will reprise his role in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

McTavish has also volunteered for Medieval II: Total War, Heavenly Sword, 007: Call of Duty: Mobilized, Call of Duty: Black Ops. and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

McTavish and Sam Heughan's book Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other, which was inspired by their forthcoming STARZ docu-series Men in Kilts. The book debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times' Best Seller Lists for hardcover nonfiction and mixed print and e-book nonfiction, and it also reached No. 1 on the New York Times' Best Seller Lists for hardcover nonfiction and combined print and e-book nonfiction, as well as poetry and nonfiction. Among other bestseller lists, the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List for hardcover nonfiction ranks 1 on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List for hardcover nonfiction.


McTavish was the 17th grand marshall of New York City's Tartan Day Parade in April 2015.