Gerald McRaney

McRaney in 2015, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Gerald Lee McRaney

Place of Birth: Collins, Mississippi, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 19, 1947

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, possibly Choctaw Native American

Gerald McRaney is an American television and film actor.

He is the son of Edna Lenora and Clyde Charles McRaney. He is of Scottish and English descent, with roots in Mississippi for several generations. Gerald is also said to have some Choctaw Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Gerald is married to actress Delta Burke. He has two children with his former wife Beverly Root; and one child with his former wife Pat Moran.

Gerald’s paternal grandfather was Charles/Charlie Lee McRaney/McRainey (the son of Malcolm C. “Mack” McRaney/McRannie and Fannie/Frances Bell Harvey). Charlie was born in Mississippi. Malcolm was the son of Daniel McCraney and Harriett Campbell.

Gerald’s paternal grandmother was Tabitha Elizabeth “Bitha” Corley/Carley (the daughter of Frank Pembroke Corley/Carley and Miriam Redmon). Tabitha was born in Mississippi. Miriam was the daughter of Lewis Jefferson Redmon and Tabatha Jackson.

Gerald’s maternal grandfather was named Charles W. Lewis.

Gerald’s maternal grandmother was named Lula A. Milling.

Sources: Genealogy of Gerald McRaney (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Gerald’s father –

Gerald’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Gerald’s paternal great-grandfather, Malcolm C. “Mack” McRaney/McRannie, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Gerald’s paternal great-grandfather, Frank Pembroke Corley/Carley, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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