Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough

McDonough in 2006, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Neal Patrick McDonough

Place of Birth: Dorchester, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 13, 1966

Ethnicity: Irish

Neal McDonough is an American actor and producer. His many roles include Band of Brothers, Walking Tall (2004), The Guardian, Sonic the Hedgehog, and the Arrow/The Flash series.

His parents, Catherine (Bushe) and Frank McDonough, were Irish emigrants. His father was from County Galway and his mother from County Tipperary. Neal is married to South African model Ruvé Robertson, with whom he has five children. He is a devout Catholic.

Neal has said:

A lot of times, people ask me if I’m black. They say, ‘Are you a black albino? Because you look so much like James Earl Jones, but very light.’ I always say, I’ll take that as the utmost compliment.

Neal’s maternal grandfather was named Henry Bushe.

Neal’s maternal grandmother was named Ellen Coffey.

Source: Genealogy of Neal McDonough (focusing on his mother’s side) –

7 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Lol that quote is hilarious

  2. JackB says:

    He looks like Matt Damon smiling in the picture above.

  3. Alice says:

    His mother and father both emigrated from Ireland. Mother from Tipperary and father from Galway. He’s got a similar background to myself.

    Take a look at his picture here.

  4. M says:

    Another in denial. He obviously looks part black, in fact he looks related to Robert Ri’chard. This guy is not 100% white.

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