- Michael McGrady
Michael McGrady Born Mike Steven McGrady
March 30, 1960
Federal Way, Washington, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actor Years active 1983–present Spouse Ilka McGrady
Michael Steven McGrady (born on March 30, 1960) is an American theater, film and television actor. He is best known for playing Detective Daniel "Sal" Salinger in the television series Southland. His character is a D3 in Los Angeles' South Central area who struggles with conflict at home between his wife and troublesome teenage daughter as well as the dark, gritty reality of gang life on the streets. He appeared in the films 5 Aces, The Deep End of the Ocean and Half Past Dead. He also starred opposite Taye Diggs in the 2006 ABC series Day Break as Buchalter.
McGrady was born in Federal Way, Washington to Gloria, a hair salon owner, and George McGrady, an airline mechanic. For High School, he attended Federal Way High School and attended the University of Washington majoring in Business Administration. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife Ilka and his 3 children. His daughter Hunter is a model and actress as well.
He had planned to become a lawyer and was working at a bank when his sister entered him in a contest for a scholarship to a local prestigious acting school. After that McGrady decided to pack up and move to California to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
His foray into television was quick as he was cast in one of the nations first Cherry Pepsi commercials. From then on McGrady has worked steadily in the industry for almost 30 years. He has guest starred on shows such as "24", CSI: Miami, Leverage and Prison Break.
He stars as D3 Daniel "Sal" Salinger on the NBC drama Southland, which premiered on April 9, 2009. The show was let go by NBC after its first season, but cable channel TNT bought the rights for the show and ordered 7 new episodes. Then the show was picked up again for 10 more episodes for a third season, beginning in January 2011. The show has been renewed by TNT for a fourth season.
He recently completed lending his voice and likeness to Rockstar Games period game L.A. Noire for supporting character and partner to main character Phelps named Rusty Galloway, and starred along with Robert DeNiro and Forrest Whitaker and 50 Cent in Freelancers.
Film Year Film Role Notes 2012 The Perfect Family Frank Cleary 2008 Ring of Death Colson 2008 Keith Pete Anderson 2009 Half Past Dead" Guard Damon J. Kestner 1988 Born to Race Walt 1987 Project X Wilson 1986 Back to School Player #2 Invaders from Mars Soldier #1 1985 Trancers Chris Lavery Creator Larry 1984 The Bear Gene Stallings Television Year Title Role Notes 2009-2010 Southland Detective Daniel "Sal" Salinger Main cast 2010 CSI: Miami Larry Chandler 1 episode 2010 Lie to Me Gil Wallace 1 episode 2009 The Mentalist Coach Dieter 1 episode Video Games Year Title Role Notes 2011 L.A. Noire Finbarr "Rusty" Galloway
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