Brian McNamara

Active - 1984 - 2012  |   Born - Nov 21, 1960 in Long Island, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Mystery, Comedy, Science Fiction

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Actor Brian McNamara got his start in show business in the 80's, with a string of TV appearances on shows like St. Elsewhere and Hill Street Blues. He would go on to rack up roles in feature films, like Short Circuit and Arachnophobia, eventually being cast as General Holden on the hit wartime drama Army Wives, which he would stick with for several seasons.

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  • Started as a business major in college but minored in theater.
  • Got a real-estate license that he never used.
  • Bases his Army Wives character on his brother Christopher, a retired U.S. Navy captain.