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Graham McTavish


Graham McTavish is a Scottish Movie Actor. Graham McTavish is popular for starring in the role of Warden Ackerman in the sci-fi sitcom “Red Dwarf”. His other films include Rambo, Jekyll, Dante’s Inferno, Creed, and The Wicker Tree.

Birth Facts and Education

Graham McTavish was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on January 4, 1961. He is 62 years old and is under the astrological sign, Capricorn. He holds Scottish nationality.

His father’s name is Alec McTavish and his mother’s name is Ellen McTavish. Likewise, his father was politically active, and political discourse was common in their household. However, Graham’s family left Glasgow when he was young. And he lived in places such as Canada, the United States, and England throughout his adult life, before settling in New Zealand.

Regarding Graham’s educational background and qualifications, he along with a friend would write and perform comedy sketches during school. This led to his teacher asking him to step in to cover a role in Sheridan’s The Rivals. Grama then went on to attend the Queen Mary University of London, earning a degree in English literature. The degree course allowed McTavish to perform in three Shakespeare plays per year while at school. And even led to him earning his Equity card after performing in a play by Samuel Beckett.

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Caption: Graham McTavish along with his friend (Source: Instagram)

Graham McTavish – Career and Professional Life

Graham McTavish did theatre work along with the repertory theatres of London’s West End and at the Dundee Rep. Likewise, his first professional role was in episode two of Walt Disney’s mini-series “Return to Treasure Island” in the year 1986. He then was able to feature in 1988’s Freedom Fighter and Judgment Day. Then, between the years 1998 and 1999, Graham appeared in several episodic television series. Moreover, in the year 2000, he guest-starred in The Stretch and the next year in Doctors.

Likewise, McTavish also appeared in Rose & Maloney, Dinotopia, Rosemary & Thyme, Family, The Last King, Murphy’s Law, Bent Moon on the Rise, D-Day, and many others. He then returned to the crime drama Taggart in 2005’s episode “Mind Over Matter” and to medical drama Casualty in the series nineteen episode “Baby Love”. In the year 2007, he features in numerous episodic television productions. Likewise, he was able to portray Russian foreign minister Mikhail Novakovich in a seven-episode stint on Fox’s hit series 24 in the year 2010. He also appeared in The Good Guys, Outlander, Preacher, Colony, and Lucifer as well. In the year 2020 as well, McTavish featured and appeared in a lot of series and dramas.

Apart from television series and dramas, he featured in many films as well. His first professional film role was for “Queen and Country” in the year 1988. Since then, he began starring in many other film roles such as in Erik the Viking, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Wind in the Willows, Macbeth, A Critical Guide, and King Lear. Likewise, Graham’s next feature film was 2002’s Ali G Indahouse. He then featured in The Cradle of Life, King Arthur, First Blood, Sisterhood, Green Street 2, Pandemic, and the dramatic comedy Middle Men.

More About Career

Graham McTavish starred in a supporting role in Disney’s Secretariat in the year 2010. He would go on to appear in The Wicker Tree, The Wicker Man, Columbiana, The Hobbit trilogy, Plastic, Creed, The Finest Hours, Queen Mimi, The Stolen, Aquaman, and Chasing Nightmares. Moreover, Graham is currently working on his directorial debut, This Guest of Summer. Besides directing, he will even star in the film.

Moreover, he has done extensive voice work in animated series, films as well as video games. His first voice work was in the recurring role of Sebastian Shaw in Nicktoons’ 2009 animated Marvel Comics series Wolverine and the X-Men. He then continued in the Marvel Universe. And, in the year 2010, Graham was able to portray the lead role of Dante in Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic, opposite Mark Hamill.

Similarly, the next year, he appear in director Mike Disa’s direct-to-video sci-fi animated feature Dead Space: Aftermath in the role of Captain Caleb Campbell. Then in the years 2015 and 2017, he had a recurring voice role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a guest spot in an episode of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. McTavish went on to feature in Robots in Disguise, “The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!”, and Castlevania.

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Caption: Graham McTavish filming a documentary series (Source: Instagram)

About Video Games and Writing

Graham McTavish’s first professional voice role in video games was in Guerrilla Games’ action game Killzone: Liberation in the year 2006. He then went on to portray in Epic Games’ Shadow Complex, Crimson in Tecmo Koei’s Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Archer in Activision’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Arl Eamon Guerrin in BioWare’s Dragon Age Origins, and Wilcox in Electronic Arts’ The Saboteur.

He provided both the voice and motion capture work in the action-adventure game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. McTavish also provided the voice in Dante’s Inferno, Khan in Metro 2033, the Decepticon Thundercracker in Transformers: War for Cybertron, and Viktor Borisov in Activision’s Singularity. Graham also provided his voice to many other video games.

He along with actor Sam Heughan published a book, Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other. The books were inspired by their work on the upcoming STARZ docu-series Men in Kilts.

Graham McTavish – Relationship Status

Graham McTavish tied the knot with Gwen Isaacs who is a filmmaker. The couple has two daughters together and their names are Honor McTavish and Hope McTavish. McTavish along with his wife and children lives happily and together in New Zealand.

Graham McTavish – Body Measurements

Graham McTavish has a height of 6 feet 2 inches and his weight is 84 Kg but other body measurements are under review. Moreover, McTavish has white hair as he is old now and has blue eyes.

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Caption: Graham McTavish posing for a picture (Source: Instagram)

Social Media

Graham McTavish is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He owns an Instagram account under the name “grahammctavish” and a Twitter account under the name “grahammctavish”. Likewise, he has garnered 520K followers on Instagram and 259.4K followers on Twitter.

Graham McTavish – Net Worth 2023

According to featuredbiography, Graham McTavish has a net worth of $5 million and his main income source is his acting career.