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Paul McCrane

After two seasons in the recurring role of Dr. Robert Romano on ER, Paul McCrane became a series regular in the drama's sixth season (1999-2000).

Born and raised in Philadelphia, McCrane began to study guitar in his early teens and his teacher encouraged him to pursue a music career. However, since he was primarily interested in acting, McCrane soon landed his first role in John Guare's Landscape of the Body at the New York Shakespeare Festival. Numerous other Broadway and off-Broadway roles followed, including The Iceman Cometh and Six Degrees of Separation.

McCrane studied with a number of teachers, most extensively with the noted Uta Hagen. He first starred on the big screen in 1980 in Fame, and has been seen in The Hotel New Hampshire, Robocop and The Shawshank Redemption. He recently completed production on the independent film New Suit. McCrane also has extensive television credits, including appearances on From the Earth to the Moon, The X-Files, The Practice, Cop Rock and Under Suspicion.

A gifted musician and songwriter, McCrane plays guitar and piano. At the age of 16, he wrote the song Is It Okay If I Call You Mine? for his girlfriend, and it was later used in the film Fame. McCrane lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Dana Kellin, a successful jewelry designer, and their baby.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Paul McCrane Facts

Birth Name Paul David McCrane
BirthdayJanuary 19, 1961 (60)
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Paul McCrane compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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Rocky II
The Shawshank Redemption
ER: Season 6
Purple Hearts
Part I
Race the Devil
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