Holt McCallany: Age, Movies, All About Mindhunter Star

Holt McCallany

To what extent can your passion for something push you? For Holt McCallany, he ditched school and ran off to Los Angeles to become an actor until his parents tracked him down, shipped him off to a boarding school to learn the art properly. Now, anytime the crime thriller series Mindhunter is mentioned, Holt McCallany’s name rings a bell and firmly so. He has been in the acting industry for a long time and here is everything you need to know about him.

Holt McCallany: Age and Parents

McCallany was born on September 3, 1963, in New York City to Julie Wilson and Michael McAloney. His parents made a living in the show business, theater genres in particular. Her mother was a singer and actress famously known as the queen of cabaret while his father, Michael McAloney was an Irish actor and producer best known for his production of Brendan Behan’s “Borstal Boy”. The play won him a Tony Award and in addition to the accolade, it was the first Irish production to win top honors on Broadway.

Holt lived in different cities as a young boy, including outside the USA because his parents wanted to raise him and his younger brother in some kind of way that will add honor to their careers. With that, he was sent to live with a close family in Dublin away from his parents who were making a living in the Bradway in the US.

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Things rather changed quickly when his parents divorced and he quickly returned to New York with his brother. He attended a school in New Jersey briefly before being sent away to live with his maternal grandparents in Omaha, Nebraska. By this time, he was 14, already truant, got expelled from the Jesuit Creighton Preparatory School and ran away from home, boarded a Greyhound bus to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film business. But he came to Hollywood rather unprepared as he ended up with a job in a factory unloading trucks. His life story would have made a good story in Hollywood if a producer had tracked him down, instead, it was his parents who tracked him and sent back to a boarding school in Ireland.

Holt later returned to Creighton Preparatory School and completed his education in 1981. He also studied French at the Sorbonne and art at the Paris American Academy, and later theater at L’École Marcel Marceau and L’École Jacques Lecoq in France. Holt studied Shakespeare at Oxford University before returning to New York to launch his career in Hollywood.

He is 56 years.

Holt McCallany: Movies

Holt McCallany made his acting debut on ABC television soap opera “All My Children” as Bruce Emory in 1986. In 1987, he appeared as in the comedy horror anthology film “Creepshow 2” as Sam Whitemoon. He appeared in many side roles during the early 90s before his big break came.

In 1995, he appeared in the television film “Tyson”. The film is based on the life of American heavyweight boxer Iron Mike Tyson. He appeared in other boxing films including “Light Out” where he played a lead role as a heavyweight champion’s boxer.

Between 2003 and 2005, he played the role of John Hagen, a detective with psychological problems in the police procedural drama series “CSI: Miami”. Holt continued to appear in several other series and films.

In 2013, he appeared as a homicide detective Joe Diaco on CBS crime drama series “Golden Boy”. The series received positive reviews from critics. In 2017, Holt started playing the role of Bill Tench in the crime thriller television series “Mindhunter” on Netflix.

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The series revolves around FBI agent’s interview imprisoned serial killers to understand how they think, with the hope of applying this knowledge to solve ongoing cases at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Holt has also appeared in video games “Fight Club” and “Star Wars: Demolition”.


Holt McCallany is married to Nicole Wilson. The duo has been together since 2006. Nicole Wilson is a TV actress and an artist. Just like Holt, Nicole comes from a family of actors.  Her father Kevin Wilson was a Broadway actor while her mother Dr. Mary Jo Wilson is a psychologist.  Nicole is known for her roles in the TV series “All My Children” and “As the World Turns.” Their marriage is going on perfectly well at the moment.

Net Worth, body measurement, other facts

Holt McCallany has a net worth of 3 million dollars. The good thing is that he still has that hunger for success in an acting industry that has swallowed even the most talented people. We hope his net worth would rise as his career continues to advance.

Holt McCallany is tall. He stands at a height of 1.85 meters or (6 ft 1 inch). He weighs around 83kg or 183 pounds. Holt speaks French fluent and holds an Irish and America citizenship.

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