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Boris McGiver

Boris McGiver is an American actor born in upstate New York to second generation Ukranian and Irish parents (Shmigelsky and McGiver). He is best known for playing Tom Hammerschmidt in House of Cards (2013), Hersh in Person of Interest (2011), Marimow in The Wire (2002), with roles in Lincoln (2012), "TURN: Washington's Spies" (2014)_, _Taxi (2004)_, John Adams (2008), as well as a slew of others. He came to acting later than most since his main goal in his youth was to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Though accepted to the Academy's class of 1984, he was let go at the last minute due to minor knee problems which left him less than the perfect physical specimen the U.S. Academy demanded of their incoming cadets. That heartbreak, however, lead him circuitously back to his nascent attraction to the field of acting. He is a graduate of NYU's Graduate Acting Program, and he credits Ron Van Lieu, the great acting teacher, with helping him begin to understand this beautiful art of acting. Spending a year in Sweden also turned him into a socialist, a label he wears with pride--compassion being its major tenet.

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Jan 23, 1962 In Cobleskill, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Law & Order 1990-09-13
Latest Project:
Series Allegiance 2015-02-05

1 win & 1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of Person of Interest
Poster of Boardwalk Empire
Allegiance Unknown 2015-02-05
TURN: Washington's Spies Unknown 2014-04-06
Forever Unknown 2014-09-22
The Carrie Diaries Unknown 2013-01-14
House of Cards Tom Hammerschmidt 30 episodes, 2013-2018 2013-02-01
The Blacklist Unknown 2013-09-23
Unforgettable Unknown 2011-09-20
Person of Interest Unknown 2011-09-22
Boardwalk Empire Unknown 2010-09-19
Blue Bloods Unknown 2010-09-24
The Good Wife Unknown 2009-09-22
White Collar Unknown 2009-10-23
Canterbury's Law Unknown 2008-03-10
John Adams Unknown 2008-03-16
Damages Unknown 2007-07-24
Kidnapped Unknown 2006-09-13
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Rescue Me Unknown 2004
The Wire Unknown 2002-06-02
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Third Watch Unknown 1999-09-23
New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13