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Boris McGiver


Facts of Boris Mcgiver

Full NameBoris Mcgiver
First NameBoris
Last NameMcgiver
Birth CityCobleskill, New York
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameJohn McGiver
Father ProfessionAmerican character actor
Mother NameRuth Schmigelsky
Mother Professionscenic designer
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseRebecca Lynn Brown
No Of Children1
Networth$8 M
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Date of BirthJuly 23,1962
Age61 years

Boris McGiver is famous as an American actor

He has appeared in numerous movies and television series with his outstanding act. 

He is best recognized for his role in Netflix's popular political television drama series House of Cards, where he portrayed journalist Tom Hammerschmidt

He is also known for his Person in Interest as Hersh, and Maximow in The wire.

Married to his wife

Boris is married to his wife, Rebecca Lynn Brown. She is his second wife

He was previously married to Deborah Hecht but divorced later. 

The other information about his wife, Rebecca, is not revealed as he has kept his personal at a low key. 

He is the son of John McGiver

He was born to his father, John McGiver, and mother, Ruth Schmigelsky. His mother was a scenic designer

His father was an American character actor who served in television, commercials, and motion pictures for more than two decades

He is known best for his films like Breakfast at Tiffany, The Manchurian Candidate, and Who's minding the store.

Boris McGiver's father, John McGiver.
Boris McGiver's father, John McGiver. Source:

He is the eighth child of his parents 

His parents got married in 1947. They became the parents of their ten children. Boris was the eighth child

He is the only child to follow in his father's footsteps. His father passed away at the age of 61 due to a heart attack

Boris was just 13 at the time. He was raised with his nine siblings, five sisters and four brothers in the Baptist Chapel

He could not get professional advice from his father because of his ultimate demise. 

However, his mother was the one to suggest him to pursue his career in acting

Before pursuing his acting career, he worked for many years as a professional horn player.  

His mother took her last breath in 1991.

His biggest heartbreak

Boris denied being an actor throughout his childhood

His dad used to work day and night and was hardly around them, which made him think that acting was not connected to good

He dreamt of joining Air Force Academy and was also accepted, but unfortunately, he got bumped because of a minor knee injury at the time of his physical makeup

His dream of joining the Air Force came to a full stop, which was the biggest heartbreak of his life.

Boris Mcgiver with Jayne Atkinson and Michel Gill.
Boris Mcgiver with Jayne Atkinson and Michel Gill. Source: Wikimedia


Boris is blessed with one beautiful daughter, but his daughter's information is not revealed to date.

Net Worth 

Boris comes on the list of versatile actors

His phenomenal acting skills have earned him a nominee for outstanding performance in the drama series. 

He further rose to fame, starring Tom Hammerschmidt, where he appeared in more than 31 episodes

He is currently playing Glen Maskins in the brand new ABC series "For Life." 

He has massed well amount from his acting career. His net worth is:

 YearNet Worth (approx)
Boris McGiver2020$8 million 
  Source: actor


  1. He was born on 23rd July 1962. He is currently 58 years old.

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