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Daniel McDonald was an American actor who guest-starred in many TV shows including CSI: Miami, Law & Order, and Sex in the City.


McDonald was born the youngest of seven children and raised in Romulus, New York.


He graduated from Ithaca College.


He was also involved in Broadway, performing most recently in Mamma Mia!. In 2002, Daniel McDonald replaced Alan Campbell as lead in the national tour of Contact. The Gift: Life Unwrapped, McDonald's last film, was released posthumously in May 2007.

He recorded an album True Love. McDonald died in New York, aged 46, from brain cancer.


  • McDonald received a 1997 Tony Award nomination for his lead role in Steel Pier, which co-starred Gregory Harrison.


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  • Other Work

    • Appeared in Broadway play Steel Pier (Tony award nominee 1997), High Society, Mamma Mia!. (off-Broadway) First Night, All My Sons, Heartbeats, The Beautiful Lady, others. (National Tour) Contact.

      Actor (films) Where the Boys Are '84, 1984, The Falcon and the Snowman, 1985, Million Dollar Mystery, 1987, Bound by Honor, 1993, What's Love Go to Do With It, 1993, At Risk, 1994, Let It Be Me, 1995, Jaded, 1996, The Ice Storm, 1997. (television movie) Thompson's Last Run, 1986, The Betty Ford Story, 1987, Home Fires, 1987, Colombo: No Time to Die, 1992, As Good as Dead, 1995, Tempting Adam, 2004. (television appearances) The Fall Guy, 1985, Call to Glory, 1985, Cagney & Lacey, 1985, Shadow Chasers, 1985, Freddy's Nightmares, 1988, Murder, She Wrote, 1989, Herman's Head, 1992, New York Undercover, 1994, Law & Order, 1998, Sex and the City, 1999, District of Columbia, 2000, Madigan Men, 2000, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 2001, Computer Society of India: Miami, 2004 writer, solo performer Chesterfield.


He was a life member of the Actors Studio.


Married Mujah McDonald, 1999. Children: Fosco, Ondina.

James McDonald

Patricia McDonald

Mujah McDonald

Ondina McDonald

Fosco McDonald