Boris McGiver

Biography

Boris McGiver has been a recognizable film and TV actor for decades. Besides most recently filming M. Knight Shyamalan's upcoming series "Servant" for Apple TV and shooting a recurring guest role on CBS' upcoming "Evil," he has been seen as series regular Tom Hammerschmidt, editor-in-chief of The Washington Herald on Netflix's "House of Cards."

Additional credits include recurring roles on "Boardwalk Empire" playing conflicted but ultimately decent Sheriff Lindsay; "Person of Interest" as Hersh, the highly efficient and deadly assassin; and David Simon's "The Wire" playing the smarmy Lt. Marimow brought in to dismantle the unit. McGiver has also guest starred on "The Blacklist," "Allegiance," "Flesh and Bone," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "John Adams," "White Collar" and numerous guest spots on "Law & Order," among many, many others.

Viewers will remember McGiver in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," where he played "Coffroth," the bumbling Democratic member of the House of Representatives who goes head-to-head with Tommy Lee Jones. Other film credits include "Killing Kennedy," "Pink Panther," "Taking Woodstock" "Dark Matter," "Fur," "Taxi," "Connie and Carla," "Ironweed" and more.

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The Saint

Action Adventure Thriller PG‑13

1997 (1h 56m) - Streaming on Netflix

Hired by a Russian politician to steal the formula for cold fusion, master thief Simon Templar falls for the scientist who has unlocked the secret.

Val Kilmer and Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue star in this globe-trotting romantic thriller. Source Netflix

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Ghost Rider

Fantasy Sci‑Fi PG‑13

2007 (1h 50m) - Streaming on Netflix

Stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze makes a bargain with the sinister Mephisto to save a loved one. Years later, Johnny gets the chance to reclaim his soul.

Nicolas Cage's hell-bound biker and this Marvel Comics adventure rode to the No. 1 spot at the box office. Source Netflix

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The World Is Not Enough

Action Adventure PG‑13

1999 (2h 8m) - Streaming on Netflix

Greed, revenge, world domination: It's all in a day's work for James Bond, who's on a mission to protect an oil heiress from a notorious terrorist.

Pierce Brosnan's third foray as the iconic super-agent was the highest-grossing Bond movie of its time. Source Netflix

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Narcos

Drama Crime Thriller TV‑MA

2015 Series - Streaming on Netflix

The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels fuels this gritty gangster drama series. As drug lord Pablo Escobar rises, Colombian and U.S. law enforcement find themselves battling an enemy who will do anything to keep his empire. Chilean drug chemist Cockroach brings his product to Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar. DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs in Bogota.

Won Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Ensemble Cast at Mexico's 2017 Fenix Awards. Source Netflix

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Outer Banks

Drama Teen TV‑MA

2020 Series - Streaming on Netflix

On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father's disappearance. After a hurricane, John B, JJ, Pope and Kiara plunge headlong into danger and adventure when they find a mysterious sunken wreck. Source Netflix

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Peaky Blinders

Drama Crime British TV‑MA

2013 Series - Streaming on Netflix

A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost. Belfast detective Chester Campbell arrives in Birmingham assigned to purge the city of its violent street gangs. Ambitious gang leader Thomas Shelby recognizes an opportunity to move up in the world thanks to a missing crate of guns.

Won a BAFTA for Best Drama Series. Cillian Murphy and Charlie Murphy won Best Actor and Supporting Actress IFTA Awards. Source Netflix

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