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M.C. Gainey
M.C. Gainey
Character(s) Tom
Date of Birth January 18, 1948 (age 72)
Origin Jackson, Mississippi
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Mike Connor (M.C.) Gainey played the role of Tom.


  • This threatening-looking, usually-moustachioed actor frequently plays hillbilly-type criminals up to no good.
  • Quoted as saying, "With a face like this, there aren't a lot of lawyers or priest roles coming my way. I've gotta face that was meant for a mug shot and that's what I've been doing for the past thirty years. If I play a cop, it's always a racist cop, or a trigger-happy cop or a crooked cop - but by and large I play cowboys, bikers, and convicts."
  • Played Lawyer Braxton Smalls in an episode of the Fox show Bones titled "The Man in the Mud", first airing 4/14/2008
  • Played Rosco P. Coltrane in Dukes of Hazzard (2005).
    • Rosco has a scene next to a character named Locke in Dukes. The Honorable Locke Randolph is a judge for the town of Hazzard in this film.
  • Played the role of "Amos Russell" in "The Last Cowboy," a Hallmark TV movie starring Jenny Garth and released in 2003
  • Played the role of "Clem" in the 2002 classic hit, "The New Guy".
  • Has a minor role on X-Files playing Bo Tayler, a man on an oil rig infected with the black oil virus.
  • Played the character "Swamp Thing" in Con Air, who replaces Fredric Lane as the pilot.
  • Played Hank in the 2004 movie Club Dread and the (corrupt) Priest in the 2006 movie Beerfest. Both were written by Broken Lizard.
  • Has a memorable cameo in Sideways where he appears fully naked.
  • He also had a minor role as a trucker in Are We There Yet?
  • Appeared in one episode of Desperate Housewives as Claude, a sponsor to a sex addict and a cocaine addict. Brett Cullen (Goodwin) also appeared on Desperate Housewives, as a detective.
  • Played the role of 'Roadie' in The Country Bears
  • Played a member of a biker group in Wild Hogs alongside Kevin Durand (Keamy).
  • Played a minor role as the limo driver in The Mighty Ducks.
  • He played Luther, an ex-convict, in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode, "Robbing the Banks."
  • Married his wife, Kim, on May 2, 2002.
  • Is 6 feet, 2 and a half inches tall, which makes him half an inch taller than Matthew Fox.
  • On Official Lost Podcast/April 16, 2007 he states that "M.C." stands for "Mike Connor", the first Mississippi governor of Irish descent
  • Appears on the DVD extra "Lost in a Day" on the Lost: The Complete Third Season (DVD), at the "5:29 pm ADR Stage Los Angeles" segment.
  • Appears in an episode of the show "Criminal Minds" along with fellow "LOST" cast member Veronica Hamel, who plays Margo Shephard (Jack's mom).
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