Boris has been a recognizable Film and TV actor for decades. Most recently he has been seen as series regular Tom Hammerschmidt,  Editor in Chief of The Washington Herald, on NETFLIX’S House of Cards (Beau Willimon, David Fincher).

Besides long-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, he has also guest starred on The Blacklist, Allegiance, Flesh and Bone, TURN, John Adams, White Collar, and numerous guest spots on Law and Order, among many, many others.

Viewers will remember Boris 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 (w/Steve Martin), Taking Woodstock (Ang Lee, dir.), Dark Matter (w/Meryl Streep), Fur (w/Nicole Kidman), Taxi (w/Jimmy Fallon), Connie and Carla, Ironweed, and more.


McGiver has an excellent ear for accents and dialects; he also speaks Swedish.

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