Gerald and his costars from the show Deadwood were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series' in 2007.
Gerald's family and friends call him Mac or Mackie.
During one of his visits to the troops in Operation Desert Storm, while onboard the USS Ashland he autographed one sailor's cowboy hat.
Gerald has always been very supportive to veterans. He made many visits to the soldiers in Operation Desert Storm and personally delivered a message that blessed the troops on winning the war.
Gerald is a conservative Republican.
Gerald has a brother called Buddy and a sister called Ann.
Gerald's parents are Clyde and Edna McRaney. His father was a builder.
Gerald's height is 6' 2" or 1.88m.
Gerald attended the University of Mississippi.
Gerald underwent a successful surgery at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to remove a cancerous tumor in 2004.
Gerald has Scottish and Choctaw Indian heritage.
Gerald's son is deaf.
Gerald's third marridge was with Delta Burke from May 28 1989. They are still happily married.
Gerald's second marridge was with Pat Moran from 1981. They are now divorced but had 1 daughter.
Gerald's first marridge was with Beverly Root from 1967 to 1971. They had 2 children.
He auditioned for the role of Luke Duke on The Dukes Of Hazzard (1979).
Gerald McRaney: It occurs to me that the only way you can have a positive effect on people's lives through your work is by filling the loneliness, letting people know they're not in this thing alone.