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Michael McGrady

Motivational Speaker, Theater, Film & Television Actor; Best Known for "Ray Donovan"

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Michael McGrady Biography

Michael Steven McGrady is an actor, artist, musician, and motivational speaker. Utilizing his wide-ranging career path and rich life experiences, McGrady is a sought after speaker addressing issues of thriving after surviving; life/work balance; ‘character’ ethics at work in personal growth and goal setting as well as mentorship in the acting profession and beyond.

Born to George and Gloria McGrady with Irish, British, German and French heritage, McGrady was raised in the Washington state area of the Pacific Northwest and studied Business Administration at The University of Washington, with plans to attend law school. However, after overcoming a life-changing bout with malignant melanoma at the age of 19 - the same cancer that took his father's life only one year earlier – with an uncertain health future, he decided to leave university for a leap of faith and pursued his passion of an acting career. With his sister Shari's prompting and support, $180 cash and a backpack, McGrady moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and never looked back.

McGrady quickly rose through the ranks of working actors to become a prominent mainstay in Hollywood, working steadily for over 30 years in the top tier television programs of the 80's and 90's, as well as supporting role performances in studio films such those with Academy Award winners James Woods and Lou Gossett Jr (Diggstown), Kevin Cosner (Wyatt Earp), Oscar nominee, Michelle Pfeiffer in Deep End of The Ocean as well as several independent films such as Rage, with Oscar winner, Nicholas Cage.

A prolific actor, McGrady can be recognized as Captain Herrington on CBS' "Seal Team." Other notable credits include: NBC's, "Chicago PD;" critically acclaimed FX event series and Emmy winner, "American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ," Showtime's Emmy nominated series "Ray Donovan," as well as NBC's Emmy winning television series, "Southland" as Detective Daniel "Sal" Salinger.

Well known as a stage, film and screen actor, McGrady is also founder of the successful Actors Workshop in Los Angeles, addressing the acting profession from both behind and in front of the camera as well as an accomplished fine artist with his work currently represented in several galleries across the country.

When not filming, McGrady can be found with his wife, Ilka at the McGrady Fine Art gallery or performing with his band, Michael McGrady's Sonic Groove Band in and around the Los Angeles area. You might also spot him outdoors sailing, surfing, riding his Harley or soaring his hang glider above the mountains of beautiful Santa Barbara.

He spends his time in Thousand Oaks, California and at his vacation home in the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington state.

Speaking Topics
  • Be a Thriver not just a Survivor

    Michael McGrady speaks on overcoming obstacles, cancer, and other health challenges. Cancer is not a death sentence, it is a LIFE sentence • the ultimate wake-up call. As a cancer survivor, McGrady has a thorough and empathic understanding of what the battle with cancer looks and feels like. He shares his journey of not only surviving the potential death sentence of cancer, but also learning how to use it to thrive in life.

    Achieve things you didn't think possible without the power of a cancer diagnosis.

  • The Actors Workshop

    Practical advice and teaching on the acting profession. What does it take to be a professional actor. The pre-flight checklist: A failproof method of approaching your work as an actor and an effective means of breaking down scenes for auditions, entire movies or television roles, and plays. Get the role and rock it!

    McGrady founded and ran the successful Actors Workshop in Los Angeles for 14 years and speaks to the acting profession from both behind and in front of the camera.

  • Michael McGrady: Other Popular Speaking Topics

    • Overcoming Adversity
    • Beating The Odds
    • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
    • Setting and Accomplishing Value-Driven Goals
    • Fatherhood
    • Motivation & Goal Setting

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  • HOW TO BOOK Michael McGrady?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael McGrady for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Michael McGrady, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael McGrady or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Michael McGrady?

    Booking fees for Michael McGrady, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael McGrady, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Michael McGrady?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael McGrady for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael McGrady for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael McGrady or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael McGrady or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Motivational Speaker, Theater, Film & Television Actor; Best Known for "Ray Donovan"

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Michael McGrady Biography

Michael Steven McGrady is an actor, artist, musician, and motivational speaker. Utilizing his wide-ranging career path and rich life experiences, McGrady is a sought after speaker addressing issues of thriving after surviving; life/work balance; ‘character’ ethics at work in personal growth and goal setting as well as mentorship in the acting profession and beyond.

Born to George and Gloria McGrady with Irish, British, German and French heritage, McGrady was raised in the Washington state area of the Pacific Northwest and studied Business Administration at The University of Washington, with plans to attend law school. However, after overcoming a life-changing bout with malignant melanoma at the age of 19 - the same cancer that took his father's life only one year earlier – with an uncertain health future, he decided to leave university for a leap of faith and pursued his passion of an acting career. With his sister Shari's prompting and support, $180 cash and a backpack, McGrady moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and never looked back.

McGrady quickly rose through the ranks of working actors to become a prominent mainstay in Hollywood, working steadily for over 30 years in the top tier television programs of the 80's and 90's, as well as supporting role performances in studio films such those with Academy Award winners James Woods and Lou Gossett Jr (Diggstown), Kevin Cosner (Wyatt Earp), Oscar nominee, Michelle Pfeiffer in Deep End of The Ocean as well as several independent films such as Rage, with Oscar winner, Nicholas Cage.

A prolific actor, McGrady can be recognized as Captain Herrington on CBS' "Seal Team." Other notable credits include: NBC's, "Chicago PD;" critically acclaimed FX event series and Emmy winner, "American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ," Showtime's Emmy nominated series "Ray Donovan," as well as NBC's Emmy winning television series, "Southland" as Detective Daniel "Sal" Salinger.

Well known as a stage, film and screen actor, McGrady is also founder of the successful Actors Workshop in Los Angeles, addressing the acting profession from both behind and in front of the camera as well as an accomplished fine artist with his work currently represented in several galleries across the country.

When not filming, McGrady can be found with his wife, Ilka at the McGrady Fine Art gallery or performing with his band, Michael McGrady's Sonic Groove Band in and around the Los Angeles area. You might also spot him outdoors sailing, surfing, riding his Harley or soaring his hang glider above the mountains of beautiful Santa Barbara.

He spends his time in Thousand Oaks, California and at his vacation home in the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington state.

Michael McGrady Speaking Topics

  • Be a Thriver not just a Survivor

    Michael McGrady speaks on overcoming obstacles, cancer, and other health challenges. Cancer is not a death sentence, it is a LIFE sentence • the ultimate wake-up call. As a cancer survivor, McGrady has a thorough and empathic understanding of what the battle with cancer looks and feels like. He shares his journey of not only surviving the potential death sentence of cancer, but also learning how to use it to thrive in life.

    Achieve things you didn't think possible without the power of a cancer diagnosis.

  • The Actors Workshop

    Practical advice and teaching on the acting profession. What does it take to be a professional actor. The pre-flight checklist: A failproof method of approaching your work as an actor and an effective means of breaking down scenes for auditions, entire movies or television roles, and plays. Get the role and rock it!

    McGrady founded and ran the successful Actors Workshop in Los Angeles for 14 years and speaks to the acting profession from both behind and in front of the camera.

  • Michael McGrady: Other Popular Speaking Topics

    • Overcoming Adversity
    • Beating The Odds
    • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
    • Setting and Accomplishing Value-Driven Goals
    • Fatherhood
    • Motivation & Goal Setting

Michael McGrady Videos

  • "Ray Donovan's" Michael McGrady On Finally Playing a Father

Speaker Lists Featuring Michael McGrady

FAQs on booking Michael McGrady

  • How to book Michael McGrady?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael McGrady for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Michael McGrady, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael McGrady or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael McGrady?

    Booking fees for Michael McGrady, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael McGrady, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael McGrady?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael McGrady for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael McGrady for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael McGrady or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael McGrady or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael McGrady is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Be a Thriver not just a Survivor, The Actors Workshop and Michael McGrady: Other Popular Speaking Topics. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael McGrady for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Michael McGrady generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sean Astin, Daymond John, Cynthia Nixon, Sadie Robertson and Jim Morris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael McGrady for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Michael McGrady Speaking Topics

  • Be a Thriver not just a Survivor

    Michael McGrady speaks on overcoming obstacles, cancer, and other health challenges. Cancer is not a death sentence, it is a LIFE sentence • the ultimate wake-up call. As a cancer survivor, McGrady has a thorough and empathic understanding of what the battle with cancer looks and feels like. He shares his journey of not only surviving the potential death sentence of cancer, but also learning how to use it to thrive in life.

    Achieve things you didn't think possible without the power of a cancer diagnosis.

  • The Actors Workshop

    Practical advice and teaching on the acting profession. What does it take to be a professional actor. The pre-flight checklist: A failproof method of approaching your work as an actor and an effective means of breaking down scenes for auditions, entire movies or television roles, and plays. Get the role and rock it!

    McGrady founded and ran the successful Actors Workshop in Los Angeles for 14 years and speaks to the acting profession from both behind and in front of the camera.

  • Michael McGrady: Other Popular Speaking Topics

    • Overcoming Adversity
    • Beating The Odds
    • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
    • Setting and Accomplishing Value-Driven Goals
    • Fatherhood
    • Motivation & Goal Setting

Michael McGrady Speaker Videos

  • "Ray Donovan's" Michael McGrady On Finally Playing a Father

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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