Now residing in NYC, actor Danny McCarthy was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended the Webster Conservatory of Theater Arts before relocating to Chicago to begin his professional acting career.
A longtime company member at Chicago's acclaimed A Red Orchid Theatre, Danny's regional stage credits also include Annie Baker's The Antipodes and Lucille Lortel Best Play-winner The Open House at Signature Theatre, Grace at Broadway's Cort Theater, the world premiere of Kill Floor at Lincoln Center, The Flick, Middletown, The Pillowman, Take Me Out, and The Water Engine at the Steppenwolf Theatre of Chicago, David Cromer's lauded A Streetcar Named Desire at Writer's Theater of Glencoe, and Circle Mirror Transformation at The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, where his performance earned him a Kevin Kline Award nomination for Best Actor.
On-screen, Danny is perhaps best known as Special Agent Hale in FOX's hit series Prison Break, and for his featured role in AT&T's 2008 "Dropped Call - The Butcher" commercial, which received a National Gold Award from the American Advertising Federation, and the Cannes Lions TVC Bronze Award, among others. He was also featured as "The Brattender: in Johnsonville Brats' long-running and Effie Award (Silver and Bronze) winning campaign.
In addition to numerous national commercials and voice-overs, Danny McCarthy's film and television credits include Stronger, Elvis & Nixon, The Drop, The Express, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Killing Kennedy, The Chicago Code, Chicago Fire, Detroit 1-8-7, ER, Fred Claus, Flags of Our Fathers, Stranger Than Fiction, Derailed, Proof, Boss, Underemployed, Betrayal, Elementary, Chicago Fire, Blue Bloods, and Boardwalk Empire.