1. Kevin Robert McNally is an English actor who has worked in theatre and radio as well as in film and television.
2. Born in Bristol, McNally spent his early years in Birmingham, attending Redhill Junior School on Redhill Road in Hay Mills and Mapledene Junior School on Mapledene Road in Sheldon.
3. His first professional job, at the age of 16, was at the Birmingham Rep. In 1973 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where, in 1975, he won the Best Actor Bancroft Gold Medal.
4. From 1991 to 1994, he wrote nine episodes of Minder under the pseudonym Kevin Sperring with writing partner Bernard Dempsey.
5. He played Joshamee Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and is one of three actors to have appeared in all five films.
6. In 2011, he was cast in the American television series Supernatural, as Frank.
7. In 2013, he began working on a science-fiction animation project called Sam Sweetmilk.
8. McNally met actress Phyllis Logan in 1994, and they married on 15 August 2011.
9. Along with fellow British actors Ian McNeice and Kenneth Branagh, McNally appeared in two Second World War films, Valkyrie and Conspiracy that depict behind-the-scenes activities of high-ranking officials in Nazi Germany.
10. Other TV credits include: Z-Cars, The Bill, Casualty, The New Statesman and Murder Most Horrid.