Mac McDonald (born Terence McDonald; June 18, 1949) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian who played Simpson in the extended Special Edition of the 1986 film Aliens. He also provided the voices of Chief and various background characters in Alien: Isolation, voiced Lachance in the 2016 audio drama Alien: Out of the Shadows and reprised the role of Simpson in the 2017 audio drama Alien: River of Pain. Other notable films McDonald has appeared in include Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Batman (1989), Nightbreed (1990), The Fifth Element (1997) and The 51st State (2001). Aside from his work in film, McDonald has had an extensive career in television. He is perhaps best known for his role as Captain Frank Hollister in the sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf (1988-1999).


Year Title Notes
1975 Rollerball Uncredited; with Steve Boyum and Roy Scammell
1980 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Uncredited
1984 Top Secret! With Clive Curtis and Eddie Powell
Electric Dreams With Holly De Jong and Alan Polonsky
1985 Death Wish 3 With Ricco Ross and Tip Tipping
1986 Haunted Honeymoon
Half Moon Street With Andy Lucas, Eddie Powell and Sigourney Weaver
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace With John Lees and Trevor Steedman
1989 Patlabor: The Movie With Blain Fairman and Stuart Milligan
Batman With Carl Chase, Simon Crane, Clive Curtis, Christopher Fairbank, Leon Herbert, Mark Anthony Newman, Eddie Powell and Tip Tipping
1990 The Russia House With Jay Benedict
Memphis Belle
Nightbreed With Daniel Kash
1994 Neverending Story III: Return to Fantasia
There's No Business
1997 Fierce Creatures With Simon Crane, Leon Herbert and Ricco Ross
The Fifth Element With Christopher Fairbank, Ian Holm, Al Matthews, Vladimir McCrary and Mark Anthony Newman
1998 The Baber of Siberia
Stuff Upper Lips With Brian Glover
2001 The 51st State
2003 Captain Sabretooth
2004 Control With Glenn Wrage
2005 Tara Road
2006 Flyboys
2007 Shooter Uncredited
2008 Transsiberian
2009 The Descent: Part 2 Uncredited
2010 Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
2012 Tad, the Lost Explorer


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  1. McDonald's appearance in Aliens was cut from the theatrical release, but later reinstated in the extended Special Edition