<p>Stephen McNally (July 29, 1913 - June 4, 1994) was an American actor remembered mostly for his appearances in many westerns and action films. He was an attorney in the late 1930s before pursuing a career in acting.
He started his stage career using his real name Horace McNally and began appearing uncredited in many World War II-era films. In 1946, he changed his stage name to Stephen McNally and began appearing credited as both movie villains and heroes.
He played menacing roles in such films as Johnny Belinda (1948) and the James Stewart western Winchester '73 (1950). He co-starred in the Burt Lancaster film noir Criss Cross (1949). Other notable 1950s films included No Way Out (1950), Split Second (1953), and Johnny Rocco (1958).
McNally appeared in three episodes of the ABC religious anthology series Crossroads. He was thereafter cast as Jim in the 1960 episode "Moment of Fear" of the CBS and Four Star Television Production, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, with episode co-stars Edgar Bergen and Darryl Hickman. Thereafter, he appeared in the NBC anthology series, The Barbara Stanwyck Show. In the 1961-1962 season, McNally and Robert Harland had their own crime drama on ABC,</p>