Rory McCann is famous actor and musician who came to highlight after displaying a role of Sandor Clegane on the widely popular HBO series Game of Thrones. Similarly, he is also known by the name The Hound in this series. Before that, he was a gardener in for large estates in Glashow.

Rory Early life and Education

Rory was born on April 24, 1969, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. He grew up along with his sister named Sally-Gay McCann who works in the costume department for film and TV. Likewise, she has also worked with Rory on Game of Thrones. Regarding his nationality, Rory is Scotish and belongs to white ethnicity.

Game of Thrones actor, Rory McCann and his friend during his chidlhood. Game of Thrones actor, Rory McCann, and his friend, during his childhood.

Rory McCann completed his primary education from the Scottish School of Forestry near Inverness. At his early age, he loved doing paintings. Similarly, he served as a bridge painter in a suspension bridge in Scotland called, The Forth Road Bridge. Besides that, he was also a good carpenter. Even though, Rory involved in those occupations, he later got trained in the Actor’s Workshop which made him enroll at the film industry.

Rory Career

6 feet 6 inch tall, Rory first began his acting career in the movie named Willow in 1998. However, he got fired as he laughed during the takes. He then made his second acting career debut in the television comedy drama called, The Book Group, where he also won the Scottish BAFTA for the best television performance.

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Rory has played a numerous films and television series till the date but he gained a massive attention from his fans after portraying in the series, Game of Thrones. There he displayed a role of Sandor Clegane a.k.a the hound along with, Kit Harington, John Bradley- West, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Michelle Fairley, Hannah Murray, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and so on.

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Some of his movies and television series that he has played are listed below


  • Coming Soon- 1999
  • The Devil’s Tattoo- 2003
  • Alexander- 2004
  • Hot Fuzz- 2007
  • Clash of the Titans- 2010
  • Slow West- 2015

Television Series

  • Randall & Hopkirk- 2000
  • London’s Burning- 2002
  • State of Play- 2003
  • Heroes and Villains- 2008
  • Banished- 2015

Currently, Rory is still playing for the television series, Game of Thrones and has made an appearance in the XXX: Return of Xander Cage as a role of Tennyson “The Torch”.

Rory Personal life

Rory McCann is an unmarried man and is still single. He does not seem interested in getting in a relationship as he has also stated that, “I’m single because I move about so much that I can’t really get attached”. 


Till the date, Rory has not bruited in any love affairs and neither any rumors or news about him is spread in the air. McCann cannot be speculated as a gay as he has said that he likes someone but not out spoken her name.

Rory seems like a quiet person as he resides in remote areas and says that he is not much socialized and can’t easily get in touch with others. He mostly enjoys climbing and being outdoors. McCann is mostly known for living a solitary. He often lives on a boat or in the places without modern facilities.

Rory Net Worth

Game of Thrones actor, Rory McCann earns a good amount of money from his acting professions. Correspondingly, he has also accumulated thousands of dollars from his musical career. As of 2017, his net worth is estimated at around $2 million.