Gannon McHale grew up in New England. He attended great schools but decided to enlist in the Navy to avoid the Vietnam draft. He served aboard USS and lived to tell many tales and captured them in a book, Stealth Boat which chronicles his time on USS Sturgeon.
Gannon McHale is now a New York City based character actor who has worked on Broadway, in Regional Theatres, Tours, TV and Film, including a featured cameo role as Representative Aaron Haddam in Stephen Spielberg’s LINCOLN. This Fall he will open the season at Baltimore’s Center Stage Company as Royal Chamberlain von Strack in Peter Shaffer’s AMADEUS.
Boot Camp Photo
“The Cocktail Hour”…Crew’s Berthing Delta circa 1968…probably coming back from the ’68 Northern run…L to R..Barry Avery, Dick Austin, Denny Schulz, Bill Drake, and Gannon McHale (lower right)
This photo was taken at the NSL Luncheon at the Subvets in October 2008 when the book came out. L to R (back row) Head Steward Emmanuel Howard, COB Bill Welsh, Capt. Bohannan, Ken Schack, Mike Reynolds, Thom Keaney, Bob Gustafson, (Front Row)…Bill Drake, Dennis Cloutier, Gannon McHale, Dan Ottinger
Gannon McHale today