Right after his role on Miami Vice, Bruce McGill found himself portraying Jack Dalton, a good friend of MacGyver’s who always seems to get the two in trouble thanks to his love of get-rich-quick schemes. He is best known for acting in some of director Michael Mann’s films, including The Insider, Ali, and Collateral. The actor is also a fantastic narrator and made various ads for the Republican Party during the 2016 presidential election.
Bruce McGill recently appeared in a 2019 drama film called The Best of Enemies alongside Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson. He also appeared in a small-time film called Waiting Game, which landed him an award for Best Actor at the Pasadena International Film Festival. The actor’s best role to date is arguable as former U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton in the seven Golden Globe Awards winner film, Lincoln.
Stanley Tucci– After the show
It's easy to recognize Stanley Tucci due to his unique look and great acting. The actor has won three Emmy Awards for incredible performances in 1998's Winchell, the TV show Monk, and his web series Park Bench with Steve Buscemi. Tucci tends to appear in at least three films every year, and usually finds his way into high budget productions such as The Hunger Games series, 2017's Beauty and the Beast, and Michael Bay's Transformers franchise.
The actor is also co-owner of the Finch Tavern restaurant in Croton Falls, New York. He's an avid cook, and released two cookbooks called 'The Tucci Cookbook' and 'The Tucci Table: Cooking With Family and Friends'. Tucci really made a great and varied career for himself after his role in Miami Vice.
Bruce McGill As Hank Wheldon
Retired Metro-Dade officer Henry "Hank" Weldon started out as a cop but found himself promoted to detective after helping incarcerated the drug trafficker, Tony Arcaro. He appeared in the episode "Out Where the Buses Don't Run", that premiered on October 18, 1985, during the second season of the show.
Hank Wheldon was quite brash, aggressive and hot-headed, which is why he was perfectly cast when Bruce McGill was chosen for the role. The actor seems to have a knack for burly and offensive characters and left quite an impression on us long after his short role had ended.
David Strathairn As Marty Lang
Marty Lang appeared in the same episode as Hank Wheldon during season two of Miami Vice. He was a former Metro-Dade Vice detective and used to be Wheldon's partner. The two helped bring down the prominent drug dealer, Tony Arcaro, after three years of failed attempts.
It's believed that Marty Lang unlawfully killed Arcaro after failing to jail him in legal ways for so long. The character ended up being incarcerated for the crime and disappeared from Miami Vice, but not before leaving a big impression on the show's viewers.
David Strathairn– After the show
After his role in Miami Vice, actor David Strathairn continued to appear in many films and TV shows over the years. He managed to snag an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Dr. Carlock in 2010's biographical drama film Temple Grandin. Although Strathairn has a very large list of roles in films, he never really managed to find himself as a lead actor and was mostly typecast as a supporting actor.
David Strathairn is mostly recognized today for his role as CIA Deputy Director Noah Vosen in the 2007 film The Bourne Ultimatum and its sequel, 2012's The Bourne Legacy. He almost won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for playing the Secretary of State William H. Seward in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, but ultimately lost to another actor.