Actor Neal McDonough went viral Tuesday after conservative commentator Chad Prather re-released a video on social media of the actor describing his two-year cancellation by Hollywood.
McDonough, 56, has consistently credited his Christian faith for saving his life after he was blackballed by Hollywood for refusing to do sex scenes and kissing women other than his wife, according to PureFlix. He made the decision shortly after he was married back in 2003, and also vowed to never use the Lord’s name in vain, even when acting.
Prather shared footage Tuesday of McDonough describing this significant career and life choice on Twitter, and the video has been reposted hundreds of times since.
Neal McDonough is a great actor that’s been BLACKLISTED in Hollywood because of his values.
— Chad Prather (@WatchChad) November 28, 2023
Most of you probably recognize McDonough. He’s one of those go-to bad guys. And his role in “Yellowstone” was one of the most memorable … particularly his incredibly violent death after orchestrating the kidnapping the youngest member of the Dutton family.
But things weren’t always great for him. In 2010, McDonough was fired from the ABC series “Scoundrels” for refusing to do on-screen sex scenes. He claims no one wanted to work with him after he was fired, and he almost lost everything, PureFlix reported. (RELATED: ‘Starvation, Death, Destruction’: Superstar Actor Dennis Quaid Makes Strange Warning To Society)
“I remember falling to my knees and saying, ‘God, why have you forgotten about me? Why am I being punished so much?’ And as soon as those words came out of my mouth, I realized what self-absorbed questions those were,” he told Fox back in 2022. “God has given me so much. We all experience challenges in our lives. I should be grateful – and thankful – for all the blessings I’m given.”
Quite frankly, all of us could learn something from McDonough. Challenges and failures help us grow as people. They reset the lie in our heads telling us the things we own and the money we have means anything. I think most of us could probably do with a bit of a reminder right about now, and thankfully, Biden’s economy is making that happen … indirectly, of course, and only through the total mismanagement of the entire nation.