Brian McNamara is an American actor. His first major role was in the film The Flamingo Kid (1984). He then went on to appear in a few films, such as Short Circuit (1986), Caddyshack II (1988), Arachnophobia (1990) and Mystery Date (1991). McNamara was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for playing Dean Karny in the television film Billionaire Boys Club (1987). However, his most popular role was as Michael Holden in the television series Army Wives (2007–2013).