Jack Payne
played by Eddie McClintock
  • Character bio
  • Actor bio

In the toolbox of bad guys, Jack Payne is the hammer. And as the saying goes, when you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Payne is ex-military, the wetwork guy who gets sent in when something nasty needs getting done. Except it turns out that Bob Lee Swagger might be the first nut Jack Payne can't quite crack. Payne is as crazy as he is charismatic, as perverse as he is perceptive. While the other players in this dangerous game are driven by money or power or patriotism or truth, Jack Payne's just in it for fun.

Eddie McClintock stars in USA Network’s conspiracy thriller Shooter as Jack Payne, a homeland security counter intelligence agent who works with Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps, House).

An award-winning actor, McClintock received recognition from the Burbank International Film Festival as Best Actor for his performance in A Fish Story. McClintock also starred in Warehouse 13 as the amusing yet authoritative, Pete Latimer. Additionally, he and was recently seen on Supergirl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Backstrom, Modern Family, and Witches of East End. He was also seen opposite Nathan Fillion in the 2014 season finale of Castle. Among his many television credits, McClintock was memorable in multiple episode arcs of Bones, Friends, and Desperate Housewives.

His last on-air series found McClintock starring with Jane Curtin, Fred Savage, and William Devane in the comedy Crumbs. Before that, he performed with Neil Patrick Harris and Tony Shaloub in Stark Raving Mad and A.U.S.A.

McClintock currently resides with his wife and two sons in Los Angeles.