(written from a Production point of view)
MacDonald was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has worked beside his acting career as an editor for the film Lies...In Love (2001). He played regular roles in the soap operas The Secret Storm (1966-1967), Days of Our Lives (1991-1992), General Hospital (1982), Santa Barbara (1987), and The Young and the Restless (1989-1990).
MacDonald has also performed guest roles in television series such as Mannix (1968, with Jay Robinson), The Doris Day Show (1968 and 1971), Marcus Welby, M.D. (1973), The Rockford Files (1974), Flamingo Road (1981, with John Beck and Jeff Austin), Hart to Hart (1982, with Keene Curtis, William Windom, and stunts by Greg Barnett), Quincy, M.E. (1979-1982, with Rudy Solari, John Fiedler, Tony Plana, Walker Edmiston, and Joseph Campanella), Dallas (1983, with Susan Howard, John Beck, Morgan Woodward, and Paul Sorenson), T.J. Hooker (1984, with William Shatner, James Darren, William Boyett, and Grainger Hines), Quantum Leap (1989, with Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell), Jake and the Fatman (1991, with Jonathan Farwell, Patrick Kilpatrick, Tony Todd, and Clarence Williams III), and Empty Nest (1993, with Russ Fega).
Other films on his resume include: The Great American Beauty Contest (1973), Columbo: A Deadly State of Mind (1975, with William Wintersole), The Brady Girls Get Married (1981, with Bill Erwin), Grace Kelly (1983, with William Schallert, Marta Dubois, Salome Jens, Paul Lambert, and Walker Edmiston), JFK (1991, with Tony Plana, Bob Gunton, John Larroquette, Bill Bolender, and Jeff Bornstein), Temptress (1994, with Chris Sarandon and Corbin Bernsen), Black Dawn (1997, with Daniel Zacapa, Marco Rodriguez, Jerry Hardin, and Charles S. Chun), and Sins of the Realm (2003).