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Robert McCall
Robert McCall
Name: Robert McCall
Gender: Male
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Alias(es): Bob
The Equalizer
Affiliation: Defense Intelligence Agency

United States Marine Corps

Profession: Black Ops soldier

DIA operative Assassin United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant

Rank: Agent

Gunnery Sergeant (USMC)

Marital status: Widowed
Status: Alive
Played by: Denzel Washington
Films: The Equalizer
The Equalizer 2
"Who are you?"
―Most famous question to Robert McCall

Robert McCall is a former government agent-turned heroic vigilante and the main protagonist in the film series of The Equalizer. He is portrayed by Denzel Washington.


Robert McCall is a widowed retired United States Marine, black ops soldier and DIA operative who is threatened by Russian mobsters in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. He ends up employing his skills and becoming a secretive vigilante after seeing an underage streetwalker had been violently abused by the mobsters. He also ends up having to save co-workers he knows at the hardware store called the Home Mart when the mobsters seize control of it and hold the workers hostage.

Background information and notes[]

  • McCall is much like the Mission: Impossible series of films and new television version of "Hawaii Five-0" where despite taking the near-exact premise and retaining some of the same character names and traits, the execution is clearly different and it's own artistic license.
  • The original Robert McCall on the original television incarnation of "The Equalizer" was portrayed by the late English actor Edward Woodward. The series had writers and show runners who had also worked on series such as "Miami Vice" and later "24". Coincidentally, McCall appears to share some traits with "24"'s lead protagonist Jack Bauer (played by Kiefer Sutherland) as well as movie incarnation of Jason Bourne (played by Matt Damon) in the Bourne Identity series, Bryan Mills (played by Liam Neeson) in the Taken trilogy and title character in John Wick (played by Keanu Reeves) in addition to having a similar filming style.