(written from a Production point of view)
Magee was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and trained to become a martial artist, Olympic weightlifter, and gymnast. In 1982 he won the Canadian and the World power lifting championships in the super heavyweight division and two years later he won the Mr. British Columbia bodybuilding title. Following his time as football player for the BC Lions in the 1980s, Magee also won four Louis Cyr World Strongmen Contests during these years. He was placed second at the World's Strongmen Contest in 1982, fourth in 1983, and fifth in 1985. 
In the late 1980s, Magee had a brief career in the World Wrestling Federation after he won a match against Bret Hart. Named as a successor to WWF champion Hulk Hogan, Magee had several matches on tour throughout the years but lost many. He returned to Japan and ended his wrestling career in 1989.
Beside his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Magee had supporting roles in the science fiction film Dragonfight (1990, with Lloyd Kino, Charles Napier, Warren A. Stevens, and B.J. Davis), the Designing Women episode "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (1990, with Bill Cobbs), the horror sequel Alligator II: The Mutation (1991, with Richard Lynch and Brock Peters), the action film Stone Cold (1991, with Folkert Schmidt, Nick Dimitri, and Jophery C. Brown), the television thriller Dead Silence (1991, with Claudette Nevins and Tim Russ), and the action film Street Knight (1993, with Christopher Neame, Jennifer Gatti, and Bernie Casey).
Today, he is working as a trainer in the Gold's Gym in Venice Beach, California.