(written from a Production point of view)
He is the twin brother of fellow Star Trek stuntman Don Charles McGovern.
McGovern has performed stunts in films such as Terminal Entry (1986, with Edward Laurence Albert and Kavi Raz), Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989, with David Graf and Matt McCoy), Captain America (1990, with Ronny Cox, Michael Nouri, Bill Mumy, and stunts by Jeff Imada), Batman Returns (1992), Demoliton Man (1993), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995, with Joanna Cassidy), Batman Forever (1995, with Rene Auberjonois), Eraser (1996), with Vanessa Williams), Conspiracy Theory (1997, with Patrick Stewart), Boogie Nights (1997, with Michael Jace, Allan Graf, and stunts by Brian Avery, Edward Conna, Shawn Crowder, Max Daniels, Mark De Alessandro, Hugh Aodh O'Brien, and Michael Owen), Armageddon (1998), Wild Wild West (1999), Pearl Harbor (2001), The One (2001), Bruce Almighty (2003), and The Island (2005, with Ethan Phillips, Noa Tishby, Katy Boyer, Randy Oglesby, Glenn Morshower, Michael Canavan, screenplay by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and stunts by Eddie Braun, Stacey Carino, Alex Chansky, Doug Coleman, Gilbert Combs, Kevin Derr, Corey Michael Eubanks, Tom Harper, Steve Kelso, Dorian Kingi, Henry Kingi, Jr., Henry Kingi, Sr., Denney Pierce, Bridgett Riley, Justin Sundquist, Spice Williams-Crosby, Scott Workman, Merritt Yohnka, and Christopher Leps.
He has also performed stunts in television series such as Baywatch (1989, with Monte Markham, Gregory J. Barnett, and directed by Kim Manners), Diagnosis Murder (1994, with Christopher Doyle and directed by Anson Williams), Married with Children (1994, with Paddi Edwards), Dark Skies (1997, with Art Chudabala, Brian Cousins, Jennifer Hetrick, and Jeri Ryan), Team Knight Rider, Angel, Beverly Hills, 90210, Dallas, Falcon Crest (starring Robert Foxworth), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (starring Teri Hatcher and K Callan), MacGyver, Melrose Place, Renegade (starring Branscombe Richmond), 24, The Flash, and Viper.
McGovern works also occasionally as a driver for the transportation department during shooting for films such as Birthday Girl (2001) and Gosford Park (2001).