Originally from New York City, McCouch received his Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in Theater from Hamilton College and later studied at the British American Drama Academy through the Oxford-Yale program. He spent four seasons with the Williamstown Theater Festival where he performed in Arturo UI, The Visit, Threepenny Opera, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Inherit the Wind, and The Moon Stone. While in London, the actor was also seen in Electra at the Almeida Theater and Women Beware Women at the Royal Court.
In addition to As the World Turns, McCouch's daytime resume includes a role as Dr. Morgan Winthrop on Another World. After moving to Los Angeles, the actor starred on television's Legacy and All Souls and appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210; The Cosby Mysteries; and the movie-of-the-week Sins of the Mind. His film credits include the blockbusters Armageddon and Momentum, co-starring Lou Gossett Jr. and Teri Hatcher.
McCouch currently resides in Manhattan. He stays active in his spare time by playing sports, riding horses and traveling.