John C. McGinley

Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Actor
A charismatic, high-energy supporting actor and occasional lead in countless features, John C. McGinley was a familiar face to audiences thanks to films like "Platoon" (1986"), "Wall Street" (1987), the TV movie ... Read more »
Born: 08/02/1959 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (80)

Ground Floor 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Kid Cannabis 2014 (Movie)

John Grefard (Actor)

The Discoverers 2014 (Movie)

Bill Birch (Actor)

Watercolor Postcards 2014 (Movie)

Merlin (Actor)

42 2013 (Movie)

Red Barber (Actor)

Alex Cross 2012 (Movie)

Captain Richard Brookwell (Actor)

Burn Notice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2001 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

Chuck Mitchell Jr. (Actor)

King of the Hill 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Practice 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Tickets to Paradise 2007 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Wild Hogs 2007 (Movie)

Highway Patrolman (Actor)

American Crude 2006 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Colin Fitz Lives! 2006 (Movie)

Groundskeeper (Actor)

A.W.O.L. 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Puff, Puff, Pass 2005 (Movie)

John Dupree (Actor)

Justice League Unlimited 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Clone High 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Identity 2003 (Movie)

George (Actor)

NBC's Funniest Out-Takes #2 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Scrubs: The Outtake Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Crazy As Hell 2002 (Movie)

Parker (Actor)

Stealing Harvard 2002 (Movie)

Detective Charles (Actor)

Dean Koontz's Sole Survivor 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Highway 2001 (Movie)

Johnny the Fox (Actor)

The Animal 2001 (Movie)

Sergeant Sisk (Actor)

Get Carter 2000 (Movie)

Con McCarty (Actor)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

Jack Rose (Actor)

Office Space 1999 (Movie)

Bob Slydell (Actor)

Three to Tango 1999 (Movie)

Strauss (Actor)

Dean Koontz's Intensity 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Flypaper 1997 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Hollywood Boulevard 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)

Davis 'Rig' Lanlow (Actor)

Truth or Consequences, N.M. 1997 (Movie)

Eddie Grillo (Actor)

johns 1997 (Movie)

Danny Cohen (Actor)

Long Island Fever 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mother 1996 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Set It Off 1996 (Movie)

Detective Strode (Actor)

The Rock 1996 (Movie)

Marine Captain Hendrix (Actor)

Born to Be Wild 1995 (Movie)

Max Carr (Actor)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

Seven 1995 (Movie)

California (Actor)

The Return of Hunter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Car 54, Where Are You? 1994 (Movie)

Officer Francis Muldoon (Actor)

Frasier 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mother's Boys 1994 (Movie)

Mr Fogel (Actor)

On Deadly Ground 1994 (Movie)

MacGruder (Actor)

Surviving the Game 1994 (Movie)

Griffin (Actor)

The Last Outlaw 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Wagons East! 1994 (Movie)

Julian (Actor)

Hear No Evil 1993 (Movie)

Mickey O'Malley (Actor)

Watch It 1993 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

A Midnight Clear 1992 (Movie)

Major Griffin (Actor)

Article 99 1992 (Movie)

Dr Rudy Bobrick (Actor)

Little Noises 1992 (Movie)

Stu Slovack (Actor)

Highlander II: the Quickening 1991 (Movie)

David Blake (Actor)

Point Break 1991 (Movie)

Ben Harp (Actor)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

1st Official (Actor)

Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 (Movie)

Richard Shoenfield (Actor)

Lost Angels 1989 (Movie)

Dr Farmer--Valley Acres Staff Member (Actor)

Prisoners of Inertia 1989 (Movie)

Ogden (Actor)

Shakedown 1988 (Movie)

Sean Phillips (Actor)

Suffering Bastards 1988 (Movie)

Buddy Johnson (Actor)

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

Stu (Actor)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

Marvin (Actor)

Platoon 1986 (Movie)

Sergeant O'Neill (Actor)

Sweet Liberty 1986 (Movie)

Floyd (Actor)

Clinton and Nadine (TV Show)

Actor

Cruel Doubt (TV Show)

Actor

Target Earth (TV Show)

Actor

The Jack Bull (TV Show)

Actor

The Pentagon Wars (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Suffering Bastards 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Watch It 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A charismatic, high-energy supporting actor and occasional lead in countless features, John C. McGinley was a familiar face to audiences thanks to films like "Platoon" (1986"), "Wall Street" (1987), the TV movie "Intensity" (Fox, 1997) and "Any Given Sunday" (1999). However, his most memorable character was that of Dr. Perry Cox, the tough-as-nails Chief of Medicine on "Scrubs" (NBC/ABC, 2001-2010). The role, along with a memorable performance in the cult favorite "Office Space" (1999) elevated McGinley from character actor to comic standout, a title he wielded effectively in "Wild Hogs" (2007) and "Are We Done Yet?" (2007). A versatile and immensely likable screen presence, he was a favorite among silver and small screen viewers for over two decades.

Relationships

Nichole Kessler

Wife
McGinley's nine-year-old son Max introduced the couple during a beach encounter Engaged August 2006 Married April 7, 2007 in Malibu, CA

Lauren Lambert Production Assistant

Wife
Met during filming of "Nothing to Lose" (1997) Married Feb.1, 1997 Divorced Dec. 10, 2001

Gerald McGinley

Father
Born c. 1929

Patricia McGinley

Mother
Born c. 1934

Billie McGinley

Daughter
Born Feb. 2, 2008; mother, Nichole Kessler; delivered in a birthing tub at the couple's home in Malibu, CA

Kate McGinley

Daughter
Born June 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA; mother, Nichole Kessler

Max McGinley

Son
Born with Down's syndrome Aug. 5, 1997; mother, Lauren Lambert mother, Lauren Lambert

Mark McGinley

Brother
Was working in the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001, but managed to make it out of the building before it collapsed

EDUCATION

Milburn High School

Milburn , New Jersey

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York
attended for three years; transferred to NYU

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

New York , New York

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

New York , New York 1984

Milestones

2012

Featured in crime thriller "Alex Cross," based on the novel Cross by James Patterson and starring Tyler Perry

2007

Featured in the movie "Wild Hogs" as a Highway Patrol Officer with a questionable lifestyle choice

2007

Cast opposite Ice Cube in the comedy "Are We Done Yet?"

2003

Provided voiceover work on several episodes of "Justice League" (Cartoon Network) as superhero 'The Atom'

2001

Cast in regular role on "Scrubs" (NBC), offering a scene-stealing turn as the surly Dr. Perry Cox

2000

Acted in TV adaptation of "Dean Koontz's Sole Survivor" (Fox)

1999

Appeared as a sportscaster in Oliver Stone directed football drama "Any Given Sunday"

1997

Played a serial killer in Fox adaptation of Dean Koontz's "Intensity"

1994

First film with song credit, "Car 54, Where Are You?"; also acted in movie

1993

Feature producing debut, ensemble comedy "Watch It"

1989

Feature screenwriting debut, "Suffering Bastards"; also starred

1988

TV-movie debut, "Clinton and Nadine"

1988

Reprised role of Stu for Oliver Stone's film version of "Talk Radio"

1987

Co-starred as Stu Noonan in off-Braodway production of Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio"

1987

Episodic TV debut, "Leg Work" (CBS)

1986

First film for director Oliver Stone, "Platoon"; played a cowardly sergeant

1986

Feature acting debut, "Sweet Liberty"

1985

Made Broadway debut in a revival production of "Requiem for a Heavyweight"

1985

Cast in the recurring role of Ned Howard on "Another World" (NBC)

1984

Made off-Broadway debut as understudy for John Turturro in John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea"; spotted by a talent scout for Oliver Stone when he went on for Turturro who was off making a film; offered a small role in "Platoon," but prod

1984

Landed role in off-Broadway play "The Ballad of Soapy Smith"

Raised in Newark and Milburn, NJ

Bonus Trivia

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McGinley was born with a mild form of dyslexia.

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McGinley owned Match, a restaurant in NYC's SoHo, with "Platoon" (1986) co-star Willem Dafoe.

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"Producing is not brain surgery. You raise the money, and you shoot it. Everybody thinks it's so complicated, but it's not. It's amazing to take the thing off the page, and two years later people in the theater are actually laughing at it or being moved by it." – McGinley on producing, in Daily News, April 19, 1994

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"I auditioned for TV series before. But, you know, they're always looking for Ken and Barbie. I'm Ken's dirty uncle."– McGinley quoted in TV Guide, Nov. 10-16, 2001

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