Ted McGinley

Actor
As a former model-turned-prominent character actor, Ted McGinley graced screens both large and small, often as empty-headed jocks or smarmy heartthrobs with unseemly ulterior motives. Most active throughout the 1980s ... Read more »
Born: 05/29/1958 in Newport Beach, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (74)

Do You Believe? 2015 (Movie)

Matthew (Actor)

Face the Music 2014 (Movie)

Marcus Garens (Actor)

eavesdrop 2014 (Movie)

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Bad Behavior 2013 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

Mad Men 2013 (Tv Show)

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Road Trip 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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See Dad Run 2013 (Tv Show)

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Notes From The Heart Healer 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Sullivan & Son 2012 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2012 (Tv Show)

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Breaking In 2011 (Tv Show)

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Melissa & Joey 2010 (Tv Show)

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Wizards of Waverly Place 2010 (Tv Show)

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Psych 2009 (Tv Show)

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Taking a Chance on Love 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Dancing With the Stars 2008 (Tv Show)

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'Til Death 2007 (Tv Show)

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Hope & Faith 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Happy Days 30th Anniversary Reunion 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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ABC Extreme Bloopers 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Evening Shade 1987 - 1999, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Justice League 1990 - 1999, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Married... With Children 1987 - 1999, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Perfect Strangers 1987 - 1988, 1990 - 1999, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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The John Larroquette Show 1987 - 1988, 1990 - 1999, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Charlie Lawrence 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Married... with Children Reunion 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Love Boat 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) 2002 (Tv Show)

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Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Army Corps Major (Actor)

The West Wing 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Cahoots 2000 (Movie)

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Daybreak 2000 (Movie)

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The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

Johnny Darjerling (Actor)

Work With Me 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Dick 1999 (Movie)

Roderick (Actor)

Sports Night 1990 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Major League: Back to the Minors 1998 (Movie)

Leonard Huff (Actor)

TV's All Time Funniest Holidays 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Deadly Web 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Follow Your Heart 1996 (Movie)

Jimmy Bailey (Actor)

Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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My Favorite "Married" 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Linda 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

Mr Scream (Actor)

Wild Justice 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Baby Talk 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Blue Tornado 1990 (Movie)

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Die Laughing 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Auntie Sue 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Dynasty 1980 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Physical Evidence 1989 (Movie)

Kyle (Actor)

Troop Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Love Boat: The Christmas Cruise 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Love Boat: The Shipshape Cruise 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Love Boat: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '86 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XVIII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Revenge of the Nerds 1984 (Movie)

Stan Gable (Actor)

Herndon and Me 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Young Doctors in Love 1982 (Movie)

Dr Bucky DeVol (Actor)

Valentine 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Every Mother's Worst Fear (TV Show)

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Frozen Impact (TV Show)

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Hostage Hotel (TV Show)

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Making of a Male Model (TV Show)

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The Love Boat (TV Show)

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The Note (TV Show)

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Biography

As a former model-turned-prominent character actor, Ted McGinley graced screens both large and small, often as empty-headed jocks or smarmy heartthrobs with unseemly ulterior motives. Most active throughout the 1980s and 1990s, McGinley broke through as a high school coach and teacher on "Happy Days" (CBS/ABC, 1973-1984), then hopped aboard "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-1986) as the new cruise director during the show's waning years, while in the feature world, he shined as the head of a jock fraternity in "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984). Despite occasional sojourns onto the silver screen, McGinley's bread-and-butter remained on television, where he delivered perhaps his most memorable role on "Married With Children" (Fox, 1986-1997) as the underhanded neighbor of the dysfunctional Bundy clan. But due to McGinley's late casting on series steadily in decline, he was unfortunately tagged for being the catalyst for each show "jumping the shark" - the moment when it reaches its peak and heads straight down toward creative mediocrity. Nonetheless, McGinley continued steady work through the new millennium on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and "Hope & Faith" (ABC, 2003-06), ensuring his status as a go-to character performer.

Relationships

Beau McGinley

Son
Born May 25, 1994 mother, Gigi Rice

Patti McGinley

Sister

Sue McGinley

Sister

Gigi Rice Actor

Wife
Married June 21, 1991 met while she was studying at Burt Reynolds Theatre Institute together they have two children played Carly Watkins on "The John Larroquette Show" (NBC)

EDUCATION

Newport Harbor High School

Newport Beach , California 1976
Played on the water polo team

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and captain of the water polo team

Milestones

2008

Joined the seventh season of ABC's reality competition "Dancing With The Stars"

2003

Played Charley Shanowski on the ABC sitcom "Hope & Faith"

2001

Played an Army Major in Michael Bay's "Pearl Harbor"

2000

Guest-starred on three episodes of "The West Wing" (NBC)

1998

Had a recurring role on ABC's "Sports Night" as Gordon, Dana's (Felicity Huffman) boyfriend

1996

Played opposite his real-life wife, Gigi Rice, in the NBC movie, "Deadly Web"

1994

Once again played Stan in the FOX TV-movie "Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love"

1992

Reprised role of Stan Gable for the FOX TV-movie "Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation"

1991

Best remembered for his role as Jefferson D'Arcy on the FOX series "Married... with Children"

1991

Co-starred in short-lived ABC series, "Baby Talk"

1989

Played the yuppie boyfriend in "Physical Evidence"

1986

Cast on one season of ABC's primetime soap "Dynasty" playing Clay Falmont, a senator's son who marries Sammi Jo (Heather Locklear)

1984

Cast as photographer Ace Evans for the final two seasons of ABC's "The Love Boat"

1984

Played Stanley Gable, the head of the jock-run Alpha Beta fraternity in "Revenge of the Nerds"

1982

Made film debut in Garry Marshall's "Young Doctors in Love"

1980

Joined the eighth season of the ABC sitcom, "Happy Days" as Marion's nephew, Roger Phillips

1979

Made TV debut in the ABC TV-movie "Valentine"

Bonus Trivia

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McGinley has been called the patron saint of "jumping the shark" by jumptheshark.com founder Jon Hein. This is a reference to the popular shows which have featured him in their declining years.

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