John Christopher McGinley (born August 3, 1959) is an American actor. He is notable for his roles as Perry Cox in Scrubs, Bob Slydell in Office Space, Captain Hendrix in The Rock, Sergeant Red O'Neill in Oliver Stone's Platoon, Marv in Stone's Wall Street, and FBI agent Ben Harp in Point Break. He has written and produced for television and film. Apart from acting, McGinley is an author, a board member and international spokesman for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and a spokesman for the National Down Syndrome Society.
In February 1997, McGinley married Lauren Lambert. Their son, Max, who has Down syndrome, was born that year. In December 2001, Lambert and McGinley divorced. In October 2002, he was chosen as "Dad of the Month" at iParenting.com. In August 2006, McGinley became engaged to yoga instructor Nichole Kessler in Malibu, whom he had dated for two years. The couple married on April 7, 2007 in a private ceremony at their home. They have two daughters.McGinley owns a stake in one of Billy Gilroy's New York SoHo bistros, along with fellow actor Willem Dafoe.McGinley serves on the Board of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, based in Denver. He is a celebrity Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society. In addition, he is a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics and was an integral part in crafting its "R-word: Spread The Word, To End The Word" campaign. McGinley is a vocal supporter for the special needs community, and commented in late 2011 on the experience of raising a teenager with Down syndrome along with two young daughters:[Billie's] biggest strength is language. She's extraordinarily verbal, and Max's biggest challenge is his lack of spoken language. He can read at a certain level and do arithmetic, but he doesn't form sentences. So parenting Max and parenting Billie represent two polar opposites on the spoken-word spectrum. How we parent them in the same household and find a happy middle has been really interesting and continues to be.McGinley is an avid fan of the NHL Detroit Red Wings, and shows this by wearing a Red Wings jersey (usually Chris Chelios) in several Scrubs episodes. He was the narrator of the 2008 Championship DVD of the Red Wings. He maintains a home in Malibu, California, and is well known as a member of the "Malibu Mob", a group of celebrity friends and neighbors including John Cusack, Tony Danza, former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios, big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton, beach volleyball pro Gabrielle Reece, and tennis player John McEnroe. McGinley enjoys going golfing with John Cusack in his free time, and is a member of the Sherwood Lake Club.
McGinley, who is one of five children, was born in the Greenwich Village section of New York City, the son of a schoolteacher and a stockbroker. His paternal great-grandfather was from Donegal, Ireland. McGinley was raised in Millburn, New Jersey, and attended Millburn High School, where he played wide receiver for the school's football team. He studied acting at Syracuse University, and later at New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1984. Upon completing his education, McGinley did a variety of different work, including Off Broadway and Broadway productions, and a two-year stint on the soap opera Another World.
Movies & TV shows
Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing
When a musical dragon with a beautiful voice hypnotizes the dragons and people of Huttsgalor, the Rescue Riders have to find a way to break the spell.
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A young man recently released from prison for a murder he committed when he was just 11 years old is being treated by a Psychiatrist who is facing his past, present and future.
Get a Job
A recent college graduate and his friends are forced to lower their expectations when they leave school. Life after college graduation is not going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves ...
The Belko Experiment
A group of eighty American workers are locked in their office and ordered to participate in a twisted game by an unknown voice.
Stan Against Evil
An old police sheriff who lost his position due to an angry rant joined with a new sheriff to battle angry demons in a small New Hampshire town.
Lewis Birch is a washed up history professor who wants to get his career back on track by taking his begrudging teenagers on a road trip to a conference. When Stanley goes missing during a Lewis and C...
An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.
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A Hollywood actress and a former NFL star attempt to save a troubled Texas town while bonding over their shared love of a very special 10-year-old girl who has found herself alone in the world for the...
He thought he was having a one-night stand with a beautiful woman he met at a bar. Their worlds begin to collide in the most unexpected way when he discovers that she works in maintenance for the buil...
A single-camera ensemble comedy follows the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
The story of the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers is powerful. The film follows Branch Rickey, the Dodgers general manager ...
The Face Is Familiar
Some of Hollywood's most talented character actors have supported leading roles in films. Some became stars of their own. They proudly stand in the shadows of the "stars" of the movies, content to pla...
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
A $1 billion bounty is on the heads of the Man of Steel and his partner in crime, Batman, after the United States President used a meteorite to frame Superman. The pursuit of Superman and Batman is be...
Over the course of a single day in L.A., Johnny decides to throw a bachelor party for his best friend Bill, and the events of the day take a strange turn. The appearance of a transvestite prostitutes,...
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Are We Done Yet?
Newlyweds Nick and Suzanne decided to move to the suburbs to have a better life for their two kids. The idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor.
Four suburban bikers are ready for an adventure and head out on the open road. They cross paths with a group of bikers from New Mexico.
WordGirl is an American children's animated television series that is produced by the Soup2Nuts animation unit for PBS Kids. The show began as a series of shorts that aired on PBS Kids Go! on November...
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Two Tickets to Paradise
Three guys on the verge of forty are starting to realize how great their lives were before they were twenty. They have a chance to balance the ledger on a road trip.
World Trade Center
The building collapsed over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Rescue teams try to save Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin, who are trapped under the wreck.
Puff, Puff, Pass
Danny Masterson (TV's 'That '70s Show') leads a hilarious ensemble cast in a tale about two hapless stoners who get involved in a scheme to rip off a shady character named Mr. They soured on rehabilit...
Talkshow with Spike Feresten
Talkshow with Spike Feresten aired on Fox from September 16, 2006 to May 16, 2009. It was a late night talk show for three seasons. It only aired on Saturday nights in the United States.
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American Dragon: Jake Long
American Dragon: Jake Long is a television show. Jeff Goode of Disney Television created it. It was discontinued on September 1, 2007, after less than a year on the Disney Channel.
Robert "Granddad" Freeman moved from the south side of Chicago to the Woodcrest neighborhood when he became legal guardian of his two grandsons. He can enjoy his golden years in safety and comfort. su...
A comedy about a nine-year-old pimp, Lil' Pimp, who hustles his ho's around the neighborhood. Along with his Mom, Pop, pimpin' pals Fruitjuice and Nagchampa, as well as superfine ho's, Yam Basket and ...
A dramatic exploration to another inhabited planet seven light years away ensues from the dynamic meeting of solid science and futuristic simulation. Life is possible on another world, if not provable...
2 TV shows
The Tony Danza Show
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that aired on September 13, 2004.
Justice League Unlimited
Warner Bros produced Justice League Unlimited. The animation was aired on the cartoon network. It is a sequel to the Justice League animated series and features a wide array of superheros from the DC ...
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
TheEllenDeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm find themselves the target of a deranged murderer The travelers start to turn on each other as they try to figure out who the killer i...
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series ran for 13 episodes in 2003 and was based on the comic book character. The first Spider-Man film was directed by Sam Raimi. The show was broadcasted on MTV and YTV....
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Kim Possible is on the double to save the world from danger. Kim has her sidekick Ron Stoppable and her pet naked mole-rat by her side so she can make it home in time for cheerleading practice.
A group of teens are the product of a government experiment. They are replicas of historical figures who have been re-created. Teenagers dealing with teen issues in the 20th century are compared to Jo...
Jack is caught with his employer's wife. Jack convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. The pilot doesn't tell Jack why they head for Seattle. The goons learn from Pilot's drug source where ...
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
Miss Bitterman wants to build a nightclub over the Muppet Theatre. After she tricked her father into giving her the only copy of the contract, she changed it to make it seem like the Muppets had more ...
Once they save $30,000 for their dream house, John and his girlfriend will marry. When his niece was accepted to Harvard, John was reminded of his promise to pay for her tuition. Duff's schemes spin o...
Crazy As Hell
A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by a folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). A patient enters the hospital. Is it just help for him?
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A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon'
Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film, Platoon, is the subject of a documentary.
In the world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D." learns about medicine, friendship and life.
The rebirth of the greatest superhero team of all time: Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter.
There is a coming-of-age romantic comedy in the Cape Cod Baseball League. The daughter of a wealthy couple who summer on the Cape meets a local boy who is a pitcher for Boston College. Ryan and Tenley...
When loser Marvin Mange is involved in a horrible car accident, he's brought back to life by a deranged scientist as half man and half animal. The adverse side effects of his newfound powers could tak...
The Nightmare Room
Kids' WB aired the American children's anthology horror series The Nightmare Room. The series was based on a series of children's books by R.L. Stine. In the United States, The Nightmare Room aired fr...
The British classic has been re-made. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, goes back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. Carter realized that his brother's death was a mu...
Three to Tango
Oscar and Peter were chosen to compete for the design of a cultural center by a Chicago tycoon. The tycoon thinks Oscar is gay and has a spy for him. Oscar fell in love with Amy after he went along wi...
Any Given Sunday
A star quarterback is knocked out of the game and a third quarterback is called in. An old coach is forced to reexamine his game plans after a stunning performance. The pressure of winning increases w...
Three office workers attempt to steal money from their employers.
The Jack Bull
The Jack Bull tells the story of Myrl Redding, a Wyoming horse trader who fights with Henry Ballard, a fellow rancher, after he abuses two of Myrl's horses and their Crow Indian caretakers. When Judge...
Greed, lust and fate bring together a motley collection of eccentrics and lowlifes for some sticky situations in Hoch's twisted neo-noir debut. Three separate but interrelated stories, all set on a su...
The threat of an alien invasion requires heroes to overcome incredible dangers.
The Pentagon Wars
The director of "Made In America" and "The Money Pit" makes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive mistakes in military history. Billions of dollars have been spent on the Bradley Fighting Vehi...
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Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley. A serial killer named Edgler Fore...
Two security guards are guarding the grave of Colin Fitz. One strange night, the two opposites learn a lot about life, death, and the magic of Colin Fitz.
Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Raymond Lembecke was just released from prison after serving time for selling drugs to Tony Vago. Lembecke plans to steal a million dollars worth of drugs from Vago when he gets a measly job in a ware...
Young associates at a bare-bones Boston firm are the focus of a provocative legal drama. People who walk a moral tightrope are the focus of the show.
Nothing to Lose
Nick Beame's wife is sleeping with his employer. When Nick takes him on a joyride, he is in a state of despair. The betrayed businessman and the incompetent crook formed a partnership. Some criminals ...
The day before Christmas is John's 21st birthday. He wants to stay at the Park Plaza Hotel because he is a sex worker in L.A. The man wants John to leave the city with him. John is trying to figure ou...
FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed was sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy to stop Gen. The son of Francis X is Francis X. Hummel launched chemical weapons into San Francisc...
A science fiction writer moves in with his mother so he can have a successful relationship after two failed marriages.
Set It Off
Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, are planning to rob banks. The policeman who was involved in shooting one of the brothers is on the run....
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The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A.
Lieutenant Rick Hunter's girlfriend is murdered.
Born to Be Wild
Rick is a juvenile delinquent. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla which she is teaching to communicate through sign language. Rick takes the owner of...
Sex & the Other Man
Bill found a cure for impotent men when he caught his girlfriend and her boss in bed.
Mad magazine inspired the creation of MADtv, an American sketch comedy television series. The show was on Saturdays on Fox.
Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one...
There is a picture of the President. Nixon was a man who was carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within, but he was also a man who had a tr...
On Deadly Ground
Forrest is employed by the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. The corrupt CEO of Aegis Oil doesn't care if oil spills into the ocean or onto the land as long as he makes money.
Car 54, Where Are You?
Brash NYC policeman Officer Gunther Toody is partnered with stiff, by-the-book Officer Francis Muldoon to protect an important mafia witness prior to testifying against orgainzed crime in Brooklyn, al...
Surviving the Game
A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new tar...
Three years ago, Jude walked out on her family. She is back. Callie is an assistant principal at Robert's sons' school. He wants a divorce from Jude. She tried to turn her three boys against Callie, t...
After the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers - including ex- doctor Phil Taylor, prostitute Belle, and homosexual bookseller Julian - decide they cannot live in their current situation in the...
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Mike, Danny, and Rick share a house in Chicago. John is Mike's estranged first cousin. The three men spend their time womanizing, avoiding commitment, treating women badly, and talking about women in ...
Hear No Evil
The target of a corrupt cop is a woman with deafness. The cop wants to keep the coin for himself. A journalist hides a coin in an apartment, then his car explodes, and the cop is after her.
The Last Outlaw
The focus of the story is a group of former Confederate soldiers. After losing his family, their commander, Graff, became cold hearted and ruthless. He taught Eustis the strategies of leadership and c...
Frasier moved back to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father was shot while on duty.
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A writer tries to get fame and fortune by stealing poems from his friend.
A Midnight Clear
A German Platoon who wants to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive is found by an American Intelligence squad. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside ...
A college student and two friends are accused of murdering one's stepfather and injuring his mother, who refuses to believe her son had anything to do with the attack.
Dr. Richard Sturgess leads a team of compassionate doctors at a veteran's hospital. Along with the doctors. In the face of funding cuts and a corrupt administration, he fights to deliver adequate care...
Highlander II: The Quickening
The ozone layer is believed to have been destroyed. It is up to MacLeod and Rameriz. There is opposition from both the planet Ziest and a corporation that profits from the supposed lack of ozone. The ...
In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers who call themselves The Ex-presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I believed that the members of the ga...
Two brothers try to get back the nightclub that was swindled from their mother.
Prisoners of Inertia
Born on the Fourth of July
The biography of a man. He became an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Fat Man and Little Boy
The first atomic bombs were designed and built in New Mexico at the Manhattan Project.
L.A. Rich L.A owned it. After his parents divorce, Tim was sent to an asylum because he couldn't fill the void with drugs and trouble. Will a mental health professional be able to help Tim?
A rude, contemptuous talk show host is overwhelmed by the hatred surrounding his program just before it goes national.
Clinton and Nadine
Clinton wants to find his brother's murderer. He enlisted the help of Nadine, an expensive call girl. Clinton and Nadine are sucked into a plot to smuggle guns.
When a local drug dealer shoots a dishonest cop in self-defense, a lawyer and an undercover cop join forces to exonerate him. When their investigation leads them into a maze of greed and corruption, t...
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth ...
Michael wrote a book about the war. The film rights have been sold. The arrival of the film crew disrupted him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he bec...
When confronted with the horrors of war and the dichotomy of man as a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis.