John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1959-08-03 (62 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA

75 Movies · 21 TV shows

Also Known As: John McGinley · John Christopher McGinley · Джон Кристофер Макгинли

Biography

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.

Personal Life

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.

Early Life

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

2020.

1 Movie
Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing

Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing

2020
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.

2018.

1 Movie
Benched

Benched

2018
Legendary baseball coach, Don, gets inexperienced Michael as his new assistant coach. As their lives dramatically change, the coaches must come together to help their team win.

2017.

2 Movies
Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

5.71
2017
The true story of the tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
The Good Catholic

The Good Catholic

6
2017
A priest is waiting to meet a woman. He went to his fellow priests after the meeting.

2016.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Drowning

The Drowning

2016
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

Get a Job

2016
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

The Belko Experiment

5.59
2016
A group of eighty American workers are locked in their office and ordered to participate in a twisted game by an unknown voice.
TV
Stan Against Evil

Stan Against Evil

5.97
2016
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.

2014.

2 Movies
The Discoverers

The Discoverers

10
2014
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...
Kid Cannabis

Kid Cannabis

2014
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.

2013.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Watercolor Postcards

Watercolor Postcards

2013
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...
TV
Ground Floor

Ground Floor

5
2013
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...
TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

6.31
2013
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.
42

42

6
2013
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 ...

2012.

1 Movie
Alex Cross

Alex Cross

3
2012
Alex Cross, a detective in Washington DC, vows to find the murderer after learning that a family member has been murdered. She wasn't his first victim.

2011.

1 TV show
TV
Dan Vs.

Dan Vs.

2011
Dan and Chris are looking for justice.

2009.

2 Movies
The Face Is Familiar

The Face Is Familiar

2009
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

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

6
2009
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...

2008.

1 Movie
American Crude

American Crude

2008
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,...

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Are We Done Yet?

Are We Done Yet?

6.27
2007
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.
Wild Hogs

Wild Hogs

6
2007
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.
TV
WordGirl

WordGirl

2007
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...

2006.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Two Tickets to Paradise

Two Tickets to Paradise

2006
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

World Trade Center

2006
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

Puff, Puff, Pass

2006
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...
TV
Talkshow with Spike Feresten

Talkshow with Spike Feresten

2006
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.

2005.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
American Dragon: Jake Long

American Dragon: Jake Long

5.81
2005
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.
TV
The Boondocks

The Boondocks

5.67
2005
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...
Lil' Pimp

Lil' Pimp

2005
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 ...
Alien Planet

Alien Planet

2005
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...

2004.

2 TV shows
TV
The Tony Danza Show

The Tony Danza Show

2004
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that aired on September 13, 2004.
TV
Justice League Unlimited

Justice League Unlimited

2004
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 ...

2003.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

5.15
2003
TheEllenDeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
Identity

Identity

5.29
2003
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...
TV
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

6.8
2003
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....

2002.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Kim Possible

Kim Possible

6.2
2002
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.
TV
Clone High

Clone High

2002
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...
Highway

Highway

2002
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

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

7
2002
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 ...
Stealing Harvard

Stealing Harvard

6.44
2002
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

Crazy As Hell

2002
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?

2001.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon'

A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon'

2001
Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film, Platoon, is the subject of a documentary.
TV
Scrubs

Scrubs

6.72
2001
In the world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D." learns about medicine, friendship and life.
TV
Justice League

Justice League

6.09
2001
The rebirth of the greatest superhero team of all time: Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter.
Summer Catch

Summer Catch

9
2001
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...
The Animal

The Animal

5.25
2001
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...
TV
The Nightmare Room

The Nightmare Room

2001
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...

2000.

1 Movie
Get Carter

Get Carter

4.75
2000
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...

1999.

4 Movies
Three to Tango

Three to Tango

1999
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

Any Given Sunday

1999
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...
Office Space

Office Space

5.64
1999
Three office workers attempt to steal money from their employers.
The Jack Bull

The Jack Bull

6
1999
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...

1998.

3 Movies
Flypaper

Flypaper

1998
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...
Target Earth

Target Earth

1998
The threat of an alien invasion requires heroes to overcome incredible dangers.
The Pentagon Wars

The Pentagon Wars

1998
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...

1997.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Intensity

Intensity

1997
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...
Colin Fitz

Colin Fitz

1997
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.

Truth or Consequences, N.M.

1997
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...
TV
The Practice

The Practice

1997
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

Nothing to Lose

5
1997
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 ...

1996.

4 Movies
Johns

Johns

1996
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...
The Rock

The Rock

5.76
1996
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...
Mother

Mother

1996
A science fiction writer moves in with his mother so he can have a successful relationship after two failed marriages.
Set It Off

Set It Off

6
1996
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....

1995.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A.

The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A.

1995
Lieutenant Rick Hunter's girlfriend is murdered.
Born to Be Wild

Born to Be Wild

1995
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

Sex & the Other Man

1995
Bill found a cure for impotent men when he caught his girlfriend and her boss in bed.
TV
MADtv

MADtv

1
1995
Mad magazine inspired the creation of MADtv, an American sketch comedy television series. The show was on Saturdays on Fox.
Se7en

Se7en

6.54
1995
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...
Nixon

Nixon

6
1995
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...

1994.

5 Movies
On Deadly Ground

On Deadly Ground

5.33
1994
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?

Car 54, Where Are You?

1994
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

Surviving the Game

1994
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...
Mother's Boys

Mother's Boys

1994
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...
Wagons East!

Wagons East!

1994
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...

1993.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Watch It

Watch It

1993
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

Hear No Evil

1993
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 Last Outlaw

1993
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...
TV
Frasier

Frasier

5.35
1993
Frasier moved back to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father was shot while on duty.

1992.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Little Noises

Little Noises

1992
A writer tries to get fame and fortune by stealing poems from his friend.
A Midnight Clear

A Midnight Clear

1992
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 ...
TV
Cruel Doubt

Cruel Doubt

1992
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.
Article 99

Article 99

1992
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...

1991.

2 Movies
Highlander II: The Quickening

Highlander II: The Quickening

5.81
1991
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 ...
Point Break

Point Break

1991
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...

1989.

5 Movies
Suffering Bastards

Suffering Bastards

1989
Two brothers try to get back the nightclub that was swindled from their mother.
Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

2.8
1989
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

Fat Man and Little Boy

1989
The first atomic bombs were designed and built in New Mexico at the Manhattan Project.
Lost Angels

Lost Angels

1989
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?

1988.

3 Movies
Talk Radio

Talk Radio

6
1988
A rude, contemptuous talk show host is overwhelmed by the hatred surrounding his program just before it goes national.
Clinton and Nadine

Clinton and Nadine

1988
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.
Shakedown

Shakedown

1988
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...

1987.

1 Movie
Wall Street

Wall Street

5.25
1987
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 ...

1986.

2 Movies
Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty

1986
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...
Platoon

Platoon

5.86
1986
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.
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