John C. McGinley Biography

Birthday: 1959-08-03
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: John C. McGinley's path to stardom is a story that reads like a classic Hollywood script. While an understudy in New York in the Circle-In-The-Square production of John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," he was spotted by director Oliver Stone and soon after was cast in "Platoon," the first of a long list of collaborations between Stone and McGinley which includes "Wall Street," "Talk Radio," "Born on the Fourth of July," "Nixon" and "Any Given Sunday." He has received rave reviews for his work in NBC's Emmy-nominated medical comedy series, "Scrubs" - now in production on its seventh and final season. TV Guide proclaimed, "The young cast is appealing, but McGinley steals the show as the mercurial doctor who deep down actually gives a damn. So will you." And the San Francisco Chronicle glowed, "If [McGinley] doesn't win the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy, I'm going to bring the smack-down to the Emmy voters." John C. relishes the chance to portray the gruff, worldly 'Dr. Perry Cox' on "Scrubs." "As an actor, it's great to play a strong leader with a heart of gold," he offers. "Dr. Cox mentors the rookie doctors with a spoonful of dirt and then a cup of sugar. I see him as an archetypal descendant of two of my favorite curmudgeonly characters: Lou Grant and Louie De Palma." Most recently, John C. starred opposite Ice Cube in Sony/Revolution Studios' feature, "Are We Done Yet?," the sequel to the hit comedy "Are We There Yet?." "Are We Done Yet?" picks up as the family moves from the big city to the suburbs for an idyllic life. A house renovation leads to chaos, particularly when the enthusiastic and larger-than-life real estate agent/neighbor/contractor 'Chuck Mitchell, Jr.' (John C. McGinley) who is hired to work on the home, clashes with Ice Cube's character but bonds with his wife and kids. Of John C.'s performance, The New York Times proclaimed, "....a marvelous John C. McGinley, playing a dodgy jack-of-all-trades with the kind of energy that forces other actors to step up their game. He is so good. He redeems his character through acting skill alone." John C. voiced the main character in "Dead Head Fred," an original PSP (PlayStation) game featuring dark humor and a violent portrayal of revenge and redemption. John C. will bring to life 'Fred Neuman,' a private detective savagely murdered and then resurrected in a bizarre scientific experiment without his memory or his head. John C.'s impressive career in film spans a diverse range of characters in over sixty features to date. He has also appeared in such features as "Wild Hogs," "Identity," "The Animal," "The Rock," "Nothing to Lose," "Set It Off," "Seven," "Office Space," "Mother," "Wagons East," "Surviving the Game," "On Deadly Ground," "Point Break," "Highlander II," "A Midnight Clear" and "Fat Man and Little Boy." John C. has a solid commitment to the independent film community as well as the studio system. He appeared in director Eriq La Salle's "Crazy As Hell" and director Scott Silver's "Johns." He also worked on "Truth or Consequences, N.M.," Kiefer Sutherland's feature directorial debut; and on "Colin Fitz," a film John C. co-produced which premiered in competition at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. He recently starred in director D.B. Sweeney's independent feature, "Two Tickets to Paradise," which is currently receiving raves on the festival circuit. For his performance in the later film, John C. was awarded Method Fest's Festival Director's Award, which is awarded for special recognition/excellence in film. He is a partner at McGinley Entertainment Inc., an independent film production company with several projects currently in development. John C. first worked both sides of the camera, serving double duty as actor and producer for the romantic comedy "Watch It!" (with Peter Gallagher and Lili Taylor). For television, he received stunning reviews for his starring role in Dean Koontz's gripping and highly rated 1997 suspense drama, "Intensity," a four-hour original film for FOX-TV. Of his performance, the New York Times stated, "John C. McGinley plays 'Vess' with effective cold-blooded menace. It is McGinley, in a strong, low-key performance, who emerges as the film's secret weapon. His face is familiar from many movie roles where his guy-next-door looks have made him a natural sidekick. As the murderer with the unlikely name 'Edgler Vess,' he uses that regular-guy demeanor to make the character especially chilling."

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Car 54, Where are You? Officer Francis Muldoon 1961 Comedy
Car 54 Where Are You? Officer Francis Muldoon 1961 Comedy
Sole Survivor 2000 Thriller
Scrubs Dr. Perry Cox 2006 Comedy
Identity George York 2006 - 2006 Mystery
Ground Floor Mr. Mansfield 2013 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Platoon Sgt. O'Neill 1986 0, Romance
Wall Street Marvin 1987 0
Shakedown 1988 Comedy, 0, Game Show
Talk Radio Stu 1988 Drama
Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 Drama, History
Suffering Bastards Buddy Johnson 1990 Comedy
Little Noises 1991
Point Break Ben Harp 1991 Action, Crime, Thriller
Prisoners of Inertia Ogden 1992 Comedy, Drama
Article 99 1992 Drama, Comedy
A Midnight Clear 1992 Drama
Cruel Doubt 1992 Crime, Drama
The Last Outlaw Wills 1993 0, Fantasy
Hear No Evil Mickey O'Malley 1993 Game Show
Watch It Rick 1993 Comedy
Car 54, Where Are You? Officer Francis Muldoon 1994 Comedy
On Deadly Ground MacGruder 1994 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Surviving the Game John Griffin 1994 Action, Adventure, Crime
Born to Be Wild Max Carr 1995 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The Rock Marine Captain Hendrix 1996 0
Set It Off Detective Strode 1996 Action, Crime, Drama
Mother Carl 1996 Comedy, Drama
Colin Fitz Lives! Groundskeeper 1997 Comedy
Truth or Consequences, N.M. 1997 0, Comedy, 0, Biography
Johns 1997 Drama
Intensity 1997 Drama, Horror, Thriller
The Pentagon Wars 1998 Comedy
The Jack Bull 1999 0, 0
Three to Tango 1999 0
Office Space Bob Slydell 1999 Comedy, Crime
Flypaper Joe 1999 Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Get Carter Con McCarty 2000 Action, Crime, Drama
The Animal Sgt. Sisk 2001
Animal Sgt. Sisk 2001 Comedy
Scrubs Dr. Perry Cox 2001 Comedy, Drama
Crazy As Hell 2002
Highway 2002
Stealing Harvard Detective Charles 2002 0, 0, 0
Identity George York 2003 Game Show
Puff, Puff, Pass Jerry Dupree 2006
Colin Fitz Lives! 2006
Are We Done Yet? Chuck Mitchell, Jr. 2007 Comedy, Drama, Family
Two Tickets to Paradise Mark 2008
The Discoverers Bill Birch 2012 Comedy
Alex Cross Captain Richard Brookwell 2012 Comedy, 0
Sole Survivor 2013
42 Red Barber 2013
Watercolor Postcards Merlin 2013 Drama
Get a Job Diller 2014 Comedy
Kid Cannabis John Grefard 2014 Drama
The Belko Experiment Wendell Dukes 2016 0, Game Show
Nothing to Lose Davis 'Rig' Lanlow 2018