John C. McGinley Biography (1959-)

Born August 3, 1959, in New York, NY; son of Gerald (a stockbroker) and Patricia (a schoolteacher) McGinley; married Lauren Lambert (a law student), c. 1996 (divorced, 1998); children: Max. Addresses: Agent: Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Nancy Iannios PR, 8271 Melrose Ave., Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Actor, producer, writer
Birth Details
August 3, 1959
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Floyd, Sweet Liberty, Universal, 1986
  • Sergeant Red O'Neill, Platoon, Orion, 1986
  • Marvin, Wall Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Stu, Barry's disc jockey, Talk Radio, Universal, 1988
  • Sean Phillips, Shakedown (also known as Blue Jean Cop), Universal, 1988
  • Dr. Farmer, Lost Angels (also known as The Road Home), Orion, 1989
  • Captain Richard Schoenfield, M.D., Fat Man and Little Boy (also known as Shadowmakers), Paramount, 1989
  • (As John McGinley) First official--Democratic Convention, Born on theFourth of July, Universal, 1989
  • Ogden, Prisoners of Inertia, 1989
  • Buddy Johnson, Suffering Bastards (also known as Liars Club), American International Pictures Home Video, 1989
  • FBI Agent Ben Harp, Point Break, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • David Blake, Highlander II: The Quickening (also known as Highlander II, Highlander II: The Renegade Version, and Highlander--Le retour), InterStar Releasing, 1991
  • Major Griffin, A Midnight Clear, InterStar Releasing, 1992
  • Stu Slovack, Little Noises, Prism Entertainment, 1992
  • Dr. Rudy Bobrick, Article 99, Orion, 1992
  • Rick, Watch It, Skouras, 1993
  • Mickey O'Malley, Hear No Evil (also known as Danger Sign),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Officer Francis Muldoon, Car 54, Where Are You?, Orion, 1994
  • Mr. Fogel, Mother's Boys, Dimension Pictures, 1994
  • MacGruder, On Deadly Ground (also known as Spirit Warrior and Rainbow Warrior), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Julian Rogers, Wagons East!, TriStar, 1994
  • Griffin, Surviving the Game, New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Max Carr, Born to Be Wild (also known as Katie), Warner Bros., 1995
  • California, Seven (also known as Se7en), New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Earl in training film, Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Officer Mac, Girl 6, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Marine Captain Hendrix, The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Psalms from the Underground (short film), Humble Journey Films, 1996
  • Carl (friend in bar), Mother, Paramount, 1996
  • Jackson Elliot, Hollywood Boulevard, Alpine Releasing, 1996
  • Groundskeeper, Colin Fitz, River One Films, 1996
  • Detective Strode, Set It Off, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Danny Cohen, johns, First Look Pictures, 1996
  • Joe, Flypaper, Citadel Entertainment, 1997
  • Eddie Grillo, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Davis "Rig" Lanlow, Nothing to Lose, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Bob Slydell, Office Space (also known as Cubiculos de la oficina), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Strauss, Three to Tango, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Garris, A.W.O.L., Bipolar Pictures, 1999
  • Jack Rose, Any Given Sunday, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Con McCarty, Get Carter, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Sergeant Sisk, The Animal, Columbia, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Hugh Alexander, Summer Catch, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Himself/Sergeant O'Neil, Tour of the Inferno, MGM/UA Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Johnny the Fox, Highway, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Parker, Crazy as Hell, Artistic License, 2002
  • Detective Charles, Stealing Harvard, Sony Pictures Entertainment,2002
  • George York, Identity, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003
  • Also appeared in Fathers and Sons.
  • Film Work
  • (With others) Supervising producer, Suffering Bastards (also knownas Liars Club), American International Pictures Home Video, 1989
  • (With others) Producer, Watch It, Skouras, 1993
  • Producer, Colin Fitz, River One Films, 1996
  • Producer, Sex and the Other Man (also known as Captive), A-Pix Entertainment, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ned, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City),1985-1986
  • Dr. Perry Cox, Scrubs, NBC, 2001-
  • Miniseries
  • Jim Vosburgh, Cruel Doubt, NBC, 1992
  • Edgler Foreman Vess, Intensity (also known as Dean Koontz's Intensity), Fox, 1997
  • Victor Yates, Sole Survivor (also known as Dean Koontz's Sole Survivor), Fox, 2000
  • Movies
  • Turner, Clinton and Nadine (also known as Blood Money, Blood Money: The Story of Clinton and Nadine, and Night Hunt), HBO,1988
  • Frank Wills, The Last Outlaw, HBO, 1993
  • Detective Sergeant Harry McBride, The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walksin L.A. (also known as The Return of Hunter), NBC, 1995
  • Colonel J. D. Bock, The Pentagon Wars, HBO, 1998
  • Agent Vincent Naples FBI, Target Earth, ABC, 1998
  • Woody, The Jack Bull, HBO, 1999
  • Himself, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, NBC, 2002
  • Specials
  • Himself, Full Contact: The Making of "Any Given Sunday" (documentary), 1999
  • Host, Scrubs: The Outtake Show, NBC, 2003
  • NBC's Funniest Out-Takes #2, NBC, 2003
  • Pilots
  • Jim McCarty, Long Island Fever, ABC, 1995
  • Learning Curve, The WB, 2000
  • Episodic
  • (As John McGinley) "Things That Go Bump in the Night," Leg Work, 1987
  • K. C., "The Big Fight," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1988
  • Danny Kriezel, "Seat of Power," Frasier, NBC, 1994
  • Himself, "Celebrity Challenge," American Gladiators, 1994
  • Leonard Goode, "Part IV," The Practice, ABC, 1997
  • Attorney Leonard Goode, "Trial and Error," The Practice, ABC, 1997
  • Eye doctor, "Four Eyes," The Nightmare Room, 2001
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2002
  • Creepy trucker, "Sleep of Faith: La Rue D'Awakening," Clone High (also known as Clone High, USA), MTV, 2003
  • Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003
  • Voice of Richard Damien, "Sword of Shikata," Spider-Man (animated), MTV, 2003
  • "The Fearless Ferret," Kim Possible, 2003
  • Also appeared as voice of One-Armed Ronnie and Ranger, King of the Hill (animated), Fox.
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, The Jack Bull, HBO, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Understudy, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, off-Broadway production,1984
  • J. D. Stewart, The Ballad of Soapy Smith, Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater, New York City, 1984
  • Photographer, Packy the counterman, Morrell, and The Kid, Requiem fora Heavyweight, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Stu Noonan, Talk Radio, Public Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Joe, Florida Crackers, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Breast Men, One-Act Festival, Los Angeles, 1995
  • Also appeared in Jesse and the Games; Love As We Know It.
  • Screenplays
  • (With others) Suffering Bastards (also known as Liars Club), American International Pictures Home Video, 1989

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, October 19, 2001, p. 65
    • Parade, February 17, 2002, p. 15
    • People Weekly, February 18, 2002, p. 99

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