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John C. McGinley

John'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 (1986), the first of a long list of collaborations between Stone and... See full bio »
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 2016 The Belko Experiment (post-production)
Wendell Dukes
 2014 Kid Cannabis
John Grefard
 2013 42
Red Barber
 2012 The Discoverers
Bill Birch
 2011-2012 Dan Vs. (TV Series)
Fake Dan
- Dan Vs. The Telemarketer (2012) ... Fake Dan (voice)
- Dan Vs. Dan (2011) ... Fake Dan (voice)
 2011 Smothered (TV Movie)
 2006-2010 The Boondocks (TV Series)
The White Shadow
- It's Goin' Down (2010) ... The White Shadow (voice)
- The Real (2006) ... The White Shadow (voice)
 2009 Back (TV Movie)
Tom Barnes
 2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Video)
Metallo (voice)
 2009 Scrubs: Interns (TV Series)
Dr. Perry Cox
 2008 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / Double Dare Host
- Chirlaxx (2008) ... Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / Double Dare Host (voice)
 2007 Dead Head Fred (Video Game)
Fred Neuman (voice)
 2006 A.W.O.L (Short)
 2006 World Trade Center
Fireman (uncredited)
 2003-2005 Justice League (TV Series)
The Atom / Ray Palmer / Phil O'Bannon / ...
- Clash (2005) ... The Atom / Ray Palmer / Phil O'Bannon (voice)
- Dark Heart (2004) ... The Atom / Ray Palmer (voice)
- The Return (2004) ... The Atom / Ray Palmer (voice)
- Wild Cards (2003) ... Executive / Bookie (voice)
 2005 Lil' Pimp (Video)
Man Cub Master (voice)
 2003 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Rudolph 'White Stripe' Farnsworth
- The Fearless Ferret (2003) ... Rudolph 'White Stripe' Farnsworth (voice)
 2003 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Richard Damien
- Sword of Shikata (2003) ... Richard Damien (voice)
- Keeping Secrets (2003) ... Richard Damien (voice)
 2002 Clone High (TV Series)
Creepy Trucker
- Sleep of Faith: La Rue D'Awakening (2002) ... Creepy Trucker (voice)
 2002 King of the Hill (TV Series)
One-Armed Ronnie / Ranger
- Unfortunate Son (2002) ... One-Armed Ronnie / Ranger (voice)
 2002 Crazy as Hell
 2001 The Nightmare Room (TV Series)
Dr. Young
- Four Eyes (2001) ... Dr. Young
 2001 Summer Catch
Hugh Alexander (uncredited)
 2000 Sole Survivor (TV Movie)
Victor Yates
 1999 Three to Tango
 1999 Flypaper
 1999 The Jack Bull (TV Movie)
 1998 The Pentagon Wars (TV Movie)
Colonel J.D. Bock
 1998 Target Earth (TV Movie)
Agent Vincent Naples, FBI
 1998 Bad Cop, Bad Cop (TV Movie)
 1997 Intensity (TV Movie)
Edgler Foreman Vess
 1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Eddie Grillo
 1997 Colin Fitz Lives!
 1996 Hollywood Boulevard
Jackson Elliot
 1996 Johns
Danny Cohen
 1996/II Mother
 1996 The Rock
Marine Captain Hendrix (as John C. Mc Ginley)
 1995 Long Island Fever (TV Movie)
Jim McCarty
 1995 Se7en
 1995 Born to Be Wild
Uncle Max Carr
 1995 The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. (TV Movie)
Det. Sgt. Harry McBride
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
Danny Kriezel
- Seat of Power (1994) ... Danny Kriezel
 1994 Wagons East
 1994 Surviving the Game
John Griffin
 1994 Mother's Boys
Mr. Fogel, Teacher
 1993 The Last Outlaw (TV Movie)
 1993 Hear No Evil
Mickey O'Malley
 1993 Watch It
 1992 Cruel Doubt (TV Movie)
Attorney Jim Vos Burgh
 1992 A Midnight Clear
Major Griffin
 1992 Article 99
Dr. Rudy Bobrick
 1992 Fathers & Sons
Gary (uncredited)
 1991 Point Break
Ben Harp (as John McGinley)
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July
Official #1 - Democratic Convention, Pushing Wheelchair (as John McGinley)
 1989 Suffering Bastards
Buddy Johnson
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Capt. Richard Schoenfield, MD
 1989 Prisoners of Inertia
 1988 Talk Radio
 1988 Clinton and Nadine (TV Movie)
 1988 Shakedown
Sean Phillips (as John McGinley)
 1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
- The Big Fight (1988) ... K.C.
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
- Things That Go Bump in the Night (1987) ... (as John McGinley)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Ned (1985-1986)
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3 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

John C. Mc Ginley | John McGinley


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[on why he feels he never landed a role as a TV series regular until Scrubs (2001)] With my dorky head, I guess I just wasn't handsome enough. I'd do the audition but never hear back. TV tends to look for the living equivalents of squeaky-clean Kens and Barbies, but with my dial I'm more like Ken's dirty old uncle. See more »


He was on a celebrity version of American Gladiators (1989). See more »


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