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John C. McGinley

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 ... See full bio »

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Scrubs Dr. Perry Cox / Mr. Slidell
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 2017 Brothered Up (TV Movie) (completed)
Commander McGrath
 2016-2017 Stan Against Evil (TV Series)
Stanley Miller
- A Hard Day's Night (2017) ... Stanley Miller
- Mirror Mirror (2017) ... Stanley Miller
- Hex Marks the Tot (2017) ... Stanley Miller
- The Eyes of Evie Barret (2017) ... Stanley Miller
- Girls' Night (2017) ... Stanley Miller
 2017 The Good Catholic
 2016 The Drowning
 2016 The Belko Experiment
Wendell Dukes
 2016 Get a Job
 2013-2015 Ground Floor (TV Series)
Mr. Mansfield
- The Proposal - Part Two (2015) ... Mr. Mansfield
- The Proposal - Part One (2015) ... Mr. Mansfield
- The Mansfield Who Came to Dinner (2015) ... Mr. Mansfield
- Wicked Wedding (2015) ... Mr. Mansfield
- Love & Basketball (2015) ... Mr. Mansfield
 2014 Kid Cannabis
John Grefard
 2013 Watercolor Postcards
 2013 42
Red Barber
 2012 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Tom Card
- Over the Line (2012) ... Tom Card
- Means & Ends (2012) ... Tom Card
- Desperate Measures (2012) ... Tom Card
- Desperate Times (2012) ... Tom Card
- Split Decision (2012) ... Tom Card
 2012 Alex Cross
Captain Richard Brookwell
 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)
 2008-2012 WordGirl (TV Series)
The Whammer / Robot on TV
- Granny and Clyde/Too Loud Crew (2010) ... (voice)
- Wham Up/Seeds of Doubt (2010) ... The Whammer (voice)
- Tobey's Tricks and Treats/Escape Wham (2009) ... The Whammer
 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)
 2001-2010 Scrubs (TV Series)
Dr. Perry Cox / Mr. Slidell
- Our Thanks (2010) ... Dr. Perry Cox
- Our Driving Issues (2010) ... Dr. Perry Cox
- Our Dear Leaders (2010) ... Dr. Perry Cox
- Our True Lies (2010) ... Dr. Perry Cox
- Our Stuff Gets Real (2010) ... Dr. Perry Cox
 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)
 2008 American Crude
 2007 Dead Head Fred (Video Game)
Fred Neuman (voice)
 2007 Are We Done Yet?
Chuck Mitchell, Jr.
 2007 Wild Hogs
Highway Patrolman
 2006 A.W.O.L (Short)
 2006 World Trade Center
Fireman (uncredited)
 2006 Puff, Puff, Pass
Jerry Dupree
 2004-2005 Justice League Unlimited (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)
 2005 American Dragon: Jake Long (TV Series)
Dr. Diente
- The Legend of the Dragon Tooth (2005) ... Dr. Diente (voice)
 2005 Lil' Pimp (Video)
Man Cub Master (voice)
 2003 Justice League (TV Series)
Executive / Bookie
- Wild Cards (2003) ... Executive / Bookie (voice)
 2003 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Rudolph Farnsworth / White Stripe
- The Fearless Ferret (2003) ... Rudolph Farnsworth / White Stripe (voice)
 2003 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Richard Damien
- Sword of Shikata (2003) ... Richard Damien (voice)
- Keeping Secrets (2003) ... Richard Damien (voice)
 2003 Identity
George York
 2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (TV Movie)
Dr. Perry Cox
 2002 Clone High (TV Series)
Creepy Trucker
- Sleep of Faith: La Rue D'Awakening (2002) ... Creepy Trucker (voice)
 2002 Stealing Harvard
Detective Charles
 2002/I Highway
Johnny the Fox
 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)
 2001 The Animal
Sgt. Sisk
 2000 Get Carter
Con McCarty
 2000 Sole Survivor (TV Movie)
Victor Yates
 1999 Any Given Sunday
Jack Rose
 1999 Three to Tango
 1999 Flypaper
 1999 The Jack Bull (TV Movie)
 1999 Office Space
Bob Slydell
 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 Nothing to Lose
Davis 'Rig' Lanlow
 1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Eddie Grillo
 1997 The Practice (TV Series)
Atty. Leonard Goode
- Part IV (1997) ... Atty. Leonard Goode
- Trial and Error (1997) ... Atty. Leonard Goode
 1997 Colin Fitz Lives!
 1996 Hollywood Boulevard
Jackson Elliot
 1996 Set It Off
Detective Strode
 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 Nixon
Earl in Training Film
 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 On Deadly Ground
 1994 Car 54, Where Are You?
Officer Francis Muldoon
 1993 The Last Outlaw (TV Movie)
 1993 Mother's Boys
Mr. Fogel, Teacher
 1993 Hear No Evil
Mickey O'Malley
 1993 Watch It
 1992 Cruel Doubt (TV Mini-Series)
Attorney Jim Vos Burgh
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Attorney Jim Vos Burgh
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... 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)
 1991 Highlander II: The Quickening
David Blake
 1991 Little Noises
 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
Richard Schoenfield
 1989 Lost Angels
Dr. Farmer
 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 Wall Street
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
- Things That Go Bump in the Night (1987) ... (as John McGinley)
 1986 Platoon
Sgt. O'Neill
 1986 Sweet Liberty
 1985 Another World (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5252 (1985) ... Ned
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TV commercials: Appears in many Miller Lite commercials as the commissioner of the "More Taste League". See more »

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Alternate Names:

John C. Mc Ginley | John McGinley


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I did Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), with Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert down in Buenos Aires, and I stunk. I was infatuated with Orson Welles' filmography at the time, so I wanted to see if I could make my voice as low as his, and I succeeded. Nothing in the text supported that choice, though, so in the film, I look like a jackass. I don't look like a tough guy, I look like an idiot... See more »


Describes Dr. Cox, his character on Scrubs (2001), as "a hard-ass with a heart of gold" in the tradition of Danny DeVito's Louie DiPalma on Taxi (1978) and Edward Asner's Lou Grant on Mary Tyler Moore (1970). Many of his co-stars say the same of him, that while he may seem intimidating at first he is very talented and great to work with. See more »


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