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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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 2014 Kid Cannabis
John Grefard
 2014 Get a Job
 2013 42
Red Barber
 2012 Alex Cross
Captain Richard Brookwell
 2012 The Discoverers
Bill Birch
 2006 A.W.O.L (Short)
 2006 World Trade Center
Fireman (uncredited)
 2002 Crazy as Hell
 2001 Summer Catch
Hugh Alexander (uncredited)
 1999 Three to Tango
 1999 Flypaper
 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 Se7en
 1995 Born to Be Wild
Max Carr
 1994 Wagons East
 1994 Surviving the Game
John Griffin
 1994 Mother's Boys
Mr. Fogel, Teacher
 1993 Hear No Evil
Mickey O'Malley
 1993 Watch It
 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 Shakedown
Sean Phillips (as John McGinley)
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Other Works:

Stage play: "Glengarry Glen Ross" - playing Dave Moss in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's play. With Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, David Harbour, Richard Schiff, Jeremy Shamos and Murphy Guyer. Direction by Daniel Sullivan [Schoenfeld Theater, New York] See more »

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3 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

John C. Mc Ginley | John McGinley


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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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 »


Co-owned a restaurant with fellow Platoon (1986) star, Willem Dafoe called "Match", in New York City. See more »


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