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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 May 1958Newport Beach, California, USA
Birth NameTheodore Martin McGinley
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Theodore Martin 'Ted' McGinley was born on May 30, 1958 in Newport Beach, California. He is perhaps best known for his long-running roles in the television series Happy Days (1974), The Love Boat (1977), Dynasty (1981), Married with Children (1987) and The West Wing (1999). Formerly a male model, McGinley was spotted by a casting director after appearing in the GQ magazine, and was subsequently offered the role of Roger Phillips in Happy Days (1974). However, the veteran television star is no stranger to film either, having appeared in a string of features including Young Doctors in Love (1982), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Wayne's World 2 (1993), Major League: Back to the Minors (1998) and Pearl Harbor (2001).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Lee-Williams

Spouse (1)

Gigi Rice (21 June 1991 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

Was the captain of the USC water polo team.
Attended the University of Southern California where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Took a 16-year-old Brooke Shields to her Dwight Englewood senior prom in 1982.
"Patron saint" of the website "Jump the Shark" (a phrase describing an event in a television show that marks the start of the show's decline) because of his frequent roles as a fresh or a replacement character shortly before the termination of many shows.
Before taking the role of Jefferson D'Arcy on Married with Children (1987), he played Peggy's husband in a Christmas fantasy episode in which Al wonders what life would have been like if he had never been born. The episodes were Married with Children: It's a Bundyful Life: Part 1 (1989) and Married with Children: It's a Bundyful Life: Part 2 (1989).
Son Beau Martin McGinley was born on May 25, 1994.

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