John C. McGinley : biography

August 3, 1959 -

Personal life

In February 1997, McGinley married Lauren Lambert. Their son, Max, was born that year. In December 2001, Lambert and McGinley divorced. In October 2002, he was chosen as "Dad of the Month" at's Dedicated Dads: . Retrieved March 21, 2007. In August 2006, McGinley became engaged to yoga instructor Nicole Kessler in Malibu, whom he had dated for two years. The couple were married on April 7, 2007 in a private ceremony at their home. retrieved April 9, 2007 They have two daughters together : Billie, born in 2008 and Kate, born in 2010.

McGinley owns a stake in one of Billy Gilroy's New York SoHo bistros along with fellow actor Willem Dafoe. He is a close friend of John Cusack, with whom he likes to play golf.. Retrieved October 21, 2007. In 2006, McGinley served as the national spokesperson for the National Down Syndrome Society's annual Buddy Walk. Retrieved March 21, 2007. McGinley is a vocal supporter for the special needs community, and commented in late 2011 on the experience of raising a teenager with Down syndrome along with two young daughters:

McGinley appeared on the television show American Gladiators in 1994, during the Celebrity Challenge. Retrieved November 19, 2008.

McGinley is also an avid fan of the NHL Detroit Red Wings, and shows this by wearing a Red Wings jersey (usually Chris Chelios') in several Scrubs episodes. He was the narrator of the Red Wings' 2008 Championship DVD. McGinley maintains a home in Malibu, California and is well known as a member of the "Malibu Mob", a group of celebrity friends and neighbors including John Cusack, Tony Danza, former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios, big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton, beach volleyball pro Gabrielle Reece, and tennis player John McEnroe.

Early life

McGinley, who is one of five children, was born in the Greenwich Village section of New York City, the son of a schoolteacher and a stockbroker. His paternal great-grandfather was from Donegal, Ireland. McGinley was raised in Millburn, New Jersey, and attended Millburn High School, where he played wide receiver for the school's football team., Accessed August 2, 2011. "A tall, lanky actor who honed his craft on stage before hitting his stride as a character actor in films and TV, John C. McGinley was born in NYC's Greenwich Village and raised in Short Hills, New Jersey." He studied acting at Syracuse University, and later at New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1984. Upon completing his education, McGinley did a variety of different work, including Off Broadway and Broadway productions, and a two-year stint on the soap opera Another World.

Television work

Television work
Year Title Role Notes
1985–1986 Another World Ned Unknown episodes
1988 Spenser: For Hire K.C. 1 episode
1993 The|Last Outlaw|The Last Outlaw (TV film)}} Wills Television film
1994 Frasier Danny Kriezel Episode: "Seat of Power"
1997 The|Practice}} Atty. Leonard Goode 2 episodes
1997 Intensity Edgler Foreman Vess Television film
1998 The|Pentagon Wars}} Col. J.D. Bock Television film
2000 Sole Survivor Victor Yates Television film
2001–2010 Scrubs Dr. Perry Cox 179 episodesSeries RegularNominated - TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy (2002)Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2002)
2002 Clone High Doug Prepcourse (Voice) 1 episode
2003 Kim Possible Rudolph "White Stripe" Farnsworth (Voice) 1 episode
2003 Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Richard Damien (Voice) 2 episodes
2003.1|2003–2005}} Justice League Unlimited The Atom (Voice) 4 episodes
2005 Alien Planet Narrator
2006–2010 The|Boondocks|The Boondocks (TV series)}} The White Shadow (Voice) 2 episodes
2008–present WordGirl The Whammer (Voice) 4 episodes
2011 Dan Vs. Imposter Dan (voice) 2 episodes
2012 Burn Notice Tom Card 6 episodes
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