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Also Known As: John Mcginley Died:
Born: August 3, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, producer, restaurateur

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A charismatic, high-energy supporting actor and occasional lead in countless features, John C. McGinley was a familiar face to audiences thanks to films like "Platoon" (1986"), "Wall Street" (1987), the TV movie "Intensity" (Fox, 1997) and "Any Given Sunday" (1999). However, his most memorable character was that of Dr. Perry Cox, the tough-as-nails Chief of Medicine on "Scrubs" (NBC/ABC, 2001-2010). The role, along with a memorable performance in the cult favorite "Office Space" (1999) elevated McGinley from character actor to comic standout, a title he wielded effectively in "Wild Hogs" (2007) and "Are We Done Yet?" (2007). A versatile and immensely likable screen presence, he was a favorite among silver and small screen viewers for over two decades.

A charismatic, high-energy supporting actor and occasional lead in countless features, John C. McGinley was a familiar face to audiences thanks to films like "Platoon" (1986"), "Wall Street" (1987), the TV movie "Intensity" (Fox, 1997) and "Any Given Sunday" (1999). However, his most memorable character was that of Dr. Perry Cox, the tough-as-nails Chief of Medicine on "Scrubs" (NBC/ABC, 2001-2010). The role, along with a memorable performance in the cult favorite "Office Space" (1999) elevated McGinley from character actor to comic standout, a title he wielded effectively in "Wild Hogs" (2007) and "Are We Done Yet?" (2007). A versatile and immensely likable screen presence, he was a favorite among silver and small screen viewers for over two decades.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Discoverers, The (2013)
2.
 42 (2013)
3.
4.
 Alex Cross (2012)
5.
 American Crude (2008)
7.
 Wild Hogs (2007)
8.
 Are We Done Yet? (2007)
9.
 Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
10.
 Identity (2003) George
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Raised in Newark and Milburn, NJ
1984:
Made off-Broadway debut as understudy for John Turturro in John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea"; spotted by a talent scout for Oliver Stone when he went on for Turturro who was off making a film; offered a small role in "Platoon," but production was delayed for almost two years
1984:
Landed role in off-Broadway play "The Ballad of Soapy Smith"
1985:
Cast in the recurring role of Ned Howard on "Another World" (NBC)
1985:
Made Broadway debut in a revival production of "Requiem for a Heavyweight"
1986:
Feature acting debut, "Sweet Liberty"
1986:
First film for director Oliver Stone, "Platoon"; played a cowardly sergeant
1987:
Episodic TV debut, "Leg Work" (CBS)
1987:
Co-starred as Stu Noonan in off-Braodway production of Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio"
1988:
TV-movie debut, "Clinton and Nadine"
1988:
Reprised role of Stu for Oliver Stone's film version of "Talk Radio"
1989:
Feature screenwriting debut, "Suffering Bastards"; also starred
1993:
Feature producing debut, ensemble comedy "Watch It"
1994:
First film with song credit, "Car 54, Where Are You?"; also acted in movie
1997:
Played a serial killer in Fox adaptation of Dean Koontz's "Intensity"
1999:
Appeared as a sportscaster in Oliver Stone directed football drama "Any Given Sunday"
2000:
Acted in TV adaptation of "Dean Koontz's Sole Survivor" (Fox)
2001:
Cast in regular role on "Scrubs" (NBC), offering a scene-stealing turn as the surly Dr. Perry Cox
2003:
Provided voiceover work on several episodes of "Justice League" (Cartoon Network) as superhero 'The Atom'
2007:
Featured in the movie "Wild Hogs" as a Highway Patrol Officer with a questionable lifestyle choice
2007:
Cast opposite Ice Cube in the comedy "Are We Done Yet?"
2012:
Featured in crime thriller "Alex Cross," based on the novel <i>Cross</i> by James Patterson and starring Tyler Perry
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Education

Milburn High School: Milburn , New Jersey -
Syracuse University: Syracuse , New York -
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University: New York , New York -
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University: New York , New York - 1984

Notes

McGinley was born with a mild form of dyslexia.

With "Platoon" co-star Willem Dafoe, McGinley owns Match, a restaurant in NYC's SoHo.

"Producing is not brain surgery. You raise the money, and you shoot it. Everybody thinks it's so complicated, but it's not. It's amazing to take the thing off the page, and two years later people in the theater are actually laughing at it or being moved by it." --McGinley on producing, in Daily News, April 19, 1994.

"I auditioned for TV series before. But, you know, they're always looking for Ken and Barbie. I'm Ken's dirty uncle." --John C. McGinley quoted in TV Guide, November 10-16, 2001.

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wife:
Lauren Lambert. Met during filming of "Nothing to Lose" in 1996; married in February 1997; divorced in December 1997.

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father:
Gerald McGinley. Investment banker. Born c. 1929.
mother:
Patricia McGinley. Retired schoolteacher. Born c. 1934.
brother:
Mark McGinley. Bond trader. Was working in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 but managed to make it out of the building before its collapse.
son:
Max McGinley. Born wth Down's syndrome in summer 1997.
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