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Also Known As: Theodore Martin Mcginley Died:
Born: May 30, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newport Beach, California, USA Profession: actor

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As a former model-turned-prominent character actor, Ted McGinley graced screens both large and small, often as empty-headed jocks or smarmy heartthrobs with unseemly ulterior motives. Most active throughout the 1980s and 1990s, McGinley broke through as a high school coach and teacher on "Happy Days" (CBS/ABC, 1973-1984), then hopped aboard "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-1986) as the new cruise director during the show's waning years, while in the feature world, he shined as the head of a jock fraternity in "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984). Despite occasional sojourns onto the silver screen, McGinley's bread-and-butter remained on television, where he delivered perhaps his most memorable role on "Married With Children" (Fox, 1986-1997) as the underhanded neighbor of the dysfunctional Bundy clan. But due to McGinley's late casting on series steadily in decline, he was unfortunately tagged for being the catalyst for each show "jumping the shark" - the moment when it reaches its peak and heads straight down toward creative mediocrity. Nonetheless, McGinley continued steady work through the new millennium on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and "Hope & Faith" (ABC, 2003-06), ensuring his status as a go-to...

As a former model-turned-prominent character actor, Ted McGinley graced screens both large and small, often as empty-headed jocks or smarmy heartthrobs with unseemly ulterior motives. Most active throughout the 1980s and 1990s, McGinley broke through as a high school coach and teacher on "Happy Days" (CBS/ABC, 1973-1984), then hopped aboard "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-1986) as the new cruise director during the show's waning years, while in the feature world, he shined as the head of a jock fraternity in "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984). Despite occasional sojourns onto the silver screen, McGinley's bread-and-butter remained on television, where he delivered perhaps his most memorable role on "Married With Children" (Fox, 1986-1997) as the underhanded neighbor of the dysfunctional Bundy clan. But due to McGinley's late casting on series steadily in decline, he was unfortunately tagged for being the catalyst for each show "jumping the shark" - the moment when it reaches its peak and heads straight down toward creative mediocrity. Nonetheless, McGinley continued steady work through the new millennium on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and "Hope & Faith" (ABC, 2003-06), ensuring his status as a go-to character performer.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Right Next Door (2013)
2.
 Mother's Rage, A (2013)
6.
 Note, The (2007)
7.
 N.T.S.B.: The Crash of Flight 323 (2004) Reese Faulkner
8.
 Frozen Impact (2003) Dan Blanchard
9.
 Daybreak (2001)
10.
 Pearl Harbor (2001) Army Corps Major
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1979:
Made TV debut in the ABC TV-movie "Valentine"
1980:
Joined the eighth season of the ABC sitcom, "Happy Days" as Marion's nephew, Roger Phillips
1982:
Made film debut in Garry Marshall's "Young Doctors in Love"
1984:
Played Stanley Gable, the head of the jock-run Alpha Beta fraternity in "Revenge of the Nerds"
1984:
Cast as photographer Ace Evans for the final two seasons of ABC's "The Love Boat"
1986:
Cast on one season of ABC's primetime soap "Dynasty" playing Clay Falmont, a senator's son who marries Sammi Jo (Heather Locklear)
1989:
Played the yuppie boyfriend in "Physical Evidence"
1991:
Co-starred in short-lived ABC series, "Baby Talk"
1991:
Best remembered for his role as Jefferson D'Arcy on the FOX series "Married... with Children"
1992:
Reprised role of Stan Gable for the FOX TV-movie "Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation"
1994:
Once again played Stan in the FOX TV-movie "Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love"
1996:
Played opposite his real-life wife, Gigi Rice, in the NBC movie, "Deadly Web"
1998:
Had a recurring role on ABC's "Sports Night" as Gordon, Dana's (Felicity Huffman) boyfriend
2000:
Guest-starred on three episodes of "The West Wing" (NBC)
2001:
Played an Army Major in Michael Bay's "Pearl Harbor"
2003:
Played Charley Shanowski on the ABC sitcom "Hope & Faith"
2008:
Joined the seventh season of ABC's reality competition "Dancing With The Stars"
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
Newport Harbor High School: Newport Beach , California - 1976

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wife:
Gigi Rice. Actor.

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son:
Beau Martin McGinley. Born on May 25, 1994; mother, Gigi Rice.

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