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John C. McGinley is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 3 august 1959 at New York City (USA)

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley
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Birth name John Christopher McGinley
Nationality USA
Birth 3 august 1959 (59 years) at New York City (USA)

John Christopher McGinley (born August 3, 1959) is an American actor, author and former comedian. He is most notable for his roles as Perry Cox in Scrubs, Bob Slydell in Office Space, Captain Hendrix in The Rock, Sergeant Red O'Neill in Oliver Stone's Platoon and Marv in Stone's Wall Street. He has also written and produced for television and film. Apart from acting, McGinley is also an author, a board member and international spokesperson for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and a spokesperson for the National Down Syndrome Society.

Biography

In February 1997, McGinley married Lauren Lambert. Their son, Max, who has Down Syndrome, was born that year. In December 2001, Lambert and McGinley divorced. In October 2002, he was chosen as "Dad of the Month" at iParenting.com. In August 2006, McGinley became engaged to yoga instructor Nicole Kessler in Malibu, whom he had dated for two years. The couple married on April 7, 2007 in a private ceremony at their home. They have two daughters.

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.

McGinley serves on the Board of The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (based in Denver). He is a celebrity Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society. In addition, he is a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics and was an integral part in crafting Special Olympics' "R-word: Spread The Word, To End The Word" campaign. 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:


Half the gene pool that spawned Max also spawned Billie, my soon-to-be-four-year-old, so I'm hypersensitive to any challenges she may have. [Kate, at 17 months old, is too young for school.] We've discovered that Billie can completely disengage, which troubled Nicole and I, so we took her to an early-education interventionist. She tested our daughter primarily by giving her tactical puzzles. As long as Billie was left alone to do them, she was fine. But when the teacher tried to give Billie praise, she was not interested. What this revealed is that Billie is fine as long as she is engaged in an activity, but she doesn't care for the traditional approval or an A, B or C grade. Our takeaway is that Billie is fine and that we'll have to find ways, people, systems, etc., that challenge her, because she doesn't care about kudos.

Her biggest strength is language. She's extraordinarily verbal, and Max's biggest challenge is his lack of spoken language. He can read at a certain level and do arithmetic, but he doesn't form sentences. So parenting Max and parenting Billie represent two polar opposites on the spoken-word spectrum. How we parent them in the same household and find a happy middle has been really interesting and continues to be.

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.

Best films

Platoon (1987)
(Actor)
42 (2013)
(Actor)
Point Break (1991)
(Actor)
On Deadly Ground (1994)
(Actor)
Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
(Actor)

Usually with

Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(7 films)
John Cusack
John Cusack
(3 films)
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
(1 films)
Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider
(1 films)
David Brenner
David Brenner
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John C. McGinley (64 films)

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Actor

Battle of the Sexes, 2h1
Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Political films, LGBT-related film, Tennis films
Actors Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue
Roles Herb
Rating67% 3.352183.352183.352183.352183.35218
En 1973, la joueuse Billie Jean King, âgée de 29 ans, est classée numéro 1 mondiale. Refusant de recevoir à peine 10 % de la prime versée aux joueurs masculins, alors que les finales féminines attirent autant de public que les finales masculines, elle décide, avec l'aide de Gladys Heldman et de quelques joueuses, de créer la Women's Tennis Association. Les joueuses sont alors exclues de la Fédération de tennis des États-Unis par Jack Kramer.
Get a Job
Get a Job (2016)

Directed by Dylan Kidd
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Alison Brie, Marcia Gay Harden
Roles Diller
Rating53% 2.6504752.6504752.6504752.6504752.650475
A young man and his friends attempt to secure employment after recently graduating college.
The Belko Experiment, 1h28
Directed by Greg McLean
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors John Gallagher, Jr, Tony Goldwyn, Melonie Diaz, Adria Arjona, Michael Rooker, John C. McGinley
Roles Wendell Dukes
Rating61% 3.0500353.0500353.0500353.0500353.050035
Dans un grand building isolé de tout en Amérique du Sud, précisément à Bogotá, en Colombie, une journée de travail ordinaire comme toutes les autres commence pour les employés de l’entreprise Belko. Pourtant, le bâtiment est soudainement scellé et une mystérieuse voix surgit des haut-parleurs internes pour soumettre un dilemme crucial aux 83 expatriés américains : soit ils doivent s'entretuer dans un temps imparti ou bien, s'ils refusent, ils mourront aléatoirement.
The Discoverers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Griffin Dunne, Madeleine Martin, Cara Buono, John C. McGinley, Devon Graye, Dreama Walker
Roles Bill Birch
Rating56% 2.8095252.8095252.8095252.8095252.809525
History professor and aspiring author Lewis Birch (Dunne) heads on a road trip with his children Zoe (Martin) and Jack (Graye) to attend a conference. However, he learns early into the trip that his mother is ill, and heads to visit her, where he finds she has died. His father, Stanley (Margolin) decides to follow a Lewis and Clark reenactment trip, the family ends up traveling together.
Kid Cannabis, 1h49
Directed by John Stockwell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jonathan Daniel Brown, Kenny Wormald, Aaron Yoo, Ron Perlman, Amanda Tapping, John C. McGinley
Roles John Grefard
Rating63% 3.198953.198953.198953.198953.19895
Nate Norman (Jonathan Daniel Brown) lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with his younger brother and their single mom who works multiple jobs to support them. An eighteen-year-old high school dropout, Nate smokes copious amounts of marijuana with his best friend Topher Clark (Kenny Wormald), a 27-year-old who had moved from Boston. The two become increasingly fed up at being nobodies scraping to get by in a city of wealth. One day while he is working his job as a pizza delivery driver, Nate meets a rich playboy who had made his fortune transporting high quality marijuana into the state from Canada. Intrigued, Nate meets with a lawyer to discuss the marijuana laws in Canada, which turn out to be much more lax than in the US. With nothing to lose, Nate and Topher decide to try their hand at sneaking across the border.
42
42 (2013)
, 2h8
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about racism, Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Alan Tudyk, Christopher Meloni, André Holland
Roles Red Barber
Rating74% 3.746633.746633.746633.746633.74663
The film tells the story of Jackie Robinson and, under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey, Robinson's signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers to become the first African-American player to break the baseball color barrier. The story focuses mostly on the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers season and somewhat on Robinson's 1946 season with the Montreal Royals, which emphasize his battles with racism.
Watercolor Postcards
Genres Drama
Actors Laura Bell Bundy, Bailee Madison, Conrad Goode, John C. McGinley, Jonathan Banks, Joan Van Ark
Roles Merlin
Rating52% 2.633812.633812.633812.633812.63381
In Bent Arrow, West Texas everything seems to have moved on. Left behind are a precocious 10-year-old named Cotton and Butch, a gentle soul whose life has taken him on a path of heartache from the rough world of pro football, through heart wrenching loss to a roadside stand where he paints Watercolor Postcards. Butch starts to believe he can find happiness again when a relationship blossoms between Cotton's long-lost sister, Sunny, who returns home, disillusioned, after the loss of their mother, and ends up facing her tortured past.
Alex Cross
Alex Cross (2012)
, 1h41
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Rachel Nichols, Cicely Tyson, Jean Reno
Roles Richard Brookwell
Rating51% 2.550362.550362.550362.550362.55036
Dr. Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) is a psychologist and police lieutenant who lives in Detroit with his wife, Maria (Carmen Ejogo), their children, Damon and Janelle, and his mother Nana Mama. He also frequently visits a prisoner, Pop-Pop, who is serving time for a murder. Cross knows Pop-Pop's uncle, Daramus Holiday, committed the murder and framed her, but she refuses to tell the truth. When returning home, he learns that Maria is pregnant with their third child, Cross considers accepting a job as an FBI profiler with a 35% pay rise, but fears Maria's reaction, as it would require them to relocate to Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, a man (Matthew Fox) participates in an underground ultimate fighting match, where he flirts with businesswoman Fan Yau (Stephanie Jacobsen). After brutally beating his opponent, the man is invited to Fan Yau's house. There, he sedates, tortures, and kills her. He cuts off all her fingers and steals her laptop.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, 1h7
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy, Timothy Daly, Xander Berkeley, Corey Burton, Ricardo Antonio Chavira
Roles Metallo (voice)
Rating71% 3.596783.596783.596783.596783.59678
LexCorp's CEO, Lex Luthor, has been elected President of United States during a severe nationwide economic depression. Under his leadership, the economy begins to thrive, and he assembles a force of government-employed superheroes consisting of Captain Atom, Katana, Black Lightning, Power Girl, Starfire, and Major Force. Meanwhile, Superman and Batman maintain their distrust toward Luthor.
Are We Done Yet?, 1h32
Directed by Steve Carr
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Nia Long, Ice Cube, John C. McGinley, Aleisha Allen, Philip Daniel Bolden, Tahj Mowry
Roles Chuck Mitchell, Jr.
Rating41% 2.058852.058852.058852.058852.05885
Following the events of Are We There Yet?, Nick Persons (Ice Cube) has married Suzanne (Nia Long) and moved her, Kevin (Philip Daniel Bolden), and Lindsey (Aleisha Allen) into his apartment, also purchasing a 2007 Cadillac Escalade (after the destruction of his Lincoln Navigator SUV). He has also sold his sports memorabilia store to his best friend, Marty (played by Jay Mohr in the first film). While getting ready for an interview with Magic Johnson, Suzanne tells Nick that she is pregnant and they later find out that there will be twins.
Wild Hogs
Wild Hogs (2007)
, 1h40
Directed by Walt Becker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Motocyclette, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy, Ray Liotta, Marisa Tomei
Roles Highway Patrolman
Rating58% 2.94952.94952.94952.94952.9495
Doug Madsen (Tim Allen), Woody Stevens (John Travolta), Bobby Davis (Martin Lawrence), and Dudley Frank (William H. Macy) are four middle-aged suburban men living in a Cincinnati area suburb who find themselves frustrated with the pace of daily life and lack of adventure. Doug is a dentist who has trouble relating to his son Billy (Dominic Janes), Dudley is a single clumsy computer programmer who is afraid to talk to women. Bobby is a henpecked plumber whose wife has made him return to work after having taken a year off to unsuccessfully write a book, and Woody is a rich lawyer married to a supermodel. They find escape from their lives on weekends by riding motorcycles together pretending to be a biker gang called the "Wild Hogs".
World Trade Center, 2h9
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action, Historical
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, La fin du monde, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Films about hijackings
Actors Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Michael Peña, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Dorff, Jude Ciccolella
Roles un pompier
Rating60% 3.000033.000033.000033.000033.00003
On September 11, 2001, Port Authority Police officers John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno are patrolling the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan when they see a plane fly dangerously low overhead. As all of the police officers return to the station, they see on TV that the North Tower of the World Trade Center has been hit by the plane. Sergeant McLoughlin assigns many of the officers to assist in a precautionary evacuation attempt of the North Tower and they board a Metropolitan Transit Authority bus. On the bus, they hear reports that the South Tower is also hit by another plane. When they arrive at the World Trade Center, they realize the extent of the disaster, and see one of the victims jump out of the towers to certain death. The men proceed to get safety equipment from Building 5 and enter the concourse between the towers.
Two Tickets to Paradise
Directed by D. B. Sweeney
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors John C. McGinley, D. B. Sweeney, Pat Hingle, Ed Harris, Paul Hipp, Janet Jones
Roles Mark
Rating57% 2.8539952.8539952.8539952.8539952.853995
The story revolves around three 40-ish lifelong friends from Pennsylvania who go on a road trip in search of themselves. The friends have just two tickets to a major college bowl game in Florida, and along the way the friends run into a few surprises, and some serious self-discovery.
A.W.O.L.
A.W.O.L. (2006)

Origin USA
Themes Political films
Actors David Morse, John C. McGinley
Rating60% 3.007633.007633.007633.007633.00763
From the original promotional material: “Major Cliff Marquette (David Morse) and his Special Forces Detachment are called on by the CIA to investigate alleged "black magic" in the jungles of Cambodia. After a sudden and devastating firefight, Cliff is caught and subjected to brutal torture at the hands of the enemy. Pain beyond his ability to endure; then, at the height of his agony, Cliff is mysteriously transported to another world, an alternate reality of fondest desires. Forged from his own mind, perhaps... or maybe a result of the very magic he had been sent to observe. Either way, Cliff's terror has not ended, it is only begun, for in his seeming salvation lies a horrifying catch. A fine-print provision with which fate can still claim him... unless, with the clock counting down, Cliff Marquette can beat the odds one more time. Manage to cheat fate. It will take his wits. And it will require a gun...”
Puff, Puff, Pass, 1h34
Directed by Mekhi Phifer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Danny Masterson, Mekhi Phifer, Jaleel White, LaVan Davis, Terry Crews, Ashley Scott
Roles Jerry Dupree
Rating56% 2.8020652.8020652.8020652.8020652.802065
The film opens with an infomercial, given by Dick Dupre (a parody of Don Lapre) played by John C. McGinley, which Larry (Danny Masterson) and Rico (Ronnie Warner) are watching. Larry and Rico are two stoners who live in a one-room apartment, and after watching the entire infomercial, they decide to start a "tiny classified ads" business. This is a running gag throughout the film. Each time they explain their new "business," someone asks, "Ads for what?", and they respond confidently, "That's not the point! It's complex" or "The ads themselves... they generate income", simply quoting the infomercial.