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John C. McGinley

Born: 1959


John C. McGinley is an American actor, writer, and producer. He was born on August 3, 1959, in New York City, New York. McGinley is widely recognized for his versatile performances in both film and television, often portraying intense and memorable characters. One of McGinley's most notable roles is as Dr. Perry Cox in the television series "Scrubs," which aired from 2001 to 2010. His portrayal of the acerbic yet compassionate doctor earned critical acclaim and a dedicated fan following. McGinley's performance in "Scrubs" showcased his ability to seamlessly transition between comedic and dramatic moments, making the character one of the show's highlights. Prior to "Scrubs," McGinley appeared in a variety of films, including "Platoon" (1986), directed by Oliver Stone, where he portrayed Sergeant Red O'Neill. He has worked with Stone on multiple occasions, including in films like "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) and "Wall Street" (1987). McGinley's roles in these films showcased his range and versatility as an actor. He has also appeared in other notable films such as "Office Space" (1999), "Any Given Sunday" (1999), "Identity" (2003), and "Se7en" (1995), among others. McGinley's performances often leave a lasting impression, and he has been praised for his ability to bring complexity and depth to his characters. In addition to his work in film and television, John C. McGinley has also made appearances in theater productions. He has performed on Broadway in plays such as "Requiem for a Heavyweight" and "Glengarry Glen Ross." Beyond acting, McGinley has taken on roles as a producer and writer. He co-wrote and produced the film "Colin Fitz Lives!" (1997) and served as an executive producer on "Scrubs."
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA




California in Se7en

Point Break

Ben Harp in Point Break

Office Space

Bob Slydell in Office Space

Talk Radio

Stu in Talk Radio

Are We Done Yet?

Chuck Mitchell, Jr. in Are We Done Yet?


George York in Identity

Get Carter

Con McCarty in Get Carter

Wall Street

Marvin in Wall Street

The Last Outlaw

Wills in The Last Outlaw

The Animal

Sgt. Sisk in The Animal

Wagons East!

Julian in Wagons East!

Wild Hogs

Highway Patrolman in Wild Hogs

Target Earth

FBI Agent Vincent Naples in Target Earth

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Metallo (voice) in Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Truth or Consequences, N.M.

Eddie Grillo in Truth or Consequences, N.M.

A Midnight Clear

Major Griffin in A Midnight Clear

Nothing to Lose

Davis "Rig" Lanlow in Nothing to Lose

Highlander II: The Quickening

David Blake in Highlander II: The Quickening

Puff, Puff, Pass

Jerry Dupree in Puff, Puff, Pass

Article 99

Dr. Rudy Bobrick in Article 99

On Deadly Ground

MacGruder in On Deadly Ground

The Rock

Marine Captain Hendrix in The Rock

Two Tickets to Paradise

Mark in Two Tickets to Paradise

Fat Man and Little Boy

Richard Schoenfield in Fat Man and Little Boy


Edgler Foreman Vess in Intensity

Mother's Boys

Mr. Fogel, Teacher in Mother's Boys

The Pentagon Wars

Colonel J.D. Bock in The Pentagon Wars

Lost Angels

Dr. Farmer in Lost Angels

Surviving the Game

John Griffin in Surviving the Game

Alien Planet

Narrator in Alien Planet


Johnny the Fox in Highway

Born to Be Wild

Max Carr in Born to Be Wild

Hear No Evil

Mickey O'Malley in Hear No Evil

Crazy As Hell

Parker in Crazy As Hell

Alex Cross

Richard Brookwell in Alex Cross

Little Noises

Stu Slovack in Little Noises

Clinton and Nadine

Turner in Clinton and Nadine

Colin Fitz

Groundskeeper in Colin Fitz


Red Barber in 42

Watch It

Rick in Watch It


Carl in Mother

The Face Is Familiar

in The Face Is Familiar

Stealing Harvard

Detective Charles in Stealing Harvard

Car 54, Where Are You?

Officer Francis Muldoon in Car 54, Where Are You?

Any Given Sunday

Jack Rose in Any Given Sunday

Three to Tango

Strauss in Three to Tango

Set It Off

Detective Strode in Set It Off

Born on the Fourth of July

Official #1 - Democratic Convention, Pushing Wheelchair in Born on the Fourth of July

Get a Job

Diller in Get a Job

Kid Cannabis

John Grefard in Kid Cannabis


Earl in Training Film in Nixon

The Belko Experiment

Wendell Dukes in The Belko Experiment


Danny Cohen in Johns

American Crude

Jim in American Crude

The Good Catholic

Ollie in The Good Catholic

Watercolor Postcards

Merlin in Watercolor Postcards

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

Dr. Perry Cox in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

Battle of the Sexes

Herb in Battle of the Sexes

Prisoners of Inertia

Ogden in Prisoners of Inertia

A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon'

Self in A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon'

The Jack Bull

Woody in The Jack Bull


Sergeant O'Neill in Platoon


Don in Benched


Sean Phillips in Shakedown


Joe in Flypaper

Lil' Pimp

Man Cub Master (voice) in Lil' Pimp

Suffering Bastards

Buddy Johnson in Suffering Bastards

Sweet Liberty

Floyd in Sweet Liberty

The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A.

Det. Sgt. Harry McBride in The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A.

Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing

Grumblegard (voice) in Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing

Summer Catch

Hugh Alexander in Summer Catch

The Drowning

Teddy in The Drowning

World Trade Center

Fireman (uncredited) in World Trade Center

The Discoverers

Bill Birch in The Discoverers

Fathers and Sons

Gary (uncredited) in Fathers and Sons

TV Shows