John C. McGinley

Biography: John C. McGinley, a tall, wire-haired performer of stage and screen usually in officious supporting roles. After receiving his MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, McGinley was immediatly cast as an understudy for John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and appeared in the Public Theater production of The Ballad of Soapy Smith. The following year he made his Broadway debut opposite John Lithgow and George Segal in a revival of Rod Serling's Requiem For a Heavyweight. After making his feature debut in Alan Alda's Sweet Liberty (1986), McGinley went on to appear in the Oliver Stone films Platoon, as the sycophantic Sgt. Red O'Neill; Wall Street, as a jealous co-worker of Charlie Sheen; Talk Radio, reprising his off-Broadway role as Eric Bogosian's friend and engineer.
He has remained active in films, alternating between supporting roles in A-films like Point Break (1991) and On Deadly Ground (1994) and leading parts in B-films Car 54, Where Are You? (1994) and
John C. McGinley, a tall, wire-haired performer of stage and screen usually in officious supporting roles. After receiving his MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, McGinley was immediatly cast as an understudy for John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and appeared in the Public Theater production of The Ballad of Soapy Smith. The following year he made his Broadway debut opposite John Lithgow and George Segal in a revival of Rod Serling's Requiem For a Heavyweight. After making his feature debut in Alan Alda's Sweet Liberty (1986), McGinley went on to appear in the Oliver Stone films Platoon, as the sycophantic Sgt. Red O'Neill; Wall Street, as a jealous co-worker of Charlie Sheen; Talk Radio, reprising his off-Broadway role as Eric Bogosian's friend and engineer.
He has remained active in films, alternating between supporting roles in A-films like Point Break (1991) and On Deadly Ground (1994) and leading parts in B-films Car 54, Where Are You? (1994) and Watch It (1993).
In 2001, he was cast in the NBC comedy Scrubs, as the iconic Dr Perry Cox.
He was married to Lauren Lambert but divorced her. John C. McGinley is currently married to Nicole Kessler, a Yoga Teacher.
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John C. McGinley's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 49
Highest Metascore: 92 Platoon
Lowest Metascore: 24 Get Carter
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
19 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
46 The Good Catholic Sep 8, 2017 Ollie / Ollie tbd
44 The Belko Experiment Mar 17, 2017 Wendell Dukes 5.0
31 Get a Job Mar 25, 2016 Diller 4.4
62 The Discoverers May 16, 2014 Bill Birch tbd
54 Kid Cannabis Apr 18, 2014 John Grefard 5.3
62 42 Apr 12, 2013 Red Barber 7.4
30 Alex Cross Oct 19, 2012 Captain Richard Brookwell / Richard Brookwell 4.9
36 Are We Done Yet? Apr 4, 2007 Chuck Mitchell, Jr. 3.7
64 Identity Apr 25, 2003 George York / George York tbd
33 Crazy as Hell Sep 27, 2002 Parker / Parker tbd
25 Stealing Harvard Sep 13, 2002 Detective Charles 2.1
43 The Animal Jun 1, 2001 Sgt. Sisk 4.1
24 Get Carter Oct 6, 2000 Con McCarty 5.4
36 Three to Tango Oct 22, 1999 Strauss 9.1
68 Office Space Feb 19, 1999 Bob Slydell 6.6
58 The Rock Jun 7, 1996 Marine Captain Hendrix 8.7
58 Point Break Jul 12, 1991 Ben Harp 8.2
56 Wall Street Dec 11, 1987 Marvin 8.7
92 Platoon Feb 6, 1987 Sgt. O'Neill 8.1