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John McGinley

Born in Greenwich Village, New York, McGinley's love for acting began as an undergraduate at New York University. In 1984, he received a master of fine arts degree from the prestigious New York University theater school. McGinley's first big break in theatre came when he took over the role played by actor John Turturro in the Circle-in-the-Square's Danny Deep Blue Sea. He went on to perform in numerous theatrical productions, including Requiem for a Heavyweight on Broadway as well as Ballad of Soapy Smith and Talk Radio at Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival.

McGinley has also had an impressive career in film, portraying a diverse range of characters. Most recently, he starred opposite Rob Schneider in the box-office hit The Animal. Additional film credits include Any Given Sunday, The Rock, Set It Off, Seven, Office Space, Wall Street and Platoon. He also served as producer on a number of films including Colin Fitz and Watch It.

Among McGinley's television credits are guest-starring roles on NBC's Frasier and The Practice. Additionally, he starred in two Dean Koontz miniseries, Intensity and Sole Survivor. He also starred in and produced the television movie The Jack Bull. McGinley is actively involved in fund-raising activities for the National Downs Syndrome Association.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

John McGinley Facts

BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.