John C. McGinley

Inside Biography

John C. McGinley is an American actor who started his career appearing on the TV series Another World in 1985. He is best known for portrayals of Sgt. O'Neill in Platoon and Dr. Perry Cox in Scrubs

John is famous for his roles in Office Space, The Rock, Wall Street, and Point Break. Besides that, he is also a board member and international spokesman for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

The Family Details Of McGinley

John C. McGinley was born John Christopher McGinley on August 3, 1959, in Greenwich Village, New York and is 63 years old as of now. His father, Gerald McGinley, is a stockbroker, while his mother, Patricia McGinley, is a school teacher.

McGinley spent his early life with his four siblings in Millburn, New Jersey. One of his siblings' is named Mark McGinley, while the identity of the other three is yet not available.

Sixty-three years old actress attended Millburn High School and Syracuse University. In 1984, he graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

Career And Net Worth

The 6 feet 2 inches actor started his professional journey immediately after completing his studies. He worked in different Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. He debuted in the film industry, portraying Ned Barry in the soap opera Another World (1985-1986).

In 1986, McGinley first earned the limelight as Sgt. O'Neill in the war film Platoon starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, and Charlie Sheen. Similarly, he appeared in Shakedown, Blood Money, Prisoners of Inertia, Lost Angels, and others. 

CAPTION: Actor John C. McGinley as Perry Cox in Scrubs SOURCE: Hollywood

The platoon actor then grabbed the limelight for playing Ben Harp in the 1991 movie Point Break. From 2001 to 2010, he tasted fame for the role of Dr. Perry Cox / Mr. Slidell in the medical comedy-drama TV series Scrubs along with Zach BraffKen Jenkins, Sarah ChalkeDonald FaisonNeil Flynn, and Dave Franco.

Moreover, McGinley's other notable acting credits include movies and series such as Se7en, Nixon, The Rock, and Are We Done Yet? The Animal, Highway, Justice League Unlimited, The Boondocks, Ground Floor, Stan Against Evil, Chicago P.D., and DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders.

John C. McGinley's Net Worth

To date, John has altogether 108 acting credits. Undoubtedly, he earns a decent sum of dollars with his films and TV shows.

John C. McGinley had an estimated net worth of $12 million. As per the report, he earned over $30,000 per episode from the major hit series Scrubs. Later, he was said to receive a salary of $500,000 per episode by Season 8.

Personal Life

John C. McGinley is currently married to Nichole Kessler. The couple exchanged wedding rings on April 7, 2007. They have three daughters, Billie Grace McGinley(February 2, 2008), and Kate Aleena McGinley (June 24, 2010).

CAPTION: John C. McGinley and his wife, Nichole Kessler SOURCE: Zim Bio

Prior to Kessler, the Scrubs actor walked down the aisle with Lauren Lambert on February 22, 1997. He and his ex-wife share a son, Max McGinley (August 5, 1997). Unfortunately, the duo divorced on December 10, 2001.


John lives a lavish and blissful life with his family. In Malibu, California, he owns a four-bedroom beachside home. 

The value of his beautiful property is not known, but the mansion is sure worth not less than a million. The average house price in Malibu is around $3,014,300. 


McGinley won the hearts of millions of people not only for his acting but also for his humanity. He is on the board of The Global Down Syndrome Foundation in Denver. 

Likewise, John is also an ambassador of the National Down Syndrome Society. As a global ambassador for Special Olympics, he plays an essential role in crafting its “R-word: Spread The Word, To End The Word” campaign.

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by samikshya, 16 Sep, 2020

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