John C. McGinley Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Aug, 2021
Facts of John C. McGinley
Date of Birth: 1959 , August-3
Age: 62 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name John C. McGinley
Birth Name John Christopher McGinley
Nick Name Johnny C
Father Gerald McGinley
Mother Patricia McGinley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Greenwich Village, New York
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $12 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color Fair
Famous for Scrubs
Married Yes
Married to Nichole Kessler
Children 3
Divorce Lauren Lambert
Education Millburn High School, New York University
Awards Online Film & Television Association Award, Method Fest
Online Presence Twitter
Movies Platoon, Point Break, Se7en, The Rock, Are We Done Yet?
TV Show Scrubs, Ground Floor, Stan Against Evil, Chicago P.D., DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders
Siblings 4
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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 also 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


John C. McGinley was born John Christopher McGinley on August 3, 1959, in Greenwich Village, New York. His father, Gerald McGinley is a stockbroker while the 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.

61 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

John 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

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 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 as Se7en, Nixon, The Rock, 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. No doubt, he earns a decent sum of dollars with his films and TV shows.

In 2020, John C. McGinley has an estimated net worth of $12 million. As per the report, he earned a salary of 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 the time of Season 8.

Personal Life

John C. McGinley is currently married to Nichole Kessler. The couple exchanged wedding rings on April 7, 2007. Together, they have 2 daughters, Billie Grace McGinley (Feb2, 2008), and Kate Aleena McGinley (June 24, 2010).

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

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


John lives a lavish and a 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 it is sure that the mansion worth not less than a million. The average house price in Malibu is around $3,014,300. 


McGinley not only won the heart of millions of people from his acting but also from 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.