John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Keynote Speaker: Actor, Author & Former Comedian; Advocate for Down Syndrome Awareness; Best Known for "Scrubs"

John C. McGinley Biography

John C. McGinley is an actor, most notable for his roles as Perry Cox in "Scrubs," Bob Slydell in Office Space, and Sergeant Red O’Neill in Oliver Stone’s Platoon. He has also written and produced for television and film.

McGinley, who is one of five children, was born in the Greenwich Village section of New York City, the son of Patricia, a schoolteacher, and Gerald McGinley, a stockbroker. He studied acting at Syracuse University, and later at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Upon completing his education, McGinley worked Off Broadway and in Broadway productions, as well as a two-year stint on the soap opera Another World.

McGinley has had a prolific career, primarily as a supporting character actor. He worked continually throughout the 1990s, appearing in films such as Point Break (1991), Highlander 2 (1991), Article 99 (1992), Wagons East! (1994), Se7en (1995), The Rock (1996), Nothing to Lose (1997) and Office Space (1999) (McGinley improvised several takes about his character’s fondness for Michael Bolton).

In 2007, he had a role as Chuck in the film Are We Done Yet? He also had a small role as a gay highway patrolman in the film Wild Hogs. In 2001, McGinley began work as a regular on the NBC sitcom "Scrubs" as the acerbic Dr. Perry Cox. More recently, he was cast in the movie adaptation of the comic book Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, where he plays the classic Superman villain, Metallo.

Apart from acting, McGinley is actively involved in building awareness and being an advocate for people with Down syndrome. McGinley went after Scrubs because he wanted to stay in LA and be with his son, Max, who happens to have Down syndrome. While McGinley advocated for Max, and for his community, he took on a more public role and was recognized as “Parent of the Year” by ivillage.com. In 2011 John received the Foundation’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award for his work related to people with Down syndrome and people with developmental disabilities in general.

McGinley is a board member and international spokesperson for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and a key advocate for the Special Olympics campaign: “Spread the Word to End the Word.” The campaign educates against the use of the “R” word. McGinley’s written commentary on the “R” word was published by the Huffington Post and is one of the most compelling arguments written about the subject to date.

McGinley lives in California with his wife, Nichole Kessler, their two daughters and McGinley’s son, Max.

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John C. McGinley Videos

John C McGinley Chats Life Lessons
John C. McGinley Talks 'Scrubs,' 'Point Break' & More w/Dan Patrick
John C. McGinley On Raising A Child With Special Needs - YouTube

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How much does it cost to book John C. McGinley?

Booking fees for John C. McGinley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John C. McGinley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for John C. McGinley?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John C. McGinley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John C. McGinley for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John C. McGinley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John C. McGinley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


John C. McGinley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Celebrity and Inspirational. The estimated speaking fee range to book John C. McGinley for live events is $30,000 - $50,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. John C. McGinley generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Burke, Allison Janney and Patricia Heaton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John C. McGinley for an upcoming event.

John C. McGinley Videos

John C McGinley Chats Life Lessons
John C. McGinley Talks 'Scrubs,' 'Point Break' & More w/Dan Patrick
John C. McGinley On Raising A Child With Special Needs - YouTube

John C. McGinley News

How to book John C. McGinley?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John C. McGinley for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John C. McGinley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John C. McGinley or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book John C. McGinley?

Booking fees for John C. McGinley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John C. McGinley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for John C. McGinley?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John C. McGinley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John C. McGinley for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John C. McGinley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John C. McGinley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


John C. McGinley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Celebrity and Inspirational. The estimated speaking fee range to book John C. McGinley for live events is $30,000 - $50,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. John C. McGinley generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Burke, Allison Janney and Patricia Heaton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John C. McGinley for an upcoming event.

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