Ted McGinley

Highest Rated: 71% Dick (1999)
Birthday: May 30, 1958
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, USA
Dividing his time more or less equally between big- and small-screen work, actor Ted McGinley enjoyed a considerably successful tenure as a character player, almost always appearing as beefcake heartthrob types. He began his career in the early '80s, with small roles in Garry Marshall's satirical farce Young Doctors in Love (1982) and the lurid Joan Collins telemovie Making of a Male Model (1983), but achieved his first significant break in the sitcom venue, as English teacher-cum-basketball coach Roger Phillips on the final four seasons of Happy Days (1980-1984). Fortuitously, at about the same time that Days folded, the producers of The Love Boat (on the same network, ABC) tapped McGinley to play photographer Ace Evans -- a last-ditch attempt to save the program from sagging ratings. The strategy ultimately failed when Boat ended its lengthy run in 1986, but in the meantime, McGinley landed what became a recurring role as jock Stan in the first three installments of Revenge of the Nerds. Eventually, McGinley also joined the cast of the long-running Married...With Children from 1991 through 1997, playing chauvinistic layabout Jefferson D'Arcy (second husband of the Bundys' neighbor Marcy Rhoades), and essayed roles in theatrical films including Physical Evidence (1989), Wayne's World 2 (1993), and Dick (1999). The late '90s and 2000s found McGinley evincing a heightened presence in television once again, first on Aaron Sorkin's critically worshipped yet short-lived seriocomedy Sports Night (1998-1999), then as Charley Shanowski on the sitcom Hope & Faith (2003-2006). In 2008 he competed in the reality program Dancing With the Stars, and in 2010 he appeared in the lighthearted, family-friendly Christmas with a Capital C. He would reach pop-culture immortality when the website Jumping the Shark named him as one of the signs that a TV show has run out of ideas.


Highest Rated Movies



11% God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness Actor 2018
No Score Yet Deus não está morto - Uma luz na escuridão Thomas Ellsworth 2018
50% The Outcasts Principal Whitmore 2017
No Score Yet Fatherly Obsession Actor 2017
No Score Yet Karen Kingsbury's 'The Bridge Part 2' Charlie Barton 2016
No Score Yet El Puente Charlie Barton 2015
No Score Yet Karen Kingsbury's 'The Bridge' Charlie Barton 2015
No Score Yet Underdog Kids Barry Hershfeld 2015
25% Do You Believe? Matthew $9.2M 2015
No Score Yet Rescuing Madison Douglas 2014
No Score Yet Redeemed Actor 2014
No Score Yet Bad Behavior Bruce 2013
No Score Yet A Mother's Rage Actor 2013
No Score Yet A Woman Redeemed Actor 2012
No Score Yet Notes from the Heart Healer King Danville 2012
No Score Yet Christmas With A Capital C Dan Reed 2011
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Uncle Thorny 2010
No Score Yet Taking a Chance on Love King Danville 2009
No Score Yet Eavesdrop Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Note King Danville 2007
No Score Yet Frozen Impact Dan Blanchard 2003
No Score Yet Daybreak Dillan Johansen 2001
24% Pearl Harbor Army Corps Major $197.8M 2001
56% The Big Tease Johnny Darjerling 2000
No Score Yet Face the Music Marcus 2000
No Score Yet Hostage Hotel FBI Agent Hopkins 1999
71% Dick Roderick 1999
21% Major League: Back to the Minors Leonard Huff 1998
No Score Yet Every Mother's Worst Fear Scanman 1998
No Score Yet Follow Your Heart Producer James Allen Bailey 1998
No Score Yet Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead Jeff 1995
No Score Yet Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love Stan 1994
No Score Yet Wild Justice Billings 1994
61% Wayne's World 2 Mr. Scream 1993
No Score Yet Linda Brandon 'Jeff' Jeffries 1993
No Score Yet Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation Stan Gable 1992
No Score Yet Blue Tornado Philip 1991
8% Troop Beverly Hills Himself 1989
18% Physical Evidence Kyle 1989
70% Revenge of the Nerds Stan Gable 1984
29% Young Doctors in Love Dr. Bucky DeVol 1982


No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
Agent Collins
  • 2019
88% No Tomorrow
  • 2016
80% Castle
Brock Harmon
  • 2014
No Score Yet The 4 To 9ers Reloaded
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Mentalist
Ed Hunt
  • 2012
56% Breaking In
  • 2011
No Score Yet Melissa & Joey
  • 2010
No Score Yet Wizards of Waverly Place
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
Appearing Reality cast member
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet 'Til Death
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Practice
Michael Hale
  • 2001
75% The West Wing
Mark Gottfried
  • 2001
90% Sports Night
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Married...With Children
Norman Jablonsky Jefferson D'Arcy
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet Dynasty
Clay Fallmont
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Transformers
  • 1984
No Score Yet Happy Days
Roger Phillips
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980