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Ted McGinley

Highest Rated:   70% Dick (1999)
Lowest Rated:   8% Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Outcasts
  • Principal Whitmore
2017
No Score Yet Karen Kingsbury's 'The Bridge Part 2'
  • Charlie Barton
2016
No Score Yet The Bridge
  • Charlie Barton
2015
No Score Yet Karen Kingsbury's 'The Bridge'
  • Charlie Barton
2015
No Score Yet Underdog Kids
  • Barry Hershfeld
2015
17% Do You Believe?
  • Matthew
$9.2M 2015
No Score Yet Redeemed
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Rescuing Madison
  • Douglas
2014
No Score Yet Bad Behavior
  • Bruce
2013
No Score Yet A Mother's Rage
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Notes from the Heart Healer
  • King Danville
2012
No Score Yet A Woman Redeemed
  • Actor
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
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Note II: 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
25% 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
70% Dick
  • Roderick
1999
21% Major League: Back to the Minors
  • Leonard Huff
1998
No Score Yet Follow Your Heart
  • Producer
  • James Allen Bailey
1998
No Score Yet Every Mother's Worst Fear
  • Scanman
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
60% 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
22% Physical Evidence
  • Kyle
1989
69% Revenge of the Nerds
  • Stan Gable
1984
31% Young Doctors in Love
  • Dr. Bucky DeVol
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% No Tomorrow
2016
  • Actor
  • 2016
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Brock Harmon
  • 2014
No Score Yet The 4 To 9ers Reloaded
2013
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Ed Hunt
  • 2012
56% Breaking In
2011-2012
  • Larry
  • 2011
No Score Yet Melissa & Joey
2010-2015
  • Mayor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Appearing
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet 'Til Death
2006-2010
  • Webby
  • 2007
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Mark Gottfried
  • 2001
100% Sports Night
1998-2000
  • Gordon
  • 1999
  • 1998

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