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Ted McGinley

Ted McGinley is a popular actor from the United States. Ted McGinley gained wide recognition for playing the role of Jefferson D’Arcy on the television sitcom “Married… with Children” and as Charley Shanowski on the ABC sitcom “Hope & Faith.”

Early Life

Ted McGinley was born in Newport Beach, California, United States, on May 30, 1958. Currently, he is 65 years old as of 2023 and has a sun sign of Gemini. In addition, he belongs to Irish ethnicity and he is an American by nationality.

He was born to his father Bob McGinley and his mother Emily McGinley. Very little is known about his early childhood life as well as his siblings.

Ted McGinley – Education

Regarding his academics, he studied at Newport Harbor High School. After this, he enrolled at USC on a water polo scholarship, majoring in urban planning and real estate.

In addition, he studied at the University of Southern California where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Professional Career

During his college years, Ted McGinley started his modelling career. He was cast as Roger Phillips (nephew of the Cunninghams) in the comedy series “Happy Days” when a casting director saw a photo of him in GQ.

Moreover, he performed the role from 1980 until 1984. He secured the role of Dr. Bucky DeVol in the comedy film “Young Doctors in Love” (1982) during the run of ‘Happy Days.’

From 1983 until 1987, he appeared in “The Love Boat” as Photographer Ashley Covington Evans. During this period, the  actor also played Stan Gable in the film “Revenge of the Nerds.”

He next appeared on the soap opera “Dynasty” in 1986. From 1991 to 1997, he started in the role of Al Bundy’s best friend Jefferson D’Arcy on Fox’s “Married… with Children.”

Caption: The poster of the television sitcom, Married… with Children  (Source: The Movie Database)

“Fantasy Island” (1982), “Hotel” (1985-87), “Perfect Strangers” (1988), “B.L. Stryker” (1989), “Evening Shade” (1990), “Dream On” (1991), “The John Larroquette Show” (1995-96; 1997-1998), “The Practice” (2001), and “Justice League”(2002) were among his guest appearances.

He appeared as Dana’s boyfriend Gordon on Aaron Sorkin’s “Sports Night” and as a television news anchor on “The West Wing.” Moreover, he portrayed Dr. Charley Shanowski on “Hope & Faith from 2003 to 2006, appearing in a total of 73 episodes.

Continued his successful acting career

In 2003, he was selected to play the role of Graydon Ford in the TV series “Charlie Lawrence,” appearing in seven episodes. He was in the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars in 2008 when he was paired with pro dancer Inna Brayer. Moreover, he was the competition’s second contender to be eliminated.

From 2010 to 2015, he appeared in minor roles in TV series such as “Wizards of Waverly Place” (2010), “Breaking In” (2011), “The Mentalist” (2012), “Mad Men” (2013), “Castle” as well as he also appeared in movies such as “Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster” (2010-voice), “Do You Believe?” (2015), and “Underdog Kids” (2015).

He voiced Denny Clay in the animated robot series “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” from 2015 to 2017. Following a starring part in the series “The Baxters,” he began playing a recurrent character in the comic web TV series “No Good Nick.” In 2018, he was cast in two movies “A.X.L.” and “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness.”

He did a recurring role of Sam in the 2019 comedy TV series “No Good Nick.” In 2023, he played the recurring role of Derek in the comedy TV series “Shrinking” and also appeared in an episode of the TV series “Platonic.”

Net Worth 2023

Through his acting profession, he has been able to collect good fortune. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $5 million whereas his annual salary and income are still under review.

Relationship Status

On 21 June 1991, Ted McGinley married life with Gigi Rice. His wife is also a well-known actress. With the marriage, the couple is blessed with two kids; Beau Martin McGinley, and Quinn Thomas McGinley. The family is currently living in Los Angeles.

Caption: Ted McGinley with his wife (Source: Best Life)

The American actor has never been part of any controversial matter or rumors till now. In addition, he has been very concerned about his personal and professional life, avoiding any kind of controversy which can harm his career.

Body Measurements

Caption: Ted McGinley posing for a photo (Source: AmoMama)

The 65-year-old actor is 6 feet tall and weighs around 78 kg. Moreover, he has a pair of green eyes with light brown hair colour.

Ted McGinley – Social Media

The actor is not a social media personality. Until now, the celebrity has no official Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook profiles. He appears to be a private person who does not wish to reveal his personal information on social media.