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Ted McGinley

Jefferson D'Arcy in Married... with Children, Roger Phillips in Happy Days

Photos Ted McGinley Birth name: Ted McGinley
Birth date: 1958/05/30 (65 years old)
Birth place : Newport Beach (USA)
Height: 1.80 m

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Biography for Ted McGinley

Ted McGinley (born May 30, 1958 in Newport Beach, California) is an American actor.

He is best known for his role as Jefferson D'Arcy on Married with Children from 1991 to 1997. He now plays Charley Shanowski on Hope & Faith since 2003.

The appearance of Ted McGinley on a show as a main character or recurring guest performer is seen by some television buffs as a sign that a show might be becoming tired. This is because he has joined the cast of popular and enduring series later in their runs, and continued with them as they went into decline. Such shows include Happy Days, The Love Boat, and Dynasty. Some refer to him as "the patron saint of shark jumping" (see jumping the shark). However, it should be noted that McGinley's tenure on Married with Children, his best-known role, lasted much longer than that of David Garrison, his predecessor. On the other hand, as a replacement character, this places him in an additional Jump the Shark category. It should also be noted that his current show, Hope & Faith, is currently in a successful run on ABC.

Ted McGinley made his debut in 1980 in the Soap Happy Days, in which he interpreted Roger Phillips for four years. He continued with the cruise was having fun in 1985 and Dynasty in 1986 parallel. At the same time, he played several times in Hotel. After years of soaps and soap operas with rose water, Ted McGinley decides to change its genre and in 1991 became Jefferson d'Arcy in the sitcom married two children until 1997, the date of arrest of the series.

Since then, as we have seen in the role of Gordon in the sitcom Sports Night broadcast on ABC between 1998 and 2000, in the Work With Me pilot in 1999, in the White House in 2000 and 2001 and in The Practice in 2001 . In 2003, he returned to Charlie Lawrence broadcast on CBS and in Family Curse on the Warner Bros.

Ted McGinley is an American actor known for playing in several popular television series. He began his career in the 1980s and has since played in many roles on television and cinema.

One of his important first roles was that of Jefferson d'Arcy in the television series "Married ... with Children", where he played for several years. He also played in other popular series such as "The Love Boat", "Dynasty" and "The West Wing".

In addition to his roles on television, Ted McGinley has also played in several films, notably in "Revenge of the Nerds", "Wayne's World" and "Happy Gilmore". He also appeared in reality TV shows like "Dancing with the Stars".

Ted McGinley is considered to be a versatile and talented actor, capable of playing in different kinds of productions, ranging from light comedies to more serious dramas. He has received many positive criticisms for his performances over the years and has gained great popularity with the public.


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Title Role
Hope & Faith (2003) Serie TV Charley
Frozen Impact (2003) (TV) Dan Blanchard
Charlie Lawrence (2002) Serie TV Graydon Cord
N.T.S.B. (2001) (TV) Reese Faulkner
Pearl Harbor (2001) Army Corps Major
Cahoots (2000) Brad
Face the Music (2000) Marcus
Daybreak (2000/I) Dillon Johansen
Big Tease, The (1999) Johnny Darjerling
Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (1999) (TV) FBI Agent Hopkins
Dick (1999) Roderick
Follow Your Heart (1998) James Allen Bailey
Sports Night (1998) Serie TV Gordon
Every Mother's Worst Fear (1998) (TV) Scanman
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998) Leonard Huff
Deadly Web (1996) (TV) Peter Lawrence
Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead (1995) (TV) Jeffery Quint
Wild Justice (1994) Aubrey Billings
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (1994) (TV) Stan Gable
Wild Justice (1993) (mini) Serie TV Aubrey Billings
Wayne's World 2 (1993) Mr. Scream
Linda (1993) (TV) Brandon 'Jeff' Jeffries
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992) (TV) Dean Stanley Gable
Marié, 2 enfants (1987) Serie TV Jefferson D'Arcy (1991-1997)
Blue Tornado (1991) Philip
Physical Evidence (1989) Kyle
Dynasty (1981) Serie TV Clayburn 'Clay' Fallmont (1986-1987)
Love Boat, The (1977) Serie TV Photographer Ashley Covington Evans (Ace) (1984-1986)
Revenge of the Nerds (1984) Stan Gable, Alpha Beta/President of Greek Council
Making of a Male Model (1983) (TV) Gary Angelo
Herndon (1983) Serie TV Shack Shackleford
Young Doctors in Love (1982) Dr. Bucky DeVol
Happy Days (1974) Serie TV Roger Phillips (1980-1984)


"Married... with Children" (1987), as Norman Jablonsky, who would have been Peg's husband if Al had never been born (Christmas 1989).

He is the "Patron Saint" for the legendary site, Jump The Shark. A site dedicated to a show or event reaching it's peak and eventual downward spiral.

Ted was the captain of the water-polo team in college

Member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity

Took a 16 year-old Brooke Shields to her Dwight Englewood senior prom in 1982.

"Patron saint" of the website "Jump the Shark" (a phrase describing an event in a TV show that marks the start of the show's decline) because of his frequent roles as a fresh or a replacement character shortly before the termination of many shows.


Spouse : Gigi Rice (? - present) 2 children.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by abdest

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