GBBP 151: John C. McGinley


The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, Episode 151: John C. McGinley

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This week, we’re thrilled to chat with the one and only John C. McGinley! McGinley is one of those actors who seems to have been in everything, including at least one of your favorites. He’s had supporting or starring roles in Platoon, Wall Street, Point Break, Office Space, Any Given Sunday, and 42, among so many others. Plus, he was the phenomenally scene-stealing Dr. Cox on nine seasons of Scrubs. And he’s currently starring as the title character on IFC’s Stan Against Evil (along with fellow friend of the podcast, Janet Varney!).

I’m guilty of saying this a lot, but this is a great episode. I’ve been a fan of McGinley’s for a long time, so–personally–it was a thrill to sit down and chat about his career. And our conversation easily makes my own Top 10, which is certainly saying something.

On this episode, we talk about his introduction to “comic-con culture,” the creative freedom that being a producer on Stan provides, whether breaking into the industry with films such as Platoon and Wall Street set up unrealistic expectations, how much he has become an amalgamation of his many characters, and his work with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.


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