Theodore Martin McGinley, known as Ted McGinley is an American actor loved by everyone by his portrayal of Jefferson D’Arcy in the Fox sitcom Married… with Children (1989-1997). He played Roger Philips in “Happy Days” (1980-1984) and Ace in “The Love Boat”. He played other notable roles in the Soap opera “Dynasty” (1986-1987) as Clay Fallmont and sitcom “Hope and Faith” (2003-2006) as Charley Shanowski. He is also known for his role in “Revenge of Nerds” as Stan Gable. In 2015, he appeared in the faith-based movie “Do You Believe?” for which he received Grace Award (2016). McGinley also won several other awards, he won the TV Land Innovator Award for “Married … with Children” in 2009 and TV Land Fan Favorite Award in 2010 for “Love Boat”. He also won two BTVA Awards in 2016.
Ahead we’ll take a look at Ted McGinley Net worth, Tv shows, happy Days, some other highlights from his career, and his personal life.
Ted McGinley, He has been on screen for nearly four decades. As of March 2020, he has a net worth of nearly USD 6 million. He earned most of his fortune through his primary career as a professional actor. He also had some steady work as a model early in his career. His hard work and talents paid off with a respectable net worth and ample assets. He owns a charming house in Beverly Hills and a posh cottage on Balboa Island, California.
Early life and Education
McGinley was born on May 30, 1958, in New Port, California in the USA. His parents are Bob McGinley and Emily McGinley originate from Irish Descent. He attended Newport Harbor High School. Ted was a sporty kid. By the age of 14, he became a member of an elite swim team and won few championships as well. He also played league baseball for the team “The Newport Bunnies” for a short time. In high school, he picked athletics and swimming as extracurriculars and became a top player in the water polo team due to his dazzling performance as a swimmer.
McGinley also provides services as a lifeguard on a beach. He then enrolled in the University of South California on water polo scholarship with major in Urban planning and real state. He grew up with the dream of becoming an actor. During high school, he appeared in several theatre plays and musicals. In his senior on the recommendation of his girlfriend, he began modeling. To pursue his childhood dream to became an actor he quit school and moved to New York in 1979.
Personal Life and Wife
McGinley had been in several relationships before but not all known to the public. He dated Brooke Shields in 1982. He began dating married American actress Gigi Rice in 1990 and tied the knot in 1991. They are parents of two sons, Beau and Quinn McGinley. McGinley is currently ling in Los Angeles. Rice has also appeared as a guest actor in John Larroquette Show”, “Hope and Faith” and “No good Nick”. His religious orientation is not known yet, his film “God’s not dead: A light in the darkness” earned him a reputation of a highly religious person which is not true.
McGinley debuted on television through ABC Sitcom “Happy Days” (1980-1984). He played a recurring role as Roger Philips. He made guest appearances in “Fantasy Island” (1982), “Hotel” (1985-1987), “Perfect Strangers” (1988) and “B.L Stryler” (1989). He joined “the Love Boat” (1983-1987). He played a memorable role as Ace. His episode “Ace Salary” was ranked 82 on the list of 100 greatest episodes in Television history by TV Guide. Afterward, he was cast in ABC’s American Soap Opera “Dynasty” (1986-1987) as Clay Fairmont.
Married.. With Children
At the start of the 90s, he was cast in one of the best comedy series ever made, “Married…with Children” as Jefferson D’Arcy, who is a husband of Al Bundy’s neighbor Marcy. Jeff is a gold digger and male counterpart of the peg in laziness. He remained in the show for six seasons. Ted’s popularity grew rapidly afterward, when talking about his role, he admitted that this is so far the best character of his career.
“Married… with Children” brought him into the spotlight and build him a credible resume. He subsequently appeared in various television projects and films. He starred in the made-for-television comedy film and a sequel to 1984 popular movie, “Revenge of Nerds III: The Next Generation” (1992) and “Revenge of Nerds IV: Nerds in Love” (1994) as Stan Gable.
McGinley’s officially acting career started when he was given his first credited television role in the comedy series Happy days as Roger Philips in 1974. Director George Lucas noticed him in the GQ Magazine and later offered him a role. He auditioned and got selected as a recurring character in the sitcom “Happy Days”. The series premiered on January 15, 1984, on ABC Network and comprised of eleven seasons. McGinley played a teacher and coach at Jefferson High. It was considered among the most well-made and successful television programs in the 1970s created by Garry Marshal.
McGinley appeared in other several TV movies like “Making of a Male Model” (1983), “Wild Justice” (1993), Linda (1993), “Hard Time: Hostage Hotel” (1999), “Frozen Impact” (2003), “The Note” (2007) and “The Note II: Taking a Chance on Love” (2009), “The Bridge” (2015), “Fatherly Obsession” (2017) and “Christmas Reservations” (2019). He also experimented with dark roles in his career he played stalker in “Deadly Web” (1996) and portrayed sexual predator in “Every Mother’s Worst Fear” (1998).
He had one episode stints on some series include, “Evening Shade” (1990), “Baby Talk” (1991), “Work with Me” (1999), “The Practice” (2001), “Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central” (2002), “Till Death”(2007), “Psych” (2009), “Wizards of Waverly Place” (2010), “Melissa & Joey” (2010), “Breaking In” (2011), “The Mentalist” (2012), “Mad Man” (2013) and “Castle” (2014). He also appeared briefly in “Dream On” (1991), “The John Larroquette Show” (1995-1998), “The practice” (2001) and “Justice League” (2002).
In 2003, he appeared as one of the main characters in ABC sitcom “Hope & Faith” season three. He played hope’s husband Charley Shanowski, head of the family. He is orthodontist and intolerant towards faith. His work comprised of 73 episodes.
In 2008, he participated in Dancing with the Stars along with choreographer Inna Brayer. McGinley also appeared in recurring roles, Tv Series “Sport’s Night” as Gordon and “The West Wing” (2000-2001) as a news anchor and as Sam in “No Good Nick” (2019) are few to mention. He also gave the voice in “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” as Denny Clay and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” as Aquaman.
McGinley also has various movie credits under his hat. His first movie role came in during Happy days, he appeared in the comedy film “Young Doctors in Love” as Dr. Bucky (1982).
He went on appearing in other movies such as, “Revenge of Nerds” (1984), “Troop Beverly Hills” and “Physical Evidence” (1989). His other notable movie roles include “Blue Tornado” (1991), “Wayne’s World 2” (1993), “Dick” and “The Big Tease” (1999). His 2000’s movie credits include, “Cahoots”, Pearl Harbor”, “Christmas with a Capital C” and “Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster”. In 2015, he appeared as a priest in a faith-based movie “ Do You Believe”. In 2018 he played a part in the faith-based film “God’s not dead: A light in the darkness” and sci-fi film “A.X.L”.
Net worth of Ted McGinley’s Co-stars
Find out the net worth of co-stars
- Ed O’Neil, co-star from Married with Children
- David Faustino, co-star from Married with Children
- Christina Applegate, co-star from Married with Children
- Amanda Bearse, co-star from Married with Children
- Katey Sagal, co-star from Married with Children