Ted McGinley is perhaps best known to audiences for his portrayals of the Bundys’ neighbor ‘Jefferson D’Arcy’ for seven successful seasons on the hit series “Married…Wiith Children” and as ‘Stan Gable’ in the “Revenge of the Nerds” films, which have become a cult hit.
His extensive television credits include roles on the series “Hope and Faith,” “The West Wing,” “Sports Night,” “Dynasty,” “The Love Boat” and “Happy Days.” Notable guest appearances include “The Practice,” “The John Larroquette Show,” “Evening Shade,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Hotel,” “B.L. Stryker” and “Dream On.” He has acted in telefilms including “Hard Time: Hostage Hotel,” “Every Mother’s Worst Fear,” “Netnapped,” “Deadly Web” and the mini-series “Wild Justice.”
McGinley joined the seventh season of ABC’S “Dancing with the Stars.” He was paired with newcomer Inna Brayer, who is the current U.S. Amateur 10 Dance Champion.
On the silver screen, the versatile actor appeared with Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in the blockbuster “Pearl Harbor.” He co-starred with Roy Scheider in the thriller “Daybreak,” acted in the comedy “The Big Tease” opposite Frances Fisher and Mary McCormack and shared the screen with Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams in “Dick.” McGinley had leading roles in “Major League: Back to the Minors,” “Wayne’s World 2,” and the popular “Revenge of the Nerds.” Additional feature films include “Frozen Impact,” “Not Your Ordinary Girl,” “Three Tornados,” “Young Doctors in Love” “Troop Beverly Hills” and ”Physical Evidence.” McGinley has also appeared on stage, with performances in 6 Rms Rtv Vu for Kansas Theatre, and I’m Not Rappaport at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre.
McGinley is a true southern California boy, born and raised in Newport Beach. He graduated from Newport Harbor High School, the same high school as Olympic gold medalist and fellow “Dancing With the Stars” competitor Misty May-Treanor. He attended the University of Southern California, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and captain of the water polo team. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Gigi Rice, and their two sons. He enjoys coaching the boys’ soccer and baseball teams and playing a good round of golf.