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Ted McGinley Biography

Birth Name:
Theodore Martin McGinley
Birth Place:
Newport Beach, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Was a surfer and lifeguard in high school
  • Attended USC on a water-polo scholarship; also played for the U
  • S
  • Junior National water-polo team
  • Began modeling in college (once posed with Sharon Stone for the label of a hair-coloring product); was spotted in GQ magazine by a Hollywood casting director, which led to his role (teacher Roger Phillips) on Happy Days in 1980
  • Made his movie speaking debut in Happy Days creator Garry Marshall's 1982 comedy Young Doctors in Love
  • Joined several popular shows toward the end of their runs, including Happy Days, The Love Boat, Dynasty and Married
  • With Children
  • Appeared with his wife, Gigi Rice, in the 2004 TV-movie NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323