Quotations by John C. McGinley
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Born: Monday, August 3, 1959
As an actor, it's great to play a strong leader with a heart of gold.
(Keywords: Leader, Heart, Actor, Gold, Play)
Dr. Cox mentors the rookie doctors with a spoonful of dirt and then a cup of sugar. I see him as an archetypal descendent of two of my favorite curmudgeonly characters: Lou Grant and Louie De Palma.
(Keywords: Doctors, Favorite, Mentors)
I did feel Dr. Cox, the character that I was auditioning for, was too similar to the head of the hospital. He was too arrogant and mean. I approached him kind of like I had a miniature Max sitting on my shoulder. I pictured Max saying, "This guy has got to give love every once in a while. He has to!" I knew there had to be tiny little windows of redemption.
(Keywords: Love, Character, Saying, Windows)
I felt (a) it was a great role and (b) I wanted to stay in town. I wanted to stop going to these four month and five month gigs up in Toronto or Montreal or Vancouver or down in Mexico. I wanted to be around my son, Max. This came along and I was like, "I really want to play this guy!"
(Keywords: Son, Play, Want)
I knew I wanted to play "Dr Cox" really bad, which is always a huge mistake because as soon as you want something really bad, maybe you rip up a little bit.
(Keywords: Mistake, Play, Want)
I like to be in waiting rooms with people as they're auditioning, because their terror calms me.
(Keywords: People, Terror, Waiting)
I would love to have a photographic memory. It would come in handy with the rants I'm given on Scrubs... often on short notice!
(Keywords: Love, Memory)
My son walked up to Nicole on the beach and I was throwing the ball for the dogs in the ocean. I was like, 'Max, you get the dogs. I'll talk to the hot blondes.'
(Keywords: Son, Beach, Dogs, Ocean, Talk)
TV tends to look for the living equivalents of squeaky-clean Kens and Barbies, but with my dial I'm more like Ken's dirty old uncle.
(Keywords: Living, Old)
You go to the hospital your wife's in labor and you're doing the thing, and then it's very disorienting and scary and you beat yourself up and you go through a whole period of 'woe is me' and then you realize that this a gift, this child is the light, and if you can nourish that light and just let it shine, you have an opportunity to get closer to what I think is God.
(Keywords: God, Wife, Opportunity, Labor, Light)