DR. PERRY COX
Dr. Perry Cox (John McGinley) can be narcissistic and self-absorbed, but he actually cares more about the hospital than anything else. Often seen berating an unsuspecting intern or ranting at doctors and patients alike, Dr. Cox is pretty sure he knows everything.
But under his rough exterior, Dr. Cox takes his calling seriously and is tough on people because he cares. He wouldn't want anyone to know it, but he probably cares too much. Ultimately, he gives the other doctors a hard time because he's trying to challenge them to be the best then can be.
Mixed in with Dr. Cox's condescension, there's often a good lesson to be learned, if you're man enough to handle it.
JOHN C. McGINLEY
Versatile actor John C. McGinley portrays the gruff, worldly Dr. Perry Cox.
Born in Greenwich Village, New York, McGinley's love for acting began as an undergraduate at New York University. In 1984, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious New York University theater program. His first big break in theater came when he took over the role played by actor John Turturro in the Circle-in-the-Square's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea." He went on to perform in numerous theatrical productions, including "Requiem for a Heavyweight" on Broadway, and off-Broadway in "The Ballad of Soapy Smith" and "Talk Radio," both at Joseph Papp's renowned Public Theater.
McGinley has also had an impressive career in film, appearing in more than 50 feature films, including "The Animal," "Any Given Sunday," "The Rock," "Nothing To Lose," "Set It Off," "Seven," "Office Space," "Wall Street" and "Platoon." He has also served as producer on a number of films, including "Colin Fitz" and "Watch It." McGinley appeared opposite John Cusack and Ray Liotta in the hit psychological thriller, "Identity." He also appeared in the comedy, "Stealing Harvard," and in "Crazy in Hell."
On television McGinley starred in the highly-rated Dean Koontz miniseries, "Intensity." He also starred in and produced the television movie "The Jack Bull."
Away from the set, McGinley spends a lot of time with his young son, Max, who has Down Syndrome, and he is actively involved in fund-raising activities for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). McGinley serves as the national spokesperson for the Buddy Walk, an advocacy walk organized by the NDSS. He resides in Los Angeles.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun