How tall is John C McGinley

John C McGinley's Height

6ft 1 (185.4 cm)

American actor best known for roles in TV show Scrubs and films such as Platoon, Wall Street, Talk Radio, Any Given Sunday, Are We Done Yet and Point Break. He says to IGN "I'm 6'2" and I weigh 184.".

How tall is John C McGinley
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Average Guess (26 Votes)
6ft 0.66in (184.6cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Oct/20
Chris, that might be possible
Black Fish 123 said on 1/Aug/20
In the Belko experiment, looks taller than Tony Goldwyn.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Jun/20
6'1.25" peak, 6'0.75" now. I remember McGinley can pull off 2" on Zach Braff who was more 181-ish than 182cm.
Jkiller said on 29/Jan/20
About 6'1 seems right
Mr safety guy said on 26/Sep/19
My coworker met him in 2015 when he visited the states my colleague got a pic my He’s a about 185cm as well but John had better footwear and John looked like 187cm with good foot wear. You can see the difference in the slightest this listing I think is correct
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Dec/18
I don't see him over 6'1 1/4 during those 90s movies. My guess he was strong 186cm peak and 185cm now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jul/18
He could pull off 6ft1½ at times. 6ft2 early morning/out of bed possibly
188cm KNight said on 30/Jun/18
The man looks sub 6'1" in Scrubs, does not look like he holds it well up to Neil Flynn, by any means. A true 6'2" man would not look like he is almost towered by a 6'5" guy, no way.
Maybe 6'1.5" peak, 6'2" at a stretch. I will give an average of 6'1" to be fair.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/18
Peak: 186.4cm
Today: 185.4cm
berta said on 29/Apr/18
i think in scrubs and some movies i would have guessed 1/4 under theis listing. but in point break he looked liek a weak 187 guy. 6 foot 1 is a good lisitng.
Junior said on 20/Oct/17
I can see John C. McGinley at most 186cm and look here 3cm taller than 183cm Terrence Howard. Maybe he get his 6'2 claim measure out of bed?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jul/17
I think he was 186-187cm range in the 80's-90's. Today still a decent 185cm guy today. Typically looked a good 2in taller than 5ft11 range guys (Ray Liotta, Tom Berenger, Zach Braff, Donald Faison) and close enough, sometimes even similar to 6ft2 guys (Forest Whitaker, John Cusack).
berta said on 19/May/17
i think he have looked this height most of the time but the one thing i scrath my head about it how he could look 1,5 cm taller than keanu reeves in point brek. Well it was a long time ago since i saw that movie it may have been only 1 cm .But who knows what shoes they had on
Nik said on 19/Apr/17
I always think of a former Bolton Wanderers player when ever I hear this guys name!
Jake said on 18/Apr/17
He looked about the same height as liard hamilton
Jalen C Gilmer said on 17/Apr/17
Definitely 6'1 after seeing him next to Terrence Howard who's a solid 6'0.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 15/Mar/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/17
He looks 186-187cm in the above photo w/h Terrance Howard


186-187cm? He looks 185 max. And that's not even taking into account that McGinley's closer to the camera.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/17
He looks 186-187cm in the above photo w/h Terrance Howard
Peter said on 14/Mar/17
When He Is Was Young He Has 6ft 1in
Now He has 6ft...
No more !
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Feb/17
Rob, which of these is most likely?

A) 189cm/187cm
B) 188.5cm/186.5cm
C) 188cm/186cm
D) 187.5cm/185.5cm
E) 187cm/185cm
F) 186.5cm/184.5cm
G) 186cm/184cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Feb/17
Rob, also known for Wall Street, Talk Radio, Any Given Sunday and Are We There Yet?
HB said on 15/Feb/17
This listing and Zach Braff's confuse me. Braff consistently looks taller than McGinley in Scrubs.
berta said on 29/Jan/17
the general guess at 184 is wrong. because most people think keannu reeves was 185 and he was 1 cm taller than keannu. i think he is this height
AlexItaly said on 10/Jan/17
I think 186 more than 185 (just like Jim Parsons) at least in his youth.
josh jeffords said on 5/Jan/17
Seems believable he looked tiny on occasion like deadly ground he looked under 6 ft maybe 180.
Seagal wears boots for some odd reason i guess he still wants to be taller..
Think hes shrunk tallest I recall was point break in flats seems same as "loose" reeves.
That means a peak weak 6 1 not a chance at 6 2 cussac had plenty on him.
Does display great posture or did havent seen him in years.
Howard is not tall great actor but average height or below nowadays.
JordanG said on 20/Dec/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover, wow, that picture is quite telling. It looks like Cusack is slouching quite a bit, but it looks like we'd pretty much have the same height difference as I met John Cusack earlier this year. I'm 5'11'' barefoot.
berta said on 21/Nov/16
looking at scrubs i wouldnt say he was more than 184,5-185 but when i saw point break i thought he looked maybe 1,5 cm taller than keanuu reeves. so i guess 185-86 range is possible but it can be fotwear and stuff. genereally he looks pretty mutch 185
S.J.H said on 29/Oct/16
At most 6'1.25 like bill murray and rainn wilson
Vic said on 6/Oct/16
Watching Scrubs. Way more than two inches taller than 5'11 Donald Faison. Either Donald is 5'10 or John is 6'2. To be honest, probably both.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/16
He looks 186cm beside Terrence Howard
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/16
Near in height to Forest Whitaker (6ft2-2½ peak) in Platoon and Article 99. Also about 2in taller than Ray Liotta (5ft11¾ peak).

A little over this peak, Rob?
Editor Rob
at times he could look it.
Anonymous_1 said on 31/Jan/16
He looked 5'11" next to 5'8" Ice Cube in "Are We Done Yet?"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Aug/15
"Peak height was 6ft 1½in (187cm)"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Apr/15
Taller than Keanu Reeves in Point Break and similar to Forest Whitaker in Platoon (who coincidentally was at least 1in taller than Reeves in Street Kings).
James B said on 19/Mar/15
Rob people have pointed out that he look slightly taller than keanu reeves in point break.

Rob could he have peaked at 186cm-187cm?

I mean you yourself have said theres no way keanu reeves is under 6'1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/15
Near 6ft2 in Point Break, Platoon and Wall Street.
5'11 barefoot said on 21/Jan/15
exactly 1 inch taller than Keanu reeves in Point Break.
BBG said on 15/Jan/15
In a Scrubs episode he says he's 6'1" and 185 lbs.
Hypado said on 28/Dec/14
John C McGinley is a little taller than 182cm Zaff in Scrubs. 6ft 1 for John.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Oct/14
He looked 6ft2 in Talk Radio w/h Alec Baldwin
JD184 said on 26/Sep/14
Never thought of him as that tall. He's in fantastic shape and carries himself well. Solid 6'0 for sure, but I don't know about 6'1.
Sam said on 31/Mar/14
With his friend Christopher Meloni he doesn't quite look the full inch taller. Meloni was clearly no more than six foot even with the Man of Steel cast, so that would put McGinley around 6'0.75" IMO.
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James B said on 17/Mar/14
6ft would not suprise mefor john
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Dec/13
Watching Identity right now (awesome movie, highly underrated). I don't know how to say this but McGinley looks similiar to John Cusack and both of them aren't much shorter than Jake Busey. The three of those guys make Ray Liotta look 5ft11 max.

"John McGinley height: 6ft 1.75in (187cm)"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Dec/13
I can settle on 186cm.
John said on 8/Nov/13
I think he's about 6 feet, definitely not over that. I've seen him in some shots by the new upcoming series "Ground floor" and he appears one inch shorter than Rene Gube (listed as 6'1). Moreover, I've seen a video on youtube where he's interviewed by Daniel Stern (listed as 6'3) and he's like 3 inches shorter. Everybody watch it!
@Rob, don't you think he could be a bit shorter than 6'1?
Arch Stanton said on 2/Oct/13
He looks about 1-1.5" taller than Tom Berenger in Platoon. Not as much as 2 inches Clover. Around 6 ft 1 yeah. 6'1.5" is possible but I guessed 6 ft 1. @Clover I thought Seagal had 2.5- 3 inches on him and it wasn't Under Siege it was On Deadly Ground.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/13
About 2-2.5in below Seagal in Under Seige. Taller than Gary Busey in Point Break

"John C. McGinley height: 6ft 1.5in (187cm)"

Strong 6ft1 at least
Ciccio said on 5/Sep/13
Rob, I found this photo where he's near to Jeffrey Donovan, who's listed as 6 feet.
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I don't think there are any height differences between the ground they stay on. Can he be less than 6 feet? I think it's absurd
Ciccio said on 13/Aug/13
Sometimes in Scrubs he looks as tall as Zach Braff. Rob, do you think he can be 6'0, since he often wears gym shoes which give him at least one inch?
Lo sgozzatore said on 1/Aug/13
Rob, you think he looks 6'1 next to 6'5 Neill Flynn? It seems there are more than 4 inches to me, maybe 5?
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Editor Rob
he can look at most 6ft there
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/13
6"2" could be an early morning height for McGinley.
ken said on 13/Jun/13
his 6.2 claim is an upgrade but in scrubs he is really taller than zach braff who is a honest 6 foot guy, i think a strong 6.1 is good for him, although i don't thik he is taller, he is much much shorter than 198 cm tall neil flynn so 185-6 cm can be good for him
James said on 2/Mar/13
rob is it possible this guy is a weak 6'1?

He looked more than just half an inch shorter than 6'1.5-6'2 michael caine in the film on deadly ground.

i think 6'0.5 could be on the money?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/13
In Get Carter?...he towered over Sly by a good 4-5in.
James said on 28/Feb/13
Looked 6ft compared too Michael caine
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Feb/13
Reeves 6ft1(185cm), McGinley 6ft1.5(187cm)
James said on 22/Feb/13
John C McGinley 6'1
Keanu Reeves 6'0.75

McGinley can the impression under 6'1 but he edge out Keanu Reeves
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Dec/12
About 2in taller than Tom Berenger in Platoon
Spiffysteve said on 3/Dec/12
In support of the listed height, right near the end of this video, he says of himself: 6' 1", a buck 85 after lunch.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/12
I think he's 6ft1-6ft2 range guy in all honesty, like Jim Carrey and Pierce Brosnan
James said on 14/Nov/12
Legit 6'1 man
FACE said on 10/Aug/12
Dude meister said on 10/Jun/12
Neil Flynn is about 1.96 m and John is just below his eye line which makes him about 12,5 cm shorter 1.835 m
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 5/Feb/12
Appeared at least 6ft2 in Se7en near R. Lee Ermey however he was wearing boots. 186 cm maybe but not more than that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jan/12
186-187cm next to David Morse
steven said on 12/Jan/12
he is 6'0.
Jack said on 4/Nov/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover - You're crazy, dude. He looks 6'1" at his very best, in all those photos there isn't more than a 1 inch difference between him and 5'11.5" Zach Braff. McGinley is no more than 6'0.75"
Silent d said on 30/Oct/11
He looked so tall in the animal next to 6 foot 4 rob schneider. He looked 6 foot 2 in that movie. Zach braff is 182cm and he was easily taller than him. I can live with 185cm. He never looked shorter than 185cm. Keanu reeves is a solid 186cm. That guy is huge next to 177cm charlize theron. Devil's advocate. In much ado about nothing he is easily taller than 184cm denzel washington.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 20/Sep/11
With David Morse he looks max 185! With Neil Flynn, he looks max 183-184! He's gotta be 184-185! No more! Forget 187 or 188!
James said on 20/Aug/11
next too 5'11.5 Zach braff and 6'5 Neily Flynn in your pics he looks no taller than 185cm and possibly 184cm at times.

Possibility Gary Cole might be 182cm given that he didn't look 4 inches shorter than clint eastwood in the line of fire.

before you bring up McGinley looking taller than keanu reeves in point i need too make the point that keanu reeves was probably more a 184cm guy than 185cm man.

Lets get this straight McGinley was NEVER over 185cm now or at his peak. today at 52 who knows he could be heading towards 184cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Aug/11
Here he is with his fellow Scrubs co-stars
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Now tell me he's under 6"1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Aug/11
He looks 184cm next to Cole because he's slouching.

Here next to 189cm John Cusack looks at least 186cm and is further away from the camera Click Here
James said on 18/Aug/11
Rampage its a fact that he's not 188cm out off bed. Didn't look 188cm with 195cm tim robbins I don't care how tall he looked in Identiy since after watching years of him on scrubs next too 5'11 1/2 Zach Braff i can tell that he was NOT over 6'1. with 180cm gary cole looks 182cm Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Aug/11
Looked 188cm in comparison to 189cm John Cusack and 182cm Ray Liotta in Identity.
Rob, do you think that 6ft1.25 or 6ft1.5 could be possible?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/11
In your opinion, James
James said on 7/Aug/11
No 188cm is too high for his out of bed height. 186cm for most of the morning.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Aug/11
188cm morning
187cm afternoon
186cm evening
James said on 24/Jul/11
187cm out of bed
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jul/11
I think 187cm or at the very least 186cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jul/11
Rob wasn't this guy originally down here at 6ft2?
Editor Rob
he may have started at his own claim, I can't recall.
James said on 16/Jul/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 6/Jul/11
McGinley looks 6ft2/6ft3 range in the first pic

No WAY more like 6ft/6ft1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jul/11
McGinley looks 6ft2/6ft3 range in the first pic
James said on 3/Jul/11
Morse is in mid stride and losing more height in the first pic.
Sam said on 30/Jun/11
In the second photo, McGinley is leaning against the wall. In the first pic he barely looks an inch shorter than Morse.
James said on 29/Jun/11
Much shorter than 6'4 David Morse. 6'2 or 6'1.5 is a joke for this guy.

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In the second photo looks 5'11 with David Morse. Not saying he is that short of course.
James said on 29/Jun/11
LOL he's well over 6ft.
Legend said on 27/Jun/11
He's 6 feet flat today, if that.
James said on 27/Jun/11
Whitaker i think is between 6'1-6'2 like Will Smith
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/11
In Platoon he had a couple of inches over then 5ft11.5 Tom Berenger and looked pretty similiar to Forest Whitaker. In Office Space he was 2 or 3in taller than Ron Livingston and Gary Cole who are both 5ft11.

James, I don't know the name of the movie that he starred with Seagal. In Identity he was 2in taller than 5ft11.5 Ray Liotta and almost identical to 6ft2.5 John Cusack
James said on 15/Jun/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 14/Jun/11
Okay James if you do me a favour and watch Platoon and Office Space and you'll notice this dwarfing 5ft11 guys and looking just about identical to 6ft2 guys. He's also in some movie with Seagal and looks about 2 inches shorter

What film did he star in with seagal? How do you know the guys in platoon were 5'11 and 6'2?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/11
Okay James if you do me a favour and watch Platoon and Office Space and you'll notice this dwarfing 5ft11 guys and looking just about identical to 6ft2 guys. He's also in some movie with Seagal and looks about 2 inches shorter
James said on 13/Jun/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 12/Jun/11
No way is Reeves taller...he's about 0.5in shorter.

McGinley 187cm
Reeves 185cm

Do me a favour and watch Nothing to Loose
Mohammed said on 12/Jun/11
Weird. He looks 184 cm in scrubs, he was probably 186 cm back in the days.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jun/11
No way is Reeves taller...he's about 0.5in shorter.

McGinley 187cm
Reeves 185cm
James said on 11/Jun/11
I don't think he's over 6ft since he was towered by 6'4-6'5 tim robbins in Nothing to Loose.

I dunno why he appeared taller than keanu reeves? Maybe it had something to do with camera angles, hairstyles or footware differences? Keanu Reeves in reality could be a little taller than McGinley.
Dominic said on 11/Jun/11
I believe he's closer to 6'2. He looked like he had a good 2cms on Keanu in Point Break. Maybe he's lost height in 20 years?
James said on 3/Jun/11
John Cusack 6'1.5 (187cm)
Forest Whitaker 185-186cm
John C McGinley 183cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/11
He's definitely 1-2cm taller than Keanu Reeves and perhaps an inch shorter than John Cusack
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/May/11
John Cusack 189cm
Forest Whitaker 188-189cm
John C. McGinley 187cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/11
No disrespect James, but those figures are well off
James said on 5/May/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/Apr/11
Well, James next to 6"2-6"3 blokes such as Forest Whitaker and John Cusack he can hold his own...

John Cusack could be between 6'1-6'2. Forest Whitaker looks between 6'0-6'1 to me as well.

Forest Whitaker 6'1 (185cm)
John Cusack 6'1.5 (187cm)
John C Mcginley 6'0 (183cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Apr/11
Well, James next to 6"2-6"3 blokes such as Forest Whitaker and John Cusack he can hold his own...
James said on 18/Apr/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/Mar/11
He actually looked about an inch taller than Keanu Reeves in Point Break...

Between 6ft1 and 6ft2 for this guy

Like i said he did not look 6'1-6'2 near 6'4-6'5 tim robbins.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/11
He actually looked about an inch taller than Keanu Reeves in Point Break...

Between 6ft1 and 6ft2 for this guy
James said on 23/Mar/11
Actually on second thoughts wasn't he slightly taller than keanu reeves?
James said on 22/Mar/11
i woulden't rule out 6ft for this guy. 6'2 is a joke.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Mar/11
He's a 187cm man
smartypants said on 10/Mar/11
look at the hinges on doors....they hide it pretty well just how darn short ALL actors are. This will help you make a determination
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/11
6"1(185cm) at night...6"1.75(187cm) in the morning
Legend said on 11/Jan/11
He's 6 feet flat, thats it.
James said on 2/Jan/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/Jan/11
Nothing under 6"1 for this guy...even at night

6'0.75 at night 10 years ago. today maybe just a hair under 6'1 for this guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jan/11
Nothing under 6"1 for this guy...even at night
James said on 30/Dec/10
i think he was 6'1 but now he is a hair under that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Dec/10
Looks of similar height to John Cusack in Identity...

He's not under 6"1 and could possibly be closer to 6"2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Dec/10
If he's 184cm then Keanu Reeves is 6"0 max...

The guy is a strong 6"1
James said on 5/Dec/10
Judging by recent episodes of Scrubs I think Mcginley could be a solid 6ft.05 (184cm) today. 6'1 (185cm) peak.
James said on 20/Nov/10
Well I think in all fariness 6'1 is accurate for McGinley. His claim of 6'2 though is a bit of a joke I must say :)
fodhs said on 16/Nov/10
he said himself he's 6'1" on scrubs.
James said on 14/Nov/10
he can look 6feet even on scrubs
Bon said on 14/Nov/10
Looked about 185 next to Reeves who is a strong 6' in my book.
Legend said on 10/Nov/10
I say 6 feet even for him these days...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Oct/10
He's nothing under 6"1.
James said on 27/Oct/10
Didn't look 186-187cm range with Tim Robbins.
Hugh 191cm said on 8/Jul/09
Mr. R saw Whitaker at a shade over 6ft2. I would go with what he said.
James said on 2/Jul/09
Dennis Quaid could be slightly under 6ft nowadays.
Hugh 190cm said on 27/Jun/09
Forest Whitaker looked 2 inches taller than Dennis Quaid in Vantage Point.
James said on 23/Jun/09
Forest Whitaker only looks 6'1 a lot.
Hugh 191cm said on 23/Jun/09
Watch platoon. He was like the same height as forest whitaker.
James said on 18/Jun/09
Hugh seriously though see the movie School Ties with Brendan Frasier. Compared to everyone else in that movie he looked 6'.05-6'1.
Hugh 190cm said on 17/Jun/09
James, He looked the exact same height as John Cusack whose 6ft2 and taller than 6ft1 Keanu Reeves who you and I were arguing to be 186cm!
James said on 16/Jun/09
Next to Brendan Frasier as well didn't Mcginley have a big Curly perm which woud have made him look taller.

Brendan Frasier could be a weak 6'3 and its funny because in the 1992 movie 'School Ties' Brendan Frasier only looked 6'1.
Lozzer said on 16/Jun/09
6'- 0.75" to 6'- 1.25!

Depends on footwear which varies A LOT on scrubs, e.g.from blue Air max to smart casual styles.
AND you have to remember actors take naps etc throughout shooting and almost certainly don't share the same filming/sleeping patterns.
These sort of things vary loads so I blame the fact that the cast e.g. braff and mcginley, can either look the same height or mcginley tower over braff.
Hugh 190cm said on 16/Jun/09
Thank you Big King, I saw the same myself. A strong 6ft1 guy like 186cm and maybe just maybe 187cm. But no taller than that even though he looked all of 6ft2 in Identity next to Cusack. In Office Space he looked 6ft3+!
Big King said on 14/Jun/09
McGinley looked exactly 1.5" shorter than Brendan Fraser in Scrubs. John is definitely above 6'1".
James said on 12/Jun/09
Looking and being 6'2 are two different things.
Hugh 190cm said on 8/Jun/09
I did see 6ft2 in Platoon though.
Hugh 190cm said on 3/Jun/09
I never said that James. Robbins could very well be 6ft5 and taller.
James said on 2/Jun/09
Hugh you say yourself Tim Robbins is not quite 6'5 so how do you explain Mcginley being towered by him by what looks to be 4 inches or more.
JD said on 1/Jun/09
he doesn't look more than an inch taller than braff, 6'1 sounds good.
Big King said on 31/May/09
Well, McGinley looked 6'3" in Wild Hogs and 6'1" in Scrubs. 6'5 1/2" Neil Flynn dwarfed McGinley absolutely.
Hugh 190cm said on 27/May/09
6ft1 minimum. The tallest I've seen of him was when he had a good 4 inches over 5ft10.5 Ron Livingston.
Hugh 190cm said on 13/May/09
Mcginley is taller then Zach Braff (6ft) by 1-1.5 inches. 186-187cm.
James said on 11/May/09
Milosh says on 26/Apr/09

He MAY have shrunk a bit but I really don't see a full inch of a difference between him and Braff in Scrubs. I still think he's 6'0.75". Very respectable height, trust me.

Yeah but Zach Braff does have a big hairstlye.
Milosh said on 26/Apr/09
Never was even close to 6'3".

He MAY have shrunk a bit but I really don't see a full inch of a difference between him and Braff in Scrubs. I still think he's 6'0.75". Very respectable height, trust me.
Anonymous said on 18/Apr/09
He looked 6'3" in Wild Hogs.
Hugh 190cm said on 13/Apr/09
6ft2 in Identity.
Hugh 190cm said on 7/Apr/09
McGinley isn't quite 6ft2 but he's close. FACT. He's similiar height to JohnC usack who stands 6ft2 himself and is a bit taller than Keanu Reeves (6ft1) in Point Break.
Anonymous said on 21/Mar/09
On Scrubs he looks flat 6ft
Hugh2 said on 20/Mar/09
Well Braff could be a little over 6ft like 184cm. McGinley consistantly looked 6ft2 in movies with Keanu Reeves and John Cusack. it's only on scrubs he looks more of a 6ft1 guy.
Anonymous said on 20/Mar/09
Seeing him with Braff over and over again, the more I see them the more I think they're very close. I would be totally shocked if someone would measure them accurately and notice more than 2 cm difference between them. And if McGinley is just a shade under 6ft2 then I'm going to answer 6'6" to anybody who's gonna ask me my height.
Anonymous said on 17/Mar/09
I think McGinley has shrunk a tad bit over the years. On SCRUBS, J.D. and Dr. Cox look the same height.......but they're not. Zack's big hairdo gives him a 1 inch advantage and it makes the two actors look like they are the same height.
Hugh1 said on 17/Mar/09
McGinley is a shade under the 6ft2 mark.
bam said on 12/Mar/09
Austrian said on 11/Mar/09
well either McGinley is under 6'2, or Braff is over 6' - cause i really cant see 2 inches difference between them...
\ -_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 25/Feb/09
Just saw Braff and McGinley on Scrubs and there looked to be a good inch between the two. Braff 183cm, McGinley 186-187cm.
Anonymous said on 24/Feb/09
Just saw Scrubs, he hasn't anything more than a half inch on Braff. They're pretty the same height, McGinley may have at most 1 cm.
\-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 16/Feb/09
I stand by my claims.
Anonymous said on 14/Feb/09
I don't really think he has lost anything, I think he's in his late 40's and men start losing height, usually, in their early 60's. It's clear that he's really close to Braff on height and Braff is 6'0" at most, probably a weak 6'0". For McGinley 6'1" is not impossible, but it's the very most he could be. Personally I see best chance he's 6'0.5
\\\\-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 13/Feb/09
Under 6ft for John C. is pure dillusional. 6ft1-6ft1.5. is spot on. looks barely shorter than John Cusack if not the exact same height as him in Identity and towers over Ray Liotta. Under 6ft1 I find unlikely aswell.
Chlawk said on 11/Feb/09
Neil Flynn has 5 inches on the guy... he is a solid 6ft at most... not a 6"1
Anonymous said on 11/Feb/09
Yeah but 6'4.5 doesn't make sense. I would have understood if he told 6'4. But if you give the half inch you're trying to be accurate.
Anonymous said on 8/Feb/09
Then why should he say he's 6'4.5?
Anonymous said on 6/Feb/09
Hugh, anything over 6'1" is silly. Robbins claims 6'4.5 and you give him 6'5/6'6". LOL. McGinley gets always towered by the janitor who's 6'5", seeming at the very least 4 inches shorter and always looks really close to Braff (whose legit six footer status has being questioned by many users). He describes himself as a 6'1" guy in a Scrubs episode. 6'1" is the max he could be, but he's probably a half inch below.
Hugh said on 6/Feb/09
He looked the exact same height as John Cusack.
the shredder said on 6/Feb/09
I just watched Nothing to lose , Tim Robbins has a good 4 inches on this guy ... his head only went to big Tim's eyes ! Also big Tim has about 11 inches on Martin Lawrence because Martin's head is a not even to big Tim's neck !
Hugh said on 6/Feb/09
I haven't seen that movie in a while. But I agree with your 6ft5-6ft6 estimates for Robbins. So if Robbins was that height then Perhaps McGinley could possibly be over 6ft1. Okay Watch, Platoon, Identity and Office Spaces. He towers over everyone in Platoon and looks barely shorter than Forest Whitaker who I'd say is a little over 6ft2. In Identity he looks a solid 2 inches if not more over Ray Liotta (5ft11.5) and Pretty much the same height as John Cusack and MAX one inch shorter than legit 6ft3 Jake Busey. As for Office Spaces, 4 inches over Ron Livingston (5ft10.5).
Hugh said on 5/Feb/09
Sorry but I think a little over 6ft for McGinley is ridiculous.
Anonymous said on 4/Feb/09
The only thing beyond laughable is you claiming 3 cms difference between McGinley and Braff. Nobody here says he's 5'11.5. Laurie is 189, Braff 182-183 and McGinley 183-184. McGinley looks really close to Braff on height, they could have at most 2 cms difference, no more.
Hugh said on 4/Feb/09
5ft11.5 is ridiculous for McGinley. Beyond laughable. McGinley I'd say 186-187cm, Laurie 190cm and Braff 183-184cm.
Anonymous said on 3/Feb/09
Laurie is listed at 6'2.5 I don't think he could be taller than his listed height though certainly looks it. 189 is good for him.
Anonymous said on 1/Feb/09
I just messed up with counting :) Maybe 3 inches is right. However Braff could well be a full 6'0". McGinley is really close, I don't think he has a full inch on Braff. My guess is 5'11.5/6'0" range for Braff and 6'0"/6'0.5 range for McGinley.
Anonymous said on 1/Feb/09
You're right James, but maybe the difference could be explained by their footwear or something else. If he's really 2.5-3 inches shorter than Laurie he would be 5'11"-5'10.5 and that would put McGinley at 5'11.5 that sounds too short for me.
Anonymous said on 31/Jan/09
McGinley looks 6'0.5 to me and Braff 5'11.5
Hugh said on 30/Jan/09
Okay, I'm gonna end this. Watch Identity. McGinley walks into the room, Cusack stands up they face each other and there is absolutely no difference in height. They're eye to eye and shoulder to shoulder. The exact same height. Then Ray Liotta walks in and McGinley owns him by at least 2 inches. McGinley must be at least 187cm.
Anonymous said on 29/Jan/09
I don't know what you're talking about, in every single episode of Scrubs he and Braff look very close on height and there's plenty of episodes in which they stand next to each other. He hasn't long legs at all and he hasn't wide shoulder, while he has massive arms. 6'4" is silly. And next to the janitor he gets totally dwarfed (had he been 6'2" there would have been only 3" between them but it isn't so). And to add to all those proof, Perry Cox describe himself as a 6'1" guy in an episode. No way he's more than 6'1", more likely 6'0.5 or even flat 6'0". You're the only one to see more than 6'1" here, almost everyone agrees on 6'0.5 or so.
Hugh said on 29/Jan/09
I disagree Anonymous. He made Zach Braff look like shrimp in some episodes. He does have wide shoulders, His legs are quite long. His torso is pretty long aswell. He has the proportions to pass for a 6ft2 guy. Realistically I'd say he's between 6ft1 and 6ft2. In Office Spaces he looked huge. I would've guessed 6ft4 but that was before I discovered Ron Livingston's real height.
Anonymous said on 26/Jan/09
He claims 6'1" in a scrubs episode. And was listed at 6'1" on a couple of websites. He isn't that broad, he has bodybuilder arms but his shoulders aren't that wide. He's also quite shortlegged. He definitely hasn't the build of a 6'2" guy.
Hugh said on 25/Jan/09
I dunno. He's quite broad. He looked huge in Office Spaces. About 4 inches taller than Ron Livingston. He doesn't claim 6ft1. He claims 6ft2 as mentioned above.
Anonymous said on 22/Jan/09
I always read 6'5" for the Janitor (even on websites known for their generous listings). Perfectly agree on Perry Cox's built, but I feel he's more 6'0.5 than full 6'1". Still a good height, nonetheless.
leonari said on 20/Jan/09
close to 185. for sure.
Milosh said on 20/Jan/09
Definitely doesn't look like he scratches 6'2" at all unless he's wearing shoes. I still think he's 6'0.5" or 6'0.75", maybe a full 6'1" on a good day. A solid height nonetheless. In Scrubs he describes himself as being 6'1" and I doubt they would understate his height at all on that show.
Anonymous said on 19/Jan/09
he's practically as tall as Zach Braff and hasn't the built of a 6'2" either. Moreover look how the janitor towers over him in scrubs. Had he been 6'2" he wouldn't have been towered in that way, he looks at the very least 4 inches shorter (being extremely generous) and the janitor is listed at 6'5".
Hugh said on 18/Jan/09
Nah, 6ft2 at most.
Anonymous said on 17/Jan/09
6'0.5 at most
Hugh said on 17/Jan/09
Very strong chance. Whitaker is a genuinely tall person. Always looks at least 6ft2 to me. He looked huge in Vantage Point. I used to think this guy was 6ft4 due to his large frame. I did however see him from a distance. He looked around 6ft2ish.
Hugh said on 10/Jan/09
A 'regular' tall guy then. Like I used to think Forest Whitaker was 6ft4. He always looks so darn big in his movies. In platoon he looked roughly the same height as Whitaker. But anyway Whitaker is 6ft2 or so that makes McGinley around 6ft1.5.
Hugh said on 9/Jan/09
That's fine James. That puts McGinley at over 6ft1 though which I think he is. He's a tall guy.
Hugh said on 7/Jan/09
Seems fair, James.
Hugh said on 6/Jan/09
Well your saying Robbins is over 6ft5. If he's actually that big then McGinley is easily 6ft1-2.
Lucifer said on 27/Dec/08
If it's said he is 6ft1in there's no thing about not believing it when he said he's 6ft2in. You can't see the difference, not really.
Hugh said on 21/Dec/08
FIne then but that doesn't make Robbins over 6ft4.
Hugh said on 10/Dec/08
Now James don't get me wrong. I'm saying McGinley IS 6ft2. I just think it's a strong possibilty.
Hugh said on 3/Dec/08
They have this thing going on in my college where they invite guests to give a talk on their careers and give advice to those who plan to choose similiar career paths. Other years they had Will Ferrell and John Heder. Anyway McGinley looked close to 6ft2. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to meet the guy. Flynn next to McGinley looked no more than 6ft5. However I didn't even get close to him either. I did shake Flynn's hand. I'd say I was about 2-2.5inches shorter than Flynn.
Lozzer said on 1/Dec/08
Click Here - I believe truly that Zach is "6-feet even" like he quoted on Jonathan Ross. Their footwear looks similar here so judge for yourself!
Hugh said on 30/Nov/08
I think Flynn is over 6ft5 but I only saw 6ft5 flat. He was slouching though. I think Braff is a solid 6ft if you compare him to Donald Faison (5ft11). McGinley is infact 1.5 inches taller than him at least. Aswell I think They do something with the camera angles to make Flynn more imposing than he actually is. I wasn't intimidated in the slightest when I shook the man's hand just weeks ago. McGinley on stage with him appeared at most 3 inches shorter.
Lozzer said on 28/Nov/08
Braff Quoted that he was "6 feet even" on the Jonothan Ross show...
Hugh said on 27/Nov/08
Yeah. McGinley is quite broad compared to Braff's leaner build. Actually I forgot to mention that McGinley and Neil Flynn were in Dublin to give a talk. I walked past McGinley and he looked close to 6ft2. Flynn was 6ft5 tops. Very nice guy though.
Hugh said on 25/Nov/08
If you look closely McGinley's eyeline is fair bit higher than Braff's.
Hugh said on 20/Nov/08
He looked 2 inches taller than Gary Busey in Point Break so 6ft2 is possible.
Hugh said on 20/Nov/08
That's only because Braff has that gravity defying hairstyle.
Hugh said on 17/Nov/08
He more than an inch taller than J.D. More 1.5 inchs.
Anonymous said on 15/Nov/08
His character in Scrubs, Dr. Cox is quite domineering and authoritative which makes him seem somewhat taller than J.D (Zach Braff)at times but it's obvious that he's an inch taller at most.
Hugh said on 15/Nov/08
In seasons 1,2,3 and 5 he looks 6ft2.
Hugh said on 2/Nov/08
Well he's not eye level with Zach Braff. In Identity and Office Spaces he looks 6ft2. Looks I'd say at most 1 inch, possibly bit more shorter than Jake Busey and the same height as John Cusack. He towered over Ron Livingston in Office Space.
Milosh said on 26/Oct/08
I'm with James - Flynn has 5 solid inches on McGinley.
Hugh said on 15/Oct/08
SO McGinley is under 6ft. Rubbish there is 4 inches MAX between them. FLynn 6ft5.5 and McGinley 6ft1-2.
Hugh said on 13/Oct/08
Evidence is in Platoon, Ofiice Space and Identity. He looks really tall in those films. Flynn has about 3-4 inches on McGinley.
Milosh said on 12/Oct/08
6'2"?! No way...I need to encounter him some day and see the difference between us. I'm a hair above 6'1".
Milosh said on 12/Oct/08
I feel like Zach is more likely about 5'11.5". His hair is pretty insane. I'd say McGinley has about an inch on him, which would put him around 6'0.5". McGinley really isn't that much taller than Zach. Sometimes Braff's taller. When McGinley is having one of those intense newbie-bashing sessions, he barely looks taller than Braff.
Hugh said on 12/Oct/08
No it looks like he got a haircut. It's very unusual for someone to lose hair that quickly. I really do think he's closer to 6ft2.
Hugh said on 10/Oct/08
Well ok not BALD but shaved head. Watch the more recent episodes of Scrubs and you'll know what I mean.
Hugh said on 9/Oct/08
Well I don't think Braff is under 6ft. My estimation for Braff and McGinley both without hair is that McGinley would be 1-2inches taller because I saw scrubs the other day, McGinley was bald as a baby and Braff had his gravity defying hairstyle and Braff's hair reached the top of McGinley's head. Also McGinley's eyeline was above Braff's by a couple of centimetres. Now I studied this very carefully and I stand by my claim that Braff is a solid 6ft and McGinley is 6ft1/6ft2. Also in Platoon McGinley towered over Charlie Sheen and looked about half an inch at the most shorter than Whitaker. McGinley also towered over Ron Livingston in Office Space.
Milosh said on 6/Oct/08
I'd say he's probably 6'0.5". Faison is always at a disadvantage because he's bald.
Hugh said on 4/Oct/08
Does that still make him taller than Braff?
Milosh said on 2/Oct/08
When he shaved his head in Scrubs, there seemed to be slightly less than a 2 inch difference between him and 5'11" Donald Faison.
Hugh said on 30/Sep/08
But he did look near in height to Forest Whitaker and was about 2-3 inches taller than Ray Liotta. It's very unlikely that Tim is over 6ft5.
Hugh said on 18/Sep/08
I think he is taller than 6ft1. I haven't seen Point Break in a good while but I saw Identity recently enough and he did look a good 2 inches taller than Ray Liotta whose 5ft11.5 according to this site.
Hugh said on 26/Aug/08
Nonsense, John is an impressively tall person. 6ft1.5 minimum. possibly 6ft2. Zach's annoying hairstyle makes him shorter.
stevo said on 10/Jul/08
i agree with james, i just watched scrubs and Cox looked hardly taller than him, i would agree he's 6'0.5. this is especially noticeable when they often have there eye to eye little conferences when perry is telling 'newbie' off for something.
Hugh said on 6/Jun/08
And you are entitled to yours.
Hugh said on 5/Jun/08
Fine James. He was 2-3 inches 'taller' than Liotta.
Hugh said on 4/Jun/08
2-3inches in my opinion his towering over someone.
Hugh said on 30/May/08
This guy absolutely dwarfed Liotta by like 2-3 inches.
Hugh said on 26/May/08
In Identity he looked no shorter than John Cusack.
Hugh said on 21/May/08
Mcginley is 1-1.5 inches taller then Braff hair or no hair. Trust me on this one.
Hugh said on 20/May/08
188cm morning
Rj said on 18/May/08
Yes but he isn't 6'1. Zach Braff is 5, 11 maximum when compared to Donald Faison (sp?) where there is hardly anything between them, I'd say bang on 180/181 for Braff and Mcginely is barely a hair taller so 183cm in the morning.
Rj said on 14/May/08
James, you also have to take into account Mcginleys huge curly perm in some series of Scrubs.
Ray said on 13/May/08
The guy measured him with a measuring tape...hardly very accurate holding a tape against somenone. Unless the guy measuring him was the same height or taller then he's gonna be out by a bit. Also, was he barefoot ? If Fraser said he was 6'2" then that's good enough for me. McGinley ain't 6'2". I'd say he could scrape 6'1" but I have serious doubts..6'0.5" (184 cm) max for him I think. He's only marginally taller than Braff and sometimes looks the same height and shorter.
Hugh said on 12/May/08
I think McGinley might squeeze in between 6ft1 and 6ft2.
Ray said on 12/May/08
yeah but brendan fraser said he was 6'2". check his page out at the top in rob's comments
Hugh said on 8/May/08
I think it's fair to give this guy a peak height.
Dave said on 8/May/08
Hugh, how can you say that..Have you watched scrubs? Just look at him next to Zach braff, they're exactly the same height..They both wear sneakers on the show. Mcginley looks maybe a cm taller...1cm not an inch
Hugh said on 6/May/08
Anything below 6ft1 is out of the question for McGinley.
Rj said on 6/May/08
At times he doesn't look much taller than Donald Faison who is reportedly 5, 10". I have never seen him look taller than Zach Braff who is reportedly 6 feet so I would say 184cm at the ABSOLUTE MAX if not around 183 but no more than that in my opinion, never looks 6, 1" at any rate.
Hugh said on 4/May/08
I'd say 187/188cm for McGinley. He is a tall guy afterall.
Hugh said on 4/May/08
There's 2 inches there between McGinley and Morse. 6ft2 it is.
Hugh said on 3/May/08
Cusack, McGinley and Whitaker. I've met all those guys and they're all well over 6ft tall.
Hugh said on 3/May/08
He's no less than 6ft1.
Ray said on 1/May/08
David Morse is bent over slightly while McGinley is rigid upright. I'd say there could be up to 4 inch difference there 6' - 6'0.5" sounds about right for McGinley. Scrubs backs that up.
Jaro said on 26/Apr/08
I would say he is 6ft1, no less.

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Hugh said on 25/Apr/08
Watch Office Space. He dwarfs Ron Livingston whose around 5ft10/5ft11. 6ft2 is possible. Also in Identity looks more or less the same height as 6ft2 Cusack.
Dave said on 6/Apr/08
There is not an inch between Mcginley and Braff. They're nearly the same height on Scrubs. Mcginley is maybe half an inch taller AT MOST. So if braff is 6 ft then mcginley is 6 foot and and half.. Time for a downgrade..Unless braff is taller than he says.
Hugh said on 28/Mar/08
Did you see the film yet?
Hugh said on 27/Mar/08
It's Platoon.
Hugh said on 23/Mar/08
James, that still makes McGinley 6ft1.5. Your saying Whitaker is 6ft2. There was 1/2 between the them.
Hugh said on 22/Mar/08
Fine, Maybe not a full 6ft2. But close to it. 6ft1.5? Braff is a solid 6ft and McGinley had a good inch on him.
Chris175 said on 21/Mar/08
yeah james that sounds correct for john but i still think braff is 6-0 even with the hair, and donald faison is 5-11.5
Hugh said on 20/Mar/08
6ft2 tops. He was about 1/2 an inch shorter than Forest Whitaker in Platoon and he's 6ft2.5.

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