Knowledge Identifier: +John_C._McGinley
He was featured in a 1980s Subaru commercial
He was noticed by a casting scout while working as John Turturro's understudy in John Patrick Shanley's 1984 production of "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea", which led to a successful audition for the role of Sergeant Red O'Neill in the Oscar-winning "Platoon"
On Deadly Ground - "'On Deadly Ground"' is a 1994 environmental action-adventure film, co-produced, directed by and starring Steven Seagal, and co-starring an all-star cast that includes Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley, R._Lee_Ermey, Kenji Nakano, and Billy Bob Thornton in one of his early appearances
In 2008 McGinley was named an Honorary Patron of the University Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin
In 2012, it was announced that McGinley will be a recurring character on USA Network's "Burn Notice" as Michael Westen's original CIA trainer, Tom Card