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November 19, 1958 |
Glendale, California, U.S.
Scott McGinnis (born November 19, 1958) is an American actor and director. He has appeared in both films and television. McGinnis is best known by Star Trek fans as "Mr. Adventure" in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, where his character worked with Cdr. Uhura in the Spacedock transporter room. His character stated that he wanted some action and later received it when Uhura forced him into the closet at gunpoint.
Scott's first feature film was in the film The Viking Queen (1967) in which he appeared uncredited. Other appearances include Wacko (1982), Joysticks (1983), Making the Grade (1984) (which also features "Wacko" co-star and comedian Andrew Dice Clay), Secret Admirer (1985), Sky Bandits (1986), Odd Jobs (1986) and You Can't Hurry Love (1988).
McGinnis appeared in several television movies and had a role on the TV series Operation Petticoat as Seaman Dixon from 1978-1979. His last television appearance was in the TV movie Shadow Hunter. He has also directed individual television episodes, including Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Angel and The Jersey. Feature film directorial credits include Last Gasp and Caroline at Midnight. He also directs and produces Global Broadcast 4 Kids News, an online news channel from one kid to another.
- The Viking Queen (1967) - (uncredited)
- The Meateater (1979) - Necking Boy
- Wacko (1982) - Norman Bates
- ”Facts of Life” (1982) - Dink Lockwood
- Joysticks (1983) - Jefferson Bailey
- Racing with the Moon (1984) - Michael
- Making the Grade (1984) - Bif
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) - Mr. Adventure
- Secret Admirer (1985) - Steve Powers
- Thunder Alley (1985) - Donnie
- 3:15 (1986) - Chris Barts
- Odd Jobs (1986) - Woody
- Sky Bandits (1986) - Barney
- You Can't Hurry Love (1988) - Skip Dooley
- The Boost (1988) - Investor