Ted McGinley, ‘Married… With Children’ Star, Shares One of His ‘Largest Faults

Ted McGinley, ‘Married… With Children’ Star, Shares One of His ‘Largest Faults
L-R) Ted McGinley and Gigi Rice attends the premiere of Apple TV+'s "Shrinking" at Directors Guild Of America in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2023. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Ted McGinley, the veteran actor known for his role in “Married… With Children,” recently shared about one of his “largest faults” in life.

Having gained prominence during his tenure on the hit sitcom from 1989 to 1997, Mr. McGinley, now 65, reflected on his experiences and shared insights into his evolving career in a recent interview with Fox News Digital.

“One of my largest faults in life—and I have so many—is that I just keep moving on,” Mr. McGinley said when asked about whether he had stayed in touch with his former co-stars.

He expressed fondness for them, saying that while he may not actively maintain contact, chance encounters often spark warm reunions. “If Ed O’Neill and I were to run into each other having coffee early in the morning, we would have an amazing time,” he reminisced.

The interview with Fox discussed Mr. McGinley’s forthcoming appearance in the new television series “The Baxters.”

Transitioning from the comedic realm of “Married… With Children” to the faith-based narrative of “The Baxters” represents a notable shift for Mr. McGinley. Embracing the opportunity to explore diverse roles across genres, he expressed enthusiasm for the challenges and rewards in the transition.

“It’s fun when I get to work on something like ‘The Baxters’ because I think it’s important. That audience is really hungry for good content,” Mr. McGinley said.

According to IMDB, “The Baxters” is an “ensemble family drama based on the bestselling novels from Karen Kingsbury, that follows Elizabeth and John Baxter, and their adult children, as they navigate life’s highs and lows, both with and without God.”

Drawing parallels between himself and his character, John Baxter, Mr. McGinley emphasized shared values of family and faith, acknowledging the weight of portraying a beloved literary figure.

“It’s also a real honor to get to play. It’s also scary,” he admitted, reflecting on the responsibility of embodying a character deeply ingrained in the hearts of readers.

Mr. McGinley expressed admiration for Roma Downey, the executive producer for the TV series, praising her warmth and generosity.

“When you work with her, it feels like this beautiful, comforting warmth,” he mused.

“Roma Downey has described [The Baxters] as a ‘hope opera.’ So, it is a soap opera. But I would say give it a chance,” he said, emphasizing the depth and emotional resonance of the storyline.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Mr. McGinley shared insights into his personal life, highlighting the enduring friendship he and his wife, Gigi Rice, have cultivated with Ms. Downey and her husband, Mark Burnett.

Reflecting on their off-screen bond, Mr. McGinley expressed gratitude for their genuine connection.

The Baxters premiers on Amazon Prime Videos on March 28.

From The Epoch Times

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