Scott McGinnis


19 Nov 1958


Glendale, California, USA


Scott McGinnis has over twenty-five years experience in the Entertainment industry with dozens of credits to his name. He began his career as an actor, performing in Network TV Series and theatrical films co-starring with Actors Sean Penn, Nicolas Cage, James woods and Paul Reiser (McGinnis is best known by Star Trek fans as Mr. Adventure in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. He then moved into directing, with his first Feature Film starring academy award nominee Virginia Madsen at The Roger Corman Studio where the careers of Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante, James Cameron, John Sayles, Curtis Hanson and Robert Towne (to name a few) were started. His second feature film was nominated for "Best Film (1995) International Fantasy Film Awards. He was the co-creator of 360 Entertainment leading the development team producing films with partner Robert Patrick for Paramount and Warner Bros. home video. One of these productions led to a Saturn Award for Best Home Video Release. He then directed over twenty-five episodes of network television with Producers like, Joss Weadon (The Avengers) Shawn Ryan, David Greenwalt (Grimm), John Landis and The Walt Disney Company. He also produced and directed two reality TV pilots for MTV and Turner Networks.

Actor ( 22 credits )

The Boost (1988) Investor
You Can't Hurry Love (1988) Skip
Sky Bandits (1986) Barney
3:15 (1986) Chris Barts
Odd Jobs (1986) Woody
Thunder Alley (1985) Donnie
Secret Admirer (1985) Steve Powers
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) Mr. Adventure
Making the Grade (1984) Bif
Racing with the Moon (1984) Michael
Murder, She Wrote (1984)  Scott Freelander (1 episode, 1991)
Joysticks (1983) Jefferson Bailey
The Hitchhiker (1983)  Cal the drifter (1 episode, 1987)
Wacko (1982) Norman Bates
The Mississippi (1982)  Stony Fulmer (1 episode, 1983)
Mr. Merlin (1981)  Vince (1 episode, 1981)
The Meateater (1979) Necking Boy
The Facts of Life (1979)  Dink Lockwood (1 episode, 1982)
House Calls (1979)  Daryll Turner (1 episode, 1981)
Lou Grant (1977)  Jerome Dunham (1 episode, 1981)
Operation Petticoat (1977)  Seaman Dixon (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
The Viking Queen (1967) (uncredited)

Producer ( 6 credits )

Spody Gets His Gunz (2017) producer
Ravager (1997) producer
Q. (0) producer
The Lurking Fear (0) producer
The Darkness Before (0) producer
Rules of Silence (0) producer

Director ( 7 credits )

Angel (1999) (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (1999) (1 episode, 2002)
The Jersey (1999) (unknown episodes)
Cousin Skeeter (1998) (unknown episodes)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997) (18 episodes, 1997-2000)
Last Gasp (1995)
Caroline at Midnight (1994)