Ted's son, Beau Martin McGinley was born May 25, 1994.
Ted has been dubbed the "Patron Saint" on the website jumptheshark.com because of his frequent roles as a replacement or brand new character on a television program, shortly before it's termination.
Ted played Peggy's husband on Married with Children (1987), in a Christmas fantasy episode in which Al wonders what it would be like if he had never been born. Subsquently he was chosen to take on the role of Jefferson D'Arcy.
Ted was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity in college.
Ted took Brooke Shields to her Dwight Englewood Senior Prom in 1982. She was 16 years old and he was 24.
Ted graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 1976.
Ted was the captain of his water polo team in college.
Ted is 5'11" (1.80m).
He is good friends with his Hope and Faith co-star Kelly Ripa. He has co-hosted on Live With Regis and Kelly several times.
Ted McGinley: So I like him, you have to like the characters you play - you know.
Ted McGinley: I go to work every day and, just laugh, and well and truly I look forward to going.