John C. McGinley will return to the small screen as Dr. Perry Cox in the season premiere of ?Scrubs’ tonightbut that won?t be the only place you?ll see the actor.
John is set to star alongside Ice Cube in ?Are We Done Yet?,? the sequel to ?Are We There Yet?,? which hits the big screen early next year.
?I wrapped up the film with Cube two weeks ago,? John told Access Hollywood. ?I was doing it concurrently with ?Scrubs.? It is a family comedy and it?s right where my head was.?
The first film found Cube?s character, Nick Persons, having a hard time bonding with his girlfriend Suzanne?s children. In the sequel, Nick and Suzanne are married but he still has people problems. This time they come from special neighbor Chuck Mitchell Jr., played by McGinley.
?Did you ever see ?Planes, Trains & Automobiles?? McGinley asked Access. ?I play a very similar role to what John Candy did in that. Cube moves out to the suburbs and it?s the smallest town in suburbia. I play a guy who just wants to help him more than anything else on the planet.?
?Help? though may be a kind word for Chuck Mitchell Jr.?s neighborly behavior, McGinley noted.
?My character kind of smothers him with love and it affects him in more of a nuisance way than maybe I intended,? he adds.
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