Retired FDNY firefighter, 58, with annual disability pension of $ 136,000, “moonlighted as a stuntman for 20 years”
- John McGinty retired from FDNY in 2016 after 25 years of service and earned a disability pension of $ 136,683
- McGinty, known as John Mack, has been reported to have moonlighted as a stuntman in film and television since 1999, most recently in 2018.
- John Macks IMDB page lists 33 stunt credits and 12 acting roles
- McGinty’s neighbors in the Far Rockaway section of Queens said they saw him build a porch while claiming a handicap
A retired New York City firefighter is said to have worked as a movie stuntman, while earning an annual disability pension in excess of $ 136,000.
John McGinty, also known professionally in the film industry as John E Mack, retired from FDNY 2016 after 25 years of service.
McGinty, 58, has claimed an unspecified disability and has received $ 136,683 a year in retirement benefits for the past four years, according to information listed on the Empire Center for Public Policy’s See Through NY website.
Retired firefighter John McGinty, also known professionally in the film industry as stuntman John E Mack, is said to have received a disability pension totaling $ 136,000 per year
As the New York Post First reported, when he wasn’t fighting fires, McGinty performed stunts on movie and TV sets for more than two decades, starting with The Bone Collector, with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie in 1999.
His IMDB page lists 33 credits as a stunt double, the most recent of which was in 2018 on the shows New Amsterdam and The Americans. He has previously appeared in films such as Michael Clayton and The Bourne Ultimatum.
McGinty also landed a series of cameos on Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, and Damages, mostly playing firefighters, paramedics, or cops.
According to a profile of a John Mack on the CGM Talent website, the 6-foot-tall, 200-pound stuntman possesses a wide variety of skills, including combat, tactical training, stunt driving, falls under 30 feet and fire safety.
DailyMail.com called McGinty’s cell phone number that was on the profile page, but no one picked up.
The revelations about McGinty’s high school career came from some of her neighbors in Queens, who said they saw how the allegedly disabled firefighter built a new porch over his house.
McGinty / Mack began doing stunts in 1999 while serving with the FDNY, and continued to work on films and TV shows until 2018, or two years after his retirement.
McGinty’s story as a firefighter turned stuntman has been documented in tons of court documents involving an ugly neighbors feud.
McGinty sued his next door neighbor Brian Sullivan, who is another retired firefighter, for libel in 2018, claiming $ 175,000.
Court documents alleged that Sullivan falsely accused McGinty of sexually harassing his wife, being a sexual predator and a pedophile.
Sullivan then counterattacked McGinty for intentionally inflicting emotional distress, seeking a $ 1 million judgment against him.
During a lawsuit, McGinty identified himself as a retired disabled firefighter, while court records indicated he was employed as a stuntman and actor for the Screen Actors Guild.
The FDNY declined to comment on McGinty’s alleged double life.
DailyMail.com contacted the New York City Fire Department on Monday and was awaiting a response.