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Paul Dooley

Dooley was born Paul Brown in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the son of Ruth Irene (née Barringer), a homemaker, and Peter James Brown, a factory worker. Dooley was a keen cartoonist as a youth and drew a strip for a local paper in Parkersburg. He joined the Navy before discovering acting while at college. He is married to writer Winnie Holzman, with whom he has one daughter, Savannah Dooley (born 1985). Moving to New York, he soon found success as a regular on the stage. Also having an interest in comedy, Dooley was a standup comedian for five years, and a member of the Compass Players and The Second City troupe in NYC, as well as having brief stints as a magician and as a clown. Not afraid of trying different areas of entertainment, he also worked as a writer. He was one of the writers on The Electric Company and appeared in commercials. Besides appearing in many movies, including most notably Popeye, Sixteen Candles, and Breaking Away, Dooley has also appeared as a variety of recurrent characters on numerous television shows, including My So-Called Life, Dream On, Grace Under Fire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, ALF (playing Whizzer Deaver) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine where he played the recurring role of Enabran Tain. He guest starred in other prime time shows like Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The Golden Girls, and Desperate Housewives. In 2000, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as an eccentric judge on The Practice. He was also in the infamous alternate ending to Little Shop of Horrors, but was replaced by Jim Belushi in the final cut. In 2010, Dooley played the part of the head chef at Camp Victory, a fictional fat camp, on the short-lived ABC Family original series Huge.


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Born:
Feb 22, 1928 In Parkersburg, West Virginia, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
106
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Series Coming of Age 2018
Known For
Poster of The Client List
Poster of Huge
Poster of Grey's Anatomy
Poster of Comfort and Joy
Filmography
Series Coming of Age 2018
Movie Cars 3 Sarge 2017-06-15
Movie Other People Ronnie 2016-09-09
Movie My Santa Martin 2013-11-29
Series The Client List Earl Hudson 2012-04-08
Movie Cars 2 Sarge (voice) 2011-06-11
Series Huge 2010-06-28
Movie Chronic Town Eleanor's Father 2010-10-26
Movie Horsemen Father Whiteleather 2009-02-06
Movie Sunshine Cleaning Sherm 2008-01-18
Series Cars Toons Unknown 2008-10-27
Movie Bedtime Stories Hot Dog Vendor 2008-12-24
Movie Hairspray Mr. Spritzer 2007-07-13
Series Side Order of Life Unknown 2007-07-15
Movie Cars Sarge (voice) 2006-06-08
Movie Mater and the Ghostlight Sarge 2006-07-27
Series The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Unknown 2006-08-04
Movie For Your Consideration Paper Badge Sergeant 2006-11-22
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Movie Come Away Home Grandpa Donald 2005-01-20
Series Hopeless Pictures 2005-08-19
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Movie A Mighty Wind George Menschell 2003-04-16
Movie Comfort and Joy George 2003-12-01
Movie Insomnia Chief Nyback 2002-05-24
Movie Madison Mayor Don Vaughn 2001-01-23
Movie A Woman's a Helluva Thing Hank Luckinbill 2001-06-13
Series Scrubs Unknown 2001-10-02
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Series The Huntress Unknown 2000-07-26
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Series Providence Unknown 1999-01-08
Movie Runaway Bride Walter Carpenter 1999-07-30
Series Once and Again Unknown 1999-09-21
Movie Guinevere Walter 1999-09-04
Movie Happy, Texas The Judge 1999-12-03
Movie Clockwatchers Bud Chapman 1997-01-01
Movie Angels in the Endzone Coach Buck 1997-01-01
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Movie Telling Lies In America Father Norton 1997-08-02
Movie Loved Leo Amerson 1997-10-31
Series Dharma & Greg Unknown 1997-09-24
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Waiting for Guffman UFO Abductee 1996-01-31
Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Ralphie 1996-09-27
Series Millennium Unknown 1996-10-25
Series Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Movie The Underneath Ed Dutton 1995-04-28
Series Duckman Unknown 1994-03-05
Movie State of Emergency Jim Anderson 1994-02-21
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Movie Evolver Jerry Briggs 1994-12-31
Movie My Boyfriend's Back Big Chuck 1993-08-06
Movie Cooperstown Sid Wiggins 1993-01-26
Movie Mother of the Bride Richard 1993-02-27
Movie A Dangerous Woman Tupperware Salesman 1993-09-10
Series Grace Under Fire Unknown 1993-09-29
Series Batman: The Animated Series Father Michael Stromwell 1992-09-05
Movie The Player Himself 1992-04-03
Series The Ben Stiller Show Unknown 1992-09-27
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride Asst. Dist. Atty. Robert Norrell 1992-10-30
Series Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Movie Shakes the Clown Owen Cheese 1991-03-13
Movie Guess Who's Coming for Christmas? Doc 1990-12-23
Movie Flashback Stark 1990-02-02
Movie The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson 1990-10-15
Movie Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North Robert McFarlane 1989-04-30
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Series The Wonder Years Pops 1988-01-31
Movie Last Rites Father Freddie 1988-11-18
Series Thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Movie Big Trouble George Noozel 1986-05-30
Movie Monster in the Closet Roy 1986-05-15
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series ALF Whizzer 1986-09-22
Movie O.C. and Stiggs Randall Schwab 1985-01-01
Series The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie Sixteen Candles Jim Baker 1984-05-04
Movie Strange Brew Claude Elsinore 1983-08-26
Movie Going Berserk Dr. Ted 1983-09-30
Movie Hansel and Gretel Father 1983-12-05
Movie Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum Security Guard 1983-11-16
Movie Endangered Species Joe Hiatt 1982-09-10
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie Kiss Me Goodbye Kendall 1982-12-22
Movie Rumpelstiltskin The Miller 1982-10-16
Movie Paternity Kurt 1981-10-02
Movie See China and Die Ames Prescott 1981-12-09
Movie HealtH Dr. Gil Gainey 1980-09-12
Movie Popeye Wimpy 1980-12-12
Movie A Perfect Couple Alex Theodopoulos 1979-04-06
Movie Breaking Away Ray Stoller 1979-05-24
Movie Rich Kids 1979-08-01
Movie A Wedding Liam 'Snooks' Brenner 1978-08-29
Movie Fore Play Salesman 1975-03-01
Movie Up the Sandbox Statue of Liberty Guard 1972-12-21
Movie The Out of Towners Day Desk Clerk at Hotel 1970-05-28
Movie Man in the Square Suit 1966-04-15
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20