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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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Feb 22, 1928 In Parkersburg, West Virginia, U.S.
Movie/TV Crediti:
Prime apparizioni:
nel series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Ultimi progetti:
Film Cars 3 2017-06-15
Known For
Poster of Cars 2
Poster of Cars - Motori ruggenti
Poster of Grey's Anatomy
Poster of Scrubs - Medici ai primi ferri
Film Cars 3 Sarge 2017-06-15
Film Other People Ronnie 2016-09-09
Film My Santa Martin 2013-11-29
series The Client List Unknown 2012-04-08
Film Cars 2 Sarge (voice) 2011-06-11
series Huge 2010-06-28
Film Chronic Town Eleanor's Father 2010-10-26
Film The Horsemen Father Whiteleather 2009-02-06
Film Racconti incantati Hot Dog Vendor 2008-12-24
Film Sunshine Cleaning Sherm 2008-01-18
series Le incredibili storie di Carl Attrezzi Unknown 2008-10-27
Film Hairspray - Grasso è bello Mr. Spritzer 2007-07-13
series Side Order of Life Unknown 2007-07-15
Film Cars - Motori ruggenti Sarge (voice) 2006-06-08
Film Carl Attrezzi e la luce fantasma Sarge 2006-07-27
Film For Your Consideration Paper Badge Sergeant 2006-11-22
series The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Unknown 2006-08-04
Film Come Away Home Grandpa Donald 2005-01-20
series Hopeless Pictures 2005-08-19
series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
series Desperate Housewives - I segreti di Wisteria Lane Unknown 2004-10-03
series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Film A mighty wind. Amici per la musica George Menschell 2003-04-16
Film Comfort and Joy George 2003-12-01
Film Insomnia Chief Nyback 2002-05-24
Film Madison Mayor Don Vaughn 2001-01-23
Film A Woman's a Helluva Thing Hank Luckinbill 2001-06-13
series Scrubs - Medici ai primi ferri Unknown 2001-10-02
series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
series The Huntress Unknown 2000-07-26
series CSI - Scena del crimine Unknown 2000-10-06
series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
series Providence Unknown 1999-01-08
Film Se scappi, ti sposo Walter Carpenter 1999-07-30
series Once and Again Unknown 1999-09-21
Film Guinevere Walter 1999-09-04
Film Happy, Texas The Judge 1999-12-03
Film Clockwatchers Bud Chapman 1997-01-01
Film Angeli alla meta Coach Buck 1997-01-01
series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Film Telling Lies in America - Un mito da infrangere Father Norton 1997-08-02
Film Prove d'accusa Leo Amerson 1997-10-31
series Dharma & Greg Unknown 1997-09-24
Film Sognando Broadway UFO Abductee 1996-01-31
series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
series Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
series Millennium Unknown 1996-10-25
Film Torbide ossessioni Ed Dutton 1995-04-28
series Duckman Unknown 1994-03-05
Film State of Emergency Jim Anderson 1994-02-21
series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
series E.R. - Medici in prima linea Unknown 1994-09-19
Film Evolver Jerry Briggs 1994-12-31
Film Cooperstown Sid Wiggins 1993-01-26
Film Mother of the Bride Richard 1993-02-27
Film Fantasma per amore Big Chuck 1993-08-06
series Grace Under Fire Unknown 1993-09-29
Film Una donna pericolosa Tupperware Salesman 1993-09-10
series Batman Father Michael Stromwell 1992-09-05
series Innamorati pazzi Unknown 1992-09-23
Film I protagonisti Himself 1992-04-03
series The Ben Stiller Show Unknown 1992-09-27
Film Perry Mason: Fiori d'arancio Asst. Dist. Atty. Robert Norrell 1992-10-30
Film Shakes the Clown Owen Cheese 1991-03-13
Film Flashback Stark 1990-02-02
Film Guess Who's Coming for Christmas? Doc 1990-12-23
Film The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson 1990-10-15
Film Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North Robert McFarlane 1989-04-30
series I racconti della cripta Unknown 1989-06-10
Film L'ombra del peccato Father Freddie 1988-11-18
series The Wonder Years Unknown 1988-01-31
series Coming of Age 1988-03-15
series Thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Film Il grande imbroglio George Noozel 1986-05-30
Film Non aprite quell'armadio Roy 1986-05-15
series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
series ALF Whizzer 1986-09-22
Film O.C. and Stiggs Randall Schwab 1985-01-01
series The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Film Sixteen Candles - Un compleanno da ricordare Jim Baker 1984-05-04
Film Strange Brew Claude Elsinore 1983-08-26
Film Going Berserk Dr. Ted 1983-09-30
Film Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum Security Guard 1983-11-16
series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Film Endangered Species Joe Hiatt 1982-09-10
Film C'è... un fantasma tra noi due Kendall 1982-12-22
Film Paternity Kurt 1981-10-02
Film See China and Die Ames Prescott 1981-12-09
Film HealtH Dr. Gil Gainey 1980-09-12
Film Popeye Wimpy 1980-12-12
Film Rich Kids 1979-08-01
Film A Perfect Couple Alex Theodopoulos 1979-04-06
Film All American Boys Ray Stoller 1979-05-24
Film Un matrimonio Liam 'Snooks' Brenner 1978-08-29
Film Fore Play Salesman 1975-03-01
Film The Gravy Train Doctor 1974-06-16
Film Voglio la libertà Statue of Liberty Guard 1972-12-21
Film Un provinciale a New York Day Desk Clerk at Hotel 1970-05-28
Film 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