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      Paul Dooley

      Paul Dooley

      Highest Rated: 95% Breaking Away (1979)

      Lowest Rated: 11% Employee of the Month (2004)

      Birthday: Feb 22, 1928

      Birthplace: Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA

      An agreeably rumpled, very hard-working character actor of film and television, Paul Dooley has been active in big-budget and independent features, excelling in both lead roles and bit parts. Initially an aspiring cartoonist, Dooley got his start with the Second City theater group, making his New York stage debut in the early 1950s. Here he was discovered by Mike Nichols, who cast the actor as one of the poker buddies in the original 1965 Broadway production of "The Odd Couple." When star Art Carney left the play, Dooley replaced him as Felix opposite Walter Matthau's Oscar. The actor started his film career soon thereafter with work in such features as "What's So Bad About Feeling Good?" (1968), "The Out-of-Towners" (1970), "Death Wish" (1974) and "Slap Shot" (1977). Dooley's big break finally came at the age of 50 when Robert Altman cast him as the patriarch in his all-star "A Wedding" (1978). The actor went on to work with the director several more times, starring in "A Perfect Couple" (1979), acting in and co-writing the comedy "Health" (1980), playing Wimpy in the odd "Popeye" (also 1980), taking lead in "O.C. and Stiggs" (1987) and contributing a cameo to "The Player" (1992).

      Highest rated movies

      Breaking Away
      Insomnia
      Waiting for Guffman
      Guinevere
      Other People
      Clockwatchers
      Happy, Texas
      Sixteen Candles

      Photos

      Paul Dooley POPEYE, Paul Dooley, 1980, (c) Paramount SIXTEEN CANDLES, standing from left: Edward Andrews, Billie Bird, Justin Henry, Max Showalter, Carlin Glynn, Paul Dooley, Michael Schoeffling (on ground), 1984, © Universal ENDANGERED SPECIES, Paul Dooley, Joseph G. Medalis, JoBeth Williams, Hoyt Axton, 1982, (c) MGM POPEYE, Richard Libertini, Robin Williams, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, 1980, (c) Paramount A WEDDING, from left: Carol Burnett, Paul Dooley, Mia Farrow, Dennis Christopher, Amy Stryker, 1978, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. A WEDDING, Carol Burnett, Amy Stryker, Paul Dooley, 1978, (c) 20th Century Fox STRANGE BREW, Angus MacInnes, Lynne Griggin, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Douglas Campbell, Paul Dooley, 1983. BREAKING AWAY, Peter Yates directs Dennis Christopher and Paul Dooley, 1979 A PERFECT COUPLE, from left: Marta Heflin, Paul Dooley, 1979, TM & © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. A PERFECT COUPLE, Marta Heflin (left), Paul Dooley (lying down), 1979, TM & © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. A PERFECT COUPLE, from left: Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Allan Nicholls, 1979, TM & © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. Major Crimes, from left: Ron Glass, Paul Dooley, Marion Ross, Tim Conway, Doris Roberts, 'There's No Place Like Home', Season 2, Ep. #9, 08/05/2013, ©TNT Major Crimes, from left: Ron Glass, Paul Dooley, Marion Ross, Tim Conway, Doris Roberts, 'There's No Place Like Home', Season 2, Ep. #9, 08/05/2013, ©TNT BREAKING AWAY, Paul Dooley, 1979. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved. Super Fun Night, from left: Liza LaPira, Lauren Ash, Kate Jenkinson, Rebel Wilson, Paul Dooley, 'Merry Super Fun Christmas', Season 1, Ep. #9, 12/11/2013, ©ABC Super Fun Night, Paul Dooley, 'Merry Super Fun Christmas', Season 1, Ep. #9, 12/11/2013, ©ABC Super Fun Night, from left: Lauren Ash, Paul Dooley, Rebel Wilson, Liza LaPira, Kevin Bishop, 'Merry Super Fun Christmas', Season 1, Ep. #9, 12/11/2013, ©ABC Super Fun Night, from left: Paul Dooley, Lauren Ash, Rebel Wilson, Kevin Bishop, Liza LaPira, 'Merry Super Fun Christmas', Season 1, Ep. #9, 12/11/2013, ©ABC Super Fun Night, Paul Dooley, 'Merry Super Fun Christmas', Season 1, Ep. #9, 12/11/2013, ©ABC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Boy Makes Girl Ben (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 71% Saving Paradise Gramps (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Emily @ the Edge of Chaos Muon (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet 83% Selfie Dad Barber (Character) - 2020
      69% 68% Cars 3 Sarge (Voice) $152.9M 2017
      85% 79% Other People Ronnie (Character) $62.6K 2016
      No Score Yet 45% My Santa Martin (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks Hank (Character) - 2011
      40% 49% Cars 2 Sarge (Voice) - 2011
      17% 25% Horsemen Father Whiteleather (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chronic Town Eleanor's Father (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 63% Mater and the Ghostlight Sarge (Voice) - 2006
      31% 50% Madison Mayor Don Vaughn (Character) $508.9K 2005
      No Score Yet 63% Come Away Home Grandpa Donald (Character) $71.6K 2005
      11% 52% Employee of the Month Reverend Ben Goodwin (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 45% Comfort and Joy George (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 35% The Perfect You Larry (Character) - 2002
      92% 77% Insomnia Chief Charles Nyback (Character) $67.3M 2002
      No Score Yet 0% A Woman's a Helluva Thing Hank Luckinbill (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 61% I'll Remember April Earl Schimmel (Character) - 2000
      81% 55% Happy, Texas The Judge (Character) $1.9M 1999
      86% 53% Guinevere Walter (Character) $614.2K 1999
      46% 52% Runaway Bride Walter Carpenter (Character) $152.1M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Error in Judgment Jack Albert (Character) - 1998
      85% 61% Clockwatchers Bud Chapman (Character) $444.4K 1997
      No Score Yet 80% Loved Leo Amerson (Character) - 1997
      61% 45% Telling Lies in America Father Norton (Character) $275.2K 1997
      No Score Yet 28% Angels in the Endzone Coach Buck (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 69% God's Lonely Man Polo (Character) - 1996
      91% 91% Waiting for Guffman UFO Abductee (Character) $2.9M 1996
      No Score Yet 67% Out There Emmett Davis (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 42% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Sen. Thatch (Character) - 1995
      62% 39% The Underneath Ed Dutton (Character) $386.9K 1995
      No Score Yet 44% Evolver Jerry Briggs (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 33% State of Emergency Jim Anderson (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother of the Bride Richard (Character) - 1993
      47% 31% A Dangerous Woman Tupperware Salesman (Character) $1.1M 1993
      13% 45% My Boyfriend's Back Big Chuck (Character) $3.2M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cooperstown Sid Wiggins (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 40% Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride Asst. Dist. Atty. Robert Norrell (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Frogs! wittenham (Character) - 1992
      43% 49% Shakes the Clown Owen Cheese (Character) $34.5K 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd Hal Roach (Character) - 1991
      40% 59% Flashback Stark (Character) $6.0M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guess Who's Coming for Christmas? Doc (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When He's Not a Stranger Ben McKenna (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guts & Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North Robert McFarlane (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 76% The Murder of Mary Phagan William Burns (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 8% Last Rites Father Freddie (Character) $292.3K 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Service Unknown (Character) - 1988
      40% 51% O.C. and Stiggs Randall Schwab (Character) $6.3K 1987
      14% 25% Big Trouble Noozel (Character) - 1986
      81% 85% Sixteen Candles Jim Baker (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 31% Going Berserk Dr. Ted (Character) - 1983
      75% 81% Strange Brew Claude Elsinore (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 60% Kiss Me Goodbye Kendall (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 34% Endangered Species Joe Hiatt (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hansel and Gretel Father (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 22% Paternity Kurt (Character) - 1981
      58% 39% Popeye Wimpy (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 31% H.E.A.L.T.H. Dr. Gil Gainey (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 52% A Perfect Couple Alex Theodopoulos (Character) - 1979
      67% 43% Rich Kids Simon Peterfreund (Character) - 1979
      95% 88% Breaking Away Ray Stoller (Character) - 1979
      69% 80% A Wedding Snooks Brenner (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 56% Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure Gazooks (Voice) - 1977
      63% 70% The Out-of-Towners Hotel Clerk (Character) - 1970

      TV

      Credit
      85% 90% Modern Family Murray (Guest Star) 2020
      No Score Yet 87% Life in Pieces Mort (Guest Star) 2019
      82% 97% The Kids Are Alright Father Dunne (Guest Star) 2019
      No Score Yet 68% The Good Doctor Glen (Guest Star) 2017
      32% 61% Super Fun Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 78% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      68% 79% The Client List Earl Hudson (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 89% Hot in Cleveland Bearded Man aka Santa (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 81% Private Practice Abe Nussbaum (Guest Star) 2011
      83% 86% Scrubs Paul (Guest Star) 2009
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      86% 94% Boston Legal Judge Wendel Donahue (Guest Star) 2007
      72% 88% Desperate Housewives Addison Prudy (Guest Star) 2005
      92% 90% Curb Your Enthusiasm Cheryl's Dad (Guest Star) 2000-2002 2004-2005
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Buddy Ween (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 96% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
      23% No Score Yet Kate Brasher Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      11% No Score Yet The Geena Davis Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      61% 74% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleepwalkers Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 66% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      91% 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Enabran Tain (Guest Star) 1994-1995 1997
      No Score Yet 84% Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grace Under Fire Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1994-1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      40% No Score Yet High Society Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 85% ER Henry Lewis (Guest Star) 1995
      94% 92% My So-Called Life Chuck Wood (Guest Star) 1994
      82% 99% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Gus Stemple (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet 88% The Wonder Years Pops (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Dinner Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Horace Van Dam (Guest Star) 1991
      83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Bob Spano (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet 83% ALF Whizzer (Guest Star) 1987 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coming of Age Unknown (Character) 1989
      No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Isaac Q. Newton (Guest Star) 1986-1987
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched TV Man (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet 79% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963