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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 Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel
Latest Project:
Movie Αυτοκίνητα 3 2017-06-15
Known For
Poster of Χέαρσπρέι
Poster of Grey's Anatomy
Poster of Ο Παίκτης
Poster of Big Trouble
Movie Αυτοκίνητα 3 Sarge 2017-06-15
Series Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales Unknown 2016
Movie Other People Ronnie 2016-09-09
Movie My Santa Martin 2013-11-29
Series The Client List Unknown 2012-04-08
Movie Αυτοκίνητα 2 Sarge (voice) 2011-06-11
Series Huge 2010-06-28
Movie Chronic Town Eleanor's Father 2010-10-26
Movie Οι Τέσσερις Kαβαλάρηδες της Αποκάλυψης Father Whiteleather 2009-02-06
Movie Sunshine Cleaning Sherm 2008-01-18
Series Αυτοκίνητα: Οι Ιστορίες του Μπάρμπα Unknown 2008-10-27
Movie Ιστορίες για Καληνύχτα Hot Dog Vendor 2008-12-24
Movie Χέαρσπρέι Mr. Spritzer 2007-07-13
Series Side Order of Life Unknown 2007-07-15
Movie Αυτοκίνητα Sarge (voice) 2006-06-08
Movie For Your Consideration Paper Badge Sergeant 2006-11-22
Movie Mater and the Ghostlight Sarge 2006-07-27
Series The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Unknown 2006-08-04
Movie Come Away Home Grandpa Donald 2005-01-20
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Series Hopeless Pictures 2005-08-19
Series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Series Νοικοκυρές Σε Απόγνωση Unknown 2004-10-03
Movie A Mighty Wind George Menschell 2003-04-16
Movie Comfort and Joy George 2003-12-01
Movie Αϋπνία Chief Nyback 2002-05-24
Series Scrubs Unknown 2001-10-02
Movie Madison Mayor Don Vaughn 2001-01-23
Movie A Woman's a Helluva Thing Hank Luckinbill 2001-06-13
Series Νόμος και τάξη: Αστυνομικές ιστορίες Unknown 2001-09-30
Series The Huntress Unknown 2000-07-26
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Providence Unknown 1999-01-08
Movie Η Νύφη το `Σκασε Walter Carpenter 1999-07-30
Movie Happy, Texas The Judge 1999-12-03
Movie Guinevere Walter 1999-09-04
Series Once and Again Unknown 1999-09-21
Movie Angels in the Endzone Coach Buck 1997-01-01
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Movie Clockwatchers Bud Chapman 1997-01-01
Movie Loved Leo Amerson 1997-10-31
Movie Telling Lies In America Father Norton 1997-08-02
Series Dharma & Greg Unknown 1997-09-24
Series Άλι ΜακΜπιλ Unknown 1997-09-08
Movie Waiting for Guffman 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
Movie The Underneath Ed Dutton 1995-04-28
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Movie State of Emergency Jim Anderson 1994-02-21
Series Duckman Unknown 1994-03-05
Series Στην Εντατική Unknown 1994-09-19
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 Μπάτμαν: Σειρά κινουμένων σχεδίων Father Michael Stromwell 1992-09-05
Movie Ο Παίκτης 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 White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd Hal Roach 1991-05-05
Movie The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson 1990-10-15
Movie Flashback Stark 1990-02-02
Movie Guess Who's Coming for Christmas? Doc 1990-12-23
Movie Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North Robert McFarlane 1989-04-30
Series Ιστορίες από την Κρύπτη Unknown 1989-06-10
Series The Wonder Years Unknown 1988-01-31
Series Coming of Age 1988-03-15
Movie Last Rites Father Freddie 1988-11-18
Series Thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Movie Monster in the Closet Roy 1986-05-15
Movie Big Trouble George Noozel 1986-05-30
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series Αλφ ο εξωγήινος Whizzer 1986-09-22
Movie O.C. and Stiggs Randall Schwab 1985-01-01
Movie Stephen King's Golden Tales Chester Caruso 1985-10-19
Series The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie Δεκαέξι κεράκια Jim Baker 1984-05-04
Movie Strange Brew Claude Elsinore 1983-08-26
Movie Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum Security Guard 1983-11-16
Movie Going Berserk Dr. Ted 1983-09-30
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 Paternity Kurt 1981-10-02
Movie See China and Die Ames Prescott 1981-12-09
Movie HealtH Dr. Gil Gainey 1980-09-12
Movie Ποπάυ, ο Ναύτης Wimpy 1980-12-12
Movie A Perfect Couple Alex Theodopoulos 1979-04-06
Movie Rich Kids 1979-08-01
Movie Breaking Away Ray Stoller 1979-05-24
Movie A Wedding Liam 'Snooks' Brenner 1978-08-29
Movie Fore Play Salesman 1975-03-01
Movie The Gravy Train Doctor 1974-06-16
Movie Up the Sandbox Statue of Liberty Guard 1972-12-21
Movie Οι Επαρχιώτες 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
Movie Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel John Buxton 0