Paul Dooley

Highest Rated:
100% Comfort and Joy (1984)
Lowest Rated:
10% My Boyfriend's Back (1993)
Birthday:
Feb 22
Birthplace:
Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA
Bio:
Paul Dooley is fondly remembered by fans of '80s cinema as the forgetful but well-intending father of a disgruntled Molly Ringwald in the John Hughes teen classic Sixteen Candles (1984). The longtime character actor's droopy, distinctive features and endearing onscreen warmth have kept him a…

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
39% Cars 2
  • Sarge
$191.5M 2011
When the World Breaks
  • Actor
-- 2010
25% Bedtime Stories
  • Hot Dog Vendor
$110.0M 2008
Chronic Town
  • Actor
-- 2008
91% Hairspray
  • Mr. Spritzer
$118.8M 2007
51% For Your Consideration
  • Paper Badge Sergeant
$5.5M 2006
74% Cars
  • Sarge
$244.1M 2006
29% Madison
  • Mayor Don Vaughn
$0.5M 2005
Come Away Home
  • Actor
-- 2005
11% Employee of the Month
  • Actor
-- 2004
Stealing Time
  • Hank
-- 2003
Comfort & Joy
  • Actor
-- 2003
88% A Mighty Wind
  • George Menschell
$17.5M 2003
Crazy Little Thing (The Perfect You)
  • Actor
-- 2002
92% Insomnia
  • Chief Charles Nyback
$67.2M 2002
A Woman's a Helluva Thing
  • Hank
-- 2001
I'll Remember April
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 1999
86% Guinevere
  • Walter
  • Director
-- 1999
81% Happy, Texas
  • Judge
-- 1999
46% Runaway Bride
  • Walter Carpenter
-- 1999
83% Clockwatchers
  • Bud Chapman
-- 1998
63% Telling Lies In America
  • Father Norton
-- 1997
Loved
  • Leo
-- 1997
Angels in the Endzone
  • Actor
-- 1997
God's Lonely Man
  • Polo
-- 1996
91% Waiting for Guffman
  • UFO Abductee
-- 1996
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
  • Actor
-- 1995
Out There
  • Actor
-- 1995
57% The Underneath
  • Ed Dutton
-- 1995
State of Emergency
  • John Anderson
-- 1994
Evolver
  • Jerry Briggs
-- 1994
Mother of the Bride
  • Actor
-- 1993
67% A Dangerous Woman
  • Tupperware Salesman
-- 1993
10% My Boyfriend's Back
  • Big Chuck
-- 1993
37% Shakes the Clown
  • Owen Cheese
-- 1992
98% The Player
  • Himself
-- 1992
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride
  • Actor
-- 1992
Mapping Errors
  • Actor
-- 1991
White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd
  • Actor
-- 1991
The Court Martial Of Jackie Robinson
  • Actor
-- 1990
38% Flashback
  • Donald R. Stark FBI Director
-- 1990
Lip Service
  • Actor
-- 1988
The Murder of Mary Phagan
  • William Burns
-- 1988
Last Rites
  • Father Freddie
-- 1988
Monster in the Closet
  • Roy Crane
-- 1987
O.C. & Stiggs
  • Randall Schwab
-- 1987
90% Little Shop of Horrors
  • Actor
-- 1986
Big Trouble
  • Noozel
-- 1986
86% Sixteen Candles
  • Jim Baker
-- 1984
100% Comfort and Joy
  • Actor
-- 1984
Going Berserk
  • Dr. Ted
-- 1983
71% Strange Brew
  • Claude Elsinore
-- 1983
Kiss Me Goodbye
  • Kendall
-- 1982
Endangered Species
  • Joe Hiatt
-- 1982
Faerie Tale Theatre - Hansel and Gretel
  • Actor
-- 1982
Paternity
  • Kurt
-- 1981
57% Popeye
  • Wimpy
-- 1980
85% Slap Shot
  • Hyannisport Announcer
-- 1980
HealtH (H.E.A.L.T.H.)
  • Dr. Gil Gainey
-- 1980
Rich Kids
  • Simon Peterfreund
-- 1979
94% Breaking Away
  • Mr. Stohler
-- 1979
A Perfect Couple
  • Alex Theodopoulos
-- 1979
78% A Wedding
  • Snooks Brenner
-- 1978
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
  • Gazooks
-- 1977
Up the Sandbox
  • Statue of Liberty Guard
-- 1972
50% The Out-of-Towners
  • Day Porter
-- 1970


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
33% Super Fun Night
2013
  • Old Man
2013
Major Crimes
2012-2014
  • Actor
2013
Criminal Minds
2005-2014
  • Chip Gordon
2013
The Client List
2012-2013
2012
Hot in Cleveland
2010-2014
2012
Private Practice
2008-2013
  • Abe Nussbaum
2011
91% Huge
2010
  • Salty
2010
50% Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Paul
2009
100% Grey's Anatomy
2005-2014
  • Dr. Walter Tapley
2008
Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Addison Prudy
2004 - 2005
100% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Cheryl's Father
  • Cheryl's Dad
  • Cheryl's father
2000 - 2005
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2014
  • Buddy
2004
ER
1994-2009
  • Henry
  • Henry
1995 - 2004
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Stan Coffman
2003

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Quotes from Paul Dooley's Characters

    1. Jim Baker: That's why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they'd call 'em something else.
    From Sixteen Candles. Submitted by Alyssa B (4 months ago)
    1. Mr. Stohler: I don't care if the second coming's coming!
    From Breaking Away. Submitted by G Thomas B (15 months ago)
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