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).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
69% 69% Cars 3 Sarge (Voice) $152.9M 2017
85% 79% Other People Ronnie (Character) $62.6K 2016
No Score Yet 43% My Santa Martin (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks Hank (Character) - 2011
33% 25% Horsemen Father Whiteleather (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chronic Town Eleanor's Father (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 62% Mater and the Ghostlight Sarge (Voice) - 2006
30% 49% Madison Mayor Don Vaughn (Character) $508.9K 2005
No Score Yet 50% 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
81% 55% Happy, Texas The Judge (Character) $1.9M 1999
86% 54% Guinevere Walter (Character) $614.2K 1999
46% 53% Runaway Bride Walter Carpenter (Character) $152.1M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Error in Judgment Jack Albert (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 29% Angels in the Endzone Coach Buck (Character) - 1997
83% 62% Clockwatchers Bud Chapman (Character) $444.4K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loved Leo Amerson (Character) - 1997
61% 45% Telling Lies in America Father Norton (Character) $275.2K 1997
91% 91% Waiting for Guffman UFO Abductee (Character) $2.9M 1996
No Score Yet 69% God's Lonely Man Polo (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 41% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Sen. Thatch (Character) - 1995
63% 39% The Underneath Ed Dutton (Character) $386.9K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out There Emmett Davis (Character) - 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
14% 45% My Boyfriend's Back Big Chuck (Character) $3.2M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cooperstown Sid Wiggins (Character) - 1993
50% 31% A Dangerous Woman Tupperware Salesman (Character) $1.1M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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
43% 60% Flashback Stark (Character) $6M 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 8% Last Rites Father Freddie (Character) $292.3K 1988
No Score Yet 76% The Murder of Mary Phagan William Burns (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Service Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 51% O.C. and Stiggs Randall Schwab (Character) $6.3K 1987
17% 27% Big Trouble Noozel (Character) - 1986
84% 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 No Score Yet Hansel and Gretel Father (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 59% Kiss Me Goodbye Kendall (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 34% Endangered Species Joe Hiatt (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 24% Paternity Kurt (Character) - 1981
63% 39% Popeye Wimpy (Character) - 1980
95% 88% Breaking Away Ray Stoller (Character) - 1979
67% 43% Rich Kids Simon Peterfreund (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 52% A Perfect Couple Alex Theodopoulos (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 27% H.E.A.L.T.H. Dr. Gil Gainey (Character) - 1979
73% 80% A Wedding Snooks Brenner (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 56% Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure Gazooks (Voice) - 1977
63% 69% The Out-of-Towners Hotel Clerk (Character) - 1970

TV

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85% 87% Modern Family Murray (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 85% Life in Pieces Mort (Guest Star) 2019
82% 97% The Kids Are Alright Father Dunne (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 70% The Good Doctor Glen (Guest Star) 2017
32% 61% Super Fun Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 84% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
68% 78% The Client List Earl Hudson (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 78% Hot in Cleveland Bearded Man aka Santa (Guest Star) 2012
51% 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
83% 87% Scrubs Paul (Guest Star) 2009
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
86% 90% Boston Legal Judge Wendel Donahue (Guest Star) 2007
72% 89% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Cheryl's Dad (Guest Star) 2004-2005 2000-2002
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 1999
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% 70% 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 75% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
91% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Enabran Tain (Guest Star) 1997 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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 80% ER Henry Lewis (Guest Star) 1995
95% 95% My So-Called Life Chuck Wood (Guest Star) 1994
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Gus Stemple (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 90% 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 Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Bob Spano (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 87% ALF Whizzer (Guest Star) 1989 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coming of Age Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder of Mary Phagan Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet 94% The Golden Girls Isaac Q. Newton (Guest Star) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched TV Man (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963

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