Paul Dooley

Biography

Date of Birth 22 February 1928, Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA Birth Name Paul Brown Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Paul Dooley is an American character actor. 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. 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, 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 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 primetime shows like Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Desperate Housewives. He was also in the infamous alternate ending to Little Shop of Horrors, but was replaced by Jim Belushi in the final cut. His most famous role was in 1984's Sixteen Candles in which he played the understanding father of the character played by Molly Ringwald, Samantha Baker. Recently, he voiced the character Sarge in Pixar's Cars. He is married to writer Winnie Holzman, with whom he has one daughter, Savannah (born 1985).

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Birth Name

Paul Brown

Birth Place

Parkersburg, Virginia Occidental, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

2/22/1928
Known For
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Bedtime Stories

Hot Dog Vendor

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Popeye

Wimpy

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Strange Brew

Claude Elsinore

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Angels in the Endzone

Coach Buck

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A Wedding

Snooks Brenner

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Flashback

Stark

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Comfort and Joy

George

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Crazy Little Thing

Larry

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Come Away Home

Grandpa Donald

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Kiss Me Goodbye

Kendall

Starring In
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Saving Paradise

Gramps

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The Great Buster

Himself

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Cars 3

Sarge (voice)

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Other People

Ronnie

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Altman

Self (archive footage)

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Turbo

The Foreman (voice)

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My Santa

Martin

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Cars 2

Sarge (voice)

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Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Father Whiteleather

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Sunshine Cleaning

Sherm

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Bedtime Stories

Hot Dog Vendor

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Hairspray

Mr. Spritzer

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Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary

Himself (uncredited)

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Cars

Sarge (voice)

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Mater and the Ghostlight

Sarge (voice)

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For Your Consideration

Paper Badge Sergeant

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Call the Usual Suspects: The Craft of the Character Actor

Self

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Come Away Home

Grandpa Donald

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Employee of The Month

Reverend Ben Goodwin

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A Mighty Wind

George Menschell

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Stealing Time

Hank

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Crazy Little Thing

Larry

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Nobody Knows Anything

Warden

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Comfort and Joy

George

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Insomnia

Chief Nyback

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Madison

Mayor Don Vaughn

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A Woman's a Helluva Thing

Hank Luckinbill

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I'll Remember April

Earl Schimmel

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Runaway Bride

Walter Carpenter

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Guinevere

Walter

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Error in Judgment

Jack Albert

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Happy, Texas

The Judge

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Clockwatchers

Bud Chapman

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Angels in the Endzone

Coach Buck

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Loved

Leo Amerson

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Telling Lies in America

Father Norton

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Waiting for Guffman

UFO Abductee

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Tracey Takes On - The Complete First Season

Agent Ivan Hamel / ... (2 episodes, 1998-1999)

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Out There

Emmett Davis

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Evolver

Jerry Briggs

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The Underneath

Ed Dutton

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State of Emergency

Jim Anderson

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My Boyfriend's Back

Big Chuck

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Mother of the Bride

Richard

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Tales Of The City - Series 1

Herb Tolliver (3 episodes, 1993)

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A Dangerous Woman

Tupperware Salesman

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The Player

Paul Dooley

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Shakes the Clown

Owen Cheese

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Flashback

Stark

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Dream On - Series 2 - Complete

Mickey Tupper (4 episodes, 1992-1994)

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When He's Not a Stranger

Ben McKenna

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Last Rites

Father Freddie

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Faerie Tale Theatre - Rip Van Winkle

Father / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1983)

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Big Trouble

Noozel

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Monster in the Closet

Roy

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O.C. and Stiggs

Randall Schwab

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Sixteen Candles

Jim Baker

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Going Berserk

Dr. Ted

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Strange Brew

Claude Elsinore

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Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum Security Guard

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Endangered Species

Joe Hiatt

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Kiss Me Goodbye

Kendall

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Paternity

Kurt

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See China and Die

Ames Prescott

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Popeye

Wimpy

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Breaking Away

Dad

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A Perfect Couple

Alex Theodopoulos

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A Wedding

Snooks Brenner

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Slap Shot

Hyannisport Announcer

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The Dion Brothers

Doctor

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Up the Sandbox

Statue of Liberty Guard

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The Out-of-Towners

Day Porter

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