I happened to run into Paul Dooley last night.
Paul is a talented actor with a genial attitude — he’s one of those guys that I love seeing on the cast list. Folks may remember him best as the father in Breaking Away, I suppose, or from his roles on Mad About You, ALF, Grace Under Fire, and many more. First thing that comes to my mind is My So-Called Life, on which he played Angela’s grandfather… quickly followed by his stint as the head of Minnesota Brands on the best episodes of Thirtysomething. (And yes, he also appeared on the faux My So-Called Life continuation Once And Again, which meant he was playing a second character in the Thirtysomething universe.)
No vast news here… just the subtle joy of running into celebs one respects, rather than just celebs that one reacts to because they’re celebs.