Paul Dooley

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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.

Most Popular Paul Dooley Trailers

Total trailers found: 63

Cars 3 Trailer (2017)

15 June 2017

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves.

Horsemen Trailer (2009)

06 February 2009

A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Cars Trailer (2006)

08 June 2006

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs.

Kiss Me Goodbye Trailer (1982)

22 December 1982

Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancée Rupert.

Cars 2 Trailer (2011)

11 June 2011

Star race car, Lightning McQueen and his pal, Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race.

Insomnia Trailer (2002)

24 May 2002

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Bedtime Stories Trailer (2008)

24 December 2008

Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew.

Mater and the Ghostlight Trailer (2006)

27 July 2006

Mater, the rusty but trusty tow truck from Cars, spends a day in Radiator Springs playing scary pranks on his fellow townsfolk.

Runaway Bride Trailer (1999)

30 July 1999

Ike Graham, New York columnist, writes his text always at the last minute. This time, a drunken man in his favourite bar tells Ike about Maggie Carpenter, a woman who always flees from her grooms in the last possible moment.

Hairspray Trailer (2007)

13 July 2007

Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins.

Sixteen Candles Trailer (1984)

04 May 1984

Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her.

The Player Trailer (1992)

03 April 1992

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Popeye Trailer (1980)

12 December 1980

Popeye is a super-strong, spinach-scarfing sailor man who's searching for his father. During a storm that wrecks his ship, Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive.

Other People Trailer (2016)

09 September 2016

David, a struggling comedy writer fresh off from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves from New York City to Sacramento to help his sick mother.

Strange Brew Trailer (1983)

26 August 1983

Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug Mackenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father.

Breaking Away Trailer (1979)

24 May 1979

Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike.

Angels in the Endzone Trailer (1997)

01 January 1997

The football team jesse is on is terrible, after the death of his father Jesse quits the team. Then angels come to help the team get better and nobody can see them but Jesse's little brother.

The Underneath Trailer (1995)

28 April 1995

Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies.

Waiting for Guffman Trailer (1996)

31 January 1996

Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style in this hilarious mockumentary from the people who brought you "This is Spinal Tap!

For Your Consideration Trailer (2006)

22 November 2006

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.

A Mighty Wind Trailer (2003)

16 April 2003

In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, get back on the stage for one concert in New York City's Town Hall.

Monster in the Closet Trailer (1986)

15 May 1986

After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets a "mild-mannered" reporter, a college professor, her son and a befuddled professor band together to uncover the mystery but not without involving the U.

Clockwatchers Trailer (1997)

01 January 1997

Iris can best be described as a wallflower. She begins her first day as a temp for the nondescript Global Credit Association by waiting in a chair for two hours.

Rich Kids Trailer (1979)

01 August 1979

Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their pares

Flashback Trailer (1990)

02 February 1990

A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed.

Shakes the Clown Trailer (1991)

13 March 1991

Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he can't get his act under control.

Last Rites Trailer (1988)

18 November 1988

After witnessing her lover being murdered by his jealous wife, Angela seeks refuge in a church where she encounters a young priest named Michael, who gives her sanctuary.

My Boyfriend's Back Trailer (1993)

06 August 1993

Missy McCloud is the most beautiful girl in school and Johnny Dingle has been in love with her for years.

Guinevere Trailer (1999)

04 September 1999

A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.

A Dangerous Woman Trailer (1993)

10 September 1993

Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the shifty Getso.

Happy, Texas Trailer (1999)

03 December 1999

Two escaped convicts roll into the town of Happy, Texas where they pose as gay couple to elude the local sheriff who has a few sexual secrets of his own.

The Out of Towners Trailer (1970)

28 May 1970

George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.

Loved Trailer (1997)

31 October 1997

After a husband is accused of droving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.

Big Trouble Trailer (1986)

30 May 1986

Leonard Hoffman is an insurance salesman struggling to make ends meet. The fact that he has triplet sons who all want to go to Yale isn't making things any easier.

A Wedding Trailer (1978)

29 August 1978

Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather over-zealously, and Dino's grandma expires in bed just as the reception starts.

Telling Lies In America Trailer (1997)

02 August 1997

Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960's. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America's culture.

Up the Sandbox Trailer (1972)

21 December 1972

A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange transformations, and joining terrorists to plant explosives in the Statue of Liberty.

Paternity Trailer (1981)

02 October 1981

A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached.

Madison Trailer (2001)

23 January 2001

In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana.

Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North Trailer (1989)

30 April 1989

Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North follows the military career of Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, beginning with his Naval Academy days through to his role in the Iran-Contra scandal.

State of Emergency Trailer (1994)

21 February 1994

Medical drama about a major hospital whose emergency room regularly faces an overload of patients. One of the doctors finds it necessary to adopt an unorthodox procedure to try to save a patient, and finds himself in trouble in consequence.

O.C. and Stiggs Trailer (1985)

01 January 1985

O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it.

Going Berserk Trailer (1983)

30 September 1983

John Bourgignon, a drummer/chauffeur engaged to the daughter of a United States senator encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters in the days leading up to his wedding.

Evolver Trailer (1994)

31 December 1994

Meet Evolver, the ultimate toy for the Cyberpunk generation, a virtual-reality game brought to fierce, three-dimensional life.

Come Away Home Trailer (2005)

20 January 2005

Twelve-year-old Annie Lamm's first day of summer break quickly turns into a disaster. She realizes that her parents have not only decided to fly her to Hilton Head Island during their second honeymoon, but they also plan to coerce her to spend half her summer with her 76-year-old Grandpa Donald whom she hardly even knows.

Comfort and Joy Trailer (2003)

01 December 2003

High-powered single-woman Jane Berry is focused on the important things in life, such as advancing her career and spending a bundle on fashionable shoes.

See China and Die Trailer (1981)

09 December 1981

A maid who reads detective stories finds herself embroiled in a real life mystery involving her dead boss and a mysterious statue he brought back from China.

Chronic Town Trailer (2010)

26 October 2010

Truman Korovin is a lonely, sharp-witted cab driver in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1980. The usual routine of picking up fares and spending his nights at his favorite bar, the Boatel, is disrupted when his girlfriend, Emily, dumps him on one of the coldest nights of the year.

The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Trailer (1990)

15 October 1990

A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.

A Woman's a Helluva Thing Trailer (2001)

13 June 2001

After the death of his estranged mother, a womanizer discovers that they had a lot in common.

Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Trailer (1983)

16 November 1983

As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy.

Mother of the Bride Trailer (1993)

27 February 1993

A mother's plans for her daughter's wedding are complicated when her ex-husband, who abandoned the family more than 20 years earlier, shows up.

Man in the Square Suit Trailer (1966)

15 April 1966

Comedy TV Film

Rumpelstiltskin Trailer (1982)

16 October 1982

Desperate to save her life, a miller's daughter makes a bargain with a strange character - After which, she must find a way to get out of this dangerous bargain.

My Santa Trailer (2013)

29 November 2013

A young, single mother, Jen, begins to lose her faith in the magic of Christmas. However, when she takes her son Eric to see the local mall Santa, Jen immediately feels an attraction and connection with Chris, the young, attractive man filling the suit.

Endangered Species Trailer (1982)

10 September 1982

Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town.

Fore Play Trailer (1975)

01 March 1975

A three-part omnibus centered around sex and its discontents.

Cooperstown Trailer (1993)

26 January 1993

A retired baseball player reflects on the mistakes and problems of the past 35 years when he is overlooked for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Guess Who's Coming for Christmas? Trailer (1990)

23 December 1990

The visitor that you might expect for Christmas is not who shows up in this film. Instead, a mysterious stranger (Bridges) befriends a small-town eccentric (Mulligan) and confides in him that he is from another planet.

A Perfect Couple Trailer (1979)

06 April 1979

Offbeat but endearing romantic comedy about unlikely match-up (by computer dating) of straitlaced Dooley, under the thumb of overbearing father, and singer Heflin, whose life is wrapped up with her familial rock group.