Paul Dooley is a cartoonist, stage and film actor, comedian, writer magician, and clown. After appearing in many movies, most notably Popeye (1980), Dooley has appeared as recurrent characters on shows including “My So-Called Life” (1994), “Dream On” (1990), “Grace Under Fire” (1993), and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1993).
June 19, 2018
Actor Paul Dooley joins Matt to talk about his roles as Wimpy in the 1980 film Popeye, as Jim Baker in the 1984 film Sixteen Candles, and a whole lot more. First, Paul discusses his approach to adapting the character of Wimpy, working alongside Robert Altman and Harry Nilsson, and improvising with his colleagues in their downtime. Then, we’ll find out which line from Sixteen Candles was changed by Paul for the better before getting stories about everything from partnering with a very serious Max von Sydow in Strange Brew to Paul’s voice work within the Cars franchise.
This episode is sponsored by Netflix’s You Can’t Make This Up Podcast.
April 26, 2013
Once again we are honored to have an incredible chat with a legendary actor, fantastic improviser, and known to many as the “movie dad.” The great Paul Dooley of stage and screen joins Randy & Jason today to officially become a citizen of Sklarbro Country! Paul tells us about Don Knotts helping him get his first local TV gig in New York, eventually becoming the spokesperson for Fab detergent, and how he landed a spot on The Tonight Show with Jack Paar with an unfinished bit. He also talks about how Robert Altman casted him to be a part of A Wedding, re-writing a scene in Sixteen Candles on the day of shooting, and his love of his character’s arch in Breaking Away. And if that’s not enough, we catch up with Mark Wahlberg as his new film Pain & Gain hits theaters. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss!