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Paul Dooley (born Paul Lee Brown - February 22, 1928 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) is an American actor, writer and comedian. He is best known for his roles in Breaking Away, Popeye, and Sixteen Candles.

A cartoonist in his youth, Dooley began seeking work as an actor after graduating from West Virginia University, also working at the time as a clown. He was a cast member in The Second City around the same time as Alan Alda and Alan Arkin.


Dooley has been married twice, once to Donna Lee Wasser and from 1984 to his current wife Winnie Holzmann, the creator of My So-Called Life. Savannah Dooley, his daughter with Holzmann, is the creator of the TV series Huge.

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