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Gary Cole cast in ABC's Good Behavior

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 5th 2008 1:02PM
Gary ColeHave you noticed that there are some actors who just work constantly? They go from TV show to TV show, take a film role, do some voice over work, pop up here and there and never struggle to get a gig. (Maybe this should be a new TV Squad award category -- The Don't Worry About His Next Paycheck Award?)

Anyway, you can put Gary Cole in that category. After playing the lethal Wayne Davis, Dana Delaney's ex, on Desperate Housewives last season, Gary Cole has signed to play the father in Good Behavior, an ABC pilot starring Catherine O'Hara. Rob Thomas is creating Good Behavior, which is based on a New Zealand TV show called Outrageous Fortune, about a family of criminals who decide to go straight when the patriarch, that would be Gary, is busted and sent to jail for five years.

It's also been revealed that Jeffrey Tambor will star in the pilot, playing Hy, Jackie West's partner in a down and out pawn shop. Hopefully, this will morph into a long term, recurring role, something good so Tambor can make fans forget Welcome the The Captain and evoke memories of Arrested Development.

Back to Gary, he's got a feature coming up this summer, Pineapple Express with Seth Rogan and James Franco. But on TV, he was also in 12 Miles of Bad Road, that Lily Tomlin hour comedy by Linda Bloodworth Thomason that HBO dropped recently. It's being shopped around now and will emerge somewhere on the dial -- there's just too many talented people involved for it to remain unbroadcast. Who are the talent? Tomlin and Cole, are two. Then there's Mary Kay Place (Mary Hartman, Mart Hartman), Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace), Kim Dickens (Lost), David Andrews (JAG), among others.

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Jason

My friends and I audibly gasped when Gary Cole popped up on the West Wing as Bartlett's new VP. He was good, but he was also Lumburgh. Lumburgh! Glad to see he's still working.

June 05 2008 at 7:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Whoosh

Steven Root is the other actor who shows up everywhere and is always fun to watch.

June 05 2008 at 6:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jojo

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jojo

Hillary Supporters for McCain, YES, Absolutely!!
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