Tag Archives: character actor

Steesh Look-a-Likes: Conrad Waldorf & Bill Erwin


This may be a little bit of a stretch, but whenever I see either of these guys I think of the other.


Louis Zorich – “Steeshes is Steeshes”

Louis Zorich Mustache Pete MuppetsManhattan

Louis Zorich is an actor, probably most recognizable to you for playing Pete in The Muppets Take Manhattan or Paul Reiser’s dad in Mad About You, depending on if you like great movies or bad TV shows. Here’s Pete giving Kermit the Frog a life lesson:

Richard Kiel – Mr. Larson in Happy Gilmore


Richard Kiel is a very large actor, I think that’s why his shirt is so funny. You see, guns do kill people, in fact they do so all the time and it’s very tragic. However, because this gentleman is so terribly gigantic, it makes it seem like he is more powerful than the guns. Movies and fun!!!!

Jack Wallace – Steeshie Nights 3


Jack was mainly in the background of Boogie Nights. With the extensive research I’ve conducted,  it seems as if Jack was a theater guy in Chicago, who has now appeared in about 90 movies and tv shows. An interesting factoid about Jack is that from eyebrows to chin he resembles Mr. Belvedere.

Joseph Maher – Farfel’s owner on Seinfeld

Gavin Farfel Seinfeld

I have an ever-changing list of names on my phone of men with mustaches and sometimes women I think should have a mustache. Joseph Maher was listed simply as “Farfel’s owner – Seinfeld.”

According to his IMDB page, he did quite a bit more than that, with a career spanning from 1958-1999.  I will, however, choose to remember him as the drunk with the crazy dog.

Stephen Root

Milton Office Space

Stephen Root is one of the best character actors around. He is listed in 171 movies/tv shows since 1988, many of which are actually things you would want to watch. I don’t care who you are, but if you don’t like Milton from Office Space, you have problems.


M.C. Gainey

M.C. Gainey has been in an average of 5 shows/movies a year since 1981. With these numbers he is giving Anthony Anderson a run for his money.  Let me list some of the highlights:

Designing Women
The Commish
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Mighty Ducks
Con Air
Nash Bridges
Walker, Texas Ranger
Are We There Yet?
Wild Hogs!!!!!!!

I didn’t say any of the things he was in were great, but a number of them are watchable and I do enjoy his work/steesh.


Tom Conti

Dark Knight Rises

Tom Conti has been in 90 TV shows or movies since 1959. I don’t know if I’ve seen him, but I came across his picture the other day while obsessively combing through the cast list for The Dark Knight Rises. Some trivia for Tom: His mustache can take the place of a piece of velcro.


Richard Edson

Richard Edson Mustache

Richard Edson is a character actor, perhaps best known for his joyride in Ferris Buehller’s Day Off. He has 95 other credits to his name on IMDB, and I don’t have much time right now, so he might be better known for something else. Does it matter?

Vincent Schiavelli

Vincent Schiavelli was a character actor with an impressive list of credits. You may have seen  him in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Batman, Ghost or your nightmares.

Luis Avalos

Luis Avalos (born September 2, 1946, in Havana, Cuba) is a character actor. He has made numerous film and television appearances, most notably on the 1970s children’s television show, The Electric Company. He joined the show in Season Two, playing, most notably, Doctor Doolots.

He had the career opportunity of a life time by appearing in a two-part episode of Full House (“Welcome to the fabulous Ali Baba Hotel and Casino. I am Mr. Santana, manager of the fabulous Ali Baba Hotel and Casino”).  Although this didn’t break his career wide open like it should have, he still works today acting in horrible TV shows, and even worse movies like The Ringer with Johnny Knoxville.