I knew of him, but didnt really see him in anything until, strangely, he took over hosting duties for the "new" Unsolved Mysteries. He was no Bob Stack, but he did a nice job. And he also showed up as Nick's dad on New Girl last season.
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When they were filming "Empire Falls" up here, my wife saw Farina in the local supermarket. He smiled and said hello and she thought, "hey, that guy looks familiar, but I can't place him." Also saw William Fichtner shopping there a couple times.
Originally posted by Mr Heel II"Get Shorty" was probably my favorite role of his. And I just watched "Out of Sight" again a couple weeks ago. Small role, but his and Michael Keaton's back-and-forth was so great.
Those are two of my favorite movies, and he is a highlight in both. Enjoyed him on New Girl recently too, among many other things.
IMO, what you consider flaws are what made the British version great. David Brent was funny because he was such an irritating prig, and everyone was much closer to a 'real-life' character than a sitcom charcater.