Mike O’Malley (“Yes, Dear”), born in Boston and raised in New Hampshire, has joined the ensemble cast of NBC’s “Parenthood”. Sans baseball cap, he plays Jim Kazinsky, a bumbling, yet endearing high school ex of Sarah Braverman (“Gilmore Girls’” Lauren Graham). The show revolves around four siblings, their spouses, children and their own parents dealing with the trials and triumphs of raising their kids. Time Magazine’s review called the show “…a funny, affecting, distinctive voice that you’ll want to keep listening to.”
“Parenthood,” which debuted in early March featured O’Malley as a subplot in two episodes. Sarah moves back home with her parents and is set up by her sister with her ex-flame (O’Malley). Instead of the high school hottie that she remembers, she encounters him as a middle-aged balding barista. O’Malley is slated to appear in three episodes this season.
O’Malley, best known for his six-year run on his sitcom “Yes, Dear,” has also recently appeared in two episodes the break-out hit “Glee” as Kurt Hummel’s father. He is also an accomplished playwright; Two of his works, Three Years from Thirty and Diverting Devotion, have been produced Off-Broadway. Three Years from Thirty is set in Boston.
Catch “Parenthood” Tuesdays at 10 on NBC.