Paul Dooley (b. 1928) is a popular character actor whose films include Breaking Away, Popeye, Sixteen Candles and A Mighty Wind. He has played recurring roles in a number of TV series, including The Ben Stiller Show, Tales of the City, Dream On, My So-Called Life, The Golden Girls, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Practice, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Desperate Housewives.
In 1983, Dooley appeared as the museum guard in the Sesame Street TV special, Don't Eat the Pictures. On Sesame Street itself, he voiced a camouflaged parrot in a cartoon insert during the fifth season.