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That’s that guy from that thing: Alan Dale

Posted by Jason O on Aug 7, 2009 in Just stuff

Alan Dale: Working actor. Vice Presidents and tycoons a speciality.
Alan Dale: Working actor. Vice Presidents and tycoons a speciality.

F**k me, but hasn’t Jim Robinson done well for himself! New Zealand actor Alan Dale (Yes, he is a kiwi.) is one of those actors who suddenly starts appearing everywhere, from The West Wing to 24 to Law and Order to Ugly Betty to The OC, and all because, bless, of typecasting.  

Having played Robinson from 1985-1993 in Neighbours he couldn’t find work in Australia, and so headed off to America, took acting lessons, and created a niche for himself as “powerful bloke main characters have to interact with.” 

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