Dave Foley back in new hospital comedy 'Dr. Ken'

Dave Foley plays a penny-pinching hospital administrator on the upcoming comedy series ‘Dr. Ken’ here he is with Ken Jeong, who plays Dr. Ken.

Foley will also join members of the show September 12 in Beverly Hills for PaleyFest Fall TV Previews. Tap here to book tickets.

Fun facts about Dave Foley (Source: Wikipedia)

After dropping out of high school, Foley pursued standup comedy for about a year in the Toronto Second City Training Centre, where he began taking improv classes and met Kevin McDonald who got Foley a job with him as an usher at a local art house movie theatre. In 1987, he played Lewis Allen in the TV mini-series Anne of Avonlea. Together, they formed the original The Kids in the Hall. In October 1988, The Kids in the Hall debuted on TV, with the cast of Foley, McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson. Some of Foley's famous characters include Hecubus, one of the Sizzler sisters, the A. T. & Love boss, Bruno Puntz Jones, Mr. Heavyfoot, Jocelyn, and Lex. The show ended in 1995. Initially involved with Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, he left the troupe in the middle of the writing, dissatisfied with the internal strife and the quality of the script, and joined the NewsRadio cast instead. As the remaining Kids still hadn't signed any contract with the studio, Foley agreed to sign a deal, which would allow the rest of the troupe to get paid for the script, though he was convinced that it would never be shot. When it was greenlighted, Foley did the film because he was contractually obligated. He is the only member of the group who is not credited as a writer.

Foley rejoined the troupe in 2000 and has been an integral part of their various reformations. He appeared in the Kids in the Hall 2010 reunion project Death Comes to Town. Paul Simms, creator of NewsRadio, happened to be a huge fan of Foley's work, and wrote the role of Dave Nelson specifically for him. Much of his character on the show was based on his own personality quirks, including his coffee addiction and his love of the sitcom Green Acres. He was recently reunited with NewsRadio writer Joe Furey, when he recorded the special featurette Working with Joe Furey, an add-on to Furey's comedy Love and Support. Foley released his stand-up special, Relatively Well in January 2013, distributed by Showtime.

In the comedy-thriller The Wrong Guy, Foley played Nelson Hibbert, an office worker who finds his boss murdered, mistakenly believes he will be blamed for the crime and runs off as a fugitive.

In A Bug's Life, he voiced Flik, an ant who tries to gain respect for his colony. In 2001, he played the boss of 'N Sync singer Lance Bass in the film On the Line. Foley hosted the CBC Christmas Special, The True Meaning of Christmas Specials, in which he, a Mexican Elvis, Elvis Stojko and Dick Dale travel to Canada in search of the true meaning of Christmas specials. In 2004, Foley became host of Celebrity Poker Showdown on Bravo. In 2007, he appeared, nude in Uwe Boll's film adaptation of the controversial PC game Postal and became the judge for the US version of Thank God You're Here. He portrayed a middle management employee who happens to be a vampire) in the undead office comedy Netherbeast Incorporated (2007) and voiced the disgruntled elf Wayne in the holiday special series, Prep & Landing.

He also guest-starred in the 2007 special, Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary. He played a high school principal in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In 2011, he appeared in How I Met Your Mother as Marshall's possible future boss, Mr. Bloom. From 2011 to 2012, Foley played Jerry Dunham, the boss of Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby) in the short-lived CBS sitcom How to Be a Gentleman. In 2012 and 2013, Foley played Dr. Fulton, Brick's (Atticus Shaffer) school therapist in The Middle, which in "Life Skills", he refers to Brick's classmates as "the kids in the hall", after an awkward pause and glance by both characters and mentioned their behavior similar to those of comedy sketches from The Kids in the Hall.

In February 2013, Foley played Detective Bob in the TV Land sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, starred in the third season of Robson Arms on CTV and also starred CTV's new sitcom Spun Out in 2014.

Dave and the rest of the cast of ‘Dr. Ken’ will appear a week from Saturday at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, and the show premieres Friday, October 2nd on ABC.

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