Christopher McDonald

The parts Christopher McDonald plays may often be small, but they're almost always memorable -- from the game show host in Robert Redford's Quiz Show (1994) to the sneering golf pro in Happy Gilmore (1996).

Born Feb. 15, 1955, in New York, McDonald got his first professional acting gig as a member of the touring company for the musical "Nightclub Cantata"; when the show reached Los Angeles, the young actor decided to stay. Roles in teen flicks such as Grease 2 (1982) and Where the Boys Are (1984) followed, but it wasn't until McDonald played Geena Davis's despicably moronic husband in 1991's Thelma & Louise that he caught the public's eye.

Since then, McDonald has become a dependably entertaining presence in films such as Terminal Velocity, Spy Kids 2 and Broken Flowers as well as on TV shows including "North Shore."