When he is on screen, I always think of his character on the show "Empty Nest." I think his character’s name was Charlie. I saw one epsidode of that show taped live in CA in the early 90’s. Anyway, it’s kind of weird seeing him in a serious role. Even as the DA, I half expect him to get up and just start acting all silly.
I’m not sure it’s the Joe I thing because I wasn’t exposed much to that character, but this guy appears to be miscast to me. He doesn’t come across as strong/believable enough to be either a DA, a husband or a father.
that’s all I see when he’s on camera. I never watched Empty Nest so I’m not colored by that character. But…I have seen him (quite some time ago) in guest spots as a serious actor but couldn’t take him seriously then either. I guess he just has one of those faces that make you smile. He WAS very funny as Joe Isuzu and I loved that character.
He was on the show when Maddie was just a faceless name so he may stick around to see Arianna go to Jail, he may be one to get EJ off when the truth ever comes out about him kidnapping Syndey AND we still haven’t gotten the details of what it was that Kate found in Maddie’s lockbox so he may be an integral part of that also.