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James Brolin To Play Joel McHale's Dad on Community

September 18, 2012  |  5:00pm
James Brolin To Play Joel McHale's Dad on <i>Community</i>

Community fans can finally stop playing “who’s your daddy,” for Joel McHale’s character, Jeff Winger. Entertainment Weekly has reported that James Brolin will play Jeff’s estranged father in the upcoming fourth season.

For years, executive producer Dan Harmon had said he wanted Bill Murrary to play the character. With the departure of Harmon from the show, executives went in a different direction and cast Brolin. The two will awkwardly come face-to-face on the Thanksgiving-themed episode later this season.

Brolin originally made his name on TV on the show Marcus Welby, M.D, but now he is most notably known for being Barabra Streisand’s husband and Josh Brolin’s dad. Brolin has guest starred on a couple TV shows throughout the years including The Defenders and Psych.

Community returns to NBC with it’s upcoming fourth season on Oct. 19.

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