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Martin Mull: I Was All Set To Retire Before 'Dads' Came Along

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Martin Mull wasn't thinking much about work when he was offered his current job on FOX's "Dads."

"Before Dads, I had been in what I would call almost-retirement. I told my agent, "Don't dial the phone, answer it. If somebody wants me to hold up a tube of toothpaste for a hundred grand, I'll do it, but I'm not looking for work. I'm a painter. I'm having fun painting.

"And then this script came across, and I knew it was Seth MacFarlane, I knew the other people in it, and I said, "Oh, my God, this is hilarious," Martin told avclub.com.  "And I had to do it. It was a labor of love, which has turned into just that: a labor of love."

Martin Mull joins Steve Edwards and guest host Deana Carter on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Martin Mull: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor who has appeared in many television and film roles. He is also a comedian, painter, and recording artist. As an actor, he first became known in his role on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and its spin-off Fernwood 2 Night. Among his other notable roles are Colonel Mustard in the 1985 film Clue, Leon Carp on Roseanne, and Willard Kraft on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

2) Mull's first well known acting role was as Garth Gimble in the 1976 television nighttime absurdist soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. This led to work in the spin-off comedy talk shows Fernwood 2 Night (1977) and America 2-Night (1978), in which he played Barth Gimble, Garth Gimble's twin brother, as talk show host, opposite Fred Willard as sidekick Jerry Hubbard.

3) In 1979, he appeared in the Taxi episode "Hollywood Calling". Mull created, wrote for and starred in the short-lived 1984 CBS sitcom Domestic Life, with Megan Follows playing his teenaged daughter. In one episode of The Golden Girls, he played a hippie who was afraid of the outside world. He had a long-running role as Leon Carp, Roseanne Conner's gay boss (and later business partner) on the TV series Roseanne.

4) Mull is currently co-starring in the Fox sitcom, Dads.

The one-hour season finale of ‘Dads' airs tonight at 8:00pm on FOX.

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