Rose Abdoo as Señora Maria de los Angeles Pons Montez Garcia y Perez, Spanish/Drivers Ed Teacher, episode 2-06 "The Blank Page"
• FILM: I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, Relative Strangers, Good Night and Good Luck, The 40 Year Old Virigin, My Best Friend's Wedding, U.S. Marshalls
• TV: "Monk" (Mrs. Monk, 8/26/05), "Gilmore Girls" (Gypsy, 10/14/03, 11/5/02, 2/26/02, 1/29/03, 5/20/03, 10/14/03, 11/18/03, 2/10/04, 4/13/04, 4/20/04, 10/5/04, 10/12/04, 2/8/05, 2/15/05, 4/19/05), "CSI: NY" (Blanca Vasquez, 3/2/05), "That's So Raven" (Ms. Rodriguez, 1/17/03, 1/24/03, 9/12/03, 6/25/04, 7/16/04, 1/28/05, 4/22/05), "Haunted" (Gladys Yates, 10/29/02), "Three Sisters" (3/20/2001), "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Popular", "Johnny Bago", "Pride and Joy" (Wendy, 4/11/95)
• STAGE: The Vagina Monologues, Get to the Part About Me [one-woman show], Who Does She Think She Is? [one-woman show], The Happy Happy Good Show [w/Conan O'Brien, Bob Odenkirk, Robert Smigel]





Ross Bickell as Mr. Tidbits, episode 3-09 "Bully"
• FILM: Major Payne, Airport '77
• TV: "Chappelle's Show" (Judge, 1/29/03), "Law & Order" (Ric Cushman, 1/19/94; Jeffrey Wiggins, 11/30/94; Burt Kaylin, 5/1/96; Warren Stanton, 10/14/98; Judge Bryce Miller, 1/15/03), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (Harry Plimpton, 10/27/02)"WKRP in Cincinnati" (Clark Callahan, 10/15/79), "Lou Grant" (Les Furniss, 1/21/80), "Wonder Woman" (Lt. Bill Rand, 2/16/77), "Medical Story" (1/8/76)

Ross Bickell was married to Loni Anderson from 1973 to 1981.




Ken Hudson Campbell as Glenn, the bus driver, episode 2-06 "The Blank Page"
• FILM: Bewitched, Boat Trip, Showtime, Dr. Dolittle 2, The Ladies Man, Coyote Ugly, Breakfast of Champions, Armageddon, Down Periscope, Groundhog Day, Home Alone, Shangri-La, Happy Birthday
• TV: "The Practice" (Roland Huff; 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/03), "My Big Fat Greek Life" (Officer Joe, 3/16/03), "Baby Bob", "Caroline in the City", "The Naked Truth", "Duckman", "Seinfeld", "Dinosaurs", "God, the Devil, and Bob", "Herman's Head", "Local Heroes"

Ken Hudson Campbell was born on April 6, 1963. He is an alumnus of Chicago's Second City.










as Iris Puffybush
• FILM: Kill By Inches
• TV: "Hope and Faith" (12/5/03), "Sex and the City" (Mrs. McCaffrey, aka Cataract Lady; 8/17, 8/24/03, 1/4/04 [uncredited]), "TV Funhouse" (1/10/01)
• TV COMMERCIAL: The Sims [computer game]

Dolores Duffy has appeared in a TV commercial for The Sims, a computer game. She has also appeared in a spot on Cinemax or Showtime in which an Amish family is in a shopping mall, apparently for the first time, and they see Dolores step into an elevator. When the doors open again, a young attractive woman steps out. Then the Amish husband eagerly urges his wife to give the elevator a try.

When I first met Amy Sedaris I was going to mention to her that Dolores reminds me of Edith Massey (star of many John Waters films), but before I had a chance to say this Amy had interjected, "Isn't she great? She's our Edith Massey." Many other fans have echoed this sentiment. When Dolores first entered the studio for her screen test she had a resumé that listed "bongos" under "Other Talents". The writers worked this "other talent" into a scene in Season Three's "Blank Stare".

During the Strangers With Candy seminar
at the Museum of Television & Radio on 4/2/01,
Paul Dinello mentioned that Dolores was a
hurdler for the U.S. team at the 1952
Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland.

To see more pictures of Dolores Duffy, go to the Flatpoint Faculty photo gallery.




Janeane Garofalo as Cassie Pines, Student Counselor, episodes 2-04 "The Goodbye Guy" and 3-10 "The Last Temptation of Blank"
• FILM: Stay, Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, The Laramie Project, Martin & Orloff, Wet Hot American Summer, Big Trouble, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Mystery Men, Reality Bites, Dogma, 200 Cigarettes, Cop Land, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Kids In The Hall: Brain Candy, Now and Then, The Truth About Cats and Dogs
• TV: "The West Wing" (Louise Thornton, 2005), "The Sopranos" (Zephyr, 2/27/00), "Ed" (Liz Stevens, unaired CBS pilot), "Law & Order" (Greta Heiss, 3/13 & 3/27/97) "The Ben Stiller Show", "Saturday Night Live", "TV Nation", Tales of the City, "The Larry Sanders Show", "Felicity"

Janeane Garofalo was born on September 28, 1964 in Newton, New Jersey. She attended Madison High School in Madison, NJ, and then went on to Providence College. In 1991 she married her boyfriend, Rob Cohen, at a Las Vegas drive-in chapel as a joke. They had gone to Vegas with the rest of the cast of "The Ben Stiller Show" and decided to get married along with some of the other crew members. After their relationship ended they never officially got divorced.




Jackie Hoffman as Miss Plog, Job Counselor, episode 2-10 "A Price Too High For Riches"
• FILM: Robots, A Dirty Shame, Garden State, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Kissing Jessica Stein, Down, Mo' Money
• TV: "Starved", "Howard Stern: The High School Years" (Ray Stern), "Hope & Faith (Bobbie, 10/15/04), "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (Rhonda, 1/11/04), "Ed" (Cookie Mom #2, 11/21/01), "PB&J Otter", "Dilbert", "TV Funhouse", Freaky Friday (1995), "Flying Blind" (Sales Clerk, 3/21/93), "Soul Man"
• VIDEO: A Pig's Tale
• STAGE: Hairspray, Screen Door [spoof of Stage Door with Jodi Lennon, Wallace Shawn, Lypsinka, Flotilla Debarge, Mary Birdsong, Andre Gregory, Beth Broderick, Sheila MacRae, and Tammy Grimes], Jackie Hoffman's Hanukkah, Jackie's Kosher Khristmas, Jackie's Valentine's Day Massacre, The Book of Liz, One Woman Shoe, Incident at Cobbler's Knob, Vanities, Once In a Lifetime, Hair, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Straight Jacket [at Playhouse 91], Imitation of Imitation of Life [with Jodi Lennon, Lypsinka, and Flotilla Debarge at Westbeth Theater]

 Jodi Lennon and Jackie Hoffman in Imitation of Imitation of Life

A picture that I took of Jackie at the SWC wrap party, in September of 2000

Jackie Hoffman with Flotilla DeBarge, the great Lypsinka,
and Exit 57's Jodi Lennon in "Imitation of Imitation of Life".

To see more pictures of Jackie Hoffman, go to the Flatpoint Faculty photo gallery.




as Principal Onyx Blackman
• STAGE: Lizard Music, Revelations Indictments and Confessions
• FILM: A Family Thing, Losing Isaiah, The Fugitive, Time Served

If it was easy for Greg Hollimon to get into the skin of his SWC character, Principal Blackman, it's because the creators of the series wrote the role with him in mind. They took many details of their friend's life and personality and wrote it all into his character.

Hollimon was born and raised in Chicago so he didn't have to go far to begin his performing career at "Second City", but once he was in the group he toured the country with the "Main Stage" troupe for several years during the late 80's and early 90's. Of course it was at "Second City" that he met Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, and Mitch Rouse, the creators of "Strangers With Candy". The four decided to use their friend Gregory as the basis for Flatpoint High School's very own Principal Blackman.

Greg's other works include the two man play that he wrote and co-starred in, "Revelations, Indictments and Confessions", which was inpired by the hype surrounding the beating and trial of Rodney King. The play received rave reviews at the Dublin Theater Festival and eventually was staged in Los Angeles where it garnered additional accolades. Hollimon has also appeared in the films "Time Served", "The Fugitive", and "Losing Isaiah". He currently splits his time between his native Chicago and New York City.

To see more pictures of Greg Hollimon, go to the Flatpoint Faculty photo gallery.




Brian Keeler as Mr. Gwinette, Science Teacher, episode 3-06 "Invisible Love"
• STAGE: Sister Mary Ignatius w/Lynn Redgrave
• FILM: The Floys of Neighborly Lane
• TV: Kojak: The Belarus File, "Ryan's Hope" (1983), "As the World Turns", "Law & Order" (5/13/98), Venice Medical




Joe Liss as Coach Joe Liss, episode 2-02 "Behind Blank Eyes"
• FILM: The Thin Pink Line, Major League, Meet the Applegates, Curly Sue, Home Alone 2, Wayne's World 2, The Effects of Magic, Can't Stop Dancing
• TV: "VS.", "That '80s Show" (Hoover, 1/23, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20/02), "Third Rock From the Sun" [staff writer]




Larry Marshall as Jazzy, episode 3-08 "There Once Was a Blank From Nantucket"
• FILM: Waking the Dead, She-Devil, The Cotton Club, Roadie, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Panic in Needle Park
• TV: "Soul Food", "Third Watch"




Mark McKinney as Lee, episode 3-10 "The Last Temptation of Blank"
• FILM: This Might Be Good, Brain Candy, Superstar, The Ladies Man, The Out-Of-Towners, A Night at the Roxbury, The Last Days of Disco, Spice World
• TV: "Kids In The Hall", "Saturday Night Live"

Mark McKinney was born on June 26, 1959 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His father, Russell, was a Canadian diplomat, and his mother, Chloe, was an architectural writer. Mark's younger brother, Nick, is also a comedian and appeared on the short lived Comedy Central sketch comedy show "The Vacant Lot". Mark attended a number of schools in cities around the world while traveling with his father, including Trinidad, Paris, and Washington D.C. He met Bruce McCulloch at the Loose Moose Theater Company, and the two joined with two other comedians to form the comedy troupe, 'The Audience', which performed at Theatresports. Later, Mark moved with Bruce to Toronto and met Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald. They combined to form The Kids In the Hall. He then later starred in the 1989 TV cult sensation, "The Kids in the Hall". After the show was canceled in 1994, Mark became a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" from 1995 to 1997. Although all five KITH troupe members were offered a spot on SNL, McKinney was the only one who accepted. In September 1995 he married Marina Gharabegian, who gave birth to their son, Christopher Thomas Russell McKinney, on March 4, 1996. The couple had their second child, Emma Jane, in July 2001.




Steve & Mark O'Donnell as the Librarians, episode 3-04 "Is My Daddy Crazy?"
EDUCATION: Harvard Class of '76 and both are Harvard Lampoon Alumni; Mark was a writer for "Saturday Night Live", wrote the book for the stage musical version of the John Waters film Hairspray, and has taught a comedy writing class at Yale; Steve created the famous "Top 10 List" for "The Late Show With David Letterman" and has also been a consultant for "The Chris Rock Show". His television writing credits include "The Simpsons", "Seinfeld", "LateLine", and "The Downer Channel"

Mark O'Donnell, me, and Steve O'Donnell at the
Strangers With Candy wrap party, September 2000

To see more pictures of the O'Donnells, go to the Flatpoint Faculty photo gallery.




Cheri Oteri as Hillary, episode 3-10 "The Last Temptation of Blank"
• FILM: Shrek the Third, Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Scary Movie, Love & Sex, Inspector Gadget, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Liar Liar
• TV: "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Saturday Night Live", "Just Shoot Me"

Cheri Oteri was born on September 19, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Upper Darby, PA. She moved to Los Angeles when she was 25 and worked in Promotions for A&M records for 4 years. She then joined up with the Groundlings, an improv comedy group. One night a "Saturday Night Live" rep was in the audience and he liked her, so she flew to New York for a formal audition and made the cut. She debuted on the show on September 9, 1995.




Tom Everett Scott as Mr. Drummel, Shop Teacher (scene cut due to time constraints), episode 3-03 "Trail of Tears"
• FILM: Van Wilder: Party Liaison, Boiler Room, One True Thing, An American Werewolf in Paris, Dead Man On Campus, That Thing You Do
• TV: "Grace Under Fire", Inherit the Wind
• STAGE: The Country Club




Calliope "Callie" Thorne as School Nurse in episode 3-09 "Bully"; Mrs. Thorne in Strangers With Candy: The Movie
• FILM: This is not a Film, Analyze That, Sidewalks of New York, Hysterical Blindness, Washington Heights, Revolution #9, Double Parked, Whipped, Next Stop Wonderland, Chocolate For Breakfast, Turbulence, Ed's Next Move, Wirey Spindell
• TV: "Rescue Me" (Sheila Keefe, 8/4/04, 8/11/04), "Law &38; Order: Special Victims Unit" (11/4/03), "Ed" (Judy Kellman, 11/12/00), "Third Watch" (1/14/02), "The Wire" (Elena McNulty, 6/22/03, 6/15/03, 8/11/02), "The $treet" (Sabrina McKee, 2001), "Homicide: Life on the Street"
• STAGE: The Country Club

Callie in "The Country Club"




as Coach Cherri Wolf
• FILM: The Thin Pink Line (featuring David Cross, Will Ferrell, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Liss, and Andy Richter)
• TV: Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Upright Citizen's Brigade [Gretel, 8/26/98; Angry Protester, 10/7/98]
• STAGE: One Woman Shoe, The Real Live Brady Bunch, Loose Lips (1998 comedy revue at Eighty-Eight's in NYC; directed by Martin Charnin; written by Kurt Anderson, Lisa Birnbach, and Jamie Malanowski; with Andy Richter, Greg Berger, Scott Bryant, Keith Primi, Ingrid Rockefeller, and Mark Smaltz; 8 performances)

Sarah Thyre was born circa 1968. In 1994 she married Conan O'Brien's "Late Night" sidekick, Paul Andrew Richter. They met in 1991 in L.A. during a production of The Real Live Brady Bunch. Richter played Mike Brady and Sarah played all female roles except Marcia. Together they have appeared on Comedy Central's "Upright Citizens Brigade" as Hansel and Gretel (below). In April of 1998 they performed "Some Velvet Morning" for the Loser's Lounge tribute to Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood at The Fez on Lafayette St. in NYC. Their Soho apartment is in a former department store and they have Christmas lights hanging from the rafters year round.

Sarah is also a writer. She has chronicled her travels with Andy to New Orleans and Chicago and has also interviewed David Cross and Conan O'Brien. During her husband's tenure on "Late Night" she occasionally appeared as Andy's Wife (what a stretch!)

In October of 2000, Sarah gave birth to William Oscar Richter.

Read articles by Sarah Thyre about her travels with hubby Andy Richter to Chicago and New Orleans; from

To see more pictures of Sarah Thyre, go to the Flatpoint Faculty photo gallery.



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