Main[ edit ] Paul Hennessy, portrayed by John Ritter — , is a former sports writer who worked from home as a Lifestyle columnist described as being "the master of the double standard " and a "Psycho-Dad", as well as a perceived hypocrite who often embarrasses his children, even if he wants what is best for them. Nonetheless, he loves his children, and wants them to have happy futures. Paul dies in the second season because of aortic dissection the same ailment that claimed Ritter's life. He died in a store while buying milk. She takes a nursing job at the kids' school so she can work standard hours and spend more time with the kids. Cate starts dating her kids' high-school principal, Ed Gibb portrayed by Adam Arkin , towards the end of season three.
Posted by Carly on May 13, at He would open the door and immediately affect a good-naturedly murderous expression, holding out a handshake that, when gripped, felt like it could squeeze carbon into diamonds. Now, years later, it is my turn to be the dad. Remembering how unfairly persecuted I felt when I would pick up my dates, I do my best to make my daughter's suitors feel even worse. If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure as heck not picking anything up. You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck.