Mike O'Malley and Ricardo Chavira, Welcome to the Family
How You Know Them: O'Malley broke viewers hearts (in the best way possible) as Kurt's old-fashioned but supportive longtime single father, Burt, on Glee. Meanwhile, Chavira kept viewers' hearts racing as one-half of one of Wisteria Lane's most tumultuous and passionate couples on Desperate Housewives.
The New Roles: O'Malley is far less inspiring and tear-inducing as Dan, a father who is excited for his only daughter to go off to college so he and his wife can have more time for themselves and each other (aka sex). As Miguel, Chavira channels Carlos Solis' hot-headed ways but also plays a family man much more invested in being a good father than a good husband.
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