Curtis Armstrong Curtis Armstrong

Cheers to Curtis Armstrong for proving that his career is still going strong.

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Nearly 30 years after his breakout role as Booger in Revenge of the Nerds, the ubiquitous character actor is busier than ever. In addition to his cameo in the new big-screen comedy Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, he butted heads with Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick as Peter Goldman, the sanctimonious attorney who literally turned his crusade against Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson into a federal case in The Closer's summer finale.

Armstrong has skillfully toggled back and forth between comic turns like his computer guy on Curb Your Enthusiasm earlier this season and dramatic roles like Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun in Ray. Full disclosure: He also played a sleazeball journalist named Ken Fretts, partially meant as a slam at yours truly, on an episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun. I'd hold that against him, but as Armstrong's Miles noted so memorably in Risky Business, "Every now and then, you've gotta say, 'What the f---.'"

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