Donal Logue (in plaid) in <EM>Grounded for Life</EM> Donal Logue (in plaid) in Grounded for Life
Reese Witherspoon's Just Like Heaven, the indie

Tennis, Anyone? and TV's Grounded for Life: Season One have a couple of things in common. 1) They're all being released today on DVD, and 2) they all feature funny man Donal Logue. After first gaining notoriety as MTV's "Jimmy the Cab Driver," the scruffy comic actor garnered critical praise as a pop-culture philosopher in the Sundance favorite The Tao of Steve. Following that, he spent five seasons playing reluctant patriarch Sean Finnerty on Grounded for Life. More recently, Logue completed filming on a handful of movies and has begun casting a sitcom he's prepping for ABC. TVGuide.com was able to get him to take some time out of his busy schedule to tell us all about it.

TV Guide.com: You have at least three different DVDs coming out today. Are there any more we should know about?
Donal Logue:
I'm not sure. There might be some "adult stuff" I did a few years back.

TVGuide.com: If I only had enough cash to buy one, which should I choose?
Logue:
Well, Grounded will give you the best bang for your buck, because there are a lot of episodes. Then, I would go with Tennis, Anyone?, because it's a little movie and thus needs the help. And then Just Like Heaven, because Mark Ruffalo and Reese Witherspoon are awesome.

TVGuide.com: In Just Like Heaven, you play the comedic buddy of the lead a standard character in romantic comedies. Did you bring anything new to the part?
Logue:
Absolutely not. It's all in the execution, babe. There's nothing new under the sun, and certainly with the comic buddy, it's all just how much of a goofball you want to be. "How low do you want to go?" "How desperate are you for a laugh?" These are the questions you ask yourself.

TVGuide.com: So how desperate are you for a laugh in the movie?
Logue:
I think I was able to ride on a good wave of not seeming too desperate. There's a confidence in there that's actually rare for me.

TVGuide.com: Grounded for Life ran for five seasons on two different networks [Fox and WB]. How are you going to remember the experience?
Logue:
It was excellent. Having done the pilot for Ed, I had to choose between that and Grounded for Life. There were a lot of reasons I chose Grounded for Life my family was close by and I didn't have to travel, and I loved the cast so much. Kevin Corrigan was great. He makes everything his own and he has such a unique style. It was just fun to be around him and everybody else.

TVGuide.com: You're in the upcoming Nicolas Cage movie Ghostrider as well as David Fincher's next flick, Zodiac, about a serial killer. Isn't this material a little dark for a guy who's used to doing comedy?
Logue:
 Unfortunately, on Ghostrider we had a lot of fun and laughed our asses off, which is hard not to do, because Nic Cage is like Elvis in tight leathers. It was hard not to go to some ridiculous comic place between takes. What was different about Zodiac was that David Fincher is such a perfectionist that the folders we carried around on set as detectives held actual crime-scene photos from the Zodiac killings. That stuff is so sobering and so chilling that it's not hard to stay in character.

TVGuide.com: Now that those films are wrapped, tell me about the project you're working on for ABC.
Logue:
Well, it's called Let's Rob Jeff Goldblum and it's about a motley crew, guys you never pay attention to. I work as a hotel janitor and I've had it with my life, so I decide to rob this super-rich celebrity I see on MTV's Cribs. There's a Russian chick, a Pakistani cabdriver and a huge black guy named Rockefeller whom I get to help me. It's going to be a series, so for the whole year they're going to be planning this robbery, but they're bumbling, so it doesn't quite work out.

TVGuide.com: Is Jeff Goldblum onboard with this idea?
Logue:
Well, it might not be called that. We should probably just call it Let's Rob until we find out exactly who it's going to be.

TVGuide.com: If not Jeff Goldblum, who would you like to rob?
Logue:
Regis Philbin. The studio wants us to do Donald Trump, but that might be an obvious one.

TVGuide.com: Haven't we seen enough of Donald Trump anyway?
Logue:
You're right we don't want to fall in to that trap. Maybe Viggo Mortensen. I love Viggo. I bet he'd be up for getting robbed.

TVGuide.com: One can only hope. If you're reading this, Viggo, have your people call Donal's people.