If you look closely, you can see the family resemblance. Or, was, Busfield has since divorced his wife, Malina’s sister-in-law. Speaking of strange bedfellows, the president’s chief of staff, Jeff Perry was married to actress Laurie Metcalf of fame. That’s Perry in front and co-founders John Malkovich, Gary Sinise and Laurie Metcalf in the back on the left.
Colombus Short, a well-known choreographer, dropped out of high school to join the Broadway tour of . That’s him looking quite sharp and “sir, yes, sir”-ing Jack Nicholson. Malina is related by marriage to another Sorkin Regular, Tim Busfield. Metcalf and Perry are both founding members of the famous Chicago Steppenworlf Theater.
The lovely Darby Stanchfield who plays Abby (and whose hair has gone to 11 this season) was possibly best known for playing Betty Draper’s mildly judgmental neighbor and mother of creepy Glen. He paid homage to that role many years later in the Britney Spears video “I Wanna Go.” 12.
Jeff Perryis still quite active in the theater and originated the Ewan Mc Gregor role in the stage production of .
But, there’s a catch: He has to role-play as someone named “Brandon” for the full ride.