Eric Allan Kramer
With his hulking body and magnetic screen presence, Eric Allan Kramer has landed a wide variety of roles on TV and in films since the early 1980s, notably as Little John in Mel Brooks's "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" and Dave Rogers on the late 1990s sitcom "The Hughleys". After receiving his BFA at the University of Alberta at Edmonton, Kramer began to work in theatre, some TV and film, and even fight choreography. One of his early screen roles was as the nemesis Thor in the 1988 TV movie "The Incredible Hulk Returns" opposite the original Hulk, Lou Ferrigno. This led to further TV work for Kramer, mostly on sitcoms like the short-lived Texas small town-set "Down Home" with Judith Ivey. Sporadic sitcom appearances defined his career throughout the 1990s, with parts on everything from the bar-set ensemble "Cheers" to the single woman-themed "Caroline in the City", until he won the steady part of the wholesome neighbor to comedian D.L. Hughley's family on the suburban sitcom "The Hughleys". After the show's successful four-season run, Kramer still managed to find steady work on prime-time comedies and the occasional feature film throughout the 2000s, and struck gold again when he was cast as patriarch Bob Duncan on the Disney Channel hit family comedy "Good Luck Charlie" in 2010.