‘The Neighborhood’: Kevin Pollak Solid as Max Greenfield’s TV Dad
The Neighborhood is including a department to the Johnson household tree. The CBS comedy has tapped The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Kevin Pollak to play Dave’s estranged dad, TVLine has realized solely.
Pollak will make his debut within the penultimate Season 5 episode, which is predicted to air Monday, Could 15. He may also seem within the Could 22 finale.
Per CBS, Pollak’s Lamar disappeared when Dave (performed by Max Greenfield) was solely 11. Because it seems, Lamar’s causes for abandoning his household should not what Dave thought — however as completely satisfied as Dave is to be reunited along with his long-lost dad, he’s removed from sure that he can belief the man.
“When Kevin’s title got here up, we instantly gravitated towards him,” showrunners Mike Schiff and Invoice Martin inform TVLine. “Not simply because he’s hilarious, however as a result of he’s instantly heat and lovable, but in addition just a little slippery.”
The Neighborhood has but to disappoint within the guest-casting division. Taxi vet Marilu Henner appeared in Season 1 as Dave’s mother Paula. Extra lately, R&B legend Patti LaBelle and 30 Rock‘s Tracy Morgan have been launched in Season 4, as Calvin’s mom Marilyn and his well-to-do brother Curtis.
Pollak presently stars as Maisel household patriarch Moishe within the acclaimed Prime Video sequence The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which kicks off its fifth and ultimate season on Friday, April 14 (watch trailer). He’s additionally no stranger to CBS sitcom household: He recurred in Seasons 1 and a pair of of Mother as Christy’s dad Alvin, and returned for an encore look throughout its final season, in 2020. He additionally starred on the short-lived single-cam Angel From Hell, reverse Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson.
As beforehand reported, The Neighborhood has already been renewed for Season 6, together with fellow CBS comedies Bob Hearts Abishola (for Season 5), Ghosts (Season 3) and Younger Sheldon (Season 7). Season 5 resumes with on Monday, April 10 with the sequence’ milestone a centesimal episode.
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