On the sitcom Grandfathered, John Stamos stars as Jimmy Martino, a middle-aged man struggling to keep his bachelor lifestyle while suddenly becoming a father and grandfather all at once. After missing his granddaughter Edie’s second birthday party, Jimmy tries to make things right by throwing Edie a second second birthday party. Sara (Paget Brewster), the mother of Jimmy's adult son Gerald (Josh Peck), attends the party too. But the celebration takes a turn when Sara’s brother Frederick shows up and chews Jimmy out for leaving his sister to raise Gerald all by herself.
Frederick is portrayed by Patrick Fischler. The Los Angeles native is best known for his roles on Silicon Valley (Dr. Davis Bannercheck), Once Upon a Time (Isaac Heller), Shameless (Wade Shelton), Californication (Gabriel), Southland (Det. Kenny “No-Gun”), Lost (Phil), and Mad Men (Jimmy Barrett). He’s also recognized for his roles in the films Mulholland Drive, Speed, and Old School. Fun fact about Fischer: He’s married to actress Lauren Bowles (Holly Cleary from True Blood). Grandfathered airs Tuesdays at 8pm on FOX.
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