In the Lifetime TV movie The Flight Before Christmas, heartbroken Stephanie (Mayim Bialik, Big Bang Theory) just got dumped by her boyfriend. Depressed, she heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. Before getting on the red-eye, she meets an older gentleman named Noel. Since their meeting, a series of events “magically” happen to bring Stephanie and her fellow traveler Michael (Ryan McPartlin, Chuck) together.
Noel is portrayed by Brian Doyle-Murray. The veteran Chicago-born actor is best known for his roles in the films Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, and Wayne’s World. He’s also recognized for his TV roles on The Middle (Mr. Ehlert), Sullivan & Son (Hank Murphy), and Yes, Dear (Mr. Savitsky). Or maybe you recognize his voice from SpongeBob SquarePants (Flying Dutchman), The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (Captain K’nuckles), and My Gym Partner’s a Monkey (Coach Gillis). P.S. He is the brother of Bill Murray. The Flight Before Christmas premieres on Lifetime on December 5 at 8pm.