In the LA to Vegas episode “Two and a Half Pilots,” Captain Dave’s (Dylan McDermott) rival Captain Steve is assigned to cover Dave’s Jackpot Airlines flight route in Dave’s absence. Of course Captain Dave is infuriated. He thinks “international captain” Steve is “an overrated hack whose stick work is pedestrian.” Those are fighting words. The two mustached pilots go head-to-head.
Captain Steve is portrayed by Dermot Mulroney. He’s known for his roles on Shameless (Sean Pierce), Pure Genius (Dr. Water Wallace), New Girl (Russell Shiller), Enlightened (Jeff Flender), and Friends (Gavin), among others. Mulroney is also well recognized for his roles in films including Zodiac (Captain Marty Lee), About Schmidt (Randall Hertzel), Young Guns (Dirty Steve Stephens)., and two with Julia Roberts — My Best Friend’s Wedding and August: Osage County). LA to Vegas airs Tuesdays at 9pm on FOX, right after Lethal Weapon. See below a video tribute to Captain Dave/Dylan McDermott’s LA to Vegas mustache. Below that is a video preview of the “Two and a Half Pilots” pilot rivalry episode.