In The Conners episode “Rage Against the Machine,” Dan (John Goodman) gets injured while covering his son D.J.’s (Michael Fishman) vending machine route. With his arm in a sling, Dan struggles to pay his hospital bills. That’s when accident lawyer Brian Foster shows up at the house. (Darlene calls him.) Brian encourages Dan to sue the company which he believes will deliver a six-figure settlement — but it will also mean DJ is out of a job.
Attorney Brian is portrayed by Peter Gallagher. Gallagher is known for his roles on Grace and Frankie (Nick), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (William Dodds), New Girl (Schmidt’s dad Gavin), Covert Affairs (Arthur Campbell), Rescue Me (Father Phil), Californication (Dean Stacy Koons), and The O.C. (Sandy Cohen), among others.
Gallagher is also well recognized for his roles in the films American Beauty (Buddy Kane, SEE LINK ABOVE), Mr. Deeds (Chuck Cedar), While You Were Sleeping (Peter), Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Alan Campbell), The Hudsucker Proxy (Vic Tenetta), and Short Cuts (Stormy Weathers), among many others. The Conners airs Tuesdays at 8 pm on ABC, right before The Kids Are Alright.