In the Life in Pieces episode “Cabana Hero Action Son,” Matt (Thomas Sadoski) helps his grandfather Mort (guest star Paul Dooley) book a family trip to the Bahamas. Hilarity ensues at the casino hotel when Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) saves the life of fellow hotel guest Stuart who chokes on an olive. Stuart doesn’t thank Tim immediately as expected.
Stuart is portrayed by Richard Kind. He’s known for his funny TV characters on Spin City (Paul Lassiter), Mad About You (Dr. Mark Devanow), his skit characters on Carol Burnett’s 1991 variety show Carol & Company, his dramatic roles in films including Ben Affleck’s Argo (Max Klein) and the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man (Uncle Arthur), and for providing voices for animated films including Inside Out (Bing Bong), A Bug’s Life (Molt), and Toy Story 3 (Bookworm), among many others. Life in Pieces airs Thursdays at 9 pm on CBS.
He’s worked with everybody!