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This ’80s Dork Became a Huge ’90s Star — Who Is He? (PHOTO)

The year: 1985. The show: CBS sitcom Charles in Charge. The actor: Guess who! You know who this guy is now, but he was an unknown when he played an honest, do-gooding guy — in sharp contrast to the bad boy one of the female leads on the show planned to date; '80s-style wacky hijinks ensue when her parents try to make her date this good guy instead!

While he was a frequent sitcom guest star in the '80s, this comic actor, now 44, went on to star in a few sitcoms of his own! It wasn't until 1994, though, that a decade-long running ensemble comedy set in New York propelled him to fame.

Need a hint? While this guy used to mostly work in comedies, he's had his share of dramatic roles, too! Recently, he guest starred in four episodes of the legal drama The Good Wife. He even led up the cast of a comedy-drama series in 2006, but the show was cancelled after one season — possibly because a super popular comedy series with a similar presence debuted that same year.

Think you know who this guy is? Click through to see if you're right!

03.21.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Anne Lloyd
Related: TV Nostalgia, Celebrity, Features, Guess Who?, TV Stars

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