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Paul Hennessy
Paul Hennessy
General Information
Gender: Male
Age: 47
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Birthday: June 17th, 1956. Date of Death, 11th September, 2003
Occupation(s): Sports Writer
Aliases: Dad, Physo-Dad
Family & Friends
Family: Cate Hennessy (wife)
Bridget Hennessy (daughter)
Kerry Hennessy (daughter)
Rory Hennessy (son)
Jim Egan (father-in-law)
Laura (mother-in-law)
C J Barnes (nephew)
Friends: Nick Sharpe, Tommy (sometimes)
Relationships: Cate Hennessy (wife)
Enemies: Kyle (Usually), Bridget (One time)
Series Information
First appearance: Pilot
Last appearance: Donny Goes AWOL
Portrayed By: John Ritter


Paul Hennessy (Portrayed by John Ritter from 2002-2003) is Cate's husband and father of Bridget, Kerry and Rory. Paul is a former sports writer, who worked from home as a Lifestyle columnist. He is described as being "the master of the double standard", a "Psycho-Dad", and a perceived hypocrite who often embarrasses his children, even if he wants what's best for them.

Paul also is very disapproving of Bridget and Kerry dating boys because he claims boys only want one thing. But he isn't bothered about Rory that much, which causes Bridget and Kerry to be mad. Nonetheless, he loves his children, and wants them to have happy futures. Paul collapsed and died while at the store while buying milk. This was probably because of a heart attack (and because of the real-life death of John Ritter).