Al Molinaro's first regular role was to replace Dave Ketchum as Agent 13. Though not used as much as Ketchum, Molinaro filled the role quite capably.
His big break came after Get Smart when he was taking an acting class with Penny Marshall. Her brother Garry was preparing to start up the Odd Couple as a television series and he remembered Molinaro from the class. He first cast him as Murray on that show and then used Molinaro to replace Pat Morita on Happy Days, which proved to be a great and long-running part for him.
Copyright 1995-2001 Carl Birkmeyer