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Paul Hennessy
Paul Hennessy.jpg
General Information
Gender: Male
Age: 32-47/Birthday = June 17th, 1956. Date of Death, 11th September, 2003
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Occupation(s): Sports Writer
Aliases: Dad, Psycho-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)
Maggie Barnes (sister-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 at the grocery store while buying milk. This was probably because of an aortic dissection (and because of the real-life death of John Ritter).