Which well known Hollywood film actor played a handyman on 17 episodes of the US TV show "The Facts of Life"?
George Clooney was added to the regular cast at the start of the 7th season of the August 1979—May 1988 US TV sitcom "The Facts of Life". This was done in an attempt to refresh the ratings of the show. Clooney was George Burnett, a handyman hired to rebuild 'Edna's Edibles', a store (business which Mrs. Garrett and the girls' ran) that had been gutted by fire. Later in time, George leaves his job at the hardware store to become a roadie for a pop singer named Cinnamon (portrayed by musician Stacey Q).
This series was created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon; it was developed by Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, and Jerry Mayer.
George Clooney (b. May 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, activist, businessman, and philanthropist. As an actor, he has made at least 50 films, and as a director, he has made 8 films. He is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in "Syriana" and the other for co-producing "Argo". In 2018, he became the recipient of the American Film Institute (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2014, he married lawyer and activist Amal Clooney. From 1989 until 1993, Clooney was married to his first wife, actress Talia Balsam. After their divorce, he swore he would never marry again. He failed to do as he had intended.