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Joe Heffernan
Joe heffenan
Dakin Matthews as Joe Heffernan, Doug's father

Birthname

Joseph Heffernan

Birthplace

Long Island, New York, U.S.

Present job/occupation

Retired former executive

Nickname

Joe

Relatives

Doug Heffernan (son)
Stephanie Heffernan (daughter)
Danny Heffernan (nephew)
Stu Heffernan (brother)
Trudy Heffernan (sister-in-law)
Carrie Heffernan (daughter in-law)
Heffernan Children (grandkids)

Played by

Dakin Matthews

Episodes appeared in:

13 from Seasons 3-9, 2001-07

Spouse

Janet Heffernan

Joe Heffernan is Doug's father and the husband of Janet Heffernan. Also the father of Stephanie Heffernan, Doug's sister, Joe is played by actor Dakin Matthews. Joe, who was introduced to audiences in the episode "Departure Time" (#3.11)" (2001), is characterized as irascible, somewhat gruff, but still loving to his wife and family, and also is somewhat of an obsessed model train enthusiast, as shown in the 2004 episode "Offtrack... Bedding" (#7.6). Doting wife Janet serves usually the voice of reason to counter Joe's rather gruff, opioniated ways. Joe appears in a total of 13 episodes of the series.